The idea that you can connect to your electronic appliances remotely, like your fan, your lights, your TV, and etc. is a good one. For some it might seem like a novel idea, but if you ever needed proof to show that IoT is indeed the future and that connected objects will become commonplace, look no further than Australia.
According to reports, Charles Darwin University vice chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks was in Darwin, Australia when he was notified by the Country Fire Services and his friends that there was a major fire that was west of his place where he had a house and a 45-hectare wheat farm. However thanks to the fact that his farm was connected online, he could monitor the area remotely via his CCTV. Read full post →Smart Sprinkler System Saved This Man’s House From A Bushfire
While Apple is working trying to figure out how to bring Apple Pay to China, it seems that Swatch has beaten them to it. If you might recall, a couple of months ago the Swiss watchmaker announced a new watch called the Swatch Bellamy which basically helps to facilitate mobile payments.
At the time of launch, it was only available in the Chinese market but recently the company has confirmed that the device will be making its way stateside. To help bring the Bellamy to the US, Swatch has teamed up with Visa and will be bringing the device to the US, Brazil, and Switzerland, but unfortunately no specific dates with regards to its release was shared. Read full post →Swatch’s Payments Watch Will Be Arriving Stateside