The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT
The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT
Stacey Higginbotham, tech journalist
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Stacey Higginbotham (formerly Sr. Editor at Fortune) and co-host Kevin Tofel discuss the latest news and analysis of the Internet of Things. Covers Consumer IoT, Industrial IoT and Enterprise IoT. Guests include Vint Cerf, Om Malik, and people from Amazon.com, AT&T, IBM Watson and more.
Episode 290: Apple’s smart speaker and cheap thermostats
This week’s IoT podcast kicks off with a focus on Apple’s new HomePod mini and the inclusion of the Thread protocol on the device. We then discuss how it fits into the world of smart speakers and my own recent purchases, such as my feelings about the Echo Studio and the Nest Audio. We then … Continue reading Episode 290: Apple’s smart speaker and cheap thermostats
Oct 15
1 hr 8 min
Episode 289: Nest Audio and IoT trends in the enterprise
This week’s show kicks off with a bunch of data from Microsoft’s latest IoT Signals report which shows that, for a third of companies, COVID-19 is speeding up their IoT deployments. We discuss the data and then talk about updates on the Nvidia deal for ARM from ARM’s developer conference, a cheaper Jetson AI module, … Continue reading Episode 289: Nest Audio and IoT trends in the enterprise
Oct 8
51 min
Episode 288: New devices and new threats
This week’s show covers device launches from Amazon last week and Google this week. We also talk about connected coffee machines getting hacked, Amazon letting people pay with their palm, and Apple’s smart home patents. After that, we switch to developer news with Twilio’s new IoT platform and ARM’s chip designs for autonomous robots and … Continue reading Episode 288: New devices and new threats
Oct 1
1 hr 1 min
Episode 287: Amazon’s new network and cleaner air from 3M
This week’s podcast covers our thinking on Amazon’s new Sidewalk network, but not the devices the retailer launched on Thursday. As part of the network conversation, we also discussed LoRaWAN network operator Senet’s new $16 million in funding before detailing three upcoming products from Wyze. We then talked about sharing Alexa routines, Google’s new mystery … Continue reading Episode 287: Amazon’s new network and cleaner air from 3M
Sep 24
58 min
Episode 286: Apple, ARM and more IoT security challenges
This week’s show kicks off with Kevin and I discussing Nvidia’s $40 billion plan to buy ARM. After that, we talk about Google’s upcoming event, a gesture interface for Nest thermostats, and the news from the Apple event. From there we talk about alternatives to IFTTT in case you don’t want to pay for a … Continue reading Episode 286: Apple, ARM and more IoT security challenges
Sep 17
54 min
Episode 285: All about IFTTT’s new paid plan
This week the show starts with an overview on IFTTT’s new paid plan and then dives into the recent update on Project Connected Home over IP. There’s not a lot of news, but the effort is still progressing, which is something. We also discuss the new long-range Z-Wave standard,  a new court ruling on geofencing … Continue reading Episode 285: All about IFTTT’s new paid plan
Sep 10
55 min
Episode 284: Amazon Halo, the FBI and smart cars
This week’s show starts off with the FBI’s concerns about the Ring doorbell, then news about Apple and Google making their COVID-19 exposure notification framework easier for states to use. We discuss consolidation in the smart apartment market, vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Azure Sphere and then dive into a heap of newly launched devices. First up … Continue reading Episode 284: Amazon Halo, the FBI and smart cars
Sep 3
53 min
Episode 283: Cloudflare’s CEO on ethics and building out edge computing
ARM is back in our news lineup this week, as Kevin and I discuss who might be interested in buying the chip design company and why it decided not to spin out its IoT assets. We also talk about a new lock that opens with a touch, biometrics on other locks, and Fitbit’s new wearables. … Continue reading Episode 283: Cloudflare’s CEO on ethics and building out edge computing
Aug 27
58 min
Episode 282: Philips Hue has high hopes for Project CHIP
This week’s show kicks off with the Bluetooth SIG’s effort to bring Bluetooth-based contact tracing to individuals who might not have phones, and then segues into what’s behind the Z-Wave Alliance’s organizational shakeup.  After that, we pause to remember the passing of Verizon’s IoT platform dreams and cover the end (or maybe just a momentary … Continue reading Episode 282: Philips Hue has high hopes for Project CHIP
Aug 20
55 min
Episode 281: Manufacturing trends during the pandemic
This week on the IoT podcast we begin by talking about what the widespread adoption of ultrawideband chips in phones could mean for the IoT. From there, it’s on to Google’s always-listening software update, humans coming back into the QA loop, and earthquake detection on Android phones (there’s another earthquake project too!). Kevin also asks … Continue reading Episode 281: Manufacturing trends during the pandemic
Aug 13
52 min
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