Moooove over Lindsay Lohan. I have an Ankle Bracelet toooo!

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Did you know that female cows in heat change their walking patterns in a particular way? This was discovered when Fujitsu placed pedometers on cows, making them tech-chic with IoT connected wearable ankle bracelets. This small bit of data was used to then more effectively inseminate the cows thus increasing yield significantly. As part of the Fujitsu GyuHo SAAS offering using Microsoft’s Azure...

Become a “Super” with Augmented Reality

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Augmented World Expo takes place next week in Santa Clara, CA. I had great fun of speaking with Ori Inbar, CEO and co-founder of Augmented Reality.ORG which produces AWE, and together we took a dive into what makes Augmented Reality and its sister on the spectrum from immersion in reality to complete virtualness (Don’t go Matrix on me. Though happy to debate whether this whole life we lead...

The New Wireless Wave: 5G

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4G LTE is still getting deployed in certain parts of the U.S. and around the world, but universities, telecom labs such as at Samsung and Alcatel Lucent, and other companies are developing the next generation of wireless technology. For ease of conversation, they are calling it 5G (not to be confused it with Broadcom’s 5G Wifi). But there is no agreed upon standard yet. The term currently...

Where’s the Money in M2M

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M2M is a burgeoning marketplace of opportunity. It touches every industry, offering the opportunity for established and entrepreneurial businesses to expand or develop new products and services. Steve Brumer of 151 Advisors gives an in-depth look at market trends, business opportunities, financial models for the company contemplating entering the M2M fray. Read more… by LIMOR SCHAFMAN Reposted...

Agricultural M2M: The Farming Revolution

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I found what John Deere is doing in agriculture absolutely fascinating. Precision farming, supported by M2M technologies, takes big data coming off of tractors regarding fields furrowed, seeds planted, harvests reaped and helps farmers calculate precise ROI. One of the things I found incredible, is that JD tractors can plow within an inch of the border of the last furrow, all by self-automated tractors...

M2M Equals Efficiency and Sustainability

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M2M (Machine to Machine) is helping companies expand on their service offerings, run operations smarter, and provide better customer service. In this RCR Wireless interview with Roger Sanford, we explored what “Big Data” can do to build better businesses. In his interview with Limor Schafman of U2U Connect, “Fleet Management Transformed with the Latest in M2M,” Roger Sanford, Chief...

Is M2M a Hacker’s Paradise?

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Every time we connect one more device to the cloud, we become that much more susceptible to hackers who make millions of dollars each year to steal intellectual property, identities, financial information, confidential information of any kind, and etc. The connection of everything promises to make our lives simpler, business operations more streamlined, and bring about many new business opportunities....

Will M2M Impact Every Aspect of Our Lives?

The more involved I become in M2M, the more I am convinced that no aspect of our lives will remain untouched by the Internet of Things (as M2M is also known). It all started from my first learning about IPv6 at a World Future Society DC Chapter event, and getting involved in that community in 2006. Theorizing with tech wonks about the connected home, office, car, everything was completely enjoyable....

Out of Pocket: Wearable Wireless Could Challenge Smartphone Form Factor

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Google Glass has barely scratched the surface of the huge market for wearable technology, according to researchers who have analyzed the market from several perspectives. Transparency Market Research says the market for wearable tech was worth $750 million in 2012, and will hit $5.8 billion by 2018. IMS Research has an even more aggressive projection, predicting that “by 2016, wearable technology...

Going Global with M2M: The Carrier Perspective

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When you are launching an M2M service, you need to work with a network provider or a company that has affiliations with a network provider. It’s not always easy to know who to choose, what to ask for and what to look for in such a partner. Another layer is also added when you are working with global carriers such as Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica. This interview with Markus Breitbach (DT)...