Technology

The total data accumulated in the past two years - a Zettabyte - eclipses the previous record of human civilization. It is fast becoming mainstream with companies from across all industries combining a plethora of digital data with softwares to analyze it. Software makers are eager to drill into the big data goldmine, with analysts predicting exorbitant growth for the overall market. However, building a successful business exploiting the benefits of big data is anything but easy, and requires dexterity along with the right amou...
Lowe’s American retail chain of home improvement and appliances, has added yet another resourceful device to its notorious Iris home automation line. This time, it’s a smart water valve that can automatically shut off the water as soon as it detects a burst in the pipe. The smart valve is designed by LeakSmart, an Ohio-based company and was first demonstrated in January during the CES 2014, but wasn’t readily available for purchase back then. The Smart Valve is basically a motorized ball valve network connected and can be easily in...