Welcome IoT Weekly News Readers!
We've got a great issue in store for you this week covering all the latest news related to the Internet of Things. This week I decided it would be fun to cast the net wide and grab articles from an extraordinarily wide range of topics. As you'll see in the articles, there's a little bit of something for everyone!
On a personal note, the graduate class on the Internet of Things class that I teach is getting near the end of the semester and I can't wait to see what new and interesting connected product they create. It's always a blast and look for a post on the Lab 651 blog once the semester is over.
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Microsoft Is Getting Closer to the Wireless Carrier Business
Microsoft in recent weeks announced a corporate reorganization that makes the company more focused on cloud services and edge computing, as well as a plan to invest $5 billion in the internet of things over the next four years. Those actions are putting the company further into the orbit of the wireless industry.
Qualcomm Launches Its New Vision Intelligence Platform for IoT Devices
Qualcomm’s chips already power virtually every Android smartphone on the market, but the company has long set its sights beyond this core market and is increasingly looking at IoT as one of its next major growth areas. Earlier this year it launched its new embedded platform for IoT developers; today, it’s introducing two new systems-on-a-chip for IoT, the QCS605 and QCS603, that combine a multicore ARM processor with the company’s AI engine and an image signal processor.
Expanding Smart Home Solutions: Attend CONNECTIONS in May
Join Google, Intel, Samsung, T-Mobile, and over 650 senior executives at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 22-24 in San Francisco, in an intimate networking environment focusing on innovations to improve the UX and the IoT impact on emerging consumer technologies.
For 22 years, CONNECTIONS™ has been on the cutting edge with industry insights, consumer data, and trends in the connected living space. The 22nd-annual conference highlights the expansion of smart home solutions in the home and new business strategies that enhance the consumer experience with connected solutions.
Stop Talking About IoT Security And Do Something About It
Good article discussing security and actions that engineers should be doing as they build out their connected products. All of these are discussion points that we at Lab 651 have with our clients on every project we do.
Securing IoT Devices in the Increasingly Connected Hospital System
Knowing the network connection method and having good storage practices are key for providers as they work on securing IoT devices.
Careers at Lab 651
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5 Reasons the IoT Needs Smarts at the Edge
Edge computing is hot right now, but not everyone understands why so many people are so focused on keeping their data in gateways or on on-premise services instead of sending it to the cloud. While it may seem like a huge shift to bring processing to the edge of the networks as opposed to sending all of the data to the cloud, for many IoT use cases, the cloud was never going to be a viable solution.
5 Things Enterprise Still Needs to Learn From Startups in IoT
The IoT journey is not just about implementing new technology, it’s about the corporate transformation the process can potentially unlock.
How the Industrial IoT Is Transforming Industry
I really enjoyed this article as it gives a great overview as to the parts of the system that make up the the ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ and shows that it involves a range of technologies from semiconductors to cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
Google Nest Hello Doorbell and Next x Yale Lock review
Google's Nest Hello doorbell and smart lock let you see who's at the door and unlock or lock your door from anywhere. I've been testing Nest's $229 smart doorbell and $279 door lock for the last week. Here are some observations...
Hyfit Resistance Band Is the IoT Fitness Wearable That Will Flex Your Workout
If you like fitness tracking and you like pulling on stretchy things because going to the gym is like falling into the gorilla pit at the zoo, then the Hyfit is for you. Is it a wearable IoT gym? No, it's a freaking resistance band with wearable tech for fitness tracking.
Using Azure Data Lake to Analyze IoT Data
Here are some interesting concepts about data in IoT applications Kevin Saye shares with us on the IoT Show: all data has value, data needs to be preserved in its raw form for later usage and you want to store this data in a cost effective manner.
HighIoT Crushes Hackers and Gives Back to Crowdfunding Backers
HighIoT, the cybersecurity company building IoT devices with blockchain technology, raised over $900,000 on its Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns for its Akita device, which has been chosen to resell on Amazon. HighIoT is preparing its production shipment of 12,000 Akita units to be sent to its backers.