Bitcoin Has Gone Mainstream. That's a Very Big Deal

Bitcoin Has Gone Mainstream. That’s a Very Big Deal

Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. Last week, my eighth-grader came home saying that all the boys at school were talking about bitcoin. Some might describe this vignette, and many others like it from the past few weeks, as a […]

Pan-European drone project detects toxic gases in disaster zones

Pan-European drone project detects toxic gases in disaster zones

A multimillion-dollar, multi-partner European drone project is using photonics to detect toxic gases in the atmosphere following events such as wildfires, chemical explosions and volcanic eruptions. Going by the slightly laboured acronym FLAIR (FLying ultrA-broadband single-shot Infra-Red Sensor), the fixed-wing drone will be able to reach speeds of 120km/h, an altitude of 4,000m, and cover […]

Would You Trust An Electric Wheelchair To Climb Stairs?

Would You Trust An Electric Wheelchair To Climb Stairs?

We’re always happy to cover electric vehicles (EV) in CleanTechnica but electric wheelchairs are something we haven’t done so far. In order to introduce this new topic, we thought we’d show you how some wheelchairs can climb stairs. How To Make An Electric Chair Climb Stairs We’ve definitely seen some pretty far out EV platforms. […]

FogHorn Creates Industrial IoT Technology Advisory Board

FogHorn Creates Industrial IoT Technology Advisory Board

CEO at FogHorn Systems Operating Partner at Silver Lake Partners and former CTO of GE Digital HPE Fellow and Chief Technologist for IoT at HP Enterprise VP of Strategic Innovation at Cisco Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Schindler and CEO of Schindler Digital Business AG MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ™, […]

IoT Sensors Harvest Their Own Energy

IoT Sensors Harvest Their Own Energy

EnOcean unveils self-powered wireless switches and sensors, powered by their surroundings thanks to energy harvesting technology. providing reliable data for intelligent buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT). The wireless sensor solutions are based on Bluetooth and the EnOcean wireless standard on the sub 1 GHz band (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1x). Generating large amounts of reliable sensor […]

Bluetooth Mesh is redefining what's possible in connectivity

Bluetooth Mesh is redefining what’s possible in connectivity

This past summer, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced a seismic new development in Bluetooth capability: Bluetooth Mesh, a new layer of software that would do away with the traditional point-to-communication method in favor of new “mesh” capabilities that would, instead, enable all of these devices and points of contact to talk with each other. […]

IoT and 5G Test Will Make or Break Leaders

IoT and 5G Test Will Make or Break Leaders

Test ED_Leaders_PM_Figure 1 IoT and 5G test is challenging the status quo for leadership as cost, flexibility, ease of use, performance, and time-to-market acceleration demands increase. Technology historians may well look back on 2017 and 2018 as having sparked a golden age of test and measurement innovation, restructuring, and leader remaking. While all good companies […]

NXP Teams with Alibaba Cloud For IoT Solutions Development

NXP Teams with Alibaba Cloud For IoT Solutions Development

“The companies say their solution is already finding a range of applications including ‘automotive entertainment and infotainment systems, QR code payment scanning applications and smart home speakers.’” NXP Semiconductors has teamed up with Alibaba Cloud to develop solutions for the Internet of Things. Alibaba Cloud is the IoT-focused cloud computing arm of China-based e-commerce giant […]