Back in the 1980s, George Carlin had a famous bit in which he said, "A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff." One can only imagine what comedic inspiration the late performer would've mined from connected homes in 2015, which have the ability to direct us when to go get more "stuff" or, alternatively, fetch "stuff." As household connectivity increases due to consumer adoption of broadband and wireless networks, homes (and the objects in them) are getting smarter. Products available in the Internet of Things (IoT)-defined as a state in which everyday objects are networked wirelessly and imbued with the ability to communicate without human intervention-now include an egg carton that alerts a homeowner when it's down to the last two eggs and learning thermostats that moderate temperatures in part by sensing when the home is empty.
Jul 19, 2012
Every week, EContentmag.com highlights hot stories and links on digital content and digital media. Here are the latest links for the week of July 16, 2012, with stories on the best time to post to social media, global mobile payment platforms, videogames on kickstarter, and more.
RESERVE CHANNEL Launches on YouTube
EBSCO Publishing's Medical E-book Collection Now Includes Elsevier Health Sciences Titles
AdJuggler Expands Exchange Media Program With Direct Link To PubMatic
Now SafetyPay Offers Global Mobile Payment Platform
Drupal Growth & Innovation Focus of Midwest Developer Summit
USA TODAY Sports Media Group Re-launches and Re-brands highschoolsports.net as USA TODAY High School Sports
The Constellations Get Kicked Off Youtube
Moon Travel Guides Offers Free eBooks to Democratic and Republican National Convention Attendees
The Next Million Dollar Kickstarter Video Game Project
What's the Best Time to Post to Social Media?
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Partner with Mobile Commons for Young Adult Text Campaign
Allure To Give Away Over $690,000 In Prizes Through Mobile Tagging
Castii App Puts a Group Spin on the Pinterest idea
Overhauling mobile.twitter.com from the ground up