Greetings IoT Weekly News Readers! Thank you for reading this publication. The biggest news this week is all about the Raspberry Pi Zero. Released to much fanfare, this computer is only $5. At this price, it means some amazing and innovative things for companies to explore developing in the Internet of Things.
To that point I have an article in this issue that reinforces that innovation is being driven by small vendors and startups. I round out this issue with articles on security, news from the enterprise world, wearables and a development focused Kickstarter project.
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The New Raspberry Pi Is Just $5 Because of the Alphabet Inc. Chairman
This was likely the biggest story of the week. A new Raspberry Pi was released with the cost of just $5! While small computing devices like this ( think Intel Edison ) the fact that the price is so low is a game changer. The hardest part will be getting one as they are currently all sold out!
Startups And Small Vendors Are Driving Innovation In The Internet of Things
This article covers a number of the topics that I have been speaking about in recent years. "The next billion dollar idea is going to be from that kid or startup working in their basement." While large corporations and build the infrastructure for the IoT, it's the speed and nimbleness of the startup and people hacking and experimenting that are driving innovation.
Particle offers a suite of hardware and software tools to help you prototype, scale, and manage your Internet of Things products.
Is the IoT Skating on Slippery Security Grounds?
Security is a key reason we are not seeing more IoT deployments happening in enterprises. This article covers some of the mail concerns and areas with in security that we should be focusing as an industry.
IoT Attacks and New Evasion Techniques Will Characterize Threats in 2016
The types of treats and new evasion techniques for 2016 are covered in this security focused article.
Qualcomm Inc. vs. Intel Corporation: Which Will Win in the Internet of Things?
Article pitting two of the biggest players on the hardware side in the space of the IoT against each other. Draws on some interesting strengths and weaknesses.
Intel Taps Former Qualcomm Exec to Run PC, IOT and Software Businesses
This article reinforces the previous one in this issue about the battle between talent and new products each company is trying release around the Internet of Things.
This is a product I found interesting and was created by a local Twin Cities company called Nomis Labs. It's a high quality polystyrene bike helmet with multicolor LEDs and a RF remote control. For sale now, just in time for the holidays!
Lumo Raises $10 Million Series B, Starts Building Wearables Partnerships
Right off the launch of Lumo Run, Lumo Bodytech, a smart sensors and software platform, has raised $10 million in Series B financing.
Wearable Startup TuringSense Raises $3M in Seed Funding
Continued investment in wearables, specifically around sports verticals continues. This company plans an upcoming Kickstarter as well.
Creator Ci40: The Ultimate IoT-In-A-Box Dev Kit
A complete IoT kit that includes all the hardware, software, and cloud infrastructure needed to quickly build a wireless IoT system.