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ICYMI Through October 24, 2022

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 11/02/2022
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

If you don’t have kids demanding a costume you can’t find, you may not be immersed in Halloween. After a huge dip during 2020 (thanks, Covid!), candy sales should hit a record $3.1 billion this year. USA Today shows an interactive map of the three most popular candies in each state. Top treat overall? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Monitoring IoT can be tough, especially when including IT and Industrial IoT devices as well. Using Microsoft Azure, Diehl Metering introduced its Manufacturing Data Platform to get a handle on this problem.

Ericsson takes a detailed dive into whether IoT will reduce jobs as automation improves. Or will it only take over dangerous and boring roles?

Parks Associates dives into key trends in how consumers feel about real-time data on energy consumption and how much they’d be willing to pay for it. This might help home builders to embrace smart home tech and calm their fears about risk.

BT’s robotics research facility, started last year, has some fun news on robotics, IoT in agriculture, and other goodies.

Yes, IoT keeps rolling in Southeast Asia, with that market facing many of the same issues everyone else faces. covers the launch of a battery-free IoT development kit from Everactive that uses a photovoltaic cell that works even indoors and in low-light situations.

RFID Journal takes a look at how IoT works in smart metering applications.

Security threats for IoT are not new. The Journalist’s Resource examines how IoT poses security threats to journalists.

A survey from BlackBerry found that fewer than 10% of U.S. adults believe smart home devices ranging from robot vacuums to autonomous vehicles are safe from cyberthreats. Maybe the government’s plan to launch a cybersecurity consumer labeling program for IoT by the spring of 2023 will help.

Security Boulevard looks at options when using IoT in a secure environment.

VentureBeat believes problems in the global supply chain, despite 10 billion IoT devices involved, remain, and will until companies can unlock the information hidden inside the flood of data from said devices.

Now’s the time to test out a LoRaWAN network, especially for nonprofits, since Actility’s ThingPark Community offers free-of-charge access to its LPWAN network management platform. Works with all the leading IoT clouds.

FutureScot says “IoT can only get better,” and we agree. Because, after all, if it’s not Scottish, it’s crap. Example? Smart Cities World highlights what the Aberdeenshire Council, working with the Scottish Council, is testing to provide real-time data insight about air quality, water levels, and more.

AV folks might find some use for the new Hiperwall video wall functions powered by U.S.-built PCs.

A little off-topic, maybe, but an optical chip being developed just transmitted data at speeds nearly double the entire global internet bandwidth, 1.84 Pbit/s for almost five miles in a test. That compares to global internet bandwidth that’s just less than 1 Pbit/s. Yes, one chip to carry all the internet.

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Build a smart air cooler (or heater) using the new People Sensor from Useful Sensors, and keep yourself in the airflow sweet spot.