Author Archives: Nickola Naous
Last week, as I have been taking my daily dose of sun at one of the panoramic terraces at the Castle of Lerici, I got hit over Twitter by Charalampos Doukas (@BuildingIoT). He suggested that I participate in the IOT360 blog contest and I immediately considered it.
As we have steadily drilled into the Internet of Things, namely in the technologies behind it, we seamlessly entered the third day of IoTSC2014. Dubbed COLLECT, this day was only about ways of getting data back and forth, especially in constrained networks.
We entered seamlessly the second day of IoTSC2014, after being warmed up well the day before. The second day was dubbed CONNECT and, as you can imagine, we had lectures and hands on what is most fundamental in IoT – connecting them devices and ensuring their networking capabilities.
I needed couple of days to get some rest, thus my absence. What I have been resting from was the very intensive past week, during which I have attended a truly scientific summit, called Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D. School 2014 or simply #iotsc2014.
Today I would like to introduce you Andrea Ricci, founder of RELOC – an Italian based startup developing products in the area of wearables and, in general, the Internet of Things. I met him at the Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D school in Lerici, Italy.
Today I am happy to introduce you these two guys from the Jožef Stefan Institute from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Here are Jernej Hribar [on the left] and Klemen Bregar [on the right]. I met them at the Internet of Things and Smart Cities 2014. They are part of the team that has created Vesna – a low-cost, yet powerful […]
Fog Computing is a paradigm that extends Cloud computing and services to the edge of the network. Similar to Cloud, Fog provides data, computational power, storage, and application services of all kind to end-users. What distinguishes the Fog from the Cloud is its proximity to end-users, dense geographical distribution and its support for mobility.
Yesterday I have had my hands on ContikiOS and my first impression is really great. Contiki is an open source, highly portable, multi-tasking operating system for memory-efficient networked embedded systems and wireless sensor networks. It is designed for microcontrollers with small amounts of memory in mind.
Apple’s first in the world of wearables is a fact and it called Apple Watch. It was announced today, during the iPhone 6 launch event. The smartwatch comes with inductive charging, square shape, sapphire glass, handful of swappable bands, rotating digital crown and a heartbeat sensor.
As the things in the IoT ecosystem develop further, there is already a high demand for ensuring their connectivity and operation from networking point of view. 4G networks are already choking on all the data our present devices generate, so here is where 5G will kick in as Prof. Roberto Verdone explained earlier today at the […]