Internet of Things

5 common mistakes to avoid when building an IoT system
May 6th, 2019 | Internet of Things, Interviews
The Internet of Things ecosystem can be incredibly hard to get a grasp on - luckily Anand Tamboli, author of "Build Your Own IoT Platform", is here to help! I spoke with him about his new book and, in particular, the common mistakes people make when building an IoT system.
How to completely disable the camera on the the Amazon Echo Spot
March 27th, 2019 | Answers, Internet of Things
How do you make sure that your Amazon Echo Spot camera is never going to record your every move in the bedroom? It's a fantastic bedside clock, but people are often not comfortable with a camera staring at them beside their bed. We've got it totally disabled. Here's how!
The curious case of IoT and sensor data
February 4th, 2019 | Internet of Things
In 2018, we saw a boom in the number of IoT devices and their use-cases. We saw an increase in the use of IoT and sensors in diversified contexts such as smart factories and smart cities. The total number of IoT devices is moving towards 20 billion by the year 2020. Every second, another 127 devices are connected to the internet. All these different devices and sensors generate massive amounts of data which can give us many interesting insights.
Wynd Halo and Home Purifier: A smart way to monitor and clean your home
November 22nd, 2018 | Internet of Things, Interviews
Wynd has a new home air purifier that can clean the air in a small home in under 30 minutes and can be paired with a machine learning powered air quality monitor to show you what's in the air around you. I asked Ray Wu, founder and CEO of Wynd, a bunch of questions about it all.
A look at Estimote’s new cloud-connected LTE beacons
September 5th, 2018 | Beacons, Internet of Things, Interviews
Estimote have been creating super pretty Bluetooth beacons since 2013, helping spot the location of people and their phones in indoor situations. They've got a new LTE beacon that can report its indoor and outdoor position, so I asked Jakub Krzych, CEO & Co-Founder of Estimote, to give us the lowdown.
LightBlue Bean has been discontinued but is now open to all
July 9th, 2018 | Internet of Things
It appears that the wonderful Bluetooth-enabled microcontroller, the LightBlue Bean, is now being discontinued. However, it is open for all to make their very own using the hardware files, if you (understandably) can't bear to see it all come to an end.