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Uber Steers Commute and Tech Talk

There is no question that Uber, www.uber.com, is proving to be one of the most influential companies in the transportation space today. Uber’s recent acquisition of Otto certainly is very telling about what the company has set its sights on as we drive into the future. If you don’t know, Otto is out to reshape the future of commercial transportation with self-driving trucks and related technologies.

Today’s Visual Representations of the IoT Ecosystem Are Like a Seurat Masterpiece

Wikipedia broadly defines the IoT (Internet of Things) as a “network of physical devices that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.” A physical device can be a sensor, a car, a building and any other “smart” object. Things that were once considered “dumb” can be made smart by embedding sensors in them. There are now billions of devices collecting and exchanging and receiving data to keep check on our lives, economy and planet. Every smart device is a point or node in a network.

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IoT: Ingenious or Intrusive?

These days, industries are being overhauled on a daily basis. It’s all about the “platform.” The platform, the platform, the platform. Uber, AirBnB, Lending Tree, Home Advisor, etc.—the list goes on and on. If you can think of an industry, it probably has a platform. One of the few industries to remain untouched by this wildly popular innovation is the legal industry—until now. Enter Legal Services Link, a member of the 1871 Tech Incubator in Chicago.

The Legal Industry Gets a Platform

These days, industries are being overhauled on a daily basis. It’s all about the “platform.” The platform, the platform, the platform. Uber, AirBnB, Lending Tree, Home Advisor, etc.—the list goes on and on. If you can think of an industry, it probably has a platform. One of the few industries to remain untouched by this wildly popular innovation is the legal industry—until now. Enter Legal Services Link, a member of the 1871 Tech Incubator in Chicago.

Design Emerging As a Critical Success Driver for Smart Home

Whether you’re browsing the aisles of a consumer technology store like Best Buy or the pages of Amazon, connected home products are hard to miss. From refrigerators to thermostats to lighting and everything in between, consumer product companies large and small are exploring all possible ways to embed connectivity into the household products we’ve used all our lives.