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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
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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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IoT is for Everyone

Many are under the impression that the Internet of Things (IoT) is all about infrastructure and devices. And certainly, those two components of the ecosystem are key. After all, without communications systems and devices, there is no “I” and there is no “T.” IoT is not simply the plumbing/foundation of where the world is going. It IS where the world is going. Read full article...
Jun 18, 2015
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What Wearables Can Do for Child Safety

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: You turn around for one minute in the grocery store or airport and when you look back your child is no longer in sight. Adrenaline makes your heart race as your mind fills with fearful thoughts for your child’s safety. How big of a problem is child safety in the Read full article...
Jun 15, 2015
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Smart Liquor? Johnnie Walker Embraces the IoT

Just when you thought the Internet of Things (IoT) couldn’t get any cooler, it has found its way into the world of fine liquor. Yes, the IoT is now being paired with Johnnie Walker’s premium Blue Label Scotch whisky, among the finest and most expensive whisky blends in the world. Diageo, the British alcoholic beverages Read full article...
Jun 10, 2015
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The Year of the Smart Watch

Around this time last year, I wrote a post titled “These Smart Watches Better Sell” for this blog. It was a short piece with a simple message: A lot of time and money had been invested in the development of these devices, and sales would be a good indicator of how the smart watch market—and Read full article...
May 27, 2015
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Jumping on the IoT Bandwagon

IBM recently announced that it will invest $3 billion to form an IoT division within the company. The technology giant’s investment will be aimed at furthering numerous aspects of the IoT, including expanding its own ecosystem; developing new smart city projects; providing solutions for new and improved smart buildings; improving public safety through connected devices; Read full article...
May 20, 2015
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The Coolest Smart Products You Might Not Have Heard About

If you had the chance to attend the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this past January, or the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March, or any number of other technology trade shows this year, you were able to see firsthand some of the most innovative smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the market. Read full article...
May 7, 2015
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How the IoT Takes Human Error Out of Security

Up until recently, home and building security had a problem with no ideal solution: No matter how sophisticated an alarm or lock system was, it could be rendered essentially useless because of simple forgetfulness. In other words, when the onus is on an individual to remember to set an alarm or lock doors as he or she is leaving the premises, the structure may be left vulnerable. Read full article...
Apr 16, 2015
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Urban Life in 2050: The Future of Smart Cities

Today’s urban cities are practically bursting at the seams. According to research from the United Nations, 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a percentage that is expected to increase to upward of 66 percent by 2050. In fact, India alone is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers to its population Read full article...
Mar 29, 2015
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Why the IoT Needs 4G LTE to Reach Its Full Potential

If you could take a look through time to 10 or 20 years from now, what would you see? Imagine smart cities where every traffic light is configured to optimize traffic patterns and ease congestion. Picture airliners that use data collected from connected jet engines to perform predictive maintenance that saves millions. Envision homes filled Read full article...
Mar 18, 2015
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LTE: Like Water or Not?

When water wants to go somewhere, it normally finds a way to get there. Of course, it receives valuable help from gravity, but that’s just a detail. The point is that it gets there. So here we are, right in the middle of the dawn of an IoT world, and we must ask the question: Read full article...
Dec 4, 2014
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