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What you missed in the Smart World: Park bench that tells your weight, and more NEWS

What you missed in the Smart World: Wearable addictions

What you missed in the Smart World: Park bench that tells your weight, and more

The Smart World Series With SiliconANGLE

This week’s Smart World Series features a traceable umbrella, a wearable tech addiction and new platforms for the development of the Internet of Things.

For those who missed last week’s Smart World Series, here’s a chance to catch up on the exciting developments in the connected world.  Each week, SiliconANGLE rounds up the top news trends regarding smart homes and cars, smart data centers and IT, smart infrastructure and all things related to the Internet of Things.

Never lose your umbrella again with Blunt + Tile


Stay stylish and connected in the rain, with Blunt Umbrellas UK Ltd sturdy umbrella that’s now trackable thanks to a partnership with Tile Inc. Blunt Umbrellas UK Ltd. and Tile Inc.  This roundup also features Pelipod, a smart parcel delivery system being tested in the U.K., and details on how Best Buy Co., Inc. will be highlighting smart and connected solutions in the coming weeks.

Find out more about these new products and announcement in our Smart Living roundup.

Catch a case of Google Glass addiction, like this guy


A paper published in the professional journal Addictive Behavior revealed what may be the first case of Google Glass addiction, and it is quite intriguing. The study revealed that prolonged and extensive use of the wearable device could lead to dependence on Glass, the formation of debilitating habits and poor short term memory. Also featured in this roundup is a responsive yoga mat called SmartMat that helps you perfect your poses, and Darma, a smart seat cushion that keeps your posture in check.

Find out more about this wearable tech addiction and other smart products in out Smart Health roundup.

How Twitter can power the Internet of Things with Fabric


Andy Piper, developer advocate at Twitter, believes that Fabric, Twitter Inc.’s new app development platform, presents a huge potential for the Internet of Things (IoT). He believes that IoT app development will become easier and making inanimate objects talk on Twitter will deliver more meaningful information to users. This roundup also features the early access to Kii Corp.’s new IoT platform and AT&T Corp. to hold a two-day IoT hackathon in Las Vegas in early 2015.

Find out more about these new developer platforms and hackathon in out Smart DevOps roundup.

Tune in next week for more interesting stories, discoveries and innovations in the world of smart and connected things.

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