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ICYMI though September 2, 2019

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 09/11/2019
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Happy Labor Day to readers in the U.S. and Canada, and happy Monday to everyone else. Many relax and revel in not-work on a day honoring workers, but many people who have to work, like people in the retail, foodservice, and hospitality trades, public service providers like police and firefighters, … wait a minute, so many people are still working that maybe Labor Day has just become an excuse to have a Monday off and party at the end of summer. In that case, Happy Contrived Party Day, everyone.

Let’s be positive

Internet of Things devices tend to be small, like sensors to monitor industrial machines or smart speakers or surveillance cameras, etc. Many of these you can carry in your pocket. But not the giant wind turbines on tall poles with huge blades rotating far above your head. Now the Nordex Group has turned wind farms into IoT devices with its new Nordex OS SCADA EDGE. Developed with Software AG and its Cumulocity IoT product.

Sometimes small IoT devices add up to a big deal. BBN Times outlines how IoT helps foster sustainable development in smart buildings, parking, streetlights, and waste management.

Following the same line of thinking, London Loves Business tags four areas IoT advances are revolutionizing.

And the sensors keep smaller and smarter. ScienceDaily reported on the first fully integrated, non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensor. Tiny, no moving parts, and needs little energy to operate.

BusinessWorld India expects that in 2025 there will be 8 billion people (there are 7.5 billion now), but 75 billion IoT devices. Their take on what that means is in “Making Most of IoT By Moving To Edge”.

RFID Journal admits we’re barely into Industry 4.0 but already wants to talk about Industry 5.0, where smart robotics work with human creativity to create unique, customized, and personalized products. When the robots get that smart, will they be upset at being called an Internet of Things device? Probably.

Augury has an interesting solution that monitors industrial machine acoustic fingerprints to predict faults, using both IoT and AI.’s new report, “Internet of Things and Traceability for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Market, Forecast to 2025” is out. If you’re involved in the food supply chain, hang on tight. The market for food and beverage traceability will more than double between 2017 ($4.08 billion) and 2025 ($8.43 billion).

CIOReview details another reason to get smart about edge computing: it provides the deep learning and real-time data processing that makes it possible to move to AI.

Always need a security warning

Dark Reading outlines 3 Steps OEMs Must Take in the IoT Age. Too bad we can’t replace “must take” with “mandatory steps.”

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Tired of juggling remotes? Try the Android Things IR Remote Hacker. Use voice and a mobile app to have One Remote To Rule Them All.