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.

This Mirai malware vaccine could protect insecure IoT devices

This Mirai malware vaccine could protect insecure IoT devices

Researchers have created a white worm from the Mirai source code to defend IoT devices that have weak security.

This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices

This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices

Snappy, a software deployment and management system designed by Canonical for the Ubuntu operating system, could be a shortcut to building trusted IoT applications.

How to improve IoT security

How to improve IoT security

The trend to create IoT devices and equipment is creating daunting security challenges. Researchers say the only way to address the issue is to create a security culture.

IoT hype cycle antidote: Sitting with the engineers

IoT hype cycle antidote: Sitting with the engineers

Internet of Things CTO Joe Biron explains how to engineer IoT for innovative customers now and in the future.

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.

Researchers find gaps in IoT security

Researchers find gaps in IoT security

Security researchers from the University of Michigan and Stony Brook University compared IoT to established platforms and uncovered incomplete defenses.

Top 20 AI experts you should follow on Twitter

Top 20 AI experts you should follow on Twitter

As artificial intelligence (AI) increases in importance in new technology and applications, several people have achieved expert-level status. Here’s a look at 20 of them.

Google’s AI shifts from the next platform to its next products

Google’s AI shifts from the next platform to its next products

At Google I/O, Google bids to keep users on its platform longer with faster hardware and the Google Home/Assistant conversational interface.

Tech majority disagrees with AI warnings from Hawkings, Musk and Gates

Tech majority disagrees with AI warnings from Hawkings, Musk and Gates

Arizona State researchers analyzed tweets about artificial intelligence and found most people in the tech community are optimistic about AI compared with AI experts.

Google I/O 2017: AI, IoT and VR/AR predictions

Google I/O 2017: AI, IoT and VR/AR predictions

Artificial intelligence will be a major theme at Google I/O 2017 as Google focuses on growing its new business segments: cloud, IoT, VR and AR.

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