This article was originally published in my Oct. 7, 2022 newsletter. Last week, I made a trip out to Moline, Ill., to tour the more-than 3 million-square-foot factory where John Deere makes its X9 1100 combine, among other equipment, and which it … [Read more...]
Podcast: Matter is here. Now what?
Matter is now official after almost three years of waiting, and Kevin and I are super excited. Well, I am. Kevin is more measured, but we talk about what to expect and when to expect Matter to start changing your smart home. In related news, we … [Read more...]
Why is Verizon readying a smart display with LTE Cat M1?
After earlier attempts to crack the smart home market failed, it appears that Verizon is ready for another go with its own smart display. Protocol reported the news late last week based on FCC filings showing the radio internals and user manual of … [Read more...]
Don’t wait up for 5G factory deployments
Every week, I get a new press release discussing a pilot project that's bringing 5G connectivity to manufacturing plants. Maybe it's Ericsson making its own gear, or Intel and several partners, or even Qualcomm and ASE. This cavalcade of … [Read more...]
Let’s talk about 6G, because it’s never too early for hype
Roughly every 10 years, we get a new cellular communication standard. In 2000, we got 3G. In 2010, we got 4G (LTE). And in 2019, we had 5G shoved down our collective throats (indeed, demand for the 5G transition has been nothing like the demand for … [Read more...]