Greetings! We lead off this issue with stories on getting into IoT too early, Steve Wozniak predicting a bubble burst ( not far from reality IMHO ) and other interesting top 10 predictions.
Additionally, there was a (yawn) announcement of HomeKit at Apple's WWDC conference, coverage of news coming from ARM regarding low power consumption chips and a few interesting DIY projects for you to work on in your spare time. Enjoy!
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Entrepreneurs: Beware of Pursuing the next Big Thing [Cough] IoT [Cough]
Good article on how you need to be careful regarding the latest technology bandwagon you jump on and pursue. You can waste a lot of time and effort being too early to the party.
Steve Wozniak Believes The Internet of Things Bubble Could Burst
Speaking at the World Business Forum in Sydney, Australia, Wozniak said, "I feel it's kind of like a bubble, because there is a pace at which human beings can change the way they do things." He pointed out there were "tons of companies starting up," but that some might have overestimated the appeal of connecting everyday objects to the Internet.
Apple's HomeKit: So, you know, it exists and all that. Oookay ...
As quoted in the article, "In a near two-hour keynote presentation, the Internet of Things hub that Apple hopes will put it in the forefront of the smart house got less than 30 seconds – and a pretty uninteresting 30 seconds, at that."
The Internet of Things (IoT): 8 Myths and Facts
A decent article covering some of the myths and facts around how IoT is being used with Sensors, Mobile, Data, Standards and Vendors.
10 Predictions for the Future of the Internet of Things
Some predictions that we all have probably heard before. However, the last sentence of the article reinforces what I have been saying to people for quite some time, that the term "Internet of Things" will just go away when everything is connected.
10 ways to capitalize on the Internet of Things
Some ways that businesses will look to capitalize on IoT.
Wearable Tech Will Shift From Novelty To Norm In 5 Years
As the article mentions in final paragraph, "As we ardently invest in technology to meet the growing needs of our lifestyles, we’ll begin to see the benefits cross over into our work lives as well. We’ll be more connected, a little more psychic, and remember more. Hopefully these insights will lead us to collaborate and understand one another better."
Smart Devices Could Get a Big Battery Boost from ARM's New Chip Design
ARM has designed a new development platform to work with its mbed OS for the Internet of Things to focus specifically on doubling battery life. Battery life is going to be an important differentiator as time moves on.
Building and running Mosquitto MQTT on Intel Edison
One of the big feature of the Intel(R) Edison board is that it's not just an Arduino compatible development board but it is also a Linux single board computer that can provide full access to the underlying Linux capabilities to an Arduino sketch.
CyPhy Progammable Drone Puts IoT In The Air
Fun use of using a fully programmable Drone. Jump in now as it's Kickstarter is set to end tomorrow!