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ICYMI Through October 21, 2019

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 10/28/2019
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

If your favorite football teams are tanking, it’s time to embrace basketball. Miami and Cincinnati’s football teams remain winless, but in the NBA, the Miami Heat has a 75% chance to make it to the playoffs. Sorry, Cincinnati, you have no NBA team. If you root for the Cleveland Cavaliers, you have a 3% chance of cheering for your team in the playoffs. Maybe some IoT newsbits we missed will take your mind off those predictions.

Like the NXP i.MX family of processors? Good news: Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core Board Support Packages for the i.MX6, i.MX7, i.MX 8M and i.MX 8M Mini application processor families are now available. And SQL Server IoT 2019, the binary equivalent of SQL Server 2019, will be available by the end of the years.  If you use Microsoft IoT services and have far-away customers, more good news: Azure IoT Central is now available in the Asia Pacific.

Singapore plans to roll out commercial 5G services starting in 2020 and expects to have half the city-state covered in two years. Could help with the newsbit above.

If your verticals include the federal government, are you in favor of a bill to mandate basic cyber hygiene training, including IoT use, for all federal employees? Silicon Valley Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif, will introduce such legislation by amending an existing guideline.

Might have to teach some IoT security classes down on the farm. The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, along with Microsoft and Esri among others, has launched the Data Innovations project. Goal is to give farmers and researchers near-real-time data on farm conditions.

Northeastern University just launched the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things. Researchers and students should benefit directly and IoT might get a boost in general.

Catholics get a piece of IoT wearable just for them in the guise of the “Click to Pray eRosary.” Use it to pray for peace in the world, according to The Vatican. First, however, you might pray for smarter security developers at The Vatican, since the The Register reports it took only 10 minutes to find giant security holes.

Forbes discusses connecting IoT devices via ultrasonic sound waves.

IoT firmware security company ReFirm announced an update to its flagship Centrifuge Platform. Manage IoT firmware security on-premise and more goodies.

Zebra Technologies released its third-annual “Intelligent Enterprise Index,” which reports a record 61% of enterprises worldwide are working to become “intelligent.” Sorry, this refers to IoT adoption and use, not executives.

The American Dream supermall (3 million square feet) being built outside New York in East Rutherford, N.J., chose indoor mapping provider Jibestream, an Inpixon company. 3 million square feet? Visitors will certainly need more than the map with a “You Are Here” sticker.

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Build the ultimate dry ice machine. Great for Halloween ambiance or your weekend Metallica cover band.