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Connectivity as tomorrow’s driving.

In 1989, we all got in that DeLorean with Marty McFly and dreamed that by 2015, the cities would be full of flying cars. That vision of Zemeckis and Spielberg in the movie Back To The Future: Part II is not far from our reality, in which the driving experience and the search for new…

Blockchain 101: what it is and what it is not.

You’ve probably heard a lot of recent news about products, software and other things involving blockchain technology and you may have doubts about that. Here you have some tips to help you understand what  blockchain is, what it is not and what it is close to be: What it is: Blockchain is a distributed storage…

Barbara in the Asia IoT Business platform

Last week Barbara IoT,  in collaboration with the European-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EU-MCCI), travelled to Malaysia to attend the Asia IoT Business Platform and meet relevant agents in the ASEAN IoT market. The show In the show, Barbara had a booth within the EU Pavilion, together with other European IoT-related companies such as…

Facebook and privacy

Privacy is a fundamental human right for the evolution of a society. There is no discussion about it, it is included in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in many other international and regional agreements. The lack of privacy limits people’s freedom of association and…

Where is the eHealth heading to?

Almost every sector of society is evolving and making use, one way or another, of the technical innovations that are arising, and Health is not an exception. Medicine evolution has historically been linked to scientific innovations, but also to technical and technological ones. Since the use of the first mechanical tools, medical instrumentation has continually…

IoT Day: Debriefing

  Last Monday (April 9th) we celebrated the IoT Day, an occasion where the IoT Council invited the whole IoT community to organize and engage in several events, hackathons or to simple share some beers with people interested in IoT. So we in Barbara decided to set up our first meetup, “Gathering about IoT Security:…

How IoT is helping developing countries

People in developing countries have the biggest access restrictions to drinking-water. New technology solutions such as IoT are a powerful weapon to fight this huge barrier.   On March 22nd we celebrated the World Water Day. Water is probably the most valuable asset of this world, more so if we take into account WHO predictions…

Wine and Technology: a perfect match

Let’s face it, I love wine, specially red wine. And given my profession, I love technology. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised when my couple and I visited SOMMOS winery facilities, in Barbastro, north of Spain. The winery is located in a privileged scenery, on the foot of the Pyrenees, and it’s main building (by…

Movies and tech: a hate-love relationship

It’s a fact that the cinema and the technology worlds have gone hand in hand since the beginning, in 1872, when the first “movie” were presented in Philadelphia and the Lumiere brothers presented their silent movie, Exiting the Factory. Both worlds have experimented such a huge change throughout the 20th century that they have transformed…

IoT, the art revolution

A few days ago (21 to 25 February) ARCO 2018 took place, and this edition revolved around a concept: The future. A few days ago, a new edition of ARCOmadrid 2018, one of the most important international contemporary art exhibition worldwide, took place; this year we celebrate its 37th anniversary. This edition does not have…

China’s big challenge

The Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 16th, and the country continues to take firm steps in its goal, proclaimed by its government, to become the world technological leader before 2050. I have to admit that my relationship with China is about love and hate. One of those feelings that produces a strange,…