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How Robotics Will Help Boost Smart Home Ecosystem

The use of robotics in an IoT integrated smart home is nothing new. We've been using robotic devices such as automatic vacuum cleaners for nearly a decade now. But as we approach a seamlessly connected smart home ecosystem, the functionality of robots is increasing to address areas other than the typical housekeeping. Today’s robots have a more intelligent understanding of their physical...
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12 Popular Programming Languages For IoT Development In 2017

Everyone is talking about smart objects these days and how they are going to impact everyday life. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) is very much a reality with smart thermostats, connected cars, and smart home hubs like Amazon Echo (that uses multiple languages like Node.js, Java, and Python).
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How to Build a DIY Home Weather Station With ESP8266

This is my English translation of the article originally published in Geek Times. A couple of years ago I purchased esp8266, a cheap Wi-Fi chip with full TCP/IP stack and micro controller capability manufactured by Espressif. My idea was to build something useful for my home using this controller.
IoT development platforms

IoT Platforms Overview: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel Galileo And Others

The IoT concepts imply a creation of network of various devices interacting with each other and with their environment. Interoperability and connectivity wouldn’t be possible without hardware platforms that help developers solve issues such as building autonomous interactive objects or completing common infrastructure related tasks.
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How Internet of Things (IoT) Benefits Agriculture

No surprise, agriculture is preeminently one of the main development accelerators of the Internet of Things (IoT). Up-to-date technologies are indispensable for foodstuff manufacturers in supporting the rapidly growing population of our planet.

How to Design Interfaces for Smart Appliances

When it comes to smart appliances, the user experience (UX) will be different from mobile devices. For connected appliances, the Internet of Things (IoT) should enable connected lives that don’t have to depend on multiple touch screens.
IoT gateways

IoT Gateways Overview: Intel, ARM mbed, Eurotech and Nexcom

With the IoT industry getting much attention in recent times, the mode of connection of IoT devices has advanced from cellular and Wi-Fi to more complex wireless communication modules such as Wi-Max, NFC, ZigBee, etc. IoT gateways serve the important purpose of connecting such devices to the Internet irrespective of the radio/wired technology used by them.

How to Choose the Right IoT Platform For Building IoT Apps

An IoT platform provides an interface between the IoT hardware and the data network. Such a platform contains the proper backend applications needed to generate insights from...

What's the Difference Between IoT and Distributed Embedded Systems?

Recently, I've met so many people asking about the difference between the Internet of Things and distributed embedded systems that I've approached our new CTO and asked him to...

How Artificial Intelligence Empowers the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is very closely related to the artificial intelligence (AI) technologies: in order to function properly, AI requires algorithms and most of these...

Internet of Clothing (IoC) To Go Hand In Hand With Health IT

The Internet of Things (IoT) might as well be called the “Internet of Everything” because it seems like almost everything is becoming smarter, even your clothing. We’ve...

The Present And Future Of Smart Metering Technology

Smart metering technology is yet another aspect of the digital world that is penetrating the lives of contemporary consumers. In exchange for vast quantities of real-time...

UX Design Challenges For Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already here and the buzz that surrounds it will last for some time to come. Whether you’re at home, in the office, or at the grocery store,...

Current Trends in Machine Learning

Machine Learning evolved from the studies of pattern recognition and computational learning, and basically is the concept of building computers that can learn through experience...

How to Avoid a Phased Approach When Integrating Big Data With IoT

McKinsey reports that by 2025 the IoT industry will have amounted to $6.2 trillion. The IoT ecosystem being developed right now will rely on data generated by devices equipped...

Dangerous Malware Types Targeting the IoT and Routers

The Internet of things (IoT) is the latest technological wave to have affected the manner human beings interact with their physical environment. Wikipedia states that IoT is a...