Archive for February 2016

Lighting Company Cree intros SmartCast Power over Ethernet

Cree has introduced SmartCast Power over Ethernet, a new way to power lighting and enable the Internet of Things. Cree’s SmartCast Technology was introduced back in February of 2014, and was billed as “the first self-programming wireless lighting-control system that reduces energy consumption by more than 70%.” In 2014 I began replacing all of the…

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IoT Explosion by 2020

According to The Internet of Things Ecosystem Research Report, Business Insider’s BI Intelligence group points out a few things about the future state of IoT and the “explosion” of growth by 2020: In total, we project there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, up from 10 billion in 2015. IoT devices will account…

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IoT Fuse MONTHLY LOCATION GUIDE for 18 Feb 2016

UPDATED – IoTFuse MONTHLY LOCATION GUIDE for 18 Feb 2016 This month we’re meeting at DevJam! Location Address We’re at DevJam this week, in the basement! 818 W 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419 NOTE!  DevJam is located in the same building as Studio 2 Coffee Shop.  There is free parking on the streets all around, and…

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Zach Supalla on IoT & Cellular

Photo credit: TheBusyBrain via Visual hunt / CC BY The more I read about potential IoT markets and applications, the clearer it becomes that ubiquitous connections for IoT devices will increasingly become an imperative, not just a “nice to have.” The longer you analyze IoT market spaces, the more obvious connected-anywhere IoT devices become. Today, most IoT connections…

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U.S. Intelligence Chief: We Might Use #IoT for Spying

Those of us in-the-know about the Internet of Things (IoT) are aware of all the talk related to security that surrounds the space. As we’ve seen from all of the revelations by Edward Snowden and others about the National Security Agency (NSA) mass surveillance activities around the world (and especially domestically), insecure IoT devices provide ample…

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