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First European Lab for Internet of Things opened by Microsoft

While most of Europe’s main industrial manufacturers attempt to modernize products with smart software and sensors, Microsoft Corporation also is trying to grab a piece of spending.

Microsoft Corp. get involved in Europe’s Internet of Things World

Microsoft, one of the giants U.S. software producer, is opening a new lab in Munich, Germany for customers investing in Internet of Things technology. The idea is to provide software and hardware so that everything from refrigerators to industrial robots will e connected to the web. Similar actions are done by Cisco Systems Inc. and IBM, who have also chooses Germany to locate their IoT technology labs. New labs are following to be launched in Washington, Redmond and Shenzhen (China).
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Internet of Things Security – A Real Threat that we need to be Aware

Have you ever thought that you put your life and your family in danger every time when you connect your things to the internet? Everyone nowadays knows what is Internet of Things (IoT) and more people look to implement it into their personal environment. Either is your TV, your car or your home heating system, once connected to the Internet it will be a gate for hackers to your private space. How should we prevent possible attacks? How can we reduce the risks? In this article you will find how experts think that Internet of Things Security can be achieved.

Probably the best books about Internet of Things Security

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Blynk Email and Push Notifications tutorial – ESP8266 Arduino Example

In this quick tutorial we are going to learn how to send emails and push notifications from the WiFi ESP8266 module, or any other IoT device, using Blynk Email and Push Notification APIs. For this demonstration we are going to build a simple thermometer project and then setup temperature Alarm points. Whenever the alarms will trigger, an email and a push notification will be sent.

Project difficulty

This project requires low to medium programming knowledge and medium electronics knowledge. To complete this project you will spend minimum 20 minutes.
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Blynk BRIDGE – Another way to Communicate between two ESP8266 modules

A new excellent method to communicate between Internet of Things modules, regardless the network or position on globe, is available now with the Blynk BRIDGE Technology provided by the IoT Blynk platform. You can now interconnect all your IoT projects using the Cloud Blynk Server as a live central transaction manager and the best part is that this feature is free. Also a big advantage is the simplicity and speed of development process thanks to the Blynk library which does all the hard work.

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Internet of Things for non-programmers with Arduino, Blynk and ESP8266-12F

The answer is NO! You don’t need to be a programmer to make Internet Of Things automation projects!

Many people ask me this days what is Internet of Things and can you make it without codding skills. In this article I will demonstrate how to control things via smartphone with ESP8266 WiFi Module and Blynk platform without writing any line of code. There are a lot of people eager to transform things into smart and connected devices, and that because people, in general, tend to control everything. I know, for instance at least five engineers over 40 years, very skilled in electronics but with almost zero knowledge in programming. Some of them didn’t had the chance to learn, other are simply not interested or not prepared, but everyone is very interested in controlling stuff over the internet. Also other friends with no interest in engineering are becoming attracted by the remote monitoring and control possibilities nowadays.
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Arduino Snow Depth Remote Sensing with Ultrasonic sensor and ESP8266

Wouldn’t be great to know in the morning how much snow has fallen over the night just by looking at you smartphone? Either you need to go to work or you want to know the snow depth at your vacancy house in the mountains, there is a simply way to do that by setting up a remote snow depth measuring unit and tracking it with Internet of Things on your mobile devices. In this article I will tell you everything you need to know about this IoT project, in order to do it yourself.

Probably the best books to learn Arduino

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What is AIoTI – The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation

Have anyone heard about this? While searching news about Internet of Things I recently bumped into a headline about AIoTI and couldn’t help myself to read more. Well, you should know that European Commission and various key IoT players launched in march 2015 The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation aka AIoTI, an unprecedented European Association based in Brussels. European Commission started this initiative to support and develop the interaction and relations between Internet of Things (IoT) Europe players.
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Arduino Time Sync from NTP Server using ESP8266 WiFi module

Time is the unit measuring our life. Every mechanism in the world of electronics and computers is based on time. Automation as a concept is defined by intelligent actions coordinated by time or in time. When talking about automation engineering, smart projects are driven by very precise triggers and calculations based on timing and synchronization. But how can we get the perfect time without manual adjusting? One way to accomplish that is by asking an NTP Server. In this article you will find everything about how to use ESP8266 as a time source for your Arduino projects without an RTC external module.
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Smart House – Intelligent Home with Internet of Things – Introduction

What is a smart house? How much it costs? How can we achieve it? Three global questions that need rapid answers in the era of smart and intelligent devices. I bet that most of you don’t know that the idea of Home Automation isn’t a recent concept in anyway, but it has been more of a case of technology growing up with the time passing. In this article I will introduce into understanding home automation and smart house definition.
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How to monitor screen time for kids with Internet of Things – ESP8266 Arduino Tutorial

Almost 10,000 pediatricians joined the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference in October 2016 in order to discuss children’s health recommendations for the 2017. Key topics were children’s  TV screen time, social media and cyber-bullying. The AAP experts recommend that for kids with age between 2 and 5 year, screen time should be limited to one hour per day. Little babies are most vulnerable to radiation and for them the screen time should be reduced to zero. But how can we monitor the screen time? Most of the TVs available don’t offer such an feature, not even Smart TVs don’t come with such an application. In this article I will teach you how to monitor TV screen time with Internet of Things simple low cost project.
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