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ICYMI Through October 25, 2021

Added to IoTplaybook or last updated on: 11/01/2021
ICYMI through November 12, 2018

In case you don’t have young candy-craving children at home, let us remind you this coming Sunday is Halloween. Of course, you can also tell it’s close by the sudden appearance of Spirit Halloween stores. New meme? Fry’s stores turning into Spirit Halloween popups.

Who cares about Dune when you can watch “Bridge IoT, Screens, and Mobile with Ombori Grid,” on Microsoft’s Channel 9? At only 32 minutes, it’s about 5x shorter than the movie.

Tech services company Mindtree will apply their IoT expertise to ServiceNow Connected Operations with a series of a industry-specific solutions for manufacturing and consumer goods companies.

A Chinese news source says there have been more than 10,000 IoT patent applications in China.

A smart school technology provider in San Diego, OneScreen, will get an IoT-based smart warehouse thanks to Zyter and products from Qualcomm.

Those pushing the electric vehicle lifestyle in India expect IoT to help drivers find recharging stations as well as track life cycle changes for crucial equipment like lithium batteries.

Our IT friends in India also fight the problem of smart home IoT devices increasing hacking risks, especially for work from home employees.

No surprise here, but a recent survey from Palo Alto Networks found IoT security issues made protection more difficult for most organizations. WFH users need extra attention by IT security folks.

Brawijaya University developed an IoT-based drip irrigation system to grow more melons with less water.

The University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology is launching a year-long investigation into IoT smart device information gathering and dispersion. Who gets your data? What privacy rules apply?

There’s a new IoT OS from home appliance maker Midea Group, backed by Huawei’s HarmonyOS.

Cloud and services company Senet jazzed up its IoT Marketplace for solution providers and the like. Products now include device status designations, like Recommended, Pre-Test, and Evaluating.

Wiliot’s IoT Pixels make possible a Sensing as a Service (SaaS) platform for the supply chain that tracks details like package location, temperature, tampering, humidity, motion, and more, especially for perishables. Neat touch: the plastic containers are reusable.

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Just in time for Halloween, build a “Ghost Drawing Machine“ that draws shapes on a plate without any visible interactions. Beat that, blow-up BeetleJuice.