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The Implications of Net Neutrality for IoT

The Implications of Net Neutrality for IoT

by | December 11th, 2017

If you have turned your attention to any news outlet lately (even the comedic ones), you have likely heard the words “net neutrality” thrown around quite a bit. The FCC is currently considering changing a few key pieces of legislation around access to the internet, and it could have implications around innovation, especially when it

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May Your Days be Merry and Bright

May Your Days be Merry and Bright

by | December 8th, 2017

One of my absolute favorite parts of the holiday season is the outrageous light displays homes, companies and at times entire cities, put together. I grew up in a neighborhood that was famous for their light displays, seeing thousands and thousands of visitors every season.  There are T.V. series and films dedicated to holiday light

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On Dasher on Dancer on Amazon and Target!

On Dasher on Dancer on Amazon and Target!

by | December 6th, 2017

One of my favorite holiday movies is “Miracle on 34th Street” the classic, black and white, 1947 film starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood and John Payne (no remakes here).  For those unfamiliar, the film’s plot revolves around the traditional Macy’s Santa Claus. In one of the many scenes that takes place in Macy’s

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Mirror Mirror on the Phone

Mirror Mirror on the Phone

by | December 4th, 2017

The holiday season is upon us, and for many that means seasonal greeting cards, holiday parties and other events that call for your best looks. If you are anything like me, these demands also come with a good hour of trying on every possible combination in your closet before beginning to question if you ever

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ClearObject Holiday List

ClearObject Holiday List

by | December 1st, 2017

ClearObject created a tech holiday wish list so you don’t have to wonder what the hottest items are for this season. Everyone will want one of each with a bow on top.   You can find each of these gifts here: Ecobee, Google Home Mini, Nikon Connected Camera, POWERbot Turbo, Jedi Challenge. Happy shopping!

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Can Connections Make Us More Vulnerable?

Can Connections Make Us More Vulnerable?

by | November 14th, 2017

The world of IoT is a world of connections.  Every object, every process, every “thing” becomes a live data stream, that is only fully actualized when connected to other “things” that inform and analyze that data.  If your coffee maker talks to your wearable tech and learns you had a disruptive sleep pattern, it can

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Ensuring Secure Connections

Ensuring Secure Connections

by | November 14th, 2017

The Internet of Things relies on connections between devices and wireless infrastructure.  Connecting your “things” to the internet allows them to share their information and data, informing other “things” within the network to enhance performance.  With everything plugged into a wireless internet system, security can become an issue. For starters, high value items (such as

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Knock Knock, Who’s There?

Knock Knock, Who’s There?

by | November 14th, 2017

The statistics speak for themselves: 34% of all burglars enter homes through the front door according to the 2012 FBI Crime Report.  The same report states that the average loss per break in is $2,230. Almost all burglars knock or ring the doorbell before breaking into a home, to make sure it is unoccupied. Ring

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Hugs by Stanley: Keeping You Safe from Day 1

Hugs by Stanley: Keeping You Safe from Day 1

by | November 14th, 2017

“One day if you have kids, you will understand.” Whenever I would tease my mother about being over-protective or getting worried about me, I would hear those words.   We protect the things that are important to us, and go to extra lengths to ensure their security. Stanley Healthcare ensures that level protection can begin day

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Bringing Sustainable Farming Home

Bringing Sustainable Farming Home

by | October 17th, 2017

I say farming, you say “Midwest”.  It’s no secret that the Midwest, and Indiana in particular, serve as the agricultural epicenter for the United States. Indiana is also home to Purdue University, a school who’s agricultural and technology programs serve as cornerstones for the institution.  It is only fitting then that their students are behind

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Use Your Head: How IoT Can Address Concussions

Use Your Head: How IoT Can Address Concussions

by | October 17th, 2017

Sports fans in this nation have heard an increased amount of chatter around “CTE” or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (rolls off the tongue, I know).  CTE is a progressive degenerative disease that targets the soft tissues of the brain, and it is found in individuals that suffer repeated trauma or concussions. CTE is a life altering

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Connected Manufacturing: Data Driven Creation

Connected Manufacturing: Data Driven Creation

by | October 17th, 2017

The Internet of Things is about leveraging the millions of data points produced by everything every second, analyzing that information and putting it to work. Manufacturing is one of the key industries that could benefit drastically from IoT. Imagine if you could know a piece of machinery in your assembly line needed to be replaced

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Making Stories? There’s an App for That

Making Stories? There’s an App for That

by | October 11th, 2017

Earlier this month, Steven Soderbergh and HBO unveiled the trailer for their new show; and it’s your new show.  Mosaic (starring Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Beau Bridges and several other big names) is a series where you get to interact with the narrative in an immersive mobile app. Soderbergh developed this branching narrative piece with

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Schaeffler and Watson: Proving the Value of Industrial IoT

Schaeffler and Watson: Proving the Value of Industrial IoT

by | October 10th, 2017

Schaeffler, a Germany based industrial titan, partnered with IBM to form a completely connected business model.  Every aspect of Schaeffler, from the supply chain to after sales service, is connected and informed through IoT. Schaeffler produces bearings, devices used to enable rotational or linear movement.  Bearings alleviate the stress and friction caused by motion, allowing

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Connected Manufacturing: Data Driven Creation

Connected Manufacturing: Data Driven Creation

by | October 9th, 2017

The Internet of Things is about leveraging the millions of data points produced by everything every second, analyzing that information and putting it to work. Manufacturing is one of the key industries that could benefit drastically from IoT. Imagine if you could know a piece of machinery in your assembly line needed to be replaced

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New SELF Drive Legislation Introduced

New SELF Drive Legislation Introduced

by | September 19th, 2017

Self-driving vehicles once seemed like an outlandish, futuristic “possibility”, but with the introduction of the SELF-DRIVE Act this month, Congress is recognizing it as a present reality and future inevitability. The SELF-DRIVE Act is a piece of bipartisan legislation that allows the Department of Transportation (DOT) to research, test and deploy automated vehicles that meet

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Cummins Redefining Efficient Engines Once Again

Cummins Redefining Efficient Engines Once Again

by | September 19th, 2017

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  Cummins Engines, best known as the diesel engine manufacturers from Columbus, Indiana, recently basked in the national spotlight after announcing their 100% electric semi-truck AEOS to be launched in 2019.  Their fully operational prototype has a range of 100 miles, can carry a 44,000 pound

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Transportation Stats Around the Country: Infographic

Transportation Stats Around the Country: Infographic

by | September 18th, 2017

This infographic illustrates the current trends of today’s transportation industry in some of the largest cities in the US. IoT will continue to change our modes of transportation, and we will likely begin to see a shift in each category.  Leading up to ClearObject’s IndyIoT Conference, we will be focusing on this year’s theme: Make,

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Ohio Paves the Way for Autonomous Vehicles

Ohio Paves the Way for Autonomous Vehicles

by | September 13th, 2017

When it comes to the development, testing and implementation of autonomous vehicles, the state of Ohio is leading the pack. Columbus, Ohio received a Smart City grant from the federal Department of Transportation a year ago, to continue developing their autonomous vehicle program and the accompanying infrastructure.  This grant, along with several other federal/state funded

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Colorado Using IoT to Protect Workers

Colorado Using IoT to Protect Workers

by | September 11th, 2017

Colorado, as a state, has leaned heavily into the adoption of autonomous vehicles.  You might recall the first automated journey of a Budweiser delivery truck ending in Colorado.  Now, the state is looking to use this technology not only to deliver ice cold refreshments, but to decrease the number of work related deaths/injuries for road

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