Category Archives: Industry Trends

Raspberry Pi Feeds the IoT and Maker Trends

“Mugsy is the coffee maker of your dreams,” according to a recent Hackster.io blog discussing the IoT device. Mugsy configures grind size, water temperature and even bean-based brew settings using cloud computing and machine learning. Unfortunately, Mugsy is not available at Bed, Bath and Beyond: caffeine connoisseurs need one Raspberry Pi (not the food) and […]

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Smart Cities Use Low-Power Networks to Flourish

Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), at the core, are communications technologies. Data is transmitted between objects, and devices communicate with users using cloud services. Thus far, IoT and IIoT applications have relied heavily on cellular 3G/4G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for their networks. As with all tech, limitations to those methods […]

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Why the Cloud is Essential for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing everything. For example, manufacturing is about to receive a huge boost in efficiency thanks to the rise of smart factories with millions of sensors and controllers that offer crucial real-time performance data. If you’re thinking that having millions of independent smart devices sounds like a major logistics challenge […]

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Goodbye Gridlock: How Technology is Making Traffic Signals Obsolete

Next time you’re stuck at a red light for what feels like an eternity, console yourself with this thought: the era of traffic signals is coming to an end. Smart cars and connected cities offer a whole new way of managing traffic, meaning that soon you’ll be able to sail through every intersection without worrying […]

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Saving Energy – Saving Money

We all want to be more energy efficient, whether it’s because we want to help fight climate change or mitigate dependency on foreign oil, or simply because we want to reduce our own energy bills. Becoming more efficient can be a challenge, however. There are competing standards and technologies, and it can be hard to […]

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Military Concerns Regarding the Internet of Things

The U.S. military has long been at the forefront of innovation, and their research efforts have led to many consumer goods that we now take for granted, such as microwave ovens, duct tape, GPS devices and even the internet itself. However, there is one area in which the U.S. military is conspicuously behind the civilian […]

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Will Technology Save America’s Railways?

Railway usage in the U.S. is very different from what it is in other developed nations. Here in America, the highest proportion of railroad usage is freight trains — around 43 percent of all rail traffic — and we also have one of the lowest rates of commuter travel. American railroads account for 10.5 billion […]

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IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0: What’s the difference and does it matter?

Internet of Things. Industrial Internet of Things. Industry 4.0. While related, these terms are not interchangeable. Each entity has a different set of stakeholders, goals and implications. Let’s start with IoT. There is some speculation about the first use of Internet of Things (IoT) as the term to describe the interworking of devices but most […]

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Google Fiber: What Ultra-High Speed Internet Means for Public Safety

Although Google Fiber is available in a limited number of locations, it already looks like the future of the Internet in the United States. A recent review of the fastest ISPs by PC Magazine said that “not one single ISP holds even a flickering candle to Google Fiber,” which offers speeds of over 1Gb per […]

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How the Internet of Things will Revolutionize Seniors’ Lifestyles

How do you imagine life after retirement? Whether you’re planning to cruise around the world, take up a new hobby, or spend time with your grandkids, you almost certainly want to be as active as possible, while continuing to live in your own home. Or, if you have aging parents, this topic is probably on […]

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