Internet of Things value creation requires net neutrality

Kaivan Karimi, Atmel VP and GM of Wireless Solutions, explains how neutrality is the only way to bring next-gen service providers to the IoT table. While it has now become the common understanding of the technology community that the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact every aspect of our lives and create massive value by improving processes […]

CNET talks chipmakers and the Internet of Things

And who said big things can’t come in tiny packages?  As seen throughout the CES 2015 show floor, the Internet of Things (IoT) is more apparent than ever before. From the kitchen to the office to the body, we’re entering a future world where all types of electronic devices are linked to each other via the web. In 2009, there were 2.5 […]

OIC releases Internet of Things connectivity framework

IoTivity is an open-source software framework that enables devices, products and services for the Internet of Things. While the number of connected devices are rapidly growing, there still exists a need for shared standards for the Internet of Things (IoT). Last July, Atmel teamed up with several tech heavyweights to establish a new industry group focused on improving interoperability and streamlining […]

The Internet of Things is getting a congressional caucus

The IoT is headed to D.C. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) are launching the Congressional Caucus on the Internet of Things (IoT) to help educate people on the development of web-connected products. The IoT refers to a world where products, or “things” other than mobile devices and computers, are web-enabled and typically controlled through an […]

Is the Internet of Things just a toy?

While some sort of IoT is possible without security, without security it would really just be a toy. The Internet of Things (IoT) is arguably the most hyped concept since the pre-crash dot-com euphoria. You may recall some of the phrases from back then such as “the new economy,” “new paradigm,” “get large or get lost,” “consumer-driven navigation,” “tailored web experience,” […]

RIOTing with the Internet of Things

RIOT is an open-source operating system (OS) designed to power the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT). Licensed as LGPL, RIOT was initially developed by FU Berlin, INRIA and the HAW Hamburg. 

Indeed, the origins of RIOT can actually be traced back to FeuerWare, an operating system for fire crews and their wireless sensor networks. The […]

Bringing Bitcoin-based micropayments to the Internet of Things

Cryptotronix recently announced a partnership with TilePay, a decentralized payment system based on the Bitcoin blockchain, to bring cryptocurrency payments to Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The collaboration is hoping to make secure payments for real-time access to IoT sensors using micropayments a reality. Cryptotronix is building open-source authentication hardware and firmware to allow devices to securely participate in TilePay. […]

Diving into a more practical Internet of Things

Let’s skip the Gartner hype cycle discussion about the ever-evolving Internet of Things, shall we? It’s a given: IoT is huge, everyone’s hair is on fire — some will be disillusioned, some will win big, time will sort it out. But, if you’re waiting for the “one thing to rule them all,” you’ll surely be a […]

Report: 10 Internet of Things predictions for 2015

As the next frontier of the Internet, the IoT represents a compelling opportunity across a staggering array of applications. In its entirety, the Internet of Things can radically transform nearly every aspect of how we live, play and work, on local and global levels. Having a network of smart, connected devices means we can build safer buildings, design […]

The Internet of Things is headed for the kitchen

According to recent report, nearly seven in 10 consumers (67%) will own an in-home Internet of Things (IoT) device within five years, while 13% of consumers are expected to have at least one IoT device in their house by next year. Although we’ve already seen everything from smart thermostats to security systems, it comes with little surprise that the next area around the […]