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ICYMI through December 30, 2019

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 01/06/2020
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Good for us: we’ve reached the end of the month, the year, and the decade. But the fun isn’t ending in IoT, it’s just beginning. If you haven’t checked out the video interviews with successful IoT practitioners over at our Podcast portal, now is a good time. If you’re in the upper Midwest or Northeast, you might as well watch a few podcasts since you’re snowed in. Then you can design an IoT alert system for the local snowplows, so you’ll know how much longer you’ll have to wait for rescue.

Perhaps because of its 5G rollout, the Motley Fool says Verizon has a huge upside.

This Microsoft Channel 9 video shows how to detect objects in a live video stream by deploying an IoT Edge module to an NVIDIA Jetson Nano development board.

Ends of years produce a predictable flood of “looking forward” stories, and the IoT market plays that game well. Some of them have some interesting ideas, such as this one from Edgy Labs. The bad news? IoT devices may become ransomware targets this year.

Have any Wyze low-cost video security cameras or other products out there? Contact your clients and help them through the process to clean up security after the Wyze data leak that exposed info from 2.4 million customers.

KTAR News in Arizona reports on the FBI’s recommendations for building a secure home smart devices network.

VentureBeat discusses how California’s new privacy law impacts IoT security. So, yes, now that the venture folks are paying attention to security, maybe new products they fund will have some security baked in rather than bolted on.

AndroidPIT thinks we need a new operating system for IoT, especially in the age of 5G. Hint: It’s Android.

IBM updated its Internet of Things resource page, including a good backgrounder on IoT, getting started in development, and weaving IoT and Watson together.

If you’re in the healthcare market, you may already know this, but Reportlinker projects the IoT healthcare market to grow at a CAGR of 27.6% through 2024.

n is always in season. The Silicon Labs folks in Austin held a contest for employees to see who could make the best IoT gingerbread house. Winners have yet to be announced (there were 50 participating teams from the 1,500 employees scattered all over the globe), but our money’s on the Norwegian team’s gingerbread version of their campus that lights up to music.

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