How IoT affects Helicopter Parenting?

IoT affects helicopter parenting

Helicopter Parenting would be a subject that’ll definitely make you sneered. Yes, at this 21st century, some parents still want to micromanage their kids. Whether it’s 18-year-old or 2 years old toddler, parents couldn’t stop worrying. I’m not interested in kicking off one side attack against this parenting style (really, I love to call it as a parenting style) as it’s been going through a phase of reappraisal. More researchers have started considering positive aspects of helicopter parenting. Let it be. I don’t want to denounce any particular parenting style. But on the contrary, I believe such protective instincts of

IoT vs IoE: A Guide for the Perplexed IoT Evangelists

IoT vs IoE

There’s a common misconception between the terms Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE). I think, this article will help to cease such doubts. Difference Between “Internet of Things (IoT)” & “Internet of Everything (IoE) Internet of Things (IoT) has been defined in several possible ways time-to-time. But in simple words it’s a network of connected things, that enables interoperability between internet-enabled devices. Moreover, the “things” used in IoT definition refers to real physical entities. Whereas the term “Internet of Everything (IoE)” was populated by companies like Cisco and Qualcomm in order to define a concept that brings

How you can Transform your Life with Internet of Things?

Transform your Life with Internet of Things

It’s a chilling Monday evening. You came home from the office and as you enter through the door your house’s thermostat turns ON. Your kettle is ready as you walk through the door, your fridge orders milk as you turn low, and your pill bottle messages at the right time when you need to take. Next day when you headed to your work, even before you reach the parking space you find an empty space to park. Welcome to the world of “Internet of Things” – a dream world wherein every device is connected with your day-to-day life via the internet. According

IoT can Revolutionize Education, But Challenges must be Addressed

IoT revolutionizes Education

In recent times, “IoT” has become more than just a buzzword. A Few years back, industry experts had predicted this – that a new system of interconnected devices will transform the way we are communicating. It happened, and it got a name “Internet of Things” or IoT. It’s become a fully established discipline now. By Gartner’s latest report, there can have a 30% increase in the total number of IoT-connected devices in this year. In various sectors, the implications of IoT are explicit, just like automobile and healthcare industry. But what about education? Extreme Networks conducted a survey on this

Internet of Insecure Things- Adopt Now or Wait?

internet of insecure things

The usage of internet ready devices is growing day by day. From the release of the first smartphone marked in 1999, the journey has witnessed an enormous evolution in terms of features, processors, and operating systems. This evolution has also witnessed a growth in security risk factors. Smartphone started kicking in IoT. Even after a decade, smartphones are still not 100% secure. As per Kaspersky Lab’s analysis, Adware (malware that automatically downloads advertisements when a user is online) is the most common malware at 26.7% followed by trojan SMS messages at 22%. Some of this malware are harmless whereas the

What's With the Latest Buzzword "IoT"?

Before we get into any specifics of Internet of Things (IoT), you will be surprised to know that the latest buzzword IoT is not a recent invention. The co-founder of MIT’s Auto-ID Center, Kevin Ashton came up with the term “Internet of Things” in 1999 while working on then famous, RFID (Radio-frequency identification) technology to connect devices. This technology was significantly different from today’s IoT. Only a few experts had the understanding of this term back that time, although the concept of IoT reached the masses in recent years. This concept is witnessing some real life implementation from the onset

When Toys Become Smarter with IoT: Let's Plan Ahead to Protect Kids

New generation toys have taken interactivity to the next level. Physical toys are now getting integrated with mobile apps. IoT is meshing the world of toys with the world of technology, and thereby reshaping the traditional toy industry. IoT has revolutionized almost everything. Here are some predictions from analysts around the world – “There will be ten connected devices in our homes by 2025 on average”. Gartner reports forecasts “6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, growing to 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day”. TechCrunch writer, Mark Canter wrote, “I see the

A Guide to IoT and Healthcare Solutions

Technology has been fundamentally reshaping every aspect of our life. From the onset of 21st-century, technology has not left a single prospect of our life untouched. From industries to medical technology, applied science has picked pace towards an era of automation. The next big step in mankind is the evolution of “Internet of Things”. Internet of things is built on the intelligence of multiple sensors and connected devices that collect data and make crucial decisions. Internet of Medical things will transform healthcare industry not only by developing better medical healthcare facility, lowering medical costs or better patient care but also by