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A show covering everything about the internet of things -- from the smart home to automated factories -- and all of the technology that is required to make the internet of things come to fruition.

A show covering everything about the internet of things -- from the smart home to automated factories -- and all of the technology that is required to make the internet of things come to fruition.
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A show covering everything about the internet of things -- from the smart home to automated factories -- and all of the technology that is required to make the internet of things come to fruition.

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@gigastacey

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Episodes

Episode 169: Alexa gets a hotel gig

6/21/2018
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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

Duration:00:52:32

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

6/14/2018
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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

Duration:00:54:56

Episode 167: Apple’s WWDC news and connected musicians

6/7/2018
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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

Duration:00:49:04

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

5/31/2018
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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

Duration:00:51:45

Episode 165: How Sears plans to use IoT

5/24/2018
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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

Duration:00:49:02

Episode 164: New Wi-Fi standards and robots

5/17/2018
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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

Duration:00:47:49

Episode 163: Everything IoT from Microsoft Build and Google I/O

5/10/2018
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This week was a big one in the tech ecosystem with Microsoft and Google both hosting their big developer conferences. Microsoft’s featured a lot more IoT. Google shared a few updates for its Google Home and, prior to the show, made its Android Things operating system available. In Alexa news, Microsoft showed off its integration … Continue reading Episode 163: Everything IoT from Microsoft Build and Google I/O

Duration:00:46:30

Episode 162: Smart walls and dumb homes

5/3/2018
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This week Kevin and I discuss Amazon’s big security install reveal and how it made us feel. Plus, a smart home executive leaves Amazon and Facebook’s rumored smart speaker makes another appearance. China is taking surveillance even further and Kevin and I share our thoughts on the state of the smart home, and failed projects. … Continue reading Episode 162: Smart walls and dumb homes

Duration:00:51:40

Episode 161: Amazon’s Alexa Blueprints, home robots and more

4/26/2018
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This week’s show finds me in Sweden pondering Alexa Blueprints, the Amazon Echo for kids and Amazon’s smart robot plans. Kevin and I talked about all of that, before showcasing new research for IoT out of Carnegie Mellon, the University of Washington, and Princeton. Two senators proposed a social media data sharing law that appears … Continue reading Episode 161: Amazon’s Alexa Blueprints, home robots and more

Duration:01:01:36

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

4/19/2018
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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

Duration:00:46:47

Episode 159: The Nest doorbell is a great video doorbell

4/12/2018
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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

Duration:00:49:12

Episode 158: Stacey and Kevin debate robots

4/5/2018
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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

Duration:00:51:56

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

3/29/2018
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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

Duration:00:53:33

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

3/22/2018
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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

Duration:01:04:18

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

3/15/2018
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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

Duration:00:51:14

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

3/8/2018
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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

Duration:00:51:00

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

3/1/2018
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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

Duration:00:50:32

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

2/22/2018
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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

Duration:00:54:59

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

2/15/2018
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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

Duration:00:50:59

Episode 150: Mozilla’s IoT Gateway and LoRa Roaming

2/8/2018
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There was a lot of smart home related news this week as Mozilla launched IoT gateway software, Apple’s HomePod reviews came out and Nest was folded into Google. Kevin and I discuss all of that, plus Netgear spinning out its Arlo home camera business and offering a 20 percent stake in an IPO, Amazon’s creepy … Continue reading Episode 150: Mozilla’s IoT Gateway and LoRa Roaming

Duration:00:56:12