IoT & Society

As the Internet of Things evolves, so does the public sphere, including governments, cultures, and communities.

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IoT 2016: The Smart City

#IoT for Good, Guest Contributor, Rundown, Thought Leaders

Two things are not going away in the foreseeable future: people and technology. By 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas, making smart city planning a primary concern. Incorporating technologies such as Internet of…

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

#IoT for Good, Amazing IoT

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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Seven IoT Wonders of the World

#IoT for Good, Guest Contributor, Rundown, Thought Leaders

Fifty percent of the world’s population currently live in cities and this percentage will continue to grow, increasing demand for urban life to be a liveable one. Urban growth is a large contributing factor to climate change. The building sector alone…

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Interview with Samsung Nordics VP, Marko Nurmela

Interview, Thought Leaders

Marko Nurmela is the VP of Marketing and Communications at Samsung Nordic.  We had a chance to get to know him and learn about the role IoT plays at Samsung.   How has Samsung gotten involved with IoT? We believe…

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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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FarmDrones: Winner of the 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge!

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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…

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Save the Climate – One App at a Time

#IoT for Good, Guest Contributor

I came across Klimaträtt, a smart phone app for reducing carbon footprints.  And I was lucky enough to chat with Anna Rehnberg, the project manager for Klimaträtt at Uppsalahem, a public housing company in the city of Uppsala.  These are Anna’s…

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Refugees and IoT’s Education

#IoT for Good, Light Reading

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how the Internet of Things is helping the Syrian Refugee Crisis at the moment.  Now, I’m going to take a look at how IoT could help going forward – in a way that it hasn’t…

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Syrian Refugees and Internet of Things

#IoT for Good, Rundown

Technology provides refugees the ability to stay in contact with family members, to make choices and avoid danger based on crowdsourced feedback, and to find food and shelter.  However, it seems as though the only conversation about the Syrian refugee…

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A Sustainable EU: 5 Years into Europe 2020

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Europe 2020 is a ten-year plan proposed by the European Commission (EC) to achieve a cornucopia of improvements in the everyday life of European Union (EU) citizens.  As the EC says, it’s aim is for “the EU to become a smart,…