300 episodes

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 • 196 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 401: Two big smart home deals explained

    Episode 401: Two big smart home deals explained

    The end of the year is a busy time for M&A as companies rush to get deals done before the start of a new tax year, and this week the smart home sector saw Assa Abloy sell its Yale and August smart lock and some other brands to Fortune Brands for $800 million. We explain … Continue reading Episode 401: Two big smart home deals explained

    • 54 min
    Episode 400: How to pronounce IKEA’s Dirigera hub

    Episode 400: How to pronounce IKEA’s Dirigera hub

    This week’s show starts off with a review of news from AWS Re:Invent which is happening now in LAs Vegas. We cover the general availability of support for the latest version of the MQTT messaging protocol, the launch of LoRaWAN and other connectivity technologies as part of AWS Device Location services, and there will be … Continue reading Episode 400: How to pronounce IKEA’s Dirigera hub

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 399: Alexa’s drama and our holiday gift guide

    Episode 399: Alexa’s drama and our holiday gift guide

    The biggest news in the internet of things this week was the staggering story about Amazon’s Alexa business being responsible for the majority of an estimated $10 billion loss in the year ahead. So Kevin and I discuss what Amazon pulling back on Alexa might look like and what it means for voice and the … Continue reading Episode 399: Alexa’s drama and our holiday gift guide

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 398: Bluetooth bets on 6 GHz and TP-Link hops on Wi-Fi 7

    Episode 398: Bluetooth bets on 6 GHz and TP-Link hops on Wi-Fi 7

    Amazon has started laying off workers, including some working on Alexa and in Amazon’s devices business. We discuss this as well as IBM following in Google’s footsteps and shutting down its IoT cloud business. We move from bad news to innovation with the news that the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is investing in new Bluetooth … Continue reading Episode 398: Bluetooth bets on 6 GHz and TP-Link hops on Wi-Fi 7

    • 56 min
    Episode 397: Arduino Opta adds a little IT to the OT

    Episode 397: Arduino Opta adds a little IT to the OT

    This week’s show kicks off with a discussion of the lawsuit between Arm and Qualcomm amid accusations that Arm is changing its licensing model. We cover what has been said, and what it might mean for the IoT before heading into some industrial news. Arduino has announced a programmable logic controller (PLC) in conjunction with … Continue reading Episode 397: Arduino Opta adds a little IT to the OT

    • 58 min
    Episode 396: Here’s when you’ll get Matter on your devices

    Episode 396: Here’s when you’ll get Matter on your devices

    This week’s episode kicks off what I hope is a flurry of news from vendors about their Matter plans. We hear when and how vendors such as Amazon, Eve, Nanoleaf, and Schneider Electric plan to roll out Matter to new and old devices. We also call out companies that haven’t yet shared information and what … Continue reading Episode 396: Here’s when you’ll get Matter on your devices

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 👏

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the IoT community, or just getting started on your journey - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Stacey does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of successfully navigating an ever changing technological landscape - with leaders that have deep domain expertise. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Tech in training 121 ,

Good into

Great info on new products. Love the show.

skrems ,

Why insult Fox News listeners?

Implying that Fox News watchers are misinformed is a great way to alienate a lot of your listeners. I will get my IoT news from elsewhere.

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