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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.

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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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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Episodes

Episode 238: Google’s smart home vision explained

10/17/2019
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This week Kevin and I discuss the aftermath of the big Google event, covering the new devices, the focus on ambient computing, and changes to the Nest subscription and Works with Assistant programs. From there we cover a new smart lock backed by Lennar Homes and Walmart, a new light bulb from LIFX and more … Continue reading Episode 238: Google’s smart home vision explained

Duration:01:02:21

Episode 237: ARM’s big move and the future of food

10/10/2019
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In this week’s episode, we start off with speculation about wearables and why we might put the internet of things into clothing. From there we speculate on whether IoT is the new asbestos. I did this show from ARM’s annual tech conference, where I tried to explain some of the big news from the show, … Continue reading Episode 237: ARM’s big move and the future of food

Duration:00:53:27

Episode 236: Yes, I want Amazon Alexa eyeglasses

10/3/2019
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This week we returned to the Amazon announcements from last week, so Kevin and I could share our thoughts in depth. We hit the popular gadgets, Sidewalk and even delved into the smart oven. We also covered funding news for two companies trying to build products for apartment buildings. IOTAS scored $8.5 million while SmartRent … Continue reading Episode 236: Yes, I want Amazon Alexa eyeglasses

Duration:00:57:35

Episode 235: How Amazon is defining the smart home

9/26/2019
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This week’s show covers the big Amazon announcements in the guest segment, but first Kevin and I focus on the retailer’s smaller announcements around its new show and tell feature and voice interoperability efforts. Kevin has thoughts about cameras in the home. We also talk about Google changing how it handles voice recordings to help … Continue reading Episode 235: How Amazon is defining the smart home

Duration:01:01:58

Episode 234: It’s M&A season for the smart home

9/19/2019
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This week alarm company Vivint went public through a reverse merger, with the aim of becoming a leader in the smart home and security space. We discuss the transaction and what it means for the small clutch of smart home companies that have one or two successful products but an unclear exit. From there we … Continue reading Episode 234: It’s M&A season for the smart home

Duration:00:56:04

Episode 233: How IoT will change your sales job

9/12/2019
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This week’s show kicks off with the whimper after Apple failed to give us any exciting IoT news. We discuss the scraps Apple gave us, but move to Google’s new Nest Hub Max and the future of local wake word recognition thanks to a new chip. We also talk about Samsara, the industrial IoT’s latest … Continue reading Episode 233: How IoT will change your sales job

Duration:00:56:04

Episode 232: How secure is your favorite smart home device?

9/5/2019
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This week’s show has good news for smart device buyers concerned about security. We discuss a new research effort called Your Things that tracks the security of popular smart home devices. We also talk about a new Z-wave hub from Ezlo Innovations, a DIY voice assistant from Picovoice, and rumors about Apple’s new AR glasses … Continue reading Episode 232: How secure is your favorite smart home device?

Duration:00:56:03

Episode 231: What to do with Wi-Fi 6 and voice in the enterprise

8/29/2019
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What is Wi-Fi 6? Should you care? We tackle these questions first up in this week’s podcast. From there, Kevin and I discuss the Bluetooth KNOB vulnerability and our fears of how smart home data could affect a Chinese-style social credit score. To lighten things up I talk about my visit with Microsoft, and experience with … Continue reading Episode 231: What to do with Wi-Fi 6 and voice in the enterprise

Duration:00:54:33

Episode 230: Which IoT satellite efforts will fail?

8/22/2019
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This week I get excited about a new home water monitoring product from Phyn while Kevin migrated his Nest account over to a Google account. We also discussed the creation of IKEA’s new Home Smart business unit and Amazon’s dream of putting Alexa in every car. SimpliSafe adds a door lock, MIT researchers build an … Continue reading Episode 230: Which IoT satellite efforts will fail?

