Smart objects

Hip and connected: 15 present ideas for techies

The countdown to Christmas has begun… If you’re out of gift ideas, we’ve come up with a selection of 100% digital suggestions for budgets ranging from €30 to €1,000, as well as some tips for making your pre-ordered gift extra special… Original high-tech accessories for under €30 K’lip: This snap-hook 3.0 or 2.0 USB stick has 16 or 32 GB RAM and is water-resistant. Made by a French startup created in 2013, this handy gadget is available from PK Paris (different storage capacities and models available). Fed up of losing your keys? Wistiki is a little gadget that you can...

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How the Internet of things can help improve health and well-being

From monitoring health to the “Quantified Self”, mobile apps now offer a host of “self-tracking” possibilities. Mobile medical apps The healthcare sector has benefited hugely from the advent of mobile technologies: every month, innovative new services for healthcare organisations and patients are emerging, offering valuable opportunities, particularly for developing countries. One notable example is the use of smartphones as mobile microscopes to detect malaria or monitor the spreading of epidemics by examining a drop of blood. Apart from the obvious benefits in terms of controlling diseases, such applications also help improve the doctor-patient relationship. There are countless other examples,...

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Understanding Big Data

The concept of Big Data is seen as one of the key technology issues of the decade – so what exactly is it for? Zettabytes (1021) of data – millions billions of bytes of information First coined in the early Noughties and identified by analysts as a major technology trend since 2010, the term Big Data refers to huge volumes of digital data, and the storing and analysis thereof. For example, according to French financial daily Les Echos, aeroplane sensors generate 1 petabyte (1015) of data for a flight between Spain and Saudi Arabia: the equivalent capacity of 20,000 50...

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High-Tech Feats: reaching dizzying heights

With the supersonic Felix Baumgartner and Facebook the world’s 3rd largest country, the digital age is seeing a spate of record- breaking. Felix Baumgartner breaks the sound barrier Red Bull Stratos was above all an amazing human and technological challenge: jumping out of a balloon from 39,000 metres in the air, at a maximum speed of 1,340 km/h (833.9mph) during the jump, reaching the speed of sound in 40 seconds, and reaching the ground in just 9 minutes and 40 seconds. Felix Baumgartner, who has since announced his retirement, beat 3 world records (going faster than the speed of...

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The Internet of Things: Econocom sets up a European R&D programme

Via a partnership with an Applied Research Institute, Econocom continues to invest in the smart solutions sector. Anticipating businesses’ smart objects needs   To assist its clients in keeping apace with the growing communicating objects trend, Econocom has set up a European R&D programme with the ISMB (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella) in Turin. With over 150 researchers, the ISMB [http://www.ismb.it/en/node/1594] specialises in the ICT industry, working on highly innovative projects every day with companies from the IT and other industries. Some 20 billion objects will be connected by 2020, according to GSMA’s estimations, resulting in a major upheaval of...

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