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ICYMI Through July 19, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 07/26/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

The 2020 Olympics start on Friday, July 23, 2021, because of the pandemic delay. Six new sports are featured: surfing, sport climbing, skateboarding, karate, and men’s baseball and women’s softball. Big winner so far? These gold medal newstips.

Geeky Gadgets outlines a free course from Microsoft to help you learn all about the Internet of Things over 12 weeks and 24 lessons full of IoT basics and hands-on projects.

Environmental concerns, and people who like to lower tech’s footprint, are helping IoT move away from disposable batteries, with ideas like those in this article from earth911.

IoT’s search for better security is never ending. Secure-IC is working with partners to help improve security on LPWAN and 5G networks.

Canada just launched the public consultation phase of an effort to develop a copyright framework for AI and IoT. Speak up soon, since the comment window closes in mid-September.

New Boundary Technologies is looking for channel partners for its new RemoteVista off-the-shelf remote monitoring product powered by RemoteWare. Aimed at controlling a range of indoor and outdoor sensors and equipment in AgTech, smart city, energy, and more.

Another roundup shows increased IoT hacks, especially in technology, manufacturing, and retail. Common targets are decoders, smart TVs, and smart watches.

Smart cities need smart networks, meaning open data models matter, says Cities Today.

Amazon’s new sleep monitoring technology, according to GovTech, causes plenty of privacy concerns, although using a radar-wave emitter to track movements is clever.

Ericsson signed its biggest contract since opening its doors in 1876, an $8.3 billion deal with Verizon to expand the U.S. 5G network.

The town of Cary, N.C., will upgrade its traffic control system, including traffic lights, using wireless IoT and other smart city technology.

Cisco Meraki and Kloudspot, makers of a cloud-based “Situational Awareness and Intelligence Platform,” are getting into the post-pandemic office safety market by monitoring area capacity and tracking people’s movements for social distancing.

If your projects need exact timing, Orolia just released its new EdgeSync, a network timing platform that provides NTP and PTP for real-time apps.

No surprise, but many IoT projects are waiting for 5G to be real enough in their areas to make a difference.

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Whether you’re in traffic enforcement or just curious, you can build your own machine language-powered speed trap that also identifies vehicles.