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The Dangers of Internet-of-Things in Healthcare

More Hospitals Adopt Wireless Medical Devices & Wireless Connectivity Medical technologies have been taking a giant leap in the past years, producing instruments that can monitor, store and transmit data on one’s blood pressure, heart rate, glucose level, reparation or oxygen levels in order to produce better medical diagnoses and surveillance. These instruments can be worn, implanted or ingested and ... Read More »

Baidu Develops Smart Bike

Baidu Inc. (BIDU – Snapshot Report) has developed a prototype for a smart bike in collaboration with the design department at Tsinghua University. The smart bike is called DuBike. The non-motorized, sleek, mountain bike-style ride is capable of collecting fitness information about the rider in real time. The user can access this information on his smartphone via Bluetooth. DuBike can determine the heart ... Read More »

Where Do Big Data and the Internet of Things Intersect?

You are likely benefiting from the Internet of Things (IoT) today, whether or not you’re familiar with the term. If your phone automatically connects to your car radio, or if you have a smart watch counting your steps, congratulations! You have adopted one small piece of a very large IoT pie, even if you haven’t adopted the name yet. The ... Read More »

Alibaba Invests USD 50million in TV Remote Application Firm

Alibaba Group Holding, has invested over US$ 50 million in California-based start-up firm, Peel Technologies which developed a remote application for television.  The application can control over 3,500 brands of televisions and 600 set-top-boxes.  Peel will utilise the fund to expand its line of products and services. This is apparently the second round of funding from Alibaba – in 2013, the ... Read More »

Google-Owned Nest to Acquire Dropcam

Google-owned Smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs is shelling out $555 million to acquire video monitoring company Dropcam in a bid to further its footprint into the home. The purchase will broaden Nest’s scope into the home surveillance arena. Nest founder Matt Rogers described Dropcam as having “the best products, services, and customer experience in the business.” “Dropcam ... Read More »

Google Enters “Internet of Things” with Acquisition of Nest for $3.2 bn in Cash

Google (GOOG) announced that it will spend $3.2 billion for Nest, a Silicon Valley company founded by former Apple employees to develop better versions of common devices for homes.  The Nest acquisition gives Google a foothold in one arena of the “Internet of Things,” the growing phenomenon of connecting ordinary items to the Internet.   Silicon Valley tech giants are laser-focused on ... Read More »