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IoT roundup: Outer space, the building is getting smart, and trucking

This IoT roundup covers a satellite-based IoT network, commercial real estate, and IoT on the road.

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Power over Wi-Fi: The end of IoT-sensor batteries?

New materials and techniques for collecting power from radio waves could spur mass battery-free Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.

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Cisco exec. details how Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will fire-up enterprises in 2019 and beyond

Cisco’s Scott Harrell says Wi-Fi 6 and 5G will change how businesses think about wired vs. wireless networking and add new options for SD-WAN deployments.

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Edge security: There’s lots of attack surfaces to worry about

Making edge computing safe means applying sound security principles to the unique edge environment.

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Why predictive maintenance hasn’t taken off as expected

A recent Bain & Company report suggests predictive maintenance is just one area of industrial IoT that hasn’t met expectations.

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Vapor IO heads new edge computing alliance

The Kinetic Edge Alliance, a group of hardware, software and networking companies, will collaborate to accelerate the integration edge solutions.

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IoT providers need to take responsibility for performance

To insure the security and privacy of Internet of Things deployments, vendors, service providers and corporate IT practitioners must assume responsibility for the integrity of their IoT networks and the data they handle.

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Can IoT networking drive adoption of IPv6?

Enterprises have been slowly moving away from IPv4 and toward IPv6, but the process might be speeded up because adopting IPv6 has advantages for the booming business of networking the internet of things.

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Why are IoT platforms so darn confusing?

Everyone talks about Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, but they don’t always agree on what they are. This analysis helps make sense of it.

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What is a digital twin? [And how it’s changing IoT, AI and more]

Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical devices that data scientists and IT pros can use to run simulations before actual devices are built and deployed. They are also changing how technologies such as IoT, AI and analytics are...

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What programming languages rule the Internet of Things?

Does the IoT run on the same programming languages that drive the rest of the technology world? Yes, mostly.

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Cisco goes after industrial IoT

Cisco has rolled out a new family of Catalyst switches, software, developer tools and blueprints to meld IoT and industrial networking with intent-based networking and classic IT security, monitoring and application development...

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Build security into your IoT plan or risk attack

There’s huge potential with the IoT, but security must be built into a company’s plan and not tacked on at the end.


The IoT brings targeted advertising into retail stores

An IoT-powered Walgreens “smart cooler” knows if you’re a man or a woman, plus how old you are, to target ads at you. Is that a good thing?

802.11ax Wi-Fi routers: Aerohive AP650, ASUS Rapture GT-AX11000 and D-Link AX6000

Is jumping ahead to Wi-Fi 6 the right move?

Devices supporting Wi-Fi 6 a.k.a 802.11ax are expected out in 2019, but with the standard yet to be ratified, jumping in early might best be left to those with a compelling use case - and those do exist.

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Linux Foundation backs a group to boost edge networking

A new group called LF Edge is pushing for an open unified framework that will promote plug-and-play interoperability, cloud provisioning, other streamlining to improve edge networks.

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Do frog croaks hold the key to creating the perfect IoT network?

Studying how tree frogs regulate their communications, so each amphibian in the colony can hear everything, could provide ideal data traffic routings, scientists say.

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IoT roundup: Security problems galore and a way to track urinary infections

A look at some IoT news including a survey that finds a lack of insight into threats to business internet of things d devices and a medical application to spot health problems in patients with dementia.

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Quantum-embedded chips could secure IoT

An unclonable, quantum physics-driven microprocessor might be the solution to securing the Internet of Things.

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IoT for retailers: opportunities and challenges

The disruptive power of the Internet of Things is transforming retail, but there's much more to come. An ecommerce expert shares insights on what to expect in the IoT/retail world.

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