Jay Schulman: Designing for the Internet of Things

To understand the security risks of IoT-connected devices, we have to start by examining what’s going on within the devices themselves. Take just one example: A ‘Thing’ ends up on my desk which I’ve been told connects to the Internet, but you can’t tell from looking on the outside. As with many ‘Things’ these days, they are built using standard parts, using a standard operating system and custom-written software.

Chris Neiger: What Is Apple Inc.'s Internet of Things Strategy?

Apple is known for its mobile devices, but the company is slowly moving into the Internet of Things space in three big ways.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) typically doesn't beat its competition to new product segments or chase the latest tech trends. Instead, the company slowly releases new software and hardware that incrementally takes the company into entirely new directions. 

Daniel Riedel: The Internet of Things Is Our Drunken Tech Binge

In the past few years, the Internet of Things has caused an uproar of excitement in the tech community. Apple, Amazon, Google and Samsung have been locked in a race to unleash a torrent of new devices, and by 2020, Gartner estimates that 25 billion connected devices will be in use.

They’re not wrong. Technology is exciting, considering it wasn’t long ago that TV and movies were boasting about the future interconnectivity of the world. The IoT will show consumers the reality of so many childhood imaginations.

David Knight: Welcome to the commercial Internet of Things

All right, you're looking at the headline and asking yourself, "What is the difference between consumer, industrial and commercial IoT?" Good question. Here's the broad answer: Commercial IoT (resisting the temptation to acronymize it into "CIoT") is a term being applied only to those aspects of the Internet of Things that pertain specifically to enacting business.

It’s this aspect of the IoT that is most meaningful for organizations, and it’s important to recognize that the three terms do not all describe this same business impact.

Stacey Higginbotham: Dell and Intel's Internet of things effort will connect the hard stuff

You think the smart home is a mess? Try connecting oil wells or factories.

Dell is one of many technology companies banking on the Internet of things as a generator of zettabytes of data that will help it sell more stuff—in Dell’s case, servers and storage hardware for corporate data centers. Like many of its largest peers (Intel, GE), Dell sees projections around the Internet of things—50 billion connected devices by 2020, or the potential for trillions of dollars in economic value—and wants a piece of the pie.

All Things Talk: What are the IoT Design Patterns?

Design Patterns in the software development world are solutions to common challenges which help create complex systems using reusable 'templates' to reduce duplicate effort.

The big problem Design Patterns for IoT often get confused with Use Cases, which unfortunately don't appeal to end customers, and attempting to explain or market Design Patterns to non-developer types often causes a lot of confusion.

Collie Brown: Using Artificial Intelligence to Decode IoT Big Data

As sensors spread across almost every industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) is causing a massive influx of big data. But how do we make use of all this data of this on a practical level in our everyday lives?

Exponentially increasing computing and the advent of the Internet of Things could bury the world in volumes of unintelligible data. To solve this problem before it gets too big to handle, the world’s thinkers are looking for intelligent technology that can make sense of the impending sea of data. A company called Arghon might have the answer.

James Vincent: James Dyson says there’s a VW-style scandal in the vacuum industry

You can add vacuum cleaners to the list of consumer goods implicated in energy efficiency scandals. According to claims made by Dyson founder James Dyson, Bosch and Siemens vacuums have been cheating EU energy tests in a manner "akin to that seen in the Volkswagen scandal." Dyson has launched legal action against both the companies, reports the Press Association, following his claims earlier this month that European regulations are simply "a smokescreen for manufacturers to hide behind."

Thomas Ricker: The Internet of Things will be as corrupt as the companies that control it

Marcelo Rinesi writing for the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies on the coming wave of “defeat software” in the Internet of Things (IoT):

"The temptation to teach products to lie strategically will be as impossible to resist for companies in the near future as it has been to VW, steep as their punishment seems to be.


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