warrenellis + iot   3

Slumlord Cyber Killers | Betabeat
"It’s a huge problem in New York City. Sketchy slumlords freeze their (usually poor) tenants to save money and/or drive them out of their buildings to raise rents. The health effects of being “fuel poor” are well documented. But when freezing tenants complain in court, it’s their word against that of their legal-savvy landlords.

Unless there’s hard data proving otherwise."
iot  pol  eco  energy 
7 weeks ago by warrenellis
Berg Wants To Be The Platform To Make Any Dumb Appliance Smart | Co.Design | business + design
"ONE OF THE GREATEST DESIGN CONSULTANCIES IN THE WORLD HAS GIVEN IT ALL UP TO BUILD JUST ONE PRODUCT. BUT TO DEMONSTRATE THAT ONE PRODUCT, WELL, BERG HAD TO HACK A WASHING MACHINE FIRST."
tech  iot  berg 
march 2014 by warrenellis
russell davies: the internet of middle-class things
"The point is that - once the bridging/programming/installing problem is solved, hopefully by something like the BERG cloud  - people are going to want this kind of stuff. It's the decorative, furniturey, not exactly useful, certainly not to do with work stuff that people buy in the nicer sort of garden centres."
comp  iot 
november 2012 by warrenellis

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