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Improving Law Enforcement with LTE and the IoT

Police officers are on the front lines every day, protecting and serving their communities. For this reason, they are well-equipped with an array of gadgets to assist them in fulfilling their duties. Beyond the traditional tools of baton, handcuffs and gun, police are now utilizing high-tech devices that further ensure their safety — and that Read full article...
Oct 6, 2015

The Internet of School Things is Coming

School is back in session, and with that comes a sense of nostalgia; the smell of dry erase markers, the rustling of papers, and the slamming of locker doors as students scurry to get ready for class. But, as 2016 approaches advancements in technology have dramatically changed our perception of school. Schools today are looking Read full article...
Sep 21, 2015
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Be Careful What You Wish For: Should Artificial Intelligence and IoT Meet

When we think of Artificial Intelligence (AI), we may immediately be reminded of the 2001 Stephen Spielberg film in which a child android longs to be real in order to reclaim the love of the mother whose deceased child he was created to replace. Others might be reminded of the dystopian I, Robot where Will Read full article...
Sep 9, 2015
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How the IoT Adds Up to a More Convenient Life

Anyone who’s been following technology – or even just general – news will have heard a lot about Internet of Things (IoT) or “smart” devices recently. And some might be asking just how much of a real impact will these products have on my everyday life? The answer, as it turns out, is more than Read full article...
Aug 31, 2015

Wearables: Not Just for Humans Anymore

4G LTE is not only great for humans; it’s great for pets as well! Smart collars and other types of wearable technology allow pet owners to better connect with (or better understand) their animal friends. Read full article...
Aug 26, 2015

Five Superheroes Already Using the IoT

Superhuman strength? Sure! Lightning-quick speed? Certainly! But let’s not forget the other advantage that many of these heroes share – access to amazing technology. In fact, many of these fictional adventurers use what are essentially Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Here are just a few superheroes already leveraging some amazing connected technology... Read full article...
Aug 19, 2015
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Are We There Yet? No, and it Doesn’t Matter

Family vacations can be a wonderful bonding experience and a way to create memories that last a lifetime. But getting to the desired location isn’t always such a joy. The constant commotion from the backseat can become a strain after just five minutes, let alone five hours. However, 4G LTE connectivity in cars is changing the game for parents. Read full article...
Aug 11, 2015

Smart Meters Curb Drought Problems in California

To combat the water shortage, California officials have turned to innovative M2M technology, particularly smart meters, to better regulate and monitor water usage throughout the state. Unlike traditional water meters, which essentially provide a running tally each month of how much water is used, smart meters can provide an updated total every few minutes. Read full article...
Aug 3, 2015

Yes, You Heard Right—The Smart Backpack Is Here!

While wearable innovations like smart backpacks, connected hearing aids, smart jewelry and IoT-enabled running shoes might have seemed like science fiction even a few years ago, these products are all either readily available or will be soon. Read full article...
Jul 22, 2015

The IoT Makes Sci-Fi Technology Possible

Growing up as children in the ’70s and ’80s, “The Jetsons” sci-fi cartoon program embodied our vision of how the future would be, and it was nothing less than exhilarating. Now with the arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT), our childhood fantasies about the future are becoming a reality. Just as today our smartphones Read full article...
Jul 6, 2015

Global LTE by the Numbers

The Internet of Things (IoT) can change billions of lives for the better and that LTE—due to its ubiquity, low cost per bit, low power consumption and ecosystem support — will be a key driver for the IoT. Read full article...
Jul 1, 2015

The IoT Market Is Too Big to Fathom

The numbers are officially getting crazy. Recently, Machina Research released a study estimating that the Internet of Things (IoT) global market will reach $4.3 trillion (yes that is trillion, spelled with a ‘T’) by 2024. While that sum of money is certainly impressive in print, it begins to feel surreal if you try to think about it practically. Read full article...
Jun 22, 2015
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