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The Linux Foundation is building an RTOS for the Internet of Things

The Zephyr Project will offer a modular, connected operating system to support IoT devices. The Linux Foundation recently introduced the Zephyr Project, an open source collaborative effort that hopes to build a real-time operating system (RTOS) for the Internet of Things. Announced just days before Embedded World 2016, the project is looking to bring vendors and developers together under a single OS which could make […]

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Connecting a paper notepad to the Internet of Things

This notepad and pencil use conductive ink to control a Think With Google app. London-based branding agency MultiAdaptor has designed a paper notepad and pencil that employs conductive ink to control an app for Google’s digital marketing business. The goal of the project was to raise awareness of Think With Google in the creative community by inspiring them to engage with the service’s content in […]

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Report: Internet of Things market to triple to $1.7 trillion by 2020

According to IDC, the Internet of Things market will grow from $655.8 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020. The global Internet of Things market is expected to grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020, up from $655.8 billion in 2014, as more devices become connected and a bevy of vendors and enterprises begin to embrace the opportunities. According to […]

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Tah is a LEGO block for the Internet of Things

Tah is an open-source dev board that lets Makers create their own projects and connect them to their mobile device. Developed by Indian startup Revealing Hour Creations, Tah is an Arduino-compatible, open-source development board that helps Makers build their own smart projects and connect them to their mobile device over Bluetooth Low Energy. Designed for use as a beacon, a microcontroller and an HID device, the platform […]

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Gate is a smart mailbox for the Internet of Things

Gate is a perfect solution for those weary of postal theft and with mobility issues who’d like to minimize trips to the mailbox. In today’s age of constant connectivity, a physical mailbox may seem like nothing but a relic of the past. However, postal theft remains a big problem that wreaks havoc on countless people every day. In an effort to diminish these […]

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A look back at the history of the Internet of Things

IoT Day falling on Throwback Thursday can mean only one thing… a trip down memory lane to where it all began! The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term first coined by Keven Ashton in 1999 during a PowerPoint presentation he made while working for Procter & Gamble. The phrase referred to a future world where all types of […]

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Report: Internet of Things expected to quadruple in size by 2020

Verizon reveals that while the IoT has expanded massively in the last couple of years, we’ve barely scratched the surface. The Internet of Things has certainly transcended beyond its state of infancy and is well on its way of gaining momentum, according to Verizon at least. In its latest findings, the carrier revealed that more than […]

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SIGFOX raises $115M to expand Internet of Things network globally

New funding will help accelerate SIGFOX’s worldwide network rollout in Europe, Asia and the U.S. with the support of leading telecom operators. French startup SIGFOX, which has quickly become one of the world’s premier provider of cell networks dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that it has secured a record $115 million round of financing from strategic and financial investors […]

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Casa Jasmina is bringing the Internet of Things home

The aim of the project is to combine digital fabrication tools and open-source electronics to create a connected apartment. During his MakerCon keynote speech last fall, our dear friend Massimo Banzi announced that Arduino was planning to unveil the first-ever open-source apartment. Shortly thereafter, the company’s co-founder officially revealed the launch of the rental property at Maker Faire Rome, aptly named Casa Jasmina. Now, the team has […]

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An open-source PLC to control the Internet of Things

Controllino is the first software open-source, Arduino-compatible PLC.  Designed by the SG-Tronic team, the Controllino is an open-source programmable logic controller (PLC) built around Atmel’s ATmega328 and ATmega2560 microcontrollers (MCUs). Recently funded on Kickstarter, the Arduino-compatible PLC allows Makers to produce and control their next Internet of Things project, ranging from industrial to home automation applications. “When I was at electronic school, I would have loved […]