Fredric Paul

Fredric Paul is Editor in Chief for New Relic, Inc., and has held senior editorial positions at ReadWrite, InformationWeek, CNET, PCWorld and other publications. His opinions are his own.

10 things the perfect IoT battery should do

10 things the perfect IoT battery should do

Battery and power issues could slow the spread of the Internet of Things. Here’s a list of the capabilities IoT batteries need to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Six IoT predictions for 2019

Six IoT predictions for 2019

From security issues to skills shortages, these are the most important Internet of Things things to look for in 2019.

Does IoT come with that burger?

Does IoT come with that burger?

How the Internet of Things is changing the restaurant business.

6 ways IoT is transforming retail

6 ways IoT is transforming retail

These six trends cover everything from what you buy to how it’s sold and even how stores work — and those are only the ones we can see right now.

Gartner’s top 10 IoT trends for 2019 and beyond

Gartner’s top 10 IoT trends for 2019 and beyond

Gartner shares its key trends and technologies for the Internet of Things. Social issues and user experience are the most intriguing among them.

The perils of using voice commands with IoT machines

The perils of using voice commands with IoT machines

Combine the IoT, voice commands and machines, and you’re creating a potentially disastrous recipe of unintended consequences.

How to add IoT functions to legacy equipment

How to add IoT functions to legacy equipment

Is it really possible to bring the benefits of the Internet of Things to older systems? Yes, according to one edge/IoT company.

Right-to-repair smartphone ruling loosens restrictions on industrial, farm IoT

Right-to-repair smartphone ruling loosens restrictions on industrial, farm IoT

Forget smartphones — the U.S. Copyright Office’s new DRM exemptions could be a big deal for farmers and other heavy equipment operators and vendors.

Is the IoT in space about to take off?

Is the IoT in space about to take off?

The Internet of Things has largely been an earthbound phenomenon. That could be about to change as NASA and vendors start exploring IoT apps and use cases in space.

How industrial predictive maintenance can prevent equipment failure

How industrial predictive maintenance can prevent equipment failure

Google offers a framework for designing your own Industrial IoT predictive maintenance solution to accurately determine when to replace manufacturing equipment.

Retail IoT: Walmart's IoT patent filing might be the creepiest ever

Retail IoT: Walmart's IoT patent filing might be the creepiest ever

A Walmart patent application suggests putting IoT sensors in shopping-cart handles to monitor shoppers' heart rates, temperatures, grip strength, and stress levels.

Drone defense -- powered by IoT -- is now a thing

Drone defense -- powered by IoT -- is now a thing

A new partnership between AT&T and startup Dedrone could bring drone defense to mainstream industry. But do we really need it?

Forget 'smart homes,' the new goal is 'autonomous buildings'

Forget 'smart homes,' the new goal is 'autonomous buildings'

Internet of Things (IoT) platform vendor Igor dreams of buildings that automatically adapt their behavior to the preferences of every occupant.

Is predictive maintenance the 'gateway drug' to the Industrial IoT?

Is predictive maintenance the 'gateway drug' to the Industrial IoT?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is entering a new stage to one where enterprises are testing the technology, with predictive maintenance as the starting point for many.

Apple Watch 4 represents an epic fail for smartwatches in business

Apple Watch 4 represents an epic fail for smartwatches in business

The fancy new medical and fitness features in the Apple Watch Series 4 can’t hide the fact that the device is retreating from mainstream business.

Ideas this bad could kill the Internet of Things

Ideas this bad could kill the Internet of Things

A new IBM patent for a coffee delivery drone is so silly it makes me question the ultimate value and purpose of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Excess data center heat is no longer a bug -- it’s a feature!

Excess data center heat is no longer a bug -- it’s a feature!

A small town in Norway is experimenting with using heat generated by a new data center to warm homes and businesses.

Are microservices about to revolutionize the Internet of Things?

Are microservices about to revolutionize the Internet of Things?

Microservices have helped reinvent software development, and now a new startup says it's going to combine them with edge computing to transform the Internet of Things (IoT).

Finally, a smart way for insurers to leverage IoT in smart homes

Finally, a smart way for insurers to leverage IoT in smart homes

Travelers Insurance is partnering with Notion to provide customers with IoT sensors to minimize and prevent damage to homes by automatically reporting problems.

Why IoT for seniors is a lot tougher than it looks

Why IoT for seniors is a lot tougher than it looks

Senior citizens are often touted as a huge potential market for the Internet of Things (IoT), but progress may be slower than a retiree with a bad hip.

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