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.

How SAP is making the shift to industrial IoT

How Cisco drives its industrial IoT business forward

How Cisco drives its industrial IoT business forward

Industrial IoT development is complicated and slow growing. Cisco is seeing some success, though, thanks to its IoT ecosystem of customers, partners and expert innovators.

Rebuttal to Daring Fireball: FreeBSD, Intel and Microsoft did save the Mac

Rebuttal to Daring Fireball: FreeBSD, Intel and Microsoft did save the Mac

Daring Fireball claimed 10 errors in one of my posts, citing only one. Here are the details about how FreeBSD, Intel and Microsoft saved the Mac.

How the internet of sound eliminates billions of IoT sensors

How the internet of sound eliminates billions of IoT sensors

Hackathon winners cleverly avoid the billions of IoT sensor truck rolls needed to help visually impaired people navigate by using sounds instead of sensors.

How to build low-cost IoT sensor networks

How to build low-cost IoT sensor networks

Researchers designed an IoT network using sound and motion sensors that estimates public space utilization. The ideas can be applied to other IoT sensor networks.

What the IoT industry can learn from Apple’s revival of the Mac

What the IoT industry can learn from Apple’s revival of the Mac

IoT growth depends on an open ecosystem. It cannot wait, nor can it be like Apple and take from the ecosystem without contributing.

Will machine learning save the enterprise server business?

Will machine learning save the enterprise server business?

Server makers may be turning to industry verticals such as machine learning to restore growth.

Pub/Sub model could connect IoT devices without carrier networks

Pub/Sub model could connect IoT devices without carrier networks

The Publisher/Subscriber model could circumvent the long wait for ubiquitous IoT connectivity.

How Microsoft’s self-soaring sailplane improves IoT, digital assistants

How Microsoft’s self-soaring sailplane improves IoT, digital assistants

Microsoft researchers built an autonomous sailplane to answer a scientific question that applies to building robust digital assistants, IoT devices and autonomous vehicles.

5 reasons why device makers cannot secure the IoT platform

5 reasons why device makers cannot secure the IoT platform

Security standards will not protect the emerging IoT platform that will remain vulnerable until post-platform security arrives.

30 ways to improve IoT privacy

30 ways to improve IoT privacy

To improve IoT security and privacy, we need to create a security culture. Here are 30 ways IoT device makers and developers can do their part.

Using IoT to keep Mt. Washington hikers safe, predict weather

Using IoT to keep Mt. Washington hikers safe, predict weather

An early IoT adopter, the Mount Washington Observatory uses an ensemble of radios and sensors to monitor weather and alert hikers and observatory personnel.

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