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ICYMI Through January 4, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 01/13/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Finally, we say hello to 2021! Or, better, we say goodbye and good riddance to 2020. Either way, football playoffs, both college and NFL, are on track, and the NBA is well underway. So far, so good, and so good is how to describe all the fun newsbits we found for you.

If you like to profit from IoT on the stock market, Insider Monkey has some daring recommendations. Its “5 Best IoT Stocks to Buy Now” are Analog Devices, Dexcom, Cisco Systems, NXP, and Qualcomm. Way to go out on a limb, Monkeys.

Predictive maintenance, powered by IoT, is reshaping industrial enterprises, according to Analytics Insight.

Traffic in India tends rapidly toward chaos, so the city of Hyderabad will install IoT-powered traffic signals at 155 “junctions.” Some of those are five-way intersections, which might explain some of the chaos.

Shadow IoT has become a problem, one that will grow for another few years, so arm your clients with the tools to discover and monitor these pesky things. One can hope the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 will help as new security guidelines for manufactures are being discussed.

Cisco Systems is scaling back its Kinetic for Cities initiative. We deserve Smarter Cities, so let’s keep pushing.

The U.S. Army’s plan to improve communications with IoT and satellites keeps moving forward.

Miss that queasy, uncertain, and bizarre 2020 vibe? Ars Technica reprises Bearlexa, a Frankensteinian mashup of Teddy Ruxpin, Raspberry Pi, and Alexa.

Some security advice for consumers who bought or received smart home devices over the holidays.

Trend articles abound this week, and here’s one on four upcoming trends in IoT for 2021.

Inkjet-based conductive digital printer PV Nano Cell in Israel announced a way to print electronics that power IoT.

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Secure a door from anywhere in the world with a DIY Wireless Anti-Theft Door Lock.