Internet of Things

Wired Wineries: IoT Fine-Tunes Ancient Processes

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Making wine has become as much science as art, and tech is playing an increasing role. Hahn Family Wines in California partners with Verizon to deploy sensors throughout their vineyards. The sensors collect data that is analyzed and used to increase output and improve flavor.   More

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The Evolving Internet of Health Things

Personalized, digitized healthcare is evolving at warp speed. We not gather health data from not just wearables, but implantables and ingestibles. New tools and technology will interact with ambient devices to assess and even diagnose us. What is the nature of this evolving ecosystem surrounding the person? Does it have limits?   More

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In Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg at Techonomy 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down at Techonomy 2016 with Chief Techonomist, David Kirkpatrick, for an exclusive interview that made worldwide headlines.   More

Energy & Green Tech Internet of Things

How The Internet of Things Will Fight Climate Change

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The Internet of Things may shift how our energy system works as much as the steam engine reconfigured Western economies at the start of the industrial revolution. As the world focuses on its climate crisis, we must become more energy-efficient, produce less carbon dioxide, and power more things with electricity from wind and solar. IoT can make it possible.   More

Healthcare Internet of Things Partner Insights

Unlocking Healthcare’s Data

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We need technology to bring new solutions to global healthcare. And the potential of the Internet of Things is just beginning. Computing power, miniaturization, mobile, big data, the cloud, and social networks are driving this critical trend. Almost two in five are projected to use wearable monitoring devices by 2019. The resulting data can make the world dramatically healthier.   More

Internet of Things Techonomy Events

Reflections from Ross: On Techonomy 2016 (of course)

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We’re 6 weeks out from our annual Techonomy conference. It starts the day after the election, so we’ll talk intensely about what the outcome means for business, the tech industry, and tech as a tool. Much content this year relates to the continuing march of the Internet of Things. And we'll tackle longer-term questions like whether, once AI intersects with the IoT, this ultimately leads to a sentient cyber ecosystem that intuits and responds to our every move. We'll also talk about cities, shipping, and social media. It's the conference for people who want to understand tech deeply so they can be more effective.   More

Internet of Things Society Techonomy Events

Our Weird Possible Data-Centric Futures: Listen as We Plan Techonomy 2016

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Listen in to Techonomy's program planners as they discuss some big issues we're building sessions around for the Techonomy 2016 conference, November 9-11 in California. This year we’ve honed in on the reality that the world is entering a completely new era, as data-gathering of all sorts accumulates across global society. How will society determine who gets to control and utilize data about people? How much will people get access to data about themselves and their communities? What relative powers over data will companies, governments, and individuals have?   More

Community Insights Internet of Things Security & Privacy

Terrorists Want Control of Your Car

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The risks of terrorism are growing, as we all know. But with the rise of the Internet of Things comes an entirely new range of threats. After a brutal attack in Nice using a truck, it becomes obvious that many of the "things" around us in society can be weaponized. It's already been shown that hackers can take over connected vehicles remotely, and new developments make it even scarier. Venture capitalist and security expert Yoav Lietersdorf explains just how bad this could become, and some of the ways we might fight the risks.   More

Healthcare Internet of Things Society

Watch Healthcare Improve as Runners Embrace Tech

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I joke sometimes with my running friends that we don’t take our watches on runs; our watches take us on runs. In June Facebook launched Moves, its own activity-tracking app. Facebook is just one of many companies that wants to know when you’re active. People who run are obsessed with statistics, and watches and wearables are becoming almost a must-have for runners. This technology may drive a revolution in healthcare.   More

Community Insights Government Internet of Things

Grow Civic Tech––But Respect Today’s Systems

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People have always relied on tech to make civil society more efficient and accessible. Now, the rapid evolution of the net and standards-based protocols are already enriching a variety of civic activities, such as voting. It will get better. A great example of what's possible is a simple system we at Microsoft developed to support the 2016 Iowa Caucuses for both parties.   More

