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ICYMI Through March 8, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 03/15/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Those of us in the tech biz often worry about protocols, but rarely, if ever, do royal protocols become part of our problem. As anchor-people get so irate their hair moves and Twitter explodes after the Harry and Meghan interview, non-Brits may think that Blazing Saddles sums up the royalty best of all: We’ve got to protect our phony baloney jobs!

Tune in at your leisure to the new show on Microsoft’s Channel 9 MSDN network on “Device Update for IoT Hub.” When you finish that show, pop some more corn for “Azure Percept and Wi-Fi Zero Touch Provisioning,” and learn how to simplify IoT device connections with the latest addition to Microsoft’s edge solutions family.

The largest organizations embrace the smallest IoT sensors now and tie them all together with edge computing, says the Enterprisers Project.

Where there are enterprises there are big data concerns, including “What the Internet of Things and Edge Computing Really Mean Today,” at Inside Big Data.

Complex IoT networks need gateways, so take a look at the new Mioty Gateway from BehrTech and WEPTECH.

Insurance glommed on to IoT sensors early on to mitigate risk (and reduce potential payouts), especially in the residential sector. Success there means interest from commercial insurers, but more laws and regulation impact IoT, sometimes in odd ways.

The IoMT, or Internet of Medical Things, may soon get some standards and certifications, if the SAFE Identity consortium succeeds.

Hippo Enterprises, early in the IoT for home insurance market, is leveraging that foundation to become a home insurance group relying on IoT even more.

Sadly, home IoT devices too often masquerade as cybersecurity attack vectors. Distributors of IoT devices can take advantage of a new partnership between Pepper IoT and Firedome to improve device protection and monitor network access to those devices.

Even the World Economic Forum noticed that improved IoT monitoring means less spoilage and therefore more sustainability for food around the world.

RFID Journal’s “Nine Benefits of the IoT in the Logistics and Transportation Industry” hits a couple of the same sustainability issues. Is software taking over the world, or logistics, or logistics software?

Did we hit the 50 billion IoT devices predicted for 2020? Nope, says eeNews Europe. The same source includes a deep dive into “Securing the Internet of Things.”

Utilities bet on IoT early, and more and more IoT devices get installed every day. BBN Times offers “8 Ways to Leverage the Internet of Things in Utilities.” 

AutomationWorld and Wago address questions about the Industrial IoT (IIoT). Easy conclusion to reach: IIoT is here to stay.

Miss college? Head back for a Master’s Degree in IoT at Florida International University.

Australia’s food and beverage industry loves IoT.

Here’s an update on how IoT and autonomous vehicles are progressing in India. Not here yet, but progress continues.

Don’t go away until you check out this excerpt from the forthcoming book, Practical IoT Hacking: The Definitive Guide to Attacking the Internet of Things.

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Coffee nerds want to roast their own beans, but roasters can be huge and expensive and power-hungry pains to own. How about this “Temperature Regulated Coffee Roaster From Popcorn Popper” as an inexpensive alternative?