In this episode, Farstuff explores how the IoT will completely “change the game” of pro sports — not just for athletes, but enhance and elevate all sports from a “TV-native” experience to an “Internet-native” experience for fans.
From swimsuits that have been banned at the Olympics, to the use of goal-identifying watches by referees in the World Cup, technology is quickly changing how we play, watch and enjoy sports. Come on along as Charles and Andreea explore some of the most advanced sports equipment available, where everything is going and what it all means for the future of sports coaching, strategy, and rules and regulations for actual competitions.
Whether or not you’re a sports fan, we hope you’ll find this exploration of how the IoT will impact professional sports to be a fun and interesting journey.
Apple changed the world again — yawn! — with their fall 2014 keynote. The shockwaves of those announcements will reverberate through the Internet of Things for years, if not decades.
Yes Virginia, there were MP3 players before the iPod, phones before the iPhone, and wearables before the Apple Watch. But Apple’s entry into wearables isn’t just a technical exercise — because it’s Apple, it’s a cultural event.
In this episode, Andreea and Charles talk about how Apple’s new product and service announcement impact the Internet of Things.
Flying IoT: Drones are not just for delivering your Amazon packages, eliminating terrorist threats across the globe and spying on your neighbors. Did you know that they can be used to get a leg up on hunting feral pigs? Or that starting your own drone business could be the next hottest startup? Charles and Andreea explore the wild world of Drones and the mysterious airspace they live in.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or (UAS) Unmanned Aerial Systems vs (RPV) Remotely Piloted Vehicles:
Computes- Sliding level of autonomy, self-aware enough to avoid collisions and to get back to their charging station in time
Connects- Wifi, GPS, RFID
Communicates- Remote Sensing – Electromagnetic spectrum sensors (visual, infrared, near infrared & radar), Gamma Ray Sensors, Biological Sensors, Chemical Sensors etc.
LAPD adds drones to their arsenal – Safe or Creepy?
World’s First Drone Ambulance – Air Mule Tactical Robotics
Hear Charles’ Drone Voice!
Getting the ultimate footage with Camera drones – Film companies negotiate with the FAA
Drones deliver drinks at nightclubs and Drone Pizza Delivery in India
How is a drone different from a flying toddler?
Forest Fire Detection
Tracking Feral Pigs & reporting to hunters
DIY Drones! Start your own Drone Business!
Facial and gesture recognition and what that means for the military and the paprazzi
Ecosystem chat: Google – Loon for Wifi distribution and Facebook purchased Titan Aerospace
80,000 Volts of Awesomeness!
History: 83 ft above from roof top is Private, 500 ft and up is Public
FAA banned all commercial drones as of May 30, 2014
It’s a whole new world when the Internet of Things is part of you. In the future, everyone will be IoT-enhanced — bodies and minds connected via the internet to other things and people, everyone enhanced beyond normal human abilities.
Join Andreea and Charles as they go beyond wearables, and discuss a future where “the Internet of Things…is people!”
Dumb (passive) prosthetics vs. smart (active) prosthetics
Bitcoin can be used to pay for stuff, but it’s interesting for reasons that go way beyond that — and it may be especially interesting when applied to the Internet of Things. How interesting? We audaciously propose that Bitcoin will be central to the IoT.
Find out why in this episode, in which Charles and Andreea help contextualize bitcoin as it relates to the Internet of Things.
What is bitcoin?
It’s a currency, like cash
Digital currency, a.k.a. crypto currency, a.k.a. smart cash
Anonymous (not really)
It’s a system
No central authority, a.k.a. distributed, a.k.a. decentralized
Sure, GPS was a game-changer. But as stars were to ancient mariners, “beacons” are the true wayfinders of the Internet of Things. They’re the enabling tech behind “micro-location”, and they’re about to revolutionize location services all over again.
What are “beacons”?
Beacons vs. iBeacons
Generic names vs. Apple branding
Hardware and service providers
GPS vs BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), and why you need both
Micro-location applications (see “Use cases” section below for more)
Imagine a world where your every move, heartbeat, body temperature change and sleep is tracked by an intricate network of activity monitors. In this episode we talk about the wearable world of activity monitors, which live at the intersection of health and the Internet of Things.
(Hey, we’re back! Preparation for SXSW and a product launch interrupted our release schedule, but we’ll try to avoid gaps like that again in the future.)
What’s the likelihood that our network of Internet of Things will exceed our own human intellect? What would this mean for the rights of robots? Join us for a fun discussion involving some of our favorite fictional robots, and speculation about what the world would look like with a society that includes incredibly intelligent creatures of our own making.