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Windows 10 and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Curtis Franklin Jr. recently wrote for InformationWeek, “Windows 10 is going to change desktop and mobile computing experiences for the better. That’s what Microsoft says, and many IT pundits agree. The word is that Windows 10, which becomes commercially available on July 29,  is a genuine improvement over the versions that have…

Insights from the Internet of Things Study 2015

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Louis Columbus reports, “79% of Internet of Things (IoT) app developers spend at least 25% of their time with analytics or databases,  and 42% work on Big Data or advanced analytics projects. 55% of IoT developers primarily connect devices through the Cloud, with 32% connecting through a hub or middle…

The Latest in Semantic Web Technologies for Libraries

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by Angela Guess Marshall Breeding recently wrote for American Libraries Magazine, “The exhibit hall at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference offered an almost complete representation of the technology products and services available to libraries in North America… One current trend in library technology aims to improve the engagement of patrons with libraries or to provide…

Sigfox: A New Internet of Things Platform to Add to the Mix

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by Angela Guess Kevin Fitchard recently wrote for Fortune, “This fall a new kind of wireless network will launch in a metropolis near you. This network won’t connect to phones or tablets. Instead it will provide the wireless links necessary to connect devices, appliances and sensors that make up the Internet of things (IoT). The…

Brain-Like Algorithm Enables Real Time Natural Language Processing

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Cortical.io, an innovator in Natural Language Processing (NLP), announces the availability of its Retina engine in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Based on an advanced proprietary machine intelligence algorithm, the Cortical.io Retina engine encompasses a wide range of highly efficient NLP tools for text filtering,…

Watson Thinks It Can Critique Your Writing

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by Angela Guess Ryan Whitman reports for Extreme Tech, “IBM has just unveiled a new (experimental) tool in the Watson arsenal — the Tone Analyzer. It allows Watson to scan a piece of text and tell you what the tone of the writing is based on word use and patterns. IBM compares this to the…

DataSift Aims to Simplify Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Ben Kepes recently wrote for Network World, “Big data, analytics and predictive insights are very much the flavor du jour in technology marketing land. Vendors and their PR flacks are quick to jump on these buzzwords that have seen much interest from customers. DataSift, a vendor that delivers a machine learning platform,…

How Cities Will Benefit from the Smart Buildings

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by Angela Guess Dr. Nicola Davies recently wrote for ExtremeTech, “Should a building be self-aware? Roberto de Bonis, a senior researcher at Telecom Italia that presented at the 4th International SMART Conference in Belgium, discussed smart technology and its application in so-called ‘smart buildings.’ De Bonis believes that, since more than 50% of the world’s…

Qualcomm Joins Google’s Internet of Things Thread Group

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by Angela Guess Ina Fried reports for Re/code, “Qualcomm said Tuesday it is working with Thread Group, a Google-backed effort to determine ways for Internet-connected devices to talk to one another. The move is important because Qualcomm has been a key backer of the AllSeen Alliance, one of several competing efforts to set standards for…