Thursday, August 21, 2014

IoT: Bluetooth Smart

Bluetooth Smart | Bluetooth Technology Website:

"Bluetooth® Smart is the intelligent, power-friendly version of Bluetooth wireless technology. While the power-efficiency of Bluetooth Smart makes it perfect for devices needing to run off a tiny battery for long periods, the magic of Bluetooth Smart is its ability to work with an application on the smartphone or tablet you already own. 

Bluetooth low energy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Bluetooth low energy or Bluetooth LE, marketed as Bluetooth Smart, is a wireless personal area network technology designed and marketed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group aimed at novel applications in the healthcare, fitness, security, and home entertainment industries.[1] Compared to Classic Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart is intended to provide considerably reduced power consumption and cost while maintaining a similar communication range.

protocol 30x faster than TCP

Fujitsu develops new data transfer protocol that is 30 times faster than TCP | ExtremeTech:

Protocol speeds

quote about Uber

Software Above the Level of a Single Device: The Implications: Solid 2014 - O'Reilly Conferences, May 21 - 22, 2014, San Francisco, CA:

Aaron Levie of wrote on Twitter: 

“Uber is a $3.5 billion lesson in building
for how the world *should* work 

instead of optimizing for how the world *does* work."

Aaron Levie on Twitter: Uber is a $3.5 billion lesson in building for how the world *should* work instead of optimizing for how the world *does* work.

quote: The Skill of Writing

The Skill of Writing by Tim O'Reilly

"the skill of writing is to create a context
in which other people can think."

- Edwin Schlossberg

IoT vs IosT: Internet of smart Things

Podcast: Design for how the world should work - O'Reilly Radar: "Josh Clark and Tim O’Reilly on designing beyond screens, and beyond a single device."

Google: IoT: the devices are dumb sensors, the smarts are in the cloud

Apple: IosT (or iOSt :) the devices are smart, the could is a dumb storage

ideas: "conducting" economy

Mohamed El-Erian On Our Uncertain Economic Future | On Point with Tom Ashbrook:

"world economy... We are are headed up, or we’re headed down. And the odds are 50/50. Geopolitical crises are mounting, he says. No one’s in charge. Rational outcomes may not prevail. Investors are too confident. Businesses are too cautious. But the road we’re on is ending, he says. "
A nice metaphor: "even great musicians do need a conductor to play well in an orchestra." Economy of countries and the world would benefit from better "conducting", not to control, but to align and direct. 

info: Weather Satellites?

podcast: What Happens To Forecasting When America’s Weather Satellites Die? | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

"US weather satellite system is in trouble. 
Aging out, without guaranteed replacement. 
We could soon be flying blind. 
Depending on the Chinese military (satellites) to forecast America’s weather?"

This Aug. 5, 2014 satellite image provided by NASA shows two tropical Pacific Ocean hurricanes - Iselle at center and Julio at right - bearing down on Hawaii, top left. (AP)

IoT: Web at 25: internet of things

Vint Cerf on the Web at 25: internet of things (Wired UK):

"Vint Cerf is a co-chair of Campus Party, a cofounder of the Internet Society and known as one of the "fathers of the internet". Here he explains how the internet of things will incorporate utilities, appliances and Star Trek."