Never have sensors been so sexy, thanks to the IoT. Check out the latest system that focuses on developing sensors for all they are worth – an IoT Sensor Kit from the London-based company Hanhaa.
Driving for hours can leave you tired and cause lapses in concentration – we’re all familiar with the motorway signs reminding drivers that ‘Tiredness kills’.
The Internet of Things is coming alive. Sort of. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh is planning to turn its campus into a so-called living lab. It’s going to saturate its campus with sensors!
Fresh from showcasing their work at Google I/O, the SAM Labs team were one of the highlights of the recent The Future is Smart event, organised by the Bluetooth SIG in London. Think of it as an Internet of Things Development Kit.
Here’s one possible future for the IoT and cyclists. The government-backed “Future Cities” catapult has asked the question, Can IoT Improve Wayfinding for Cyclists?
One to note, maybe, for those building gadgets to automate processes within their own home. CSR is updating CSRmesh, its Bluetooth Smart-based mesh networking protocol, for improved Home Automation support (previously the emphasis was on lighting control).
It was almost three years ago that we wrote about a $10 million prize for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize competition – see Design a Tricorder, win $10 million
Texas Instruments today introduced what it describes as the industry’s first wireless haptic development kit – the TI Haptic Bluetooth Kit, DRV2605EVM-BT. The wireless comms are via Bluetooth Smart, and the kit lets you create particular haptic sequences and LED patterns for tactile feedback, notifications and alerts. These are from a pre-licensed library of a hundred distinct haptic effects, says ...
The latest iPhone features a biometric Home button, to help the device quickly authorise your access, but of course it is not the first gadget to go down this route. New Scientist has highlighted another device that uses biometric information to save you remembering multiple passwords and the like. But it is not fingerprint info, but your very heartbeat. Nymi ...
It was only a few months ago that we highlighted the O-Bow, an electronic violin that plays by sensors – many different sound effects can be created and manipulated (for example, rotating the bow to create a vibrato effect). Well, here comes the TouchKeys piano. Whereas the first instrument was developed by Dylan Menzies at De Montfort University in Leicester, ...