I visited the opening of an industrial internet of things lab at National Instruments this week to see what is happening in the industrial side of the connected world. First off, I make a distinction between smart home, enterprise IoT and industrial … [Read more...]
If you’re in business, you’re in tech
It's impossible to sum up the conversations, companies and themes that have emerged at CES in one story. It would be like cramming 100 people in a single monorail car on the way to the convention center. Instead, I'm going to focus on what felt like … [Read more...]
Here is what’s going to happen in 2017
As I finished my CES planning this week, I realized I didn't have to write a traditional, what-to-expect-from-CES post that I've written for what feels like a decade since I'm not at a major publication anymore. The exhilaration I felt was fleeting … [Read more...]
Sigfox’s network hits 100 U.S. cities: Does it matter?
Sigfox, the French company building a low-power wireless network for the internet of things, has now covered 20 percent of the U.S. population with its proprietary network. It celebrated the news this week when it said it had achieved its … [Read more...]
Do we really need a personal assistant?
I spent a lot of time this week talking about personal assistants thanks to Google finally announcing its operating system for the internet of things (dubbed Android Things) and taking its Weave communications protocol out of developer preview. The … [Read more...]