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IOTA gets ready to hack for climate change this fall

The IOTA Foundation will be the platform sponsor for the upcoming Hack4Climate conference, taking place from November 12 to 16 in Bonn, Germany, alongside the UN Climate Change Conference. A blockchain hackathon for climate change is scheduled to last all four days. Developers will team up with climate experts to build unique solutions using distributed […]

How data center consolidation is changing the way we store data

The multi-pronged security implications and rising maintenance costs associated with the sprawl of data centers and IT infrastructure is spurring a reverse trend in the market. Facing tight budgets and thinly spread IT resources, more organizations are moving towards data center consolidation. The changing climate, aimed at shrinking the infrastructure, is creating smarter, more cost […]

Samsung granted permission to test self-driving cars in California

Samsung is the latest technology company to receive a permit to test self-driving cars in California, but does not plan on launching its own automotive anytime soon. The South Korean electronics giant will instead work on ‘control systems’ for self-driving vehicles. It has already conducted tests in its home country with Hyundai cars. See Also: […]

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Domino’s and Ford to test self-driving pizza delivery service

Domino’s and Ford have partnered to test a self-driving pizza delivery service to customers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The partnership will be part of Ford’s research into how customers respond and interact with self-driving vehicles. Randomly selected customers will have the option of trying the self-driving delivery service, according to The Verge. An engineer will […]

How APIs will make your next fridge — or even your next car — free

We are in the fourth industrial revolution, where software can replicate value at zero-marginal cost and where data is the new oil. You may remember this story about Microsoft versus IBM in 1981, where IBM let Microsoft manage the operating system (DOS) thinking that the future was selling hardware? This famous negotiation deal that made […]

Making the case for API neutrality

A judge just obliged Linkedin to allow third-party companies to copy public LinkedIn profile data. Of course, Linkedin appealed this decision but this can be a precedent in the space — and for good, contrary to what first commentators are saying. This is typically what I call an API neutrality case. First, let’s agree that […]

How connected devices are revolutionizing mobile field services

While the impressive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is often measured in revenue for the devices that enable it, the “soft revenue” potential is even more impressive. Connected devices, supported by analytics and software, are boosting efficiencies in business, shortening sales cycles, improving customer satisfaction, and eliminating the need to pay human workers […]

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Five small but impactful ways to future-proof your city

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and connectivity through the Internet of Things won’t happen overnight, either. A few cities are leading the pack with IoT implementation, but its widespread application may be easier than you think. Even small installments of IoT technology throughout a smart city can create improvements for all citizens to enjoy. […]