Innovation

25 Innovative IoT Companies and Products You Need to Know

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/298943 The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve and expand in terms of the number of companies, products, and applications.  There are numerous IoT companies you may not yet be familiar with but that could enhance how you work and live. This article introduces 25 innovative IoT firms and products.

Open source is driving digital transformation, according to mainstream businesses – TechRepublic

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-source-is-driving-digital-transformation-according-to-mainstream-businesses/ Many of us declared victory for open source years ago, once it came to dominate key industry trends like big data, mobile, and cloud.  But the real sign of winning is when mainstream enterprises talk about open source as part of their earnings calls. Once open source becomes a key component of financial performance,

Tiny AI Devices Invade the Maker Movement

https://blog.hackster.io/tiny-ai-devices-invade-the-maker-movement-928c01b185df It is no secret that AI is among the top growth areas in technology today. Interest Deep Learning has caused an explosion of industry investment into software such as Facebook’s Caffe2 and Google’s TensorFlow frameworks. There is the theme of providing small edge devices with more intelligence has grown stronger. More and more inventive developers and teams seem to

Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/helping-students-transition-from-the-laboratory-to-robotics-startup/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook “How do I launch a successful startup?” Simple advice: “find a problem that needs solving, address a need that already exists, and don’t go offering up solutions in search of problems” Oh, and get a day job. Learn the industry and the ins and outs of running a business from someone who’s already in

ESP8266 IoT Contest – Simplify the Connected World – Hackster.io

https://www.hackster.io/contests/ESP8266 myDevices, SparkFun, and Espressifhave partnered to give you the world’s first ESP8266 IoT contest.  Show us how you use the ESP8266 to simplify the connected world! There is no project too big or too small. Want to monitor the temperature in a room? Perfect. Thinking of creating an automated garden? Excellent. Want to use

Steve Wozniak Echoes Advice of Other Disrupters and Leaders

http://www.machinedesign.com/community/steve-wozniak-echoes-advice-other-disrupters-and-leaders Engineering is known for being a good, well-paid, in-demand job. However, these aspects may not have anything to do with happiness or a healthy work/life balance—or a healthy life at all. Defining what you want and who you want to be and sticking to that is important for happiness. 1. Don’t worry about money

The UN has ranked nations for innovation – how does yours do? | World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/06/the-un-has-ranked-nations-for-innovation-how-does-yours-do?utm_content=buffer6b5de&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Emerging markets are climbing up the ranks of the world’s most innovative nations, an annual U.N. survey showed on Thursday, although wealthy Western countries led by Switzerland still dominate the top spots. Finland is number 8 in this list.

Our Obsession With Smartphones Reduces Our Brain Power, Says Study | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/our-obsession-with-smartphones-reduces-our-brain-power-says-study/ The brain has a finite pool of attention resources – the “limited-capacity” cognitive resources. It seems that lots of smartphone use diminishes a person’s working memory capacity and “fluid intelligence” – the ability to solve novel problems independent of already stored information, which is called “crystallized intelligence”.