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Internet of Things news and analysis: smart home, industrial internet of things, enterprise internet of things, and more. Joins co-hosts Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel as they dissect the week's latest IoT news.



Stacey Higginbotham has covered technology since 2001. In my years covering tech I became more fascinated by the stuff we were able to do on vast computing networks and ever speedier mobile and wireline broadband networks. Finally all of the elements of the technology I’ve covered in more than a decade have culminated in this moment and we’re creating the internet of things.



No matter what you call it, we’re at a pivotal moment in the evolution of human creativity, business creation and productivity gains. We could see the gains we make in these next few years help us conserve resources and let us lead safer and healthier lives or we could open the door to a dystopian society where our every thought is monitored and our every utterance is effectively for sale. I hope to explore all of these issues, the people who will make it possible and the devices that will lead us there in the IoT Podcast. I hope you will join me.

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT Stacey Higginbotham, tech journalist

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    • 4.4 • 184 Ratings

Internet of Things news and analysis: smart home, industrial internet of things, enterprise internet of things, and more. Joins co-hosts Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel as they dissect the week's latest IoT news.



Stacey Higginbotham has covered technology since 2001. In my years covering tech I became more fascinated by the stuff we were able to do on vast computing networks and ever speedier mobile and wireline broadband networks. Finally all of the elements of the technology I’ve covered in more than a decade have culminated in this moment and we’re creating the internet of things.



No matter what you call it, we’re at a pivotal moment in the evolution of human creativity, business creation and productivity gains. We could see the gains we make in these next few years help us conserve resources and let us lead safer and healthier lives or we could open the door to a dystopian society where our every thought is monitored and our every utterance is effectively for sale. I hope to explore all of these issues, the people who will make it possible and the devices that will lead us there in the IoT Podcast. I hope you will join me.

    Episode 348: We’re thankful for smart cows

    Episode 348: We’re thankful for smart cows

    Heading into the holiday weekend, Kevin and I share what we’re thankful for (mostly y’all, our sponsors, each other, and Thread), while also talking about the sad sale of Tile to Life360. We also discuss Clevr, Qeexo, and efforts to make AI accessible to people who can’t or don’t want to code. After that, I discuss my desire … Continue reading Episode 348: We’re thankful for smart cows

    • 54 min
    Episode 347: McKinsey reevaluates IoT’s impact

    Episode 347: McKinsey reevaluates IoT’s impact

    This week’s show has a lot of big numbers starting with $12.6 trillion, which is at the upper end of what McKinsey believes the economic impact from IoT will be by 2030. We cover the latest report, which is a reassessment of McKinsey’s famous 2015 report on the IoT that said it would be worth … Continue reading Episode 347: McKinsey reevaluates IoT’s impact

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 346: Three IoT acquisitions and the infrastructure bill

    Episode 346: Three IoT acquisitions and the infrastructure bill

    This week’s show focuses on three big deals happening in the IoT sector and a meaty enterprise IoT report. First up, we discuss ADT buying SunPro Solar for $825 million, which represents yet another deal bringing energy management to the smart home. We then talk about Level Home’s acquisition, the state of smart home deals, … Continue reading Episode 346: Three IoT acquisitions and the infrastructure bill

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 345: Ecobee’s big deal and climate-friendly chips

    Episode 345: Ecobee’s big deal and climate-friendly chips

    The big news in IoT this week was the announced acquisition of Ecobee by Generac, so Kevin and I share our thoughts on the deal and what it means for the smart home. After that, we were excited to see Amazon launching a smart air quality monitoring device for $70 as well as publically state … Continue reading Episode 345: Ecobee’s big deal and climate-friendly chips

    • 54 min
    Episode 344: Energy harvesting sensors are finally real

    Episode 344: Energy harvesting sensors are finally real

    This week’s show kicks off with news from many of the big smart home players offering their plans for the Matter smart home protocol. First, we discuss Google’s plans, before focusing on Samsung’s latest announcements and then a surprise update from Eero, which is owned by Amazon. Sticking with Amazon, we also cover the news … Continue reading Episode 344: Energy harvesting sensors are finally real

    • 1 hr
    Episode 343: Return of the connected bunny!

    Episode 343: Return of the connected bunny!

    We kick off this week’s podcast with a focus on chips and hardware starting with an explainer on Arm’s new Total Solutions for IoT and why it will help developers and device makers speed up time-to-market for connected products. We then talk about plans to put Linux on Arduino devices that were outed in a … Continue reading Episode 343: Return of the connected bunny!

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

Blizzard1s2d ,

Great helpful, full of news

This podcast needs to have a much clearer and more obvious distinction between advertising content and podcast content. There is no musical mark or change in tone; I often tune out during the adverts and paid promotional content then miss a bunch. There seem to be long paid promotional interviews in middle of the podcast?! — I know these podcasters are professional journalists! They are skeptical people who do massive independent research and we listen because we trust them. For the audience to trust the journalism content, the audience must know when sponsored or influenced content is being presented. My local newspaper is terrible at this, with its ads masquerading as articles and “articles” written by realtors or “experts” at various companies flogging their products, and I hate it.

I’ve really enjoyed Stacey on Twit’s This Week in Google which is very long and conversational. She’s an expert in the nitty-gritty of internet communication tech. This podcast is more focused on IoT and is full of great news. Kevin is the king of ChromeBook reviews. Make sure to check out their writing!

Arlie K ,

IoT Excellence!

This show has quickly become one of my favorites! Stacey and Kevin consistently offer perceptive insights on the latest news from the world of IoT. No matter the topic, I learn something from every episode. Don't miss it!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Stacey and Kevin, hosts of the Internet of Things Podcast, highlight all aspects of IoT and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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