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 315: A Mad Max mask and a power grid of your own
This week Kevin is back and we start the show talking about the Xupermask from Will.i.am and Honeywell. Ring is adding radar to a floodlight camera and we’re pumped for that, while MIT researchers are using RF to help give robots X-ray vision. Apple is formally launching a certification program for developers who want to … Continue reading Episode 315: A Mad Max mask and a power grid of your own
Episode 314: A look at Arm’s new vision for computing
Om Malik takes Kevin’s place this week as my co-host and also doubles as my guest. Malik is my former boss at GigaOm, is currently a partner at True Ventures, and writes thoughtfully about technology on his own blog. We start the show focused on chips, specifically Arm’s brand new v9 architecture and the vision … Continue reading Episode 314: A look at Arm’s new vision for computing
Episode 313: We are super pumped about Thread
In this week’s show, we focus on Thread because Kevin tried out the new Eve sensors that use the wireless protocol, and fell head over heels in love. “This is what the smart home should be, ” he says. After that, we talk about additional sensors on the HomePod Mini and wonder when and if … Continue reading Episode 313: We are super pumped about Thread
Episode 312: Cricut’s switch up, Google’s new hub, and the end of the HomePod
This week on the show we return to the classic story of a company trying to use a software update to limit the functionality of a connected product after someone has purchased it. The latest example is Cricut, which makes a connected craft cutting device. The company recently said users would have to start subscribing … Continue reading Episode 312: Cricut’s switch up, Google’s new hub, and the end of the HomePod
Episode 311: How P&G’s plans for smart products evolved
This week’s show has a security focus with us discussing the Verkada hack, a new security camera from Abode, which basically puts expensive IP cameras on notice, and recommendations from Consumer Reports on helping victims of domestic abuse lock down their devices and services. We then talk about a rumored Alexa robot, a new Raspberry … Continue reading Episode 311: How P&G’s plans for smart products evolved
Episode 310: Thanks to the IoT, everything’s a subscription now
We kick off this week’s show with the news of SmartThings device depreciation and Amazon’s Alexa Conversations feature finally making it to general availability. After that, we talk about the rising revenue from subscriptions in the consumer IoT and in manufacturing based on a new survey from Zuora. Then we discuss how police departments feel … Continue reading Episode 310: Thanks to the IoT, everything’s a subscription now
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One of my favorite pods
Congrats on 300! I’ve been listening since early-pandemic, and so glad I did. Entertaining and informative every week, thanks so much and keep up the great work, Stacey and Kevin!
Improve the audio quality, limit the ads!
I really want to enjoy listening to this show but just can't. Only a third of the show is actual news/content. The rest is either an advertisement disguised as a story, or a boring phone interview. The audio quality is so awful, I usually end up shutting it off whenever they go to someone talking over the phone. It's 2021 and yet this podcast about the latest technology insists on using antiquated technology (a sponsored PSTN line) to record content. Why not use Zoom/Skype or just record locally and sync the tracks!
Great up to date information on the latest products with awesome guests.