IoT & Me

How the Internet of Things affects you and your family on a more personal level.

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Amazing IoT #8: Solar Windows (not Panels!)

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Photo Credit: Yimu Zhao / MSU A handful of startups are heading toward a new window of opportunity: solar powered windows. If you think about all of the windows in the world – Manhattan alone has 10.7 million windows –…

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Amazing IoT#7: Sound Reactive Masks

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Sound reactive masks are bringing masquerades into the 21st century. For those that believe electronic dance music (EDM) is just not exciting or lively enough, fear no more: sound reactive masks are here to give an illuminating experience (pun intended)….

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Amazing IoT #6: The Electronic Handshake

Ever wanted to hold someone’s hand through the computer screen? Well, turns out you can! Meet Frebble. It’s a hand-holding device that people can use to squeeze each other’s hands in a video chat. Frebble especially highlights its use as…

August Flatby

Honourable Mention: BioSpike

#IoT for Good, Interview

BioSpike was awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge.  We had a chance to sit down with one of the founders, August Flatby, to discuss the company, its development, and its future. Björn Svensson: So could you tell me…


Internet of No-Things?

Light Reading

Everyone talks about IoT, but what if we go one step further and imagine IoT without the things, in other words Internet of NO Things?  I was introduced to this intriguing concept by the Finnish think tank Demos Helsinki who seem…


Anything with ManyThing!

Amazing IoT, Interview

I was lucky enough to meet with Joanna Santander, the Head of Business Development at ManyThing.  She took some time out of her innovation-fueled day to tell me a little bit more about their product.   Björn Svensson: What exactly…


Thought Leaders: The Future of Consumer IoT

Guest Contributor, Thought Leaders

Presenting the first article in our Thought Leadership series.  For each article, we ask an expert or thinker to share his or her thoughts on a specific aspect of the Internet of Things.  Thus, we’re overjoyed to kick off the whole series with a…

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hidn Tempo: Third Place Winner!


Oslo, Norway was home to the Digital Winners conference, a yearly symposium held by Telenor.  At it, the three finalists of the Nordic IoT Challenge had the opportunity to present their concepts for a transformative IoT device to the entire…


Amazing IoT #5: The Doggy Exerciser

Amazing IoT

“Does Fitbit exist for dogs?” you ask.  “Yes,” the internet replies.  And it’s called Whistle. It is a dog-collar that is equipped with an accelerometer that works with 3-axes.  After the company acquired Tagg, it also comes with a GPS…

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Amazing IoT #4: The Re-Designable Shirt

Amazing IoT

There are shirts with LED lights and shirts that change colour.  But now there’s one that pairs with your smart phone so you can design your own tshirt – and redesign it as often as you’d like!  Ballantine’s has created…