Category: #IOT Internet of Things

Astronomers propose global network of low cost receivers or cell phones #Astronomy #Radio

Astronomers have proposed a global network of radio receivers to search for fast radio bursts. Their concept would use either smart phones and an app listening to a portion of the cellular spectrum allocation, or a low cost device that could be plugged in to the USB port of personal computers. Full paper available at the link. Source: [1701.01475] Searching for giga-Jansky fast radio bursts from the Milky Way with a global array of low-cost...

Bank of America testing fully automated bank branches – devoid of staff #IOT #Automation

Bank of America is designing bank branches that no longer have onsite staff. Interaction with the bank will be through automated systems and ATMs – with video conferences to remotely located banking staff if you need a live person for assistance. “We are literally automating every single thing” Source: Bank of America says it’s testing ‘completely automated’ branches | The Charlotte Observer Policy makers are oblivious to understanding the technology trends – and that many...

FedEx seeks to automate much of the package delivery process

FedEx is looking at everything – replacing drivers with autonomous delivery trucks and small robots, integration with Google Echo and Amazon Alexa to request package delivery via voice command, using “platooned” semi-automated truck caravans to reduce the number of drivers and reduce fuel consumption, and more: The shipping giant is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots and an Alexa app. Source: FedEx Bets on Automation as It Prepares to Fend Off...

Consumers goods packaging to tie in to #IOT

Recent IoT technology partnerships with three global packaging giants will bring connectivity to everyday consumer products. Source: Packaging Deals Bring IoT to Hairspray and Tomato Paste | Data-Driven Marketing – AdAge It’s called “Connected Packaging”. Namely, by using existing bar codes, QR codes and perhaps new coding technology, purchasers of consumer products will be encouraged to interact with the manufacturer or retailer by pointing their smart phone at the package. In this way, the manufacturer...

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