Tag: iot

The Sigfox Micro Base Station test

sigfox micro-basestation characteristics The Sigfox Micro-Basestation is an indoor / outdoor basestation made to extend the Sigfox public network. You can’t use it to create a private network actually. Even with the added cellular connectivity you can install it outdoor with the casing shown on the right. The antenna is integrated and you have no […]

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Blockchain, IoT and Emerging Blockchain Technologies

Talk of blockchain is everywhere, and it has enormous potential beyond just cryptocurrencies. Blockchain can transform the transparency and security of a broad variety of transactions, from insurance to supply chain auditing to identity management. This blog series will explore the technical features and utility of blockchain.   Why IoT and Blockchain?   “IoT and […]

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Dead men may tell no tales, but IoT devices do

Privacy invasions related to the internet of things (IoT) are already becoming reality. In Arkansas, local law enforcement is trying to access the records of an Amazon Echo device as evidence in a murder investigation and has already compiled evidence based on the files of an IoT water heater. There are no meaningful federal privacy […]

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Mozilla tests the waters for Firefox OS IoT apps, including a Samantha-style virtual assistant

Back in December, Mozilla called it a day with its failed Firefox OS for mobile business, and said it would pivot the technology into a new Internet of Things strategy. Amid a good dose of skepticism that a platform (and organization) that failed in one area can succeed in another that is arguably even more complex, Mozilla […]

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Sony making a bet on IoT

Two stories in the news at the same time about Sony that draws a picture of the company’s plans. The first is that Sony is forming Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) from all the units contributing to Playstation, hardware, software, and network, effective April 1. Sony has set the new company up with a US headquarters — San […]

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IoT has a remote control problem

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a remote control problem — devices are operating independently with no knowledge of each other’s existence. Even systems that are supposed to work together don’t do so easily, such as the Apple TV and just about any output device. We need a digital age of enlightenment and openness to […]

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Hands on with Zuli’s smartplug

I wanted to review the Zuli smartplug, a device that makes a compelling argument for the Internet of Things without requiring consumers to set up a bunch of sensors, connect a central hub to their router, and tinker with an app’s complex settings. However, my house was determined to make it nigh impossible for me […]

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