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ICYMI Through October 18, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 10/25/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

Whether Squid Game is your fave, still in your Netflix “My List” (hands raised), or you’re actively trying to avoid the South Korean TV sensation, resistance is futile. That’s especially true on Halloween, since the show inspires the most popular Halloween costumes this year. Better stock up on Orion ChocoPies, Ghana milk chocolate, and Milk Mints.

Intel announced the IoT video business unit it established in Shanghai is the first time it’s headquartered a business division in China.

Chips may still be backlogged, but that didn’t stop Arm from releasing new IoT chip designs. The company says its Arm Total Solutions for IoT is now full-stack and will accelerate development of IoT chip products.

A column in Forbes argues that a smart building isn’t if there’s no on-demand repair and maintenance. Same thing for smart appliances.

An update on the security issues for service providers as IoT devices continue to multiply.

TP-Link came out with its first smart plug with Apple HomeKit support

UrsaLeo’s new Gemini Platform takes IoT inputs to digital twin software and creates a 3D platform to view assets and facilities.

Maryland-based Zyter and Juganu of Israel teamed up to link Juganu’s smart lighting products into Zyter’s SmartSpaces platform to enable cities to provide and monitor smart services.

We need as many trucks full of products on the road as possible, and IoT-powered telematics that monitors truck driving data to reduce accidents may help.

NordVPN’s research found over 40% of users blame manufacturers for poor IoT security. 18% blame the government, and almost 56% point the security finger at themselves.

Toggled iQ, a connected building data and device management solution, , is now available.

Telecom Egypt signed a deal with Nokia to build an IoT infrastructure across their country.

Not far away, an IoT cybersecurity startup in Tel Aviv named Sternum received funding to develop embedded security for IoT devices that can be installed during manufacture (good) or retrofitted to existing IoT devices (game changing).

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Visual systems keep getting smarter and cheaper, and Hackster shows how to set up a system to verify people are wearing hard hats within a construction zone.