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Mary Catherine O'Connor
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Smart meters and connected home energy devices are fun and flashy, but can they actually help homeowners save energy and money? One utility company says they do.
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testing IoT to improve treatment of dementia patients...
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This sounds like a Dick Tracy gadget, but it's real.
The pocket device is designed to help consumer better understand the products they buy, the foods they eat or the medicines they take.
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The on-street parking finder that BMW is cooking into its upcoming in-car navigation system...
Big-data company INRIX is increasingly reliant on location data crowdsourced from drivers using its navigation app for visibility into traffic—and now, parking availability.
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Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed sensor-based technology that helps farmers optimize crop irrigation. A wireless communications company is now licensing the technology as an IoT solution.
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http://www.iotjournal.com/articles/view?13537/
This startup wants to help IoT device manufacturers cut the legalese from their data collection policies. You know, so we can read them without wanting to stab our eyes out.
Taking an approach akin to printing nutritional facts on packaged foods, Privacynq wants to help manufacturers build digital trust in their IoT products.
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This is a cool innovation that speaks to more than just ego in action sports...
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In 2025, will being somewhere virtually be better than being there physically?
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A Boston startup thinks its tech-infused approach can make urban farmers far more productive.
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Mary Catherine O'Connor is an independent journalist based in San Francisco. Beats include sustainable business, energy, outdoor recreation, design/architecture, transport, agriculture, packaging, wireless sensors and the supply chain. 

Her work has appeared in consumer and industry publications, including Wired.com, Fast Company, Outside, Entrepreneur, Waste Age and RFID Journal.

She's regularly contributes to Outside magazine, SmartPlanet, EV Update and Earth Island Journal.

She's a member of the Society for Environmental Journalists. 
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Interviewed Shaun White when he was 13 and no one knew he'd take over the world.
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