The Big Value in Big Data? Prediction.

Big Data and the Internet of Things are being touted as the new frontier for business, with new and innovative uses for connected devices being rolled out every day.

Promising to unlock new levels of insight, enhance customer experience and improve safety and efficiency, Big Data is now on the brink of potentially transforming the way we live, work and think.

But, as the industry matures and utilizations become more sophisticated, where will the true value of Big Data lie?

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VR’s Killer App isn’t Going to be a Shooter

Virtual realty has yet to really hit the mainstream but 2016 might just be the year it finally does.

Devices like the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR have delivered on some of the promises of VR, they’ve been held back by a lack of content and their appeal hasn’t yet spread beyond early adopters.

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World’s First Portable Smart Scale Available for Pre-order

Monitoring your content and calorie intake can get complicated, if the apps or the wearables aren’t working for you – try the scale. Slate is the world’s first portable smart scale for nutrition.

The Calgary-based startup have developed a weight scale that connects to android and iOS devices through Bluetooth, and allows you to track calories, macro nutrients, and deliver information based on your serving size and type of meal.

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Did BYOD's Catchy Name Make Us Look Past Its Flaws?

The trend now, as it has been for years, is to give every new tech product or strategy a catchy name, preferably an acronym or initialism -- something that will be easy to remember and simpler to write in an email. It may seem a bit cheesy, but businesses do it because it works.

One example of this is BYOD, which is short for bring your own device.

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Meta, an Artificial Intelligence Platform for Science, Receives $6 Million in Funding

Toronto's Meta announced today that they have raised a $6 million financing round led by Rho Canada Ventures and including Western Technology Investment and iGan Partners.

Meta (formerly ScienceScape) is a machine intelligence and big-data-as-a-service company for researchers and scientific industries and was a finalist for Techvibes 2014 Accelerator Graduate of the Year Award.

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