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ICYMI Through August 12, 2019

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 08/19/2019
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Now that all the NFL teams have played a preseason game, there are two fan camps. One, those of the winning teams, feel good about the season. The other, fans of losing teams, say their guys didn’t play their starters and are hiding high-powered offenses during the preseason. Though it’s still early, our excitement about Fantasy Football distracted us from some important newsbits, so let’s catch up.


Forbes Magazine believes the future of Industry 4.0 is the convergence of IoT and AI.

RFID Journal discusses how smart farming with IoT will improve produce quality and quantity.

IoT devices create plenty of data, so Microsoft suggests you investigate Azure IoT blob storage now that it’s generally available.

New Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) are getting small enough to go into IoT devices.

You think IoT is about technology? Nope, it’s a decision support system, says

CNN has a nice story about Reynolds Landing, a neighborhood of 62 smart homes outside Birmingham, Ala. Developed by Alabama Power, the homes are already 35% more energy efficient than the standard new homes built in the area.

How many IoT gizmos are out there? Too many to count on your fingers, says 451 Research. Not counting PCs, Smart TVs, and game consoles, there will be around 8 billion IoT devices active in 2019. That number should hit about 14 billion in 2024.

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With over a billion people, India needs more connectivity. Jio attracted over 340 million subscribers in less than three years. Now the carrier is focusing on high-speed 4G networking for IoT for the entire country, and new fiber links as well. And who is working with Jio on this expansion? Microsoft, with a new long-term alliance.

With success comes security challenges, even in India. Last quarter, India was the most attacked nation in the IoT space.

Ireland doesn’t have a billion people, but it does have a big IoT investment and some history.

China’s Huawei has been in the news quite a bit, and here’s one result: it released its own operating system, HongmengOS or HarmonyOS, last week. First product running the OS: An Internet-connected Smart TV.

The Eastern Daily Press of Norfolk (the U.K. one) lists five surprisingly personal new IoT devices on the market.

Enjoy videos with nice graphics? Then enjoy this from the Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia) explaining how IoT will help cities handle population growth in a variety of ways.

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