The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On 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 173: Nest CEO is out and Jacuzzi is in with the IoT


      Nest’s CEO has been forced out, and GE and Microsoft create even deeper integrations for industrial IoT. Also this week, UPS creates a partnership with a startup to take on Amazon Key, and we discus the common question of if you should upgrade your Echo? There’s a lot of lock news, some connected car fundings (Zoox … Continue reading Episode 173: Nest CEO is out and Jacuzzi is in with the IoT


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      Episode 172: The smart home goes public


      This week’s show takes up last week’s news of Netgear’s Arlo division and Sonos filing for initial public offerings. Kevin and I share what we see in the filings and what it means for the smart home. We also discuss Amazon’s Prime Day deals and Google’s answering sale with Walmart,  before digging into this week’s … Continue reading Episode 172: The smart home goes public


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      Episode 171: Your smart home questions, answered!


      This week Kevin and I decided to do something a bit unusual, turning our segment where we answer listener’s questions into the entire show. You guys have been sending a lot of interesting questions to the Schlage IoT Podcast Listener Hotline, and we hated to leave so many unanswered, so we combined a slow holiday … Continue reading Episode 171: Your smart home questions, answered!


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      Episode 170: Smart stents, surveillance tech and Alexa-powered faucets


      This week’s episode begins on a grim note, as Kevin and I discuss the New York Times’ story about how smart home gadgets can become another point of control in abusive relationships. From there we touch on the new Wi-Fi WPA3 security standard and Tesla’s new plan to charge users for data and what it … Continue reading Episode 170: Smart stents, surveillance tech and Alexa-powered faucets


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      Episode 169: Alexa gets a hotel gig


      This week in IoT news, Kevin and I talk about AT&T’s plans to launch an NB-IoT network. Then we talk about the pros and cons of Marriott putting Alexa into hotel rooms. We also talk about a new voice assistant for the enterprise, HP Enterprises’ $4 billion investment in IoT, and digital rights management in … Continue reading Episode 169: Alexa gets a hotel gig


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       2018-06-21  52m
       
       

      Episode 168: How GE’s Current curtailed dreams to meet reality


      This week Kevin and I spend a bit of time on industrial IoT news with Rockwell Automation’s $1 billion investment in PTC and also ARM’s buy of a Stream Technologies. On the consumer side, we debate Wi-Fi subscription plans and Nest’s price drop and Ring’s new security system. We also talk about Thread’s milestone in industrial IoT, … Continue reading Episode 168: How GE’s Current curtailed dreams to meet reality


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       2018-06-14  54m
       
       

      Episode 167: Apple’s WWDC news and connected musicians


      Kevin kicks off the show with his thoughts on Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference news, including Siri’s new IFTTT-like abilities. We continue with Alexa finding a home on computers and a discussion of the OVAL sensor that’s hoping to crowdfund a second-generation product. I’m disappointed that Lenovo’s new Google Assistant screen-enabled device won’t ship until … Continue reading Episode 167: Apple’s WWDC news and connected musicians


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       2018-06-07  49m
       
       

      166: Alexa gets better at business and AI at the edge


      The General Data Protection Regulation took effect last week so we kick off this episode by talking about what it means for IoT devices. We then hit the Z-Wave security news and explain why it isn’t so bad, after which we indulge in some speculation on Amazon’s need to buy a security company. We also … Continue reading 166: Alexa gets better at business and AI at the edge


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       2018-05-31  51m
       
       

      Episode 165: How Sears plans to use IoT


      I was at the Parks Connections event that covers the smart home this week, so I share a few thoughts on what’s holding back adoption and how to think about using AI to create a smart home. From there Kevin talks about the new meeting function offered by Alexa and we add nuance to the … Continue reading Episode 165: How Sears plans to use IoT


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       2018-05-24  49m
       
       

      Episode 164: New Wi-Fi standards and robots


      The Wi-Fi Alliance has created a new standard for mesh networks, and Kevin and I are on top of it, discussing what it means, who’s participating, and whether or not it matters. We then tackle Sigfox’s new sensor and network in a box offering before sharing details on a new home hub from Hubitat that … Continue reading Episode 164: New Wi-Fi standards and robots


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       2018-05-17  47m