The Singularity is coming. Or is it the Terminator? Or maybe, at long last, we’re on our way to Jetsons-style, automation, where Rosie the Robot handles all the drudgery, freeing up humans to enjoy the good and easy life. It’s hard lately not to notice the proliferation of “rise... Read more
A new platform for the industrial internet is designed to help users make the most of machine-to-machine connections and the digital workforce. GE’s PACSystems RXi is a control and computing platform (“PAC” stands for “programmable automation controller”) based on open standards. According to GE, it offers companies a simpler,... Read more
The “internet of things,” as the smart grid is called, promises a new era of efficiency, convenience, automation and clean, sustainable energy. But could it also usher in yet another proliferation of apps that are just as pointless and stupid as, say, the iFart? As we’re still so early... Read more