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What is Proximity Computing? - Explanation and the 3 Types

What is Proximity Computing? – Explanation and the 3 Types

Edge computing is a means of processing data physically close to where the data is being produced, i.e. where the things and humans are...

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What is LPWAN? – A Helpful Analogy for the Non-Technical

You need to tell your friend something, it’s urgent! But you’re at a crowded party and you’ve become separated. Suddenly, you see them across the...

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Bluetooth for Geolocation? - A Tragic Misuse Shows Why this is a Bad Idea

Bluetooth for Geolocation? – A Tragic Misuse Shows Why this is a Bad Idea

In a recent, tragic case, a Bluetooth tracker that was advertised as having a wide area geolocation capability has failed to locate a lost Alzheimer’s patient after 17 days. 17 days...
High-Level Overview of the FCC 's Equipment Regulation Changes - IoT Device Suppliers Beware

High-Level Overview of the FCC ‘s Equipment Regulation Changes – IoT Device Suppliers Beware

In its July 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) voted to approve a Report and Order ("R&O") containing new rules that impact how RF equipment, manufacturers, vendors, importers, and...
IoT UX Design- An Analysis of 4 Products

IoT UX Design: An Analysis Of 4 IoT Products

Previously, I've written about five important UX design decisions that you might want to consider when you design an IoT product. However, that's all a bit airy and philosophical. Here's four products...
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8 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Succeed in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings the potential of disruptive transformation and game changing benefits. Analysts predicts billions and billions of IoT devices by 2020. So how come no one is...
Why Are Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Taking So Long?

Why Are Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Taking So Long?

There’s Something Missing, and It’s a Biggie! Over the past months, I’ve been excited to share my rather primitive augmented and virtual reality creations with any who will spare a few minutes....
What is Proximity Computing? - Explanation and the 3 Types

What is Proximity Computing? – Explanation and the 3 Types

Edge computing is a means of processing data physically close to where the data is being produced, i.e. where the things and humans are - in the field area, homes, and...
Should I Use an IoT Platform? - Reduce Cost and Boost Quality

Should I Use an IoT Platform? – Reduce Cost and Boost Quality

News flash: If you’re building your own IoT infrastructure, you’re wasting time and money, and jeopardizing the quality of your product. In this post, I discuss how you can reduce cost...
How Senior Care and Assisted Living will be Improved by the Internet of Things (IoT)

How Senior Care and Assisted Living will be Improved by the Internet of Things...

The trend to use technological innovations to help seniors live longer, more fulfilling lives is catching steam around the world. Generally known as the Aging 2.0 movement, it holds huge promise...
How to Create IoT Business Value and Become the Amazon of IoT

How to Create IoT Business Value and Become the Amazon of IoT

­­Special Sauce? Amazon does some pretty amazing things. This is the company that first took over the bookselling world, then over the retailing world. This is also the company that pretty much...
5 Reasons Why Synchronization is Critical to IoT

5 Reasons Why Synchronization is Critical to IoT

Unless you're a networking nerd, synchronization is probably more familiar as a term used with wristwatches or iTunes than as an IoT term, but the future of the IoT may actually...
Examining 5 IEEE Protocols - ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Examining 5 IEEE Protocols – ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Various types of wireless technology and networks allow devices to speak (send data) to each other and to the web (TCP/IP Networks) without cables. There are a number of different wireless...
Should I Prototype in the US or China? - Prototyping Tips and Resources

Should I Prototype in the US or China? – Prototyping Tips and Resources

Over the last 2 decades there has been a great rush to move manufacturing out of the US and into Mexico then China. The reason was simple, the cost for labor...

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