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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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