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On the brink: life in a connected world

GigaOm points to a new concept video by Ericsson that looks at the various ways the “everything is connected” digital ecosystem will change and shape life and work.

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Moving from connected devices to connected systems

GigaOmPro looks beyond the smartphone in the growing world of connected devices. From the decidedly geeky topic of the Internet of Things to the more pedestrian e-book readers, everything is going to be connected at some point. As the connections get more sophisticated the ramifications for both economies and individual lifestyles increase dramatically.

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Ford Evo: the future of connected cars

Ford has been on a roll and it continues with the IFA show in Berlin. Ford is showing off a concept car called the Evo. In addition to the stylish looks the EVo will be a truly connected car, with applications that link it to the home network as well as the power grid to manage everything from charging to entertainment.

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OpenTag and DASH7

Its good to see DASH7 back in the news. Today Daily Wireless writes about the OpenTag project. You can download a slide show (PDF) to go along with the webinar at the DASH7 website, but OpenTag is an open source library and demo application for implementing ISO 18000-7 on embedded hardware, is now available in beta. OpenTag is written entirely in C and can be ported to 8, 16, or 32 bit platforms.

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Ford adds solar panels to electric car package

Ford and SunPower are teaming up to bring solar panels to buyers of Ford electronic vehicles. The solar panel will charge things other than the cars but the idea is to offset the power needed to charge the cars each night.

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HaloIPT wireless electric car charging

Another inductive car charging system hits the market with HaloIPT announcing its partnership with Drayson Racing to bring wireless charging to the UK. HaloIPT calims to won the intellectual property behind the wireless charging systems that provide “stationary and dynamic in-motion charging for electric vehicles.” The in-motion ability seems new but the claims of IP are not

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Coulomb’s cloud service for electric vehicle chargers

Coulomb Technologies, creator of the ChargePoint Network, announced that it will be providing a cloud based service for electric vehicle charging station managers. The service, being launched at Plug-In 2011, will allow charging station operations granular control over measurement, management, and billing services. In addition to station management services, Coulomb will be providing driver services including 24/7 driver support, billing options and mobile phone applications that allow drivers to locate and check availability of charging stations.

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Cisco Internet of things infographic

Its the summer of infographics! This time its from Cisco and its about the Internet of Things. As the internet and data connectivity expand to more and more devices the traffic from all of the connected devices is set to explode. Cisco wants to be at the center of that explosion and made this nice graphic to demonstrate the potential opportunity.

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Neul launches White Space radio system

Billing itself as the first White Space radio, Nuel announces the launch of the NuelNET white space radio system. Its been a while since the FCC ok’ed the spectrum for unlicensed use and appointed the nine White Space database administrators so its nice to see a product finally hit the market.

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Google installs Coulomb electric vehicle chargers

Google has installed 71 Coulomb electric vehicle chargers at its Mountain View headquarters and has plans to install up to 250 with a goal of having 5% of its parking spaces EV charging enabled.

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