How “Disposable” Bluetooth Changes the User Experience Wireless connectivity is cheap enough to use in disposable products opening up countless applications for our customers. So, is disposable Bluetooth something less robust than regular Bluetooth? What makes it disposable?
How will COVID-19 Impact Future Technology Trends? As we continue to adjust to the new normal of life during the coronavirus pandemic, we can now begin to draw conclusions about how our lives will be different after we return to work, specifically how the pandemic will impact future technology trends.
Copy/Paste: “A Computer on Every Desk, and in Every Home, Running Microsoft Software.” Tesler’s passing caused a few of us to reflect on how computing has evolved into two separate categories: engineers and everyone else — and the cut/copy/paste function is an outstanding example of this separation.
LoRa and Semtech and Sigfox, Oh My In my previous post about Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN), we reviewed the various competing standards. In this post, I want to drill into LoRa a little deeper, as it is gaining a significant amount of market traction. In particular, I want to answer: who are the LoRa players and how do they fit together? LoRaWAN… View Article
The Future of LPWAN and the IoT A lot of IoT applications — perhaps the majority — require a wireless network to connect the edge device (the “thing”) to the internet. There are correspondingly several types of wireless networks, with the most common being cellular and Wi-Fi. Cellular’s advantage is its ability to work anywhere, while its disadvantages are the monthly fee… View Article
Do You Believe in Magic? “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clark Working in the IoT industry and being a technology enthusiast, I am always playing with the latest IoT gadgets. While many of these devices have beautiful apps, I’m starting to feel like the IoT industry is not living up to Arthur C. Clark’s… View Article
How to Make the IoT Make Sense for You “IoT-enabling” usually involves taking an everyday product — a kitchen appliance, say — and adding the necessary communication hardware, connecting it to a cloud service, and developing apps for either end-users or installers. What are the common reasons for doing this?