Duration:00:55:51

Episode 229: Check out this new location tech for IoT

8/15/2019
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This week Kevin and I continue to follow the never-ending saga of companies who sent people’s voice utterances to contractors without disclosure and pile on with more disconcerting news about Amazon’s facial recognition service getting the ability to detect fear. From there we discuss partnerships (LIFX and Brilliant, LG and Lumi); breakups (Microsoft and Johnson … Continue reading Episode 229: Check out this new location tech for IoT

Duration:00:49:55

Episode 228: Ring uses police as a sales channel

8/8/2019
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We should name our show the Internet of Privacy Violations Podcast. This week Kevin and I talk about Apple and Microsoft sending voice utterances to contractors and what the industry overall has done to clarify this fact to consumers and also let folks opt-out. We also talk about Microsoft’s discovery that IoT devices are an … Continue reading Episode 228: Ring uses police as a sales channel

Duration:00:50:33

Episode 227: Resideo’s smart home strategy explained

8/1/2019
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We kick off this week’s show with a new smart bed from Tempur-Pedic before immediately disagreeing about Google’s use of gesture control in the upcoming Pixel 4. From there we talk about Amazon’s Ring business and what makes us most uncomfortable about its dealings with police. Also uncomfortable is our chat about the FTC’s decision … Continue reading Episode 227: Resideo’s smart home strategy explained

Duration:00:52:42

Episode 226: Google’s Nest exec isn’t into smart homes

7/25/2019
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This week’s show kicks off with Kevin and I discussing how Google’s head of IoT isn’t a believer in the smart home. Except he is. He just calls it something else, and we explain his rationale for doing so. We also explain why I am so excited about Microsoft’s new contracts for sharing data and … Continue reading Episode 226: Google’s Nest exec isn’t into smart homes

Duration:00:58:18

Episode 225: How to fix smart speaker privacy issues

7/18/2019
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This week on the show Kevin and I share our misgivings about smart speakers and some ideas to help address the privacy issues for those who want to continue to embrace the convenience, but don’t want strangers hearing their fights, farts, and friends. We also talk about the acquisition of Centralite’s assets by Ezlo, which … Continue reading Episode 225: How to fix smart speaker privacy issues

Duration:00:56:41

Episode 224: Wyze Bulbs and the Echo Auto reviewed

7/11/2019
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This week Kevin and I spend more time reviewing gadgets than on news. First, we hit the latest update for Z-Wave which basically makes it easier to grab a new Z-wave device and get it on a network. Then we talk about vulnerabilities in medical devices before turning to the new Wyze camera person detection. … Continue reading Episode 224: Wyze Bulbs and the Echo Auto reviewed

Duration:00:50:01

Episode 223: How Amazon treats your Alexa data

7/4/2019
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This week Kevin and I read and discuss the letter from Amazon responding to inquiries about how it keeps and handles data. We go in-depth because it’s important to discuss the tradeoff between services and privacy. We also discuss a company leaking smart home data, the FTC settlement with D-Link and a smart home hub … Continue reading Episode 223: How Amazon treats your Alexa data

Duration:01:01:44

Episode 222: SmartThings’ new gear and a Wink sighting

6/27/2019
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This week on the IoT Podcast, Kevin and I spend time discussing Amazon’s new smaller Echo Show and SmartThings’ new trifecta of products. From there we talk about a frightening new malware that’s bricking IoT devices and its unlikely origin. We check in on schools’ and hospitals use of an unproven AI and microphones to … Continue reading Episode 222: SmartThings’ new gear and a Wink sighting

Duration:00:56:28

Episode 221: Thread is now enterprise ready

6/20/2019
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This week Kevin and I talk about the updated Thread protocol and explain what Thread 1.2 has to offer. It’s quite a lot. We also talk about office-management firm JLL working with Google to launch a smart assistant for the office environment, Samsung’s smart TV flub and DISH launching a smart home device installation effort. … Continue reading Episode 221: Thread is now enterprise ready

Duration:00:58:41

Episode 220: The future of surveillance includes hacked data and biased AI

6/13/2019
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This week Kevin and I offer a take on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency hack and what it means in terms of biometric data, broader security trends and how it relates to policing that can rely on connected AR glasses. Basically, it’s going to be a dystopian hellscape. Especially when you consider Spotify … Continue reading Episode 220: The future of surveillance includes hacked data and biased AI

Duration:00:56:42

Episode 219: The summer Q&A episode!

6/6/2019
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Twice a year Kevin and I gather up a bunch of your questions from the Internet of Things Podcast Hotline and find answers for them. The episode stars all of our listeners and this time around y’all want to know about helping students build Amazon Alexa skills, how to use a sensor to track when … Continue reading Episode 219: The summer Q&A episode!

Duration:00:46:00