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ICYMI Through October 11, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 10/18/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

If your parents need a gift soon, the 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac is out and ready to fascinate your father who will read things out loud to aggravate your mother. The prediction for this winter is “A Season of Shivers,” which sounds good for Halloween but lousy for a long winter. Another tag, “bone-chilling,” shows up, so warm yourself up with these hot newstips.

Popcorn time! This video from Microsoft’s Channel 9 is all about “Azure IoT middleware for FreeRTOS.”

Facilitiesnet examines the issue of replacing or updating a building automation system (BAS), since they don’t last nearly as long as brick, concrete, and steel. Their answer? IoT, because your BAS now runs on IP networking which is good for sharing information between formerly siloed systems.

Interesting to hear that IoT Pixels connecting over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi could provide much more information for less money than RFID tags.

A large apartment complex in Bengaluru, India covered 19,300 square feet of rooftops with solar panels monitored and controlled via IoT micro-inverters.

The FCC is looking for public comments about allocating more licensed spectrum for IoT use, despite the rollout of 5G and low-orbit satellites.

Another in the constant flow of general security warnings for IoT.

If you’re near Purdue University, you can get involved in the West Lafayette Smart City Challenge. Finalists may get up to $15,000 to pilot a prototype. Application deadline is December 3, 2021.

If you’re near Sutton in southwest London, you can help with a year-long study using IoT to improve parking, especially for disabled parking users.

Yahoo! Finance takes a look at the dollars piling up in the Smart Home market. This market brought in $80 billion and should jump to $314 billion by 2026. Even the South Korean smart home market will hit $10.7 billion by 2027.

The University of Edinburgh Information Services Group is rolling out a regional IoT sensor network to about 550 schools to provide IoT experience to pupils. If you don’t have a dog, can the network eat your homework?

Some of the $50 billion for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will be spent on IoT sensors connected across a wide area to prepare for floods and try to prevent or minimize disasters.

Those in the legal vertical may already know that IoT has been tagged as a critical technology for future litigators, along with AI, virtual reality, blockchain, and robotics.

Singapore and Finland officially agreed to recognize each other’s IoT device cybersecurity labels, the first announced bilateral agreement to do so.

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Get a cute “mini pupper” version of a robotic dog, excuse us, quadruped, controlled across all 12 degrees of freedom (DoF) by a Raspberry Pi.