Government Internet of Things Learning

Giant Texas School System Makes a Giant Internet Commitment

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The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, with 114,000 students, is decidedly Texas-sized. But the district's latest project lives up to that grand scale: updating its entire digital network to bring 100G broadband internet access to every square inch of its classrooms and offices. Cypress-Fairbanks CTO Frankie Jackson is on the front line of an emerging challenge in education.   More

Analytics & Data Business Internet of Things

It Takes More Than a Machine to Know You: Assistance In An Instrumented World

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There’s a big gap between today's smart virtual assistants and the futuristic robot-butlers of fiction that anticipate our every need. For the foreseeable future, it will still take a human touch to understand how people assess value and solve problems creatively. Still, in the context of IoT, on-demand everything, and ubiquitous analytics, tech and humans are coming closer to jointly becoming “trusted advisors.”   More

Global Tech Government Internet of Things

The Internet in China is Censored, Controlled, and Flourishing

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Behind an ever-expanding protectionist wall – The Chinese state calls it the Golden Shield – nearly 700 million regularly use the internet to send chats, buy merchandise, order car services and more, sometimes on platforms more innovative than anything back in the U.S.. As Chinese citizens start to access the internet, China has ensured that the economic benefits do not leave its shores.   More

Cities Internet of Things Techonomy Events

A Field Guide to Techonomy NYC

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When organizing a conference, you never really know it’s going to work until it’s over. So we're pretty darn gratified that by all accounts, our first ever Techonomy NYC event was a rousing success. Tech is rocking along, changing things right and left, and here you could feel it happening. Here is what happened, with links to all the session videos, transcripts, and photos you want to see.   More

Internet of Things Manufacturing

A Robot the Price of a Smartphone Could Bring Humanoids into the Household

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The big dream of consumer robotics has always been the in-home robot. In movies and television, friendly robots help with daily chores, talk and interact with their owners, and generally become a part of the family. Now, a new robot from Taiwanese company Asus could make the family robot an affordable reality. It’s name is Zenbo – and at $599, it costs less than an iPhone 6S.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Internet of Things

David Agus Calls for Healthcare Leadership at Techonomy NYC

At Techonomy NYC last week, physician and author David Agus outlined a dazzling vision of a healthier society driven by digital and other tech innovations. But getting there requires leadership we now lack. We also need to aggressively engage consumers in their own health management.   More

Internet of Things Techonomy Events

Reflections from Ross: Techonomy NYC!

It’s finally time for Techonomy NYC, our first conference in New York. May 26 we’ll be gathering a great group of speakers and participants to discuss how the expanding digital economy and the Internet of Things is transforming ecosystems and the underlying social and economic infrastructure of our cities.   More

Internet of Things Transportation

Your Next Car Will Drive Better Than You

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Even tiny distractions while driving can be a matter of life or death. Now self-learning cars are beginning to employ machine learning to understand a driver’s behavior and preferences, to minimize distraction. Cars may become something like a human personal assistant, making driving safer.   More

Cities Internet of Things Techonomy Events

It Took Us Six Years to Develop Techonomy NYC (Finally, It’s May 26!)

Tech infuses life in New York and elsewhere more clearly every day.

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The perspective you get doing business and journalism in New York is global, in context of every industry, and grounded in human, social and political realities. So it's about time we organized here the kind of big-picture conversation about how tech changes everything that Techonomy uniquely curates. An amazing group of speakers from tech, business, government, and media help us understand the Internet of Things and much more.   More

Cities Internet of Things Transportation

Connected Vehicles Make Cities Smarter

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With the vast majority of the human population soon in cities, we know we have to leverage information technology to enhance city services, increase safety and improve quality of life. It turns out that the cheapest solution to acquire massive amounts of actionable urban data as well as expand urban wireless coverage may be to rapidly connect as many vehicles moving around the city as possible. An effort to do that in Porto, Portugal is well underway.   More