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I’m Just a Bill, Just an IoT Bill

I’m Just a Bill, Just an IoT Bill

by | August 15th, 2017

On August 1st, a bipartisan bill entitled the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 was introduced to the Senate.  On the surface this can set off alarms for organizations looking to begin IoT initiatives, but is this proposed legislation cause for concern? Why is this happening? Remember that day last year when all

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IndyIoT is Back and More Award Winning Than Ever

IndyIoT is Back and More Award Winning Than Ever

by | August 15th, 2017

ClearObject’s IoT conference IndyIoT is only a few months away.  In addition to IndyIoT being winner of a TechPoint Mira Award’s People’s Choice for Best Tech Event, here are just a few reasons you should buy your ticket today: This is Indiana’s premiere event for IoT IndyIoT is an award-winning event dedicated to covering the various

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Possible Conditions May Include…

Possible Conditions May Include…

by | August 8th, 2017

How IoT is Saving Lives with Data Who amongst us has not fallen victim to the temptation of self-diagnosis websites such as WebMD?  It seemed so simple: type your symptoms into a massive database that would analyze their meaning, cross reference it with medical opinions/facts/cases and then produce an “official” diagnosis. Feeling tired lately? It

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Make, Move, Grow: How IoT is Changing Each Industry

Make, Move, Grow: How IoT is Changing Each Industry

by | August 1st, 2017

The Internet of Things is constantly changing everything around us, especially in manufacturing, transportation and agriculture. In fact, these are currently the top three industries that are changed most radically by IoT. Skim the infographic below to learn more about IoT in manufacturing, freight shipping and farming.

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The Implications of Net Neutrality for IoT

The Implications of Net Neutrality for IoT

by | July 17th, 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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Connected Solutions: Cookout Edition

Connected Solutions: Cookout Edition

by | July 12th, 2017

With summer well underway, here are some helpful gadgets to make sure your cookouts are not just a run of the mill barbecue, but a connected experience from start to finish! The Quirky Refuel developed with GE This nifty gadget is a Bluetooth enabled propane tank scale that allows you to check your propane levels

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Elevate your Travel Mug Game with Vessyl

Elevate your Travel Mug Game with Vessyl

by | July 5th, 2017

During the summer months, almost everyone can be seen carrying a water bottle of some sort, providing quick and accessible relief from the summer heat.  What if your beverage container was IoT enabled?  What if that bottle was providing you with real time data on your hydration levels, the types of beverages you had consumed

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Concrete is Getting an IoT Makeover

Concrete is Getting an IoT Makeover

by | June 27th, 2017

‘Don’t step on a crack, or you’ll break your mother’s back.’ Cracks, streets, buildings and bridges are getting a makeover with the Internet of Things. Currently, road construction takes much longer than it should because once they start, other things are found that need to be fixed. With the use of smart cement, timelines can

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Swinging Your Club into IoT

Swinging Your Club into IoT

by | June 21st, 2017

With the U.S. Open this past weekend (congratulations Koepka), golf season is here to stay. But, how’s your game this year? The Arccos Caddie steps it up to ensure you have the best strokes. Arccos partnered with Microsoft to create the “world’s smartest caddie”. The Caddie has 14 ultralight sensors that you attach to the

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5 Midwest Industries You Might Be Surprised Are in the IoT Space

5 Midwest Industries You Might Be Surprised Are in the IoT Space

by | June 20th, 2017

The Internet of Things is making it’s way into every industry imaginable. Skim the infographic to view 5 Midwest industries you might be surprised are in the space. Which one is the most surprising?

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Love-Love Pulse Play

Love-Love Pulse Play

by | June 19th, 2017

Serena Williams is a household name. She is indomitable on a tennis court and largely responsible for saving tennis from going the same way as golf for the millennial generation.  It is hard not to think about tennis when William’s performances consistently permeate our TV screens, newsfeeds and the record books. In the age of

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

by | June 8th, 2017

As a lifelong Hoosier, I have a deep love for one of Indiana’s greatest traditions: basketball.  I cannot remember a time in my life when I did not own a Wilson NCAA regulation genuine leather rock.  Many a summer day was spent on my backyard court in South Bend, IN honing my corner jump shot,

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“Can You Connect to Me Now?”

“Can You Connect to Me Now?”

by | May 31st, 2017

The success of IoT is based on total connectivity: the more things that can be connected to a network…the more successful IoT systems become. As such, IoT relies on accessibility, allowing every “thing” to be connected to the internet.  If your ability to connect to the internet is hampered, the power of IoT is diminished.

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Eye on the Prize: Visualizing Data for Diagnostic Success

Eye on the Prize: Visualizing Data for Diagnostic Success

by | May 25th, 2017

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects almost 5 million people in the United States annually.  This lifelong disorder has long term impact on social and communicative functions.  The effects of ASD are often inevitable as early diagnosis is key to ensure effective management of symptoms.  Diagnosis requires advanced instruments and extensive training, limiting its availability. One

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Nike Just Changed Your Running Game

Nike Just Changed Your Running Game

by | May 23rd, 2017

During your running routine you’re constantly trying to get a new personal record (PR). Well, Nike just made making your PR much more fun. Nike’s Unlimited Stadium, located in the Manila, Philippines, is the ‘first ever full size LED running track’ in the world. The track is 200-meters and from an aerial view looks like the

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Who Run the World? Not Girls in Film

Who Run the World? Not Girls in Film

by | May 22nd, 2017

How Google software is analyzing the gender gap in media representation  GD-IQ is a new Google backed analytics tool that can detect how much screen time women and their male counterparts receive in films. The software, which was developed by Google, Mount Saint Mary’s University and the University of Southern California, can identify the gender

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One Engine’s Failure is Another System’s Success

One Engine’s Failure is Another System’s Success

by | May 18th, 2017

Engine failure. It is as common, albeit inconvenient, occurrence. When it comes to America’s billion dollar trucking/transportation industry, this common occurrence becomes a disruptor of an entire economic sector. A large engine manufacturer based in the Midwest realized that certain engine failure may be inevitable, but the impact that they have on daily business can

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With Data, Failure Can Become Success

With Data, Failure Can Become Success

by | May 9th, 2017

The ability to capitalize on data is often the mark of success for a company, product or service.  It allows you to have an informed product or offering; one that is more likely to succeed, one that is built to produce a certain result. Simply having access to this data is no guarantee of success.

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No Excuses: How Peloton is Making it Hard to Miss Workouts

No Excuses: How Peloton is Making it Hard to Miss Workouts

by | April 26th, 2017

There are few experiences I hate more than going to the gym. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good run, some lifting, a brisk spin on the bike or few minutes on a rower. What I despise is the fact that they are almost always crowded and I never have the time required to

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The Internet of Things is Changing the Game for: Vino

The Internet of Things is Changing the Game for: Vino

by | April 18th, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the game for every industry, including wine. In 2014, E. & J. Gallo Winery paired up with IBM to change the way they grow their vines. Gallo Winery owns over 20,000 acres of vineyards. When they saw NASA satellite images of their vineyards, it was apparent that sections

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