IEEE Internet of Things

By Lee Stogner | Connecting The World Of Tomorrow - http://iot.ieee.org/

What is HomeKit?

Catch up on the basics of Apple's smart home platform.<p>If you see a "HomeKit compatible" label on the packaging of a smart-home device, that means you can control it with your iPhone or iPad. HomeKit is Apple's smart-home software. It works in the background on modern Apple devices and allows you to …

Home Automation

Hologram announces world’s largest cellular IoT network

Hologram announced on Tuesday the world’s largest global cellular network dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT) devices, capable of working on 600 cellular networks in 200 countries.<p>Hologram has not revealed all of the supported networks, but said all U.S. carriers will work.<p>As part of the network …

Internet of Things

How dangerous are the threat of kill chain attacks on IoT?

According to recent research from IDC, it is forecasted that there will be 200 billion connected IoT devices by the end of 2020. And while connected, autonomous technology will clearly increase efficiency and productivity, businesses and individuals alike should not underestimate the risks posed by …

Cybersecurity

Six Key Internet Of Things (IoT) Trends To Watch For In 2018

Almost 250 years after James Watt filed his first patent in 1769, we have reached a turning point in this new industrial revolution, as ecosystem evolutions enable a new wave of innovative products to come to life. Based on analysis of over 200 hardware startups, the HAX Hardware Trends Report has …

Internet of Things

How This Security Startup Is Plugging A Critical Gap In Enterprise IoT Platforms

Over the last two decades enterprise IT has matured to handle identity, authentication and authorization of endpoints and users. Today it is common to find technologies such as SAML and OAuth that provide single sign on (SSO) capabilities to both internal and external users. Various techniques …

Internet of Things

The emergence of a new IT species: The IT/OT hybrid professional

A key tenet of Darwin’s theory of evolution is the idea of <i>adaptation</i>, in which a species changes over time to better adapt to its environment. Based on discussions with industrial organizations getting involved in the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), I believe we’re witnessing a similar …

Internet of Things

Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order

Developers close in on systems to move products off shelves and into boxes, as retailers aim to automate labor-intensive process<p>By<p>Brian Baskin<p>Brian Baskin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@brianjbaskin<p>brian.baskin@wsj.com<p>Robot developers say they are close to a breakthrough—getting a machine to pick …

Robots

The Internet of Things will define the workplace of the future

The workplace of the future will be wherever an employee desires it to be - what you do will matter more than where you do it<p>Interview with:<p><b>Ikuo</b> …

Internet of Things

Particle Raises $20 Million To Clean Up The Chaos Of 450 Separate IoT Platforms

Internet of Things platform Particle has raised $20M in funding. That’s good news for Particle, but it might be even better news for the entire IoT ecosystem.<p>Why?<p>At last count, IoT Analytics discovered no less than 450 separate IoT platforms. That’s utter chaos, and a disaster for a still-immature …

Internet of Things

The IoT Data Platform: Architectural Approaches

The main purpose of IoT projects is to gather data from sensors or devices in order to gain real-time insights, accelerate decision-making, perform …

IOT

New low-energy mesh standard makes Bluetooth the Internet of Thing's best friend

Bluetooth could be the standard that turns the internet of things into something we can care about.<p>Chances are that when you hear "Internet of …

Internet of Things

The connected industrial worker: achieving the industrial vision for the Internet of Things

Despite the proliferation of robotics, industrial workers remain a vital factor in the equation of the Internet of Things.<p>When discussing the Internet of Things (IoT), the promise of vehicles that never break down, trains that always run on time, and equipment that works around the clock at optimal …

Internet of Things

How Smarter Robots Will Revolutionize Industrial Jobs

Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing mass …

Robots

Sony's high-speed 'eye' gives robots 1,000 fps vision

Sony is known for making great sensors that serve as a camera's eye, but it apparently designs eyes for robots, as well. The Japanese tech giant has announced the release of a high-speed vision sensor that will allow industrial robots to detect and track objects at 1,000 frames per second. Robots …

Robots

With hundreds of choices, how can you pick an IoT platform?

For those involved in the IoT space, it feels as if not a day goes past without the launch of yet another IoT platform, promising a seamless conduit between connected devices and user applications.<p>Talk to any platform vendor and they’ll all earnest declare that their platform is the best, providing …

Internet of Things

QRS 2017 - IoT Workshop

Workshop on Internet of Things (Tuesday, July 25, 2017)<p>Please join us for a full day workshop devoted to the Internet of Things. At this event you …

Bluetooth is getting a big upgrade to make it better for smart homes

Yay, another smart home standard<p>There’s a long-running fight between wireless standards to be the one and only to connect all the smart devices in your home. And with an upgrade today, Bluetooth is making a good case for itself.<p>Bluetooth SIG, the group that oversees the Bluetooth standard, is today …

Wi-Fi

A wearable electronic nanomesh so light and thin you forget it's there

Development of wearable electronics has been accelerating over the past few years. From gold-leaf smart tattoos to thin wearable circuits capable of …

Engineering

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

It’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages. As with all …

Programming

Tiny Arduino PICO Development Board Created (video)

Makers, electronics enthusiasts and Arduino users may be interested in a new tiny development board which is being created called the Arduino …

Arduino

How Startups Can Be Invited to the Big IoT Party

Small businesses need the right game plan if they hope to compete in the IoT space.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is billed as a multitrillion-dollar party, and thousands of startups are knocking on the door. But, who will be let in and invited to stay?<p>In my experience, too many startups are locked …

Internet of Things

With C3 IoT, Software Billionaire Tom Siebel Looks To Strike Gold A Second Time

Wincing with pain, Tom Siebel steps from behind his desk at C3 IoT headquarters in Redwood City, California, to sketch out the future of the Internet of Things on the back of a piece of office paper. It’s been eight years and 19 surgeries since a near-fatal elephant attack in the Serengeti in 2009, …

Internet of Things

A key player in China and the EU's 'third industrial revolution' describes the economy of tomorrow

<i>Jeremy Rifkin is an adviser to the EU leadership and that of the People's Republic of China. He was an adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the third industrial revolution.</i><p><i>He is a principal architect of the EU's long-term third industrial revolution economic vision called Smart Europe and</i> …

19th Century

Taking the pulse of enterprise IoT

A new survey suggests that the enterprise Internet of Things is poised for strong growth. Here are the trends companies need to understand.<p><b>The past</b> …

Internet of Things

Microsoft wants to close the rural broadband gap by 2022

It's well known that the US has a pretty extreme broadband internet access gap. Around 34 million Americans don't have it, including 39 percent of rural citizens and today, Microsoft's president Brad Smith announced his company plan to close that gap, mostly using TV White Spaces spectrum.<p>Microsoft …

Net Neutrality

IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things - 05-08 February 2018 - Singapore

JAN RABEY holds the Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professorship at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founding director of the …

The Most Surprising Health Wearables Trend of Q2 2017?

One of the stories that is gaining traction in the health wearables space is the reality that sensors are becoming less expensive and increasingly …

Digital Health

7 industries that will be radically changed by the IoT

As the cost of hardware continues to fall and the compute capability increases, the ability to treat IoT devices as a platform becomes far more …

IOT

The 12 most automated jobs in the US

At least for now, surgeons can breathe a sigh of relief. It'll be 36 years until they're outperformed by robots in the operating room, according to AI researchers.<p>But while we have yet to see any completely automated jobs, there are plenty of jobs that are already on their way there.<p>To find the …

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