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The IoT Roundup: What’s been happening this week? (3rd, December, 2017)

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.… Read More
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Bluetooth brings mesh capabilities to the home

Anyone who has been keeping an eye on IOT communication standards, listen up.  Bluetooth is about the throw a considerable-sized hat into the ring.  Now, you would be forgiven for thinking that Bluetooth has already entered the arena years ago, and in fact was one of the original standards that have been used by many smart device manufacturers.  … Read More
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Dojo – Your new home network guardian

One of the biggest issues with IOT and the range of smart home devices is security and the risk of malware. With huge worldwide infections that have affected everything from child monitors to doorbells.  As the world of IOT starts to find it’s feet, security is going to be paramount in placating people’s worries and taking the industry from the peripheries, and into the mainstream.  … Read More
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Security and the big worry for IOT

You have probably heard recently about the ransomware attack that hit over 100 countries last week, and caused havoc for many large companies including the UK’s National Health Service.  This attack brought hospitals and doctor’s surgeries to their knees, cancelling operations and causing legitimate worry for a health service already under severe strain.  … Read More
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Google Home to support multiple accounts soon

A curious thing happened inside the Google Home App recently.  A ‘card’ appeared within the discovery tab announcing that “Google Home now supports multiple users”. Here is the message in it’s entirety: Multiple users now supported: Now, you and others in your home can get a personalized experience from your assistant on Google Home This is the news every Google Home user who doesn’t live alone has been waiting for, the ability to have your information relayed specifically when you interact with it.  … Read More
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5 obscure IOT devices to look out for in 2017

Currently, the IOT devices that garner the most headlines tend to be pretty obvious.  Light switches, thermostats, and video doorbells have all hit the headlines in recent months, as consumers become more accustomed to seeing connected devices around the home. Some of the most interesting IOT projects however, lean more towards the obscure end of the market.  … Read More
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Four home appliances looking to make waves in 2017

In the eyes of tech companies, the consumer living space has become the latest battleground for your hard earned cash, and one that could become very lucrative if they pull it off correctly.   Here, we take a look at four exciting products; some brand new, some updated, that will be gracing our homes before the end of 2017.… Read More
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What are Argon Boards? The New Open Source IoT Solution

Argon Boards enters the IoT hardware market with two new boards, the i.MX6 Multi-Purpose IoT Gateway Reference board and the LS1021A community boards.  Earlier today, Argon Boards issued a press-release announcing their two new hardware boards for IoT and Smart Home solution enthusiasts.… Read More
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Are Smart Homes the Future? The State of the Internet of Things Today

Could we be witnessing a Smart Home Revolution? Heavy investment in the Internet of Things proves that this may very well be the case!  Throughout the decades the world has witnessed a number of revolutions. From the industrial revolution, through the rise of the radio, television and the telephone, to the recent Internet revolution, the world has been changing more rapidly than ever before.… Read More
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No IoT Without Intelligent Printers

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining more and more popularity and is slowly but surely becoming the next big thing on everyone’s lips. Namely, seeing how IoT makes our lives more practical and helps unleash the full potential of present-day technology, it is no wonder that it has already reached out to almost every single device in our household.… Read More
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Data Security in the Smart Home

This article was written by Jordan Stone, the Chief Software Architect at Notion. Your refrigerator can you tell you when you’re running low on milk and automatically order more to be delivered the next day. It can count the calories you’ve consumed by tracking what goes in and out, and send that information to your fitness tracker.… Read More
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Internet of Things: Samsung Announces ARTIK Platform

Earlier today, Samsung announced the Samsung ARTIK platform that will allow increased efficiency in the development of consumer applications for the Internet of Things. This is an open platform that comprises of advanced software, highly innovative production-ready modules, tools, security features and cloud connectivity for more superior IoT components.… Read More
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Insteon

Insteon tries to combine the best of both worlds which means it supports powerline communication as well as radio frequency communication. Considering it only as a protocol would be an understatement. It is rather a complete technology stack which also consists of separate protocols for the two different types of communication.… Read More
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Universal Powerline Bus

Universal Powerline Bus or short UPB is a communication protocol developed for the needs of home automation. As the name suggests it uses the existing powerlines of homes for sending data. It was developed in 1999 by PCS Powerline Systems and was inspired by the already ubiquitous X10 protocol.… Read More
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ZigBee

ZigBee is a home automation protocol which was originally invented for the use in Personal Area Networks (PAN). Like Z-Wave it uses low power radio frequency communication which results in long battery lives for ZigBee using devices. The protocal is based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard and is widely considered as an alternative to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.… Read More
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