T-shirt that keeps count of the steps you’ve taken, floors you’ve climbed, calories you’ve burnt, and even navigates you, outdoors!
Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar has reportedly invested in Bangalore-based Internet of Things (IoT) company, Smartron India, also becoming its brand ambassador.
Windows 10 IoT Core will run on the Raspberry Pi 2 and Minnowboard Max. There are no windowed interface or desktop experience. Devs have to build their own universal app that functions as the interface of the device. Windows 10 IoT Core also brings improvements such as better support for Python and Node.js and APIs for Windows Universal Apps.
The company claims its Digital Service Cloud Open IoT Platform is the first enterprise grade IoT platform in India. Using a base of Microsoft Azure, the platform can be used to deploy, monitor and manage millions of connected products. Customers can integrate devices with the growing IoT ecosystem and make use of its advanced analytics capabilities to make better business decisions.
The IoT will alter fundamental experiences by bridging the physical and digital, something smartphones and PCs have never been able to do. Services will come to life as they’ll be able to understand and suggest things to users. Businesses will be able to personalise products to solve individual problems rather than rolling out solutions for mass adopters.
The Brillo developer preview will be out in Q3 2015. While the OS is built on Android, the company has hacked off all the unnecessary bits to make it run on low-power devices. Brillo will support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and a few other connectivity solutions. Apart from Brillo, Google also announced Weave, a language that allows IoT devices, smartphones and the cloud to communicate.
The deal could be announced as early as Thursday and would be the latest acquisition in a rapidly consolidating chip-making industry. If the deal goes through, the value of the combined entity could be as high as $70 bn. Broadcom supplies Apple and Samsung with communication chips, helping Avago grow in a segment that already makes up 40% of its business.
Brillo will be able to run on devices with as little as 32 or 64 MB of RAM and will be based on the company’s Android mobile OS. Google is expected to launch the code for Brillo as early as next week at its I/O conference in SF. However, the smart device OS fight won’t be easy, with players such as Samsung, Apple, Microsoft and Intel vying for the same piece of the pie.
LiteOS will power everything from wearable devices to connected cars, and will be open to all developers to create smart devices. The company believes that there will be over 100bn Internet-connected devices by 2025, and has said that its game plan is to provide connections rather than the actual devices themselves.
Alongside PM Modi’s pet project, the cabinet also approved the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for which it will set aside an additional Rs 50,000 crore. Under the Smart City Mission, each of the 100 cities selected will receive funds of Rs 100 crore per year for five years, in order to setup infrastructure which will in turn drive economic growth.
Companies that succeed in this new “Internet of Me” will become the next generation of household names.