Author: Dominique Guinard

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eBay’s IoT Collections: Smart Fussball Table

It’s time again for an eBay Internet of Things Collection recipe. This time we’ll be looking at a nice challenge we tackled at the last Web of Things Hackathon – the Smart Fussball Table! This yearly hackathon (stay tuned for the next one – advertised soon) is always focusing on a challenge that involves real world objects and their connectivity not only to the the Internet but also to the Web. In short it is always about having things talking to each other and humans based on Web protocols and tools.

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Our Top 5 Topics to Look Out for at O’Reilly Solid

Your favourite blog (i.e. this blog :-)) was selected as a media partner for the O’Reilly Solid Conference. Hence, I’ll be covering the conference next week (May 21st to 22nd) and I’m very much looking forward to it! In anticipation of attending, we thought we would give you guys an indication of what topics we’re looking forward to discussing and discovering more about over the two days. On top of that we have attached some of the key presentations taking place that we believe will be particular highlights in the schedule, PLUS a bonus comp for you guys at the...

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WoT eBay Collections Series Launch: Connected Coffee Machine

Time to present the third episode in our Internet of Things Collections blog series: the Connected Coffee Machine! Fridges and coffee machines are probably in the top 3 “things an IoT tinkerer is likely to connect one day or another…”. Not wanting to fail tradition, the tech team at EVRYTHNG decided it was time to connect our dear coffee machine to the Web through the EVRYTHNG API. “Connected as in I can send a tweet to your coffee machine and it makes me coffee?”, I hear you say. Not at all! That is so last year. 😉 We, at EVRYTHNG, are...

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Introducing the first W3C Web of Things Workshop

A short post to draw your attention on a significant upcoming milestone: the first W3C organized workshop on the Web of Things will take place in Germany on June 25 and 26, 2014. As many of you probably know together with great researchers and practitioners around the globe we’ve been running our own Web of Things workshops, promoting the use of Web standards as the application layer for the IoT, for the last 5 years now. True! However, what’s special about this particular workshop is the fact that it was ignited by the W3C itself. Having a discussion about the...

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WoT eBay Collections Series Launch: EMF Smog Box

And so it’s time for the second instalment of our Internet of Things Collections blog series for eBay: the EMF Smog Box! This episode is basically a deep-dive into one of my pet projects we released a little while ago: the Ondes Visible project. The basic concept of this project is quite simple: making electro magnetic fields (aka EMFs) visible! EMFs surround us day and night. Some are generated by natural elements such as the Sun or the stars, others however are created by humans – mostly through the use of wireless technologies. EMFs are invisible but scientists are not...

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WoT eBay Collections Series Launch: Smart Lamps

Today sees the launch of “Collections” – eBay’s newest feature that allows its members to curate products around certain themes or ideas – and Web of Things are proud to have helped EVRYTHNG contribute 12 Internet of Things Collections as part of the initial launch campaign.

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It’s the Fourth International Workshop on the Web of Things!

We’re happy to confirm that WoT 2013 is going to take place on September 9th in Zurich, collocated with the UbiComp 2013 conference! This time, it’s going to be jointly organized by ETH Zurich (Simon), EVRYTHNG Ltd. (Vlad & Dom), and the World Wide Web consortium (Dave) – and we’ll be supported by program committee members from all around the world. As for the last three editions of the workshop, there will also be a WoT-Hackathon (on Sep. 8th) – and we’ll have an open demonstration session for all workshop participants, so get your projects, papers, prototypes, APIs and ideas...

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NFC Workshop in Zurich

Our last post introduced you to the art of NFC / QR tagging on Android phones. If, like us, since then you can’t stop tagging things then you might consider submitting you awesome prototypes to this workshop our colleagues from ETH are setting up: 5th International Workshop on Near Field Communication – NFC 2013 Call for Papers NFC 2013 is the 5th International Research Workshop with focus on Near Field Communication (NFC). This workshop covers the entire technological area, beginning from RF and hardware, smartcards approach, security, applications and services, business processes, up to usability and user experience.