Year in Review: Top 10 Intel IoT Blog Posts on the Internet of Things

Each week, the Intel IoT blog brings you Internet of Things stories and news that inspire, create excitement, and share best practices. Today, we’re highlighting 10 “can’t miss” blog posts from 2014—whether you’re reading them again or catching them for the first time, we hope you enjoy the wide range of topics and insights that defined the past year.

1. Smart City Technology Improves Quality of Life

Smart AmericaIntel is participating in a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow project called the SmartAmerica Challenge. The goal? To create tangible and measurable benefits to the U.S. economy and the daily lives of Americans. In response to the challenge, Intel and the City of San Jose launched Smart Cities USA. See how this project plans to implement IoT technology—a system of intelligent sensors that monitor air and water quality, transportation, energy, and communication systems—to help San Jose manage urban population growth and thrive for decades to come. » Read the blog post


2. From Intel In-Vehicle Solutions to Self-Driving Cars

Smart CarsIntel is working closely with the automotive industry to shape new informational, entertainment, and safety capabilities. This blog post introduces Intel® In-Vehicle Solutions, a family of pre-integrated and validated hardware and software products that not only aim to help automakers speed time to market, but also to connect the dots from convenience features to autonomous driving. » Read the blog post


3. IoT and Smart Buildings: Harnessing Big Data to Deliver Savings

Smart Building

Working with a world-class ecosystem, Intel delivers interoperable hardware and software solutions, integrated security, and simplified management capabilities that make smart buildings a reality today. In this post, we take a look at some great examples of how IoT and smart buildings are changing the way we think about reducing energy consumption and delivering savings in new and surprising ways. » Read the blog post


4. 10 Cool Things Powered by the Intel IoT

Rhino TrackingWhat do wildlife in Africa, freshly baked cupcakes, big rigs, and beer kegs have in common? They all made Doug Davis’ Top 10 list during his IoT Mega Session at IDF14. Take a peek at how the IoT is influencing and changing the way the world works in this fun blog post. » Read the blog post


5. Stephen Hawking Introduces Intel IoT Wheelchair at IDF14

IDF 14“I am Intel Inside®, myself,” Hawking said as he introduced an IoT-powered wheelchair via video during this year’s IDF14 Opening Keynote. “This is a great example of how technology for the disabled is often a proving ground for the technology of the future.” You’ll never believe what’s rolling onto the IoT. » Read the blog post » Watch the video


6. Intel Saves Millions in Manufacturing Costs by Connecting Big Data to IoT

Smart Manufacturing

Leading by example: Intel pilots IoT technologies to improve efficiency in its own factories—saving millions in manufacturing costs. Find out how Intel proved IoT success through big data analytics, and why the story has suddenly taken the manufacturing world by storm. » Read the blog post » Get the white paper » Watch the video


7. Protecting Consumer Information: NCR and Intel Team up for a New Approach

NRC DataGuard and Intel Data Protection Technology for Transactions Overview Secure I/O in Open Platforms Infographic

One of the most relevant—and challenging—aspects of using technology in the retail and financial services space is how to ensure the protection of personal data on open platforms. NCR and Intel, long-time technology innovators and current collaborators, recognize the need for a fresh approach. » Read the blog post  » Read the case study


8. IoT Accelerates Automotive Web Technology

HTML5 LogoAs automakers continue to integrate in-vehicle infotainment and race down the path toward autonomous driving, there is no doubt that automotive cockpits are becoming increasingly defined by software that embraces the Internet of Things. » Read the blog post


9. Dunkin’ Donuts, Marks and Spencer, Connect to Intel IoT for Retail

Dunkin DonutsWhether you’re buying a new shirt or a dozen glazed donuts and a Box ‘O Joe*, your experience at two major retailers will be dramatically different than it was even a few years ago, thanks to modern retail solutions powered by Intel® architecture and the Internet of Things for retail. » Read the blog post » Get the Dunkin’ Donuts case study » Get the Marks and Spencer solution brief


10. New Intel IoT Platform Connects the Unconnected to the IoT

Intel IoT Platform The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of a powerful technology revolution. Thanks to the recently announced Intel® IoT Platform, the act of connecting devices and systems to each other so that they can share data has suddenly come within reach. Soon, we will begin seeing a flood of new products, services, and experiences. Over the next few years, we can also expect to see shared data transform industries from healthcare to retail, accelerate scientific research, and change the way we live. » Read the blog post

David McKinney

About David McKinney

Social Media Manager, Internet of Things (IoT) Group
David is a 16 year veteran at Intel and currently the Social Media Manager for Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IoTG). Prior to his current position, David led the content creation enthusiast notebook marketing efforts where he defined product strategies to solve content creation workflow problems and establish Intel leadership in the Digital Content Creation (DCC) segment. David has held business development manager and marketing leadership positions in multiple Intel business groups, including the Intel field sales organization.
Outside of work, David enjoys a number of hobbies ranging from hiking to volunteer work at the Oregon Humane Society along with the discovery of new technologies related to music creation and photography. You can follow David on Twitter: @dmckinney and continue the conversation on Twitter by following @IntelIoT and friend us on

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