Internet of Things archives

313 posts

Decreasing the complexity of IoT adoption with Edge as a Service model

By Sarah Dickinson, 23 May 2018

  Last week, much of the IoT industry descended on Santa Clara, California, for the annual IoT World trade show. One of the exhibitors present were Rigado who Canonical partnered with earlier this year to deploy Ubuntu Core on their…

Creating the world’s first robotic tennis ball collector with Ubuntu

By Sarah Dickinson, 18 May 2018

From manufacturing plants to homes, robots have become a staple in the modern world for making life easier. This ability to boost convenience is what the startup company, Tennibot, is looking to bring to tennis courts around the world.…

Trust and security in the Snap Store

By Canonical, 15 May 2018

Last Friday (11 May 2018) we learned that a snap was mining cryptocurrency in the background while the application was running. The practical implication of that is the overuse of local resources on a user’s system, well beyond what a…

Introducing developer notifications for snap security updates

By Canonical, 2 May 2018

For some time, we’ve wanted a mechanism to alert snap publishers to security updates which affect their snaps. All the pieces have come together and we are now sending alerts via email. Stated more precisely, publishers who use ‘stage-…

Design and Web team summary – 20 April 2018

By Robin Winslow, 20 April 2018

Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. We manage all web projects across Canonical – from www.ubuntu.com to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects. MAAS Table…

Eclipse 2018 survey: The IoT landscape, what it empirically looks like

By Jamie Bennett, 18 April 2018

Every year the Eclipse Foundation along with other sponsors conduct an online survey of the IoT market looking at what technologies are being used and how. The 2018 edition of that survey has just been made available and I thought it would…

BotsAndUs build a social robot on Ubuntu

By Sarah Dickinson, 16 April 2018

As robotics become increasingly prevalent in all sectors and expand outside the manufacturing industry, it is no surprise that IDC predicts worldwide spending on robotics to reach $103bn in 2018. A UK based startup, BotsAndUs, are looking…

Design and Web team summary – 10 April 2018

By Anthony Dillon, 10 April 2018

MAAS squad Homepage A/B test completes The team ran an A/B test on two homepage designs. Based on Google analytics experiment data and Crazy egg scroll-map data for both A and B versions. The resulting winner was B. Which has now been made…

The Nextcloud Box: a review of building an IoT device with snaps

By Guest, 5 April 2018

In 2016, Canonical, Nextcloud and WDLabs introduced the Nextcloud Box, the first IoT style device running with snaps out of the box. Besides sales of nearly 2K boxes before Western Digital shut down their research division WDLabs late last…

Design and Web team summary – 27 March 2018

By Anthony Dillon, 27 March 2018

The design and web team work on a wide array of projects throughout Canonical. Therefore, we are split into seven squads to handle different aspects of the company. Here is a rundown of the work we completed this week by squad. Snappy…

Your first robot: Sharing with others [5/5]

By Kyle Fazzari, 16 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the fifth and final installment in a series. This is the fifth (and final) blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous…

Your first robot: The driver [4/5]

By Kyle Fazzari, 9 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Kyle Fazzari’s blog and is the fourth installment in a series. This is the fourth blog post in this series about creating your first robot with ROS and Ubuntu Core. In the previous post we worked on…