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IBM MessageSight Makes Strides Towards The Internet Of Things
2013-04-30 13:03:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Imagine a world where your toilet tells you it´s leaking, or your oven reports dinner is about to burn. Welcome to a world with the Internet of Things — smart, interconnected devices that are periodically sensing and transmitting data. According to a statement from IBM, there will be 22 billion such gadgets by 2020, and the company says it has a new hardware system capable of receiving and processing this smorgasbord of...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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