From job losses to smart home store openings, Twitter heroes to game-changing start-ups, for the love of node(.j)s here’s our top 10 most read IoT articles of 2016.
The start-up community may have faced significant barriers to delivering on the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016, but here we document ten of the hottest players in this space right now.
The Internet of Things is a nascent concept, we know that, but some retailers have not been fazed by that notion. In fact, a number of early adopters have already taken the plunge. Whether its to improve inventory management or customer loyalty, these six examples of IoT in retail will make you take notice.
Manufacturers will often tell you they’ve been ‘doing’ IoT for the past 30 years, except now it has another name and everyone is going crazy for it. Well, for some of these companies that’s certainly true, while the others have caught on quick.
Often, when we hear the phrase ‘Internet of Things’, it’s followed by “you know…connected fridges and stuff”, but what actually happens inside the ‘guts’ of IoT? Is it too geeky and tough to understand? Adrian Bridgwater doesn’t think so, and he tells you for why in this enlightening piece on Node.js.
Ah, everyone’s much loved department store…am I right? For tech fanatics that may be the case since the retailer opened a new department dedicated entirely to IoT and smart homes in its Oxford Street flagship.
Another top 10, but this time it concerns aviation, a space where IoT is really taking off it seems. Poor puns aside, there’s some really cool innovation going on with airlines and airports alike across the globe. The airline claiming to be the first to use wearable tech may raise some eyebrows, but it’s indicative of the need to constantly innovate or get left behind even if you’re a big beast like Qantas.
If you want more IoT-related aviation content, why not check out our coverage from our Internet of Aviation gathering.
In amongst all of the innovation and hype this year it’s not surprising to see the threat of job losses creeping up as a top concern for most of the general public. Advances in automation and robotics technology has already seen the likes of Foxconn replace 60,000 factory employees, so is this what the future looks like?
The Internet of Things as a whole may not be making significant inroads in banking yet, in fact it’s a bit of a slow burn from what we’ve heard this year, but there are elements of this technology that are already changing how we exchange and save money. Here’s ten of the best.
Insurance may traditionally be seen as a laggard as far as new technology is concerned, but that perception is quickly changing thanks to connected devices and the arrival of new business models. IoT in insurance is fast becoming reality. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself.
It’s been 34 years since the Coca-Cola/Carnegie Mellon University experiment resulted in a connected vending machine, the first publicly known Internet of Things product. You knew that, right? What you might not know is who you should follow on Twitter to keep up with the latest news and views. Well, kindly, our editor Doug Drinkwater has done it for you.