The Internet of Things Podcast - IoT

Stacey Higginbotham has covered technology since 2001. In my years covering tech I became more fascinated by the stuff were were able to do on vast computing networks and ever speedier mobile and wireline broadband networks. Finally all of the elements of the technology I’ve covered in more than a decade have culminated in this moment and we’re creating the internet of things. No matter what you call it, we’re at a pivotal moment in the evolution of human creativity, business creation and productivity gains. We could see the gains we make in these next few years help us conserve resources and let us lead safer and healthier lives or we could open the door to a dystopian society where our every thought is monitored and our every utterance is effectively for sale. I hope to explore all of these issues, the people who will make it possible and the devices that will lead us there in the IoT Podcast. I hope you will join me.

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      Episode 160: A deep dive into Microsoft’s IoT security platform


      This week’s show is all about Microsoft’s new IoT security product, Azure Sphere. Kevin and I start with that, before talking about a new checklist from the Online Trust Alliance explaining how to secure your enterprise IoT gear. We then discuss acquisitions such as Nice buying a 75% stake in home security startup abode, Lutron … Continue reading Episode 160: A deep dive into Microsoft’s IoT security platform


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      Episode 159: The Nest doorbell is a great video doorbell


      Microsoft plans to spend $5 billion on the internet of things, and it’s more than the usual shell game that big firms play with these sorts of announcements. We discuss its plans on this week’s podcast. We also talk about Qualcomm’s new vision chips for edge devices, what it means that apps are disappearing from … Continue reading Episode 159: The Nest doorbell is a great video doorbell


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      Episode 158: Stacey and Kevin debate robots


      Intel said it would sell its nine-year-old IoT acquisition Wind River to private equity firm TPG this week. We explain why, and offer some context on the deal. Driven by Spotify’s public listing, I suggest how it can improve its service for the IoT, and then Kevin and I debate what we’d like to see … Continue reading Episode 158: Stacey and Kevin debate robots


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      Episode 157: Why Foxconn is buying Belkin and the future of healthcare


      We discuss two big news issues this week with the first being Foxconn’s offer to buy Belkin for $866 million. The deal would include the Wemo line of smart home devices and the Phyn leak detection joint venture. After that, data, privacy and surveillance rule the show in light of Facebook’s decision to delay its … Continue reading Episode 157: Why Foxconn is buying Belkin and the future of healthcare


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      Episode 156: Lennar’s smart home and why it dumped Apple HomeKit


      Like the rest of the tech media, Kevin and I kick off the show with a discussion about data collection and privacy in light of the allegations against Cambridge Analytica. It’s a stark reminder on what can be gleaned from your information as well as how much of your data is being gathered without your … Continue reading Episode 156: Lennar’s smart home and why it dumped Apple HomeKit


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       2018-03-22  1h4m
       
       

      Episode 155: New toys, Pi Day and insect-tracking LIDAR


      We have reached the purported end of Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm, so Kevin and I finally shared our thoughts on the topic. After that we discussed a murder that was solved using evidence from connected devices, Google Routines and Strava’s privacy clean up. We used the SmartThings outage to discuss whether or not we need … Continue reading Episode 155: New toys, Pi Day and insect-tracking LIDAR


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       2018-03-15  51m
       
       

      Episode 154: Google and Amazon fight and we are the losers


      The tech titans are feuding again, and this time it means you can no longer buy Google’s Nest gear on Amazon’s online store. Kevin and I dissect the fight and speculate where it could lead. We also hit on funding for Ecobee, Alexa’s creepy laugh, and I ponder buying Delta’s pricey new Alexa-enabled faucet. Kevin … Continue reading Episode 154: Google and Amazon fight and we are the losers


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       2018-03-08  51m
       
       

      Episode 153: Mobile World Congress news and a deep dive into IOTA


      The big news from this week has been Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Ring for $1 billion or more. Kevin and I explain the deal and share our concerns before turning to the issue of smarter cameras including the recently reviewed Google Clip. From there we discuss news from Mobile World Congress and then dig into … Continue reading Episode 153: Mobile World Congress news and a deep dive into IOTA


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       2018-03-01  50m
       
       

      Episode 152: Hot new sensors and Google’s latest deal


      Every week we talk about Alexa, and this week’s story is about Amazon showing Alexa off at the annual Toy Fair in New York City. I went there three years ago to explore tech in toys and didn’t find much. It seems that things haven’t changed much. The Alexa implementations aren’t that exciting. We also … Continue reading Episode 152: Hot new sensors and Google’s latest deal


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       2018-02-22  54m
       
       

      Episode 151: Thoughts on Apple’s HomePod and chip news galore


      The big news this week is in machine learning chips. ARM announced a new architecture for machine learning called Trillium, and said it would license an object detection design and one that could handle some basic training at the edge. Amazon, too, is building a chip for its edge devices and machine learning will certainly … Continue reading Episode 151: Thoughts on Apple’s HomePod and chip news galore


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