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The Best of the Week (June 27): Internet of Things

07.06.2014
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Internet of Things Zone (June 27 to July 3). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Google I/O 2014: Android Meets the Internet of Things with Android Wear, Android Auto, and Google Fit

There was lots of exciting material to be covered during the Google I/O 2014 keynote from San Francisco. But for me, the news I was waiting for centered about Google finally showing off a bit more about Android Wear, and potentially releasing an opponent for Apple's Homekit in the home automation realm.

2. Salesforce Wants to Bring Enterprise to Wearables

Now Salesforce has launched Salesforce Wear, a developer pack which would allow developers to build apps on their existing Salesforce1 platform. They've already been met with a warm embrace from wearable companies like Fitbit, Pebble, Philips, Samsung and others.

3. Fog Computing Might Save Operators From an IoT Data Tsunami

Not solving this problem will provoke heavy investment in global networks that carry 90% junk data and an IoT Data Tsunami. Solving this problem via network traffic shaping is a dangerous play in which privacy and net neutrality will come up earlier than later.

4. Eclipse SmartHome is Part of Element14 IoT Design Challenge

Called ‘Forget Me Not’ design challenge, developers are invited to apply to build solutions for home automation. Developers will receive from element14 hardware, including a Raspberry Pi, enOcean sensors and a Tektronic oscilloscope and are encourage to use Eclipse SmartHome for building there solutions.

5. New Zumo Robot PCB’s Arrived!

As you might have read it already: for the new semester we plan the next generation of Sumo Robots: still based on the Pololu Zumo Chassis, but instead using the FRDM board with the processor, we directly put a Kinetis K20 processor on the board :-).