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ICYMI Through May 31, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 06/07/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Officially, summer starts this year on June 20 at 11:32 p.m. EDT, but the child in all of us remembers that Memorial Day is the holiday around when school stops, and that starts summer. Weather predictions for Summer 2021 include more heat in general and more drought and wildfires out west, balanced by more rain on the eastern half of the U.S. Predications for newsbits? Useful.

People noticed how China filed almost 70% of the IoT patent applications in 2020, along with a plan for the country to be self-sufficient in semiconductor production in the next 10 years.

“Digital Transformation” may be the buzzword, but the engine underneath is AI, ML, and IoT.

Forbes says “businesses should take note” of the artificial intelligence of things to the point of calling AIoT one of the biggest tech breakthroughs of the past 100 years.

Reducing power load but staying on the network is the tightrope that IoT devices walk in this look at power-sipping silicon at ZDNet.

How about an overview of document management and IoT, all the way down to digitizing medieval manuscripts?

Developers need to rework automation testing to include IoT devices and protocols, says CIO Applications.

The Harvard Gazette dives deep into major issues, like regulating the internet in general and the Internet of Things in particular, to reap big benefits while avoiding big risks.

Yes, the Philippines wants to be a leading IoT player by leveraging the country’s electronics industry.

Predictive maintenance in manufacturing is a common IoT project, this time from a software developer’s viewpoint.

IoT helps food production from farm to table, but the food industry’s poor record for cybersecurity due to legacy industrial control systems remains an issue.

Telcos in India are saying all the right things about backing 5G expansion to support IoT and related AI projects.

The Army, as of May 25th, requires all its military, civilian, and contractors using telework protocols to turn off smart TVs, speakers, and other networked devices with an “automated listening function.”

IoT projects relying on telcos got new flexibility to switch carriers without replacing SIM cards now that Twilio has the new Super SIM in its IoT portfolio.

TechAcute believes IoT will skyrocket in 2021, and lists some of the hottest areas of growth. If so, the LoRa Alliance is ready, calling 2021 “the year of scale” for low-power wide-area-networks (LPWANs).

Finextra believes IoT and 5G need blockchain integration to improve security and integrity.

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