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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 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

Episode 218: This company is betting big on Apple’s HomeKit

5/30/2019
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This week we talk about Nvidia’s new EGX platform for delivering machine learning at the edge as well as the surprise Sony low power wide area network that can send a few bits 60 miles. And because we forgot last week, this week we review Google’s decision to walk back its Nest deprecation as well … Continue reading Episode 218: This company is betting big on Apple’s HomeKit

Duration:00:51:27

Episode 217: Lutron has saved the smart bulb!

5/23/2019
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This week, Lutron introduced the Aurora dimmer switch, which attaches to a traditional light switch to control your smart bulbs without any need of an electrician or tools. We love it! We also discuss the launch of Wyze’s light bulbs and newly added Google Assistant integration, Comcast’s proposed health sensors and Mediatek’s new chips for … Continue reading Episode 217: Lutron has saved the smart bulb!

Duration:00:58:49

Episode 216: Your smart home data will lead to cheaper insurance

5/16/2019
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This week Kevin and I continue discussing the fall out from Google killing the Works with Nest program. We discuss alternative devices for those who want to replace their Nest devices. Next, we go into the Amazon Alexa updates that add the Guard security features and sunrise and sunset schedule. Then we look at the … Continue reading Episode 216: Your smart home data will lead to cheaper insurance

Duration:00:55:05

Episode 215: What Google killing Works with Nest means

5/9/2019
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This week’s show is a long one, thanks to both Google I/O and Microsoft Build happening this week. We kick off with news from I/O about local processing and gesture controls before digging deep into what it means that Google is killing its Works with Nest program. We explain what it means for consumers, the … Continue reading Episode 215: What Google killing Works with Nest means

Duration:00:57:40

Episode 214: Goodbye Anki, hello connected pets

5/2/2019
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This week Kevin and I mourn the end of Anki, the company behind Kevin’s beloved Vector robot. We also talk about the upcoming Google I/O, privacy expectations in apartments with connected devices and AT&T’s nationwide NB-IoT network. From there we discuss Congressional hearings on device security here and abroad in the U.K. In our quick … Continue reading Episode 214: Goodbye Anki, hello connected pets

Duration:00:50:06

Episode 213: A deep dive into IoT Inspector

4/25/2019
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This week’s podcast starts out with a focus on Clear Ventures’ new, $180 million venture fund dedicated to Industry 4.0. We stay with enterprise and industrial IoT to discuss a new round of funding for security firm VDOO and VMware’s new version of the Pulse IoT Platform. After that, we move to the smart home … Continue reading Episode 213: A deep dive into IoT Inspector

Duration:00:51:53

Episode 212: How to find connected devices in your home or enterprise

4/18/2019
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This week’s show is all about visibility. Kevin and I get started discussing the new IoT Inspector program that tracks what devices are on your network and how they behave. In other surveillance, we talk about how easy it is to identify total strangers using public cameras and public facial recognition programs, before discussing the … Continue reading Episode 212: How to find connected devices in your home or enterprise

Duration:00:58:15

Episode 211: Google’s Anthos and the death of Stringify

4/11/2019
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This week Kevin and I spend a chunk of the podcast discussing the end of Stringify and the other options available to users. We also talk about the need for an easy way to transfer automations from one system to another. After that, we tackle Google’s Anthos cloud platform and what it means for the … Continue reading Episode 211: Google’s Anthos and the death of Stringify

Duration:01:00:00

Episode 210: Hannover Messe and haptic IoT

4/4/2019
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This week’s show focuses on the tremendous amount of industrial IoT news coming out of the Hannover Messe event held in Germany. We cover Microsoft and BMW’s Open Manufacturing Platform and the similarly named Open Industry 4.0 Alliance as well as the prevalence of 5G news at the show. After explaining what is going on … Continue reading Episode 210: Hannover Messe and haptic IoT

Duration:00:53:13

Episode 209: The industrial IoT is under attack

3/28/2019
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This week I’m in Helsinki learning a lot about Finnish IoT. I’ll write about it more in the newsletter, but in the meantime, Kevin and I discussed where Siri and HomeKit fit in with Apple’s services strategy, new funding for CyberX and several reasons that industrial IoT security is becoming such a critical issue. Plume … Continue reading Episode 209: The industrial IoT is under attack

Duration:00:54:44

Episode 208: IKEA’s smart home arrives in August

3/21/2019
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Kevin was out of town this week, so I co-hosted the podcast with my former colleague Chris Albrecht, who is managing editor at the Spoon, a foodtech site and the head of the Articulate conference all about kitchen robots. We start the show with news about Vivint adding cars to its smart home product and … Continue reading Episode 208: IKEA’s smart home arrives in August

Duration:00:55:19

Episode 207: The smart home at SXSW

3/14/2019
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This week’s show features a lot of little news bits starting with a discussion about Charter testing a new smart home device management platform and another chat about facial recognition. We then return to the lessons that Boeing’s 737 MAX saga have to teach the IoT industry before diving into Google news starting with continued … Continue reading Episode 207: The smart home at SXSW

Duration:01:12:05

Episode 206: Why your smart devices cost so much

3/7/2019
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This week Kevin and I start off the show with a discussion about Google’s new Coral board that provides machine learning at the edge. We then jump to sensor company Centralite’s bankruptcy filing in Alabama. We also discuss the death of Jibo and how the end of Lighthouse meant new patents for Apple. After covering … Continue reading Episode 206: Why your smart devices cost so much

Duration:00:53:26