Siri

Smart Cities

Giving Every Building a Voice in the IoT Age

January 8th, 2020
Smart Buildings

“Alexa, Would You Like To Go To Work With Me Today?”

December 13th, 2017
Smart Cities

Who Is The Internet Of Things Actually For?

“There is a clear philosophical position, even a worldview, behind [the internet of things]: that the world is in principle perfectly knowable, its contents enumerable and their relations capable of being meaningfully encoded in a technical system, without bias or distortion,’ highlights Adam Greenfield in his book entitled ‘Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life’. […]

Smart Cities

The Need for “Realness” in our Smart Cities and Buildings

“In a digital age in which everything is available everywhere all the time, where every experience can be delivered electronically and every technology of communication has been puréed into the same universal flow of infinitely reproducible 0s and 1s, the hottest growth is in the market for things: finite, imperfect, irreducibly physical. Rather like human […]

Smart Buildings

Reinventing BMS For Any Size Building

“Folks — it’s time to stop being so entrenched in our beliefs about what a BMS is or should be. It’s time to learn from the group across the aisle — the consumer sector — that is out-innovating us,” stated Varun Nagaraj, president and CEO of Sierra Monitor Corp. Nagaraj recounted a story of his […]

Security

Leading Software Firms Race To Create Smart Home Assistants

“Siri, what’s your favourite movie?” you may ask your iPhone one rainy day, who would reply (half the time), “I’ve heard that ‘Blade Runner’ is a very realistic and sensitive depiction of intelligent assistants.” The fact that we can ask our phones this question, the style of answer, and the example used, all reveal a […]

Lighting,Smart Cities

The Long Road Ahead For Smart Home Apps

Of the 4.5 million people identified as IoT developers in 2015, 1.4 million were focused on smart home apps a recent report by VisionMobile says. The report identifies seven distinct IoT app development themes; smart home, retail, industrial, wearables, smart city, medical and the connected car. It shows the smart home as the most popular […]

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