Steven Max Patterson

Steven Max Patterson lives in Boston and San Francisco where he follows and writes about trends in software development platforms, mobile, IoT, wearables and next generation television. His writing is influenced by his 20 years' experience covering or working in the primordial ooze of tech startups.

IoT hype cycle antidote: Sitting with the engineers

The IoT needs simulation to grow

The IoT needs simulation to grow

Millions of simple IoT devices add up to a complex system that will need simulators to accurately design it.

LoRaWAN key to building full-stack production IoT networks

LoRaWAN key to building full-stack production IoT networks

Senet’s chief engineer explains how to build networks within IoT's constraints.

Bluetooth Mesh networks: Is a standards body right for IoT innovation?

Bluetooth Mesh networks: Is a standards body right for IoT innovation?

The Bluetooth Mesh specification is impressive, but a specification with an open-source project could accelerate IoT adoption faster.

Will IoT party like 1999?

Will IoT party like 1999?

IoT semiconductors and electronic design automation (EDA) may be the most accurate predictors of IoT development.

MIT IoT and wearable project foretells the future of industrial safety

MIT IoT and wearable project foretells the future of industrial safety

An MIT team’s award-winning research and IoT prototype demonstrate a tangible application of wearable and IoT technology, providing a look at future industrial safety applications.

Searching for ground truth in IoT

Searching for ground truth in IoT

Functionally, IoT is not new. However, open problems with sensors, connectivity, power sources and data need to be solved for IoT to reach forecasted scale.

Creating a wireless smart infrastructure: 4 expert recommendations

Creating a wireless smart infrastructure: 4 expert recommendations

Researchers point out where more smart infrastructure is needed to support IoT, smart cities and smart transportation.

The inextricable link between IoT and machine learning

The inextricable link between IoT and machine learning

Steven Max Patterson met with a team of Microsoft AI researchers recently to discuss original adaptations of Resnet 50, a version of the convolutional network Microsoft used to win the Imagenet 2015 image recognition competition. The...

Fog computing may be IoT’s computational model

Fog computing may be IoT’s computational model

Fog computing and fog networking could fill a the latency and range gap in the internet of things (IoT.) For the last couple of years, researchers have been reporting on developments in fog’s role in completing IoT’s ubiquitous...

Network engineering is key to meeting IoT expectations

Network engineering is key to meeting IoT expectations

Connecting the billions of IoT devices will take a lot of application specific network engineering.

Consumer IoT could outpace industrial IoT

Consumer IoT could outpace industrial IoT

Gartner and Tech Insider agree on how many IoT units will exist by 2020, but they disagree on who the buyers will be.

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