Category Archive: Wired

Big Oil Drilling Deep on Connected Tech

Crude oil prices are plunging worldwide, a trend that shows no signs of reversing any time soon. While that’s good news for consumers, it’s leading to industry layoffs and scaled-back exploration. But one area… Continue reading

Next-Gen ATMs and More: What the Future Holds for Connected Banking

We all have unexpected expenses, like an untimely mechanic’s bill or a broken appliance that needs maintenance. But it’s not always obvious how we’ll pay those bills. But what if our bank could not… Continue reading

How New Microgrids Can Keep the Lights On During Winter Storms

Winters can be harsh in Potsdam, N.Y. Located near the Canadian border, the town averages 66 inches of snow per year — and spends nearly three months blanketed in an inch or more of the… Continue reading

How Wired Cities Can Weather The Next Blizzard

A rare winter storm walloped Atlanta in late January, bringing the city to a standstill. Thousands of motorists found themselves stranded in their cars, while thousands more children spent the night in their… Continue reading

How Kids Are Being Taught to Be Architects of the IOE

There’s a learning curve that comes with creating next-generation IOE devices and services — and as they become a bigger part of our world, they’ll also force changes in how we educate and… Continue reading

The Future of Ultra-Connected Business Banking

Everyone has a fingerprint, a voiceprint and other identification methods — but an individual “financialprint,” enabled by the Internet of Everything, has the potential to accomplish more than making positive IDs. Financialprints, or… Continue reading

Six Sigma + IOE: Extreme Quality Assurance Is On the Horizon

Six Sigma has been a go-to management tool for manufacturers since Motorola developed it in the mid-1980s — and popularized later on by Jack Welch at General Electric. The methodology, which seeks to… Continue reading

Do You Drive a Jeep Wrangler? It’s Built By the World’s Smartest Industrial Robots

There are 246 robots putting together Jeep Wranglers and other vehicles in Toledo, Ohio. And they never shut up. The robots talk to each other. They talk to the other devices on the… Continue reading

The Next Revolution in Agriculture: Data Farming Through the IOE

The importance of the color green at John Deere extends far beyond its distinctively hued logo. Green crops and fields are pretty essential to its business model — and to help farmers ensure… Continue reading

Building Blocks of the IOE: Next-Gen Chips Designed for (Literally) Everything

Smart devices can only get smarter if the chips powering them get more powerful. And that’s leading to a renewed arms race among microchip manufacturers. Both Intel and ARM have introduced new processors… Continue reading