Welcome IoT Weekly News readers! While winter has hit and it's cold here in Minnesota, the IoT continues to heat up.
Our lead story is just hitting the wires as this issue goes out is about Google stepping up their game in the connected devices world. This is very interesting move and something that we will continue to watch and cover in future issue I'm sure. I was also blessed that an application that our team helped to develop for a client was covered in the local news. More details about that are in the second article below. I think you might might find it to be a unique use of Beacon technology.
I also included a few other stories on business, consumer and wearables and end the issue off with a survey and projection of IoT 2017-2027. Hope you enjoy this issue and please tweet it to your followers!
Google Gets Even More Serious About IoT
This is exciting! Being a long time developer of the Android operating system and user of Google products, I'm watching this whole space of home automation between Google, Apple and Samsung very closely. There's going to be a lot of money spent and different technology created in the coming years to capture the home consumer market.
St. Paul Police Officer Develops App to Better Handle People with Autism in the Field
A system that our team at Recursive Awesome / Lab651 built for Aware Services was covered in the news this past week. It's a system that we have been working with a client to develop that helps Autistic and other vulnerable individuals provide more information to law enforcement and first responders when they approach a scene.
What's Naughty & Nice About The Internet Of Things
Good article on a few of the things that are wrong with the Internet of Things, but also cites some key areas in which things are good or getting better. Fun naughty vs nice themed idea for a story for the holidays.
Will the Internet of Things Sacrifice or Save the Environment?
Great article! As it is cited, "The internet of things will be the biggest, most sophisticated piece of equipment that we’ve deployed across the planet – ever," says telecommunications expert Kerry Hinton
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Korean Startup Prevents Fire with the Power of IoT
One of the greatest things about my job is that I have the opportunity to work on some really fun and unique IoT ideas. Similar to this project, this article is one that jumped out at me since safety is an area where bringing in connected device often and can make a huge impact.
Auto Parts Manufacturer Prevents Downtime With the IoT
Interesting article from our friends over at RTInsights. The panacea of the IoT is being able to run smarter operations. Whether it's your home, business or city, the Internet of Things promises to make life more efficient. Shortening the downtime of a manufacturer gives measurable ROI.
Why IoT Analytics Are a Manufacturer’s Most Important Tool
Good article on why the power of what the Internet of Things brings to Manufacturing is something that should not be ignored. There's many tools out there that companies need to be leveraging today to make them more efficient.
Cortana Gets IoT Integration, Support for Third-Party Skills
Voice enabled applications are going to start becoming more and more relevant. Personally, I've purchased a Google Home device. I've found myself asking it questions and getting data that I never thought I would ask from it. There's definitely still a number of limitations, but I'm convinced that smart devices that use voice commands are the future.
Siren Care Makes A "Smart" Sock to Track Diabetic Health
Another example of how realtime monitoring of data and adjustments at home by the consumer can help safe a large amount in healthcare costs. From the article, "Diabetic health tracking startup Siren Care has created smart socks that use temperature sensors to detect inflammation — and therefore injury — in realtime for diabetics."
Bluetooth 5 Now Available
Exciting times ahead as Bluetooth technology continues to advance. As cited in the article, "The adoption of Bluetooth 5 comes at a crucial time of industry growth, with ABI Research expecting 48 billion internet-enabled devices to be installed by 2021, of which nearly one-third will include Bluetooth."
What Is Fog Computing and What Does It Mean for IoT?
This is a really cool article. It goes through what fog computing is and more importantly how it will be used in systems going forward. This quote from the article hit the nail on head, "Fog computing greatly reduces the amount of data being sent to and from the cloud, reducing latency as a result of local computation while minimizing security risks".
Internet of Things (IoT) 2017-2027
A fun article pitting what we know today in the market regarding the IoT and what it might look like 10 years from now.