It has been a quiet few days in the world of IoT this week, but as we get closer to Christmas, that is only to be expected. Products that are looking to be on the list of ‘popular gifts’ this year are likely to have been released by now, but we do have some interesting snippets that came to our attention over the last few days, so let’s take a look at the IoT roundup.
This week has been a slightly quieter week in the world of IoT, but we do have news of a new smart home starter kit, a new vision of beacons, and some deals to look out for over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. Here, is your IoT roundup!
Wow, what a week for the smart home! With big news from the likes of Google and Amazon, we take a look at the five big stories that caught our eye this week in the world of IOT.
In a bizarre twist that few saw coming, news has started to filter through that Microsoft and Amazon are allowing their digital assistant’s, Cortana and Alexa, to work together in a limited capacity (at first). While this news may strike you as a little strange, in a world where most tech companies are holding on to their own particular sets of skills like a mother clutching her newborn child, it does actually make sense, at least for Microsoft and Amazon anyway.