Intelligent systems are expected to disrupt traditional industries, such as manufacturing, energy and transportation, predicts market research firm IDC.
While some pundits had predicted that Apple Watch would be an independent wearable able to connect to wireless networks on its own, it turned out that it is wholly dependent on the lastest iPhone to communicate with the outside world. This will continue to be the case for wearables into the foreseeable future, says Juniper Research.
The top news stories for August 7, 2014.
Every Daimler Trucks North America truck sold over the last two years has been equipped with a sensor that sends information about the truck to the company's call center if it detects an abnormality, said Dieter Haban, chief information officer of Daimler Trucks North America, during a panel at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
On GigaOm, Derrick Harris frames the advance of data analytics in terms of Geoffrey Moore's business classic Crossing the Chasm. Harris identifies five technologies that will help big data move into the mainstream.
NTT DoCoMo unveiled at the Mobile World Congress a machine-to-machine, or perhaps mammal-to-machine, product that uses a thermal sensor attached to a pregnant cow to monitor whether the cow is about to give birth in order to reduce calf mortality.
Battery drain is the bane of every smartphone user's existence, but new technology under development at University of Washington may soon bring some relief.
Formula One race cars made by McLaren are outfitted with sensors that collect and transmit data to an in-memory computing system from SAP. With new opportunities to view real-time data during a race, engineers can analyze and respond to crucial variables, such as race course and vehicle conditions, in time to make a difference, reports Michael Vizard at CIO Insight.
Waste management is an ancient craft, but new data analytics technologies are breathing fresh air into it. A number of European companies in the sector are putting sensors on garbage cans to identify the best times and routes for trash pick-up, reports David Meyer at GigaOm.
There were about 100 million machine-to-machine connections last year and analysts expect there will be more than 2 billion by 2021.