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ICYMI Through November 2, 2020

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 11/16/2020
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

We turned the corner on Halloween and Daylight Savings Time, meaning most of 2020 is behind us. In another day, all the TV and online ads will go back to selling us pickup trucks and beer and Christmas. Hold on tight for another couple of months to get to 2021 but leave one hand free to pick up some of these cool newsbits we found hidden under candy wrappers.

Channel 9 at Microsoft dives into physical rehabilitation using the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).

Microsoft and SAS are partners in a North Carolina State University project to help improve crop management.

Juniper Research has a new whitepaper titled, “Industrial Revolution 4.0 – The Future of IIoT,” free for the download (after you give up your name etc.). 5G and Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks power the connections to transition to Smart Factories.

Count Forbes in the Industry 4.0 bandwagon as well. Here’s info on the business opportunities of IoT-based sensors at the edge.

Maybe Litmus IIoT management software will help control those sensors since they just landed on the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for IIoT.

Arduino launched its new Opla IoT Kit for building custom IoT devices without soldering. Comes with eight self-assemble projects to help you get a running start.

The Texas A&M University Engineering department is deep into research on using photons to carry nearly unlimited amounts of IoT information. The World Economic Forum tagged this as one of the Top 10 emerging technologies.

On the security front, a University of Michigan – Flint associate professor discusses the presentation he gave about IoT security and public policy.

And some in-depth security information from Security Magazine on “Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity.”

Monitoring microwaves trying to connect to remote servers over the Internet, even when configured not to, is only one of the interesting things the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) folks are doing up in Washington State.

The Feds need secure 5G networks linking secure IoT devices.

NXP’s NFC chips are being used by Chinese IoT device maker Xiaomi in a new generation of smart stickers to simplify connections in a smart home. Xiaomi PonPon Tile 2.0 stickers are now on sale in China and will rollout elsewhere over the next year.

LF Energy, a Linux Foundation nonprofit, is working to smarten up the electrical grid using the open source approach and The OpenADR Alliance.

Based on research from Vodaphone, CMS Wire tells us, “How the IoT Is Faring in a Remote Working World.”

Thanks to the push to move intelligence to the edge, there should be about 75 billion connected IoT devices by 2025, according to Statista.

Hello to the new Vantage SaaS-based OT and IoT network visibility and monitoring product from Nozomi Networks.

From our friends at

Interested in machine learning? How about a quick project that uses ML to make a “Trash Classifier” to tell you what belongs in the garbage, recycle, compost, or hazardous waste container? No fair classifying a photo of your boss.