In case you missed it, this was all the rage this past week at the annual Google I/O conference. I was one of the first in line to sign up for the updates on when they launch. As the voice recognition is getting so good these days that I see this move of voice enabled applications as the next wave of computing to enter our homes.
The article doesn't have anything special to say, but I enjoyed the infographic. I've seen and used it before in presentations that I have done as it's got a good overview on a the verticals where the IoT is going to be a player.
Arduino.org released their new board called the Primo which features native Bluetooth Smart wireless connectivity, NFC and includes Wi-Fi and infrared technologies. With this board they are finally building a solution that contains wireless technologies out of the box.
This is a cool article. It's high level, but worth the read as it covers in short order the 5 main markets where the IoT is making an impact today and in the future.
Just as Netscape open sourced the code for the Mozilla project back in 1998 to try and win the browser wars, Google is open sourcing Thread to try and become the standard for the IoT. What's different with Google is well, they are Google, and have a lot more pull than Netscape did. Ultimately the software and platform have to not only work, but be secure and scalable.