Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe | TechCrunch I can believe in this vision! Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe Peter Levine believes that cloud computing is soon going to take a back seat to edge computing — and we will very quickly see the majority of processing taking place at the device level. As crazy as that sounds — and

Smart Contact Lenses and Eye Implants Will Give Doctors Medical Insights – IEEE Spectrum Poets say the eyes are a window to the soul. But biomedical engineers are using the eyes to gain insight into the body. They’re hard at work on futuristic-sounding technology that uses smart contact lenses and implantable lenses to diagnose, monitor, and treat a wide range of diseases.

Wireless & IoT protocols & their security tradeoffs | EDN—IoT-protocols—their-security-tradeoffs?utm_content=buffer01b00&utm_medium=social& Many products suddenly become hacking targets when their products become smart and connected. This article is about securing them. The issue is that bad press and major security and privacy issues might slow down the adoption of IoT for improving our lives. Many end users are already skeptical to connect simple devices we rely

Low Energy: Mesh Bluetooth Technology Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) enables short-burst wireless connections and supports multiple network topologies, including a mesh topology for establishing many-to-many (m:m) device communications. New control and automation systems, from lighting to heating/cooling to security, are about to make homes and offices a lot smarter. Bluetooth mesh networking supports these smart buildings, enabling tens, hundreds

ESP8266 IoT Contest – Simplify the Connected World – 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

Reverse Engineering Hardware of Embedded Devices Nowadays, we are living in a world dominated by embedded systems. Everyone can be spied on through various channels. Routers, IP-cameras, phones, and other embedded devices are affected by security vulnerabilities and are therefore easily hack-able.  This article covers some basic hardware reverse engineering techniques on PCB-level, which are applicable to any electronic embedded

Intel Takes a Step Back In The Internet-of-things A few weeks ago,  Intel has quietly discontinued its three SBC boards, the Joule, Edison and Galileo. These pretty much represented the presence of x86 chips in the IoT market. SBCs are perfect for the IoT space. So, why would Intel kill off its SBC boards? It could be read as an admittance that its IoT strategy has not

No coding required: Node-RED on a Raspberry Pi | Node-RED is an easy-to-use programming tool that can be used for handling IoT signals. This article shows that Node-RED can also be used to quickly integrate and test hardware devices. As you can see from this tutorial, connecting and testing a cellular mode with Raspberry Pi using Node-RED required no coding at all. For more information about

Voice Controlled Bluetooth Car: 5 Steps This looks really interesting! Everyone has used the remote controlled car…. but what about a voice controlled car??? Ever used it?If not then you will build it now. Just you need an arduino as the brains and a smartphone.  Arduino nano is the brains of the project. Now the voice feature actually works with