Dom Guinard, PhD

iBeacons: Location, Location, Location

HOME In a recent interview for an upcoming Retail Paper we were asked to give our opinion on the future of location-based services, especially looking at the influence of new technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy. What could be the most valuable feature of location for retailers in 2014? iBeacons will probably be one of

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Can the Latest Alliance-Led IoT Protocol Be the Key to a Connected Future?

HOME The announcement last week from Technicolor that they are to bring their ‘Qeo Technology’ to complement Qualcomm’s ‘AllJoyn’ is further evidence of the Linux Foundation’s AllSeen Alliance bid to try to establish a standard protocol to enable billions of connected devices across the globe to talk to each other. It is interesting to see

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Welcome to my House, the Default Password is “Password”!

HOME In a recent interview for Swiss newspaper Le Temps I was asked what I thought of Shodan, the question was along these lines: “[…] We’ve heard a lot about Shodan lately, what do you think about it? Is it really working? Can we really find addresses of physical objects connected to the IP network

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Apple’s iBeacons, should NFC care?

HOME Last Friday, we were commenting for the Financial Times on Apple’s announcement of Bluetooth Low Energy support in the form of iBeacons. An announcement that might well start a little revolution, not so much because Apple invented it (in fact they did not…) but because iOS support of any protocol that more of less

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Things That Think Before They Speak

HOME There’s no doubt that the volume of ‘things’ connected to the internet is increasing dramatically. Cisco says there will be 25 billion things online by 2015; IBM says one trillion. Either way, the proportion of things to humans will increase sharply over the coming years. This raises a question about the impact of the

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International Web of Things Workshop – Call for Papers

HOME We are happy to announce that this year EVRYTHNG will again co-organize the International Web of Things workshop. As every year the workshop will consist of two distinct (but quite complementary parts). First, the WoT hackathon where makers and tinkerers will meet to build awesome prototypes with connected things and products. Then, the WoT scientific

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A New Ingredient for Horsement… EVRYTHNG

HOME In light of the recent revelations surrounding the use of horsemeat as an illegal substitute for beef, Swiss radio station RTS decided to investigate what might have been done to prevent it. In an interview with our illustrious Co-Founder and CTO Dominique Guinard, journalist Coralie Claude posed the question: How could technology have prevented

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Android Phone Home, Phone Arduino, Phone EVRYTHNG!

HOME A few weeks ago I was invited to both Jazoon 2012 and Google Dev Fest in Zurich to give talks about Android phones and their roles within the Web of Things. Clearly, mobile phones are important actors in the Web of Things: they are ubiquitous, they can take pictures, read barcodes and QR codes,

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