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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.

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Episode 190: The Federal government takes on consumer privacy (Nov 15th, 2018)

We kick off this week with an in-depth discussion of the NTIA’s suggestions for regulating consumer privacy in a digital era. It’s a long discussion, but one worth having, and we welcome your thoughts as well. From there, we talk about botnets, neural networks on a stick, and then Alexa’s new talents and devices. Then … Continue reading Episode 190: The Federal government takes on consumer privacy

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Episode 189: Meet the Digital Standard for IoT security and privacy (Nov 8th, 2018)

The battle for more secure IoT products will get its day in court now that a judge has rejected requests for summary judgment in a case pitting the FTC against D-Link. The agency called out D-Link for making insecure routers and cameras. Now, the courts will decide. A smart glass maker gets a whopper of … Continue reading Episode 189: Meet the Digital Standard for IoT security and privacy

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Episode 188: How to design a better smart home (Nov 1st, 2018)

Smart home hubs are dying, DIY will become increasingly niche and smart companies are prepping for this. For example, Honeywell’s smart home spin out Resideo went public this week with an eye to removing complexity from smart homes. Meanwhile, Calix unveiled a gateway device and a service to make it easier for ISPs to deliver the … Continue reading Episode 188: How to design a better smart home

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Episode 187: It’s time to take privacy seriously (Oct 25th, 2018)

We’re nearing the end of 2018, which is as good a time as any to relaunch the smart glasses concept. We discuss the new new Focals glasses, tie them in with Qualcomm’s new chips for Alexa-based ear buds and then tackle the Google Home Hub. From there we cover Amazon’s face recognition software, Tim Cook’s … Continue reading Episode 187: It’s time to take privacy seriously

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Episode 186: ARM’s new architecture and Anki’s adorable robot (Oct 18th, 2018)

This week’s podcast kicks off with a deep dive into the news shared at ARM’s TechCon event happening in Santa Clara, Calif. We talk about ARM’s new architecture, move on to Facebook’s privacy fudge and then spend a lot of time discussing the UK’s new standards for IoT device security. We then take a look … Continue reading Episode 186: ARM’s new architecture and Anki’s adorable robot

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Episode 185: Google’s news and smart kitchens (Oct 11th, 2018)

This week Kevin kicks off the show with his thoughts from the Google event, including a lot of information on the new Google Home Hub. Kevin talks about what it means for Google and the smart home race between Amazon, Apple and now Facebook. Yes, we discuss the Facebook Portal as well. Also the latest software … Continue reading Episode 185: Google’s news and smart kitchens

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Episode 184: How to remake the Internet for IoT (Oct 4th, 2018)

This week Kevin and I start out discussing The Wi-Fi Alliance’s new branding for the wireless standard and why you don’t need to rush in to buy Wi-Fi 6 gear. We then turn to space, specifically, Iridium and Amazon’s decision to create an IoT network that uses satellites to deliver signals around the world where cellular … Continue reading Episode 184: How to remake the Internet for IoT

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Episode 183: Amazon’s news bonanza explained (Sep 27th, 2018)

Last week Amazon released a ridiculous amount of news that we’ve covered in detail, but Kevin and I talk it out and draw attention to some of the things we thought were relevant. We stay in the Seattle area to cover the Microsoft news out this week on new Azure products and Cortana’s new enterprise … Continue reading Episode 183: Amazon’s news bonanza explained

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Episode 182: Trump’s tariffs are bad for IoT (Sep 20th, 2018)

We’re as excited as you guys to hear about Amazon’s upcoming devices, but we don’t devote too much time to them this week. Instead, we focus on the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit that Amazon unveiled and the alleged new Google Home hub. I also share my experience with the Amazon version of the Geek Squad before … Continue reading Episode 182: Trump’s tariffs are bad for IoT

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Episode 181: Are you ready for IoT to be a $520B business? (Sep 13th, 2018)

A lot of people are getting a smart speaker for the holidays. That’s one of the takeaways from a recent survey by Adobe that Kevin and I talk about this week. We follow that up with the new Sonos integration with IFTTT before covering a $6.7 billion semiconductor merger. Also on the chip side, we … Continue reading Episode 181: Are you ready for IoT to be a $520B business?

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Episode 180: Alexa and Google are the real smart home standards (Sep 6th, 2018)

This week we learn more details about Lenovo’s smart home line and talk about Amazon’s new Alexa API for sensors and motion detectors. We touch on a combined router/smart speaker that has Kevin feeling vindicated and talk about the challenges new business models such as Target’s Fetch program face. The Open Connectivity Foundation’s latest version … Continue reading Episode 180: Alexa and Google are the real smart home standards

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Episode 179: IFA news and bringing extreme wattage to your kitchen (Aug 30th, 2018)

This week in Germany, the IFA trade show is the place to be. Unfortunately Kevin and I aren’t there, but we share a lot of the news that came out from the first half of the show. This includes smart speakers at the high end and lower end, crazy connected kitchen tech and a HomeKit enabled … Continue reading Episode 179: IFA news and bringing extreme wattage to your kitchen

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Episode 178: Facebook’s smart speaker and a new security startup (Aug 23rd, 2018)

This week’s show kicks off with Kevin and I trying to figure out Facebook’s voice ambitions. We then explain how Google is using IoT data and AI to shave 40% in energy use in its data centers. This is the future. From there we talk about that future’s dark side with a survey on consumer … Continue reading Episode 178: Facebook’s smart speaker and a new security startup

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Episode 177: Defcon hacks and blockchain facts (Aug 16th, 2018)

We kick off this week’s show with an overview of the stories coming out of the Defcon security conference held this week in Las Vegas. Keeping security in mind, we talk about Amazon Web Services’ new cloud IoT security product, and Google’s lack of transparency around location data tracking. From there we move to Wi-Fi … Continue reading Episode 177: Defcon hacks and blockchain facts

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Episode 176: Why did Apple join the Thread Group? (Aug 9th, 2018)

This week Kevin and I kick off the show with our thoughts on the future of hearables before explaining why we think Apple joined the Thread Group and what it means for future HomeKit products. From there we talked about a new report suggesting that IoT will be a $520 billion industry by 2021 and how enterprise … Continue reading Episode 176: Why did Apple join the Thread Group?

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Episode 175: GE slims down and Otis tries Alexa in elevators (Aug 2nd, 2018)

This week on the show Kevin and I speculate what digital assets GE will sell and discuss the sad bankruptcy of French smart home company Sen.se. After hitting the sad news, we talked about the latest HomePod feature expected in iOS 12 and the fact that Apple didn’t say much about HomePod in its latest … Continue reading Episode 175: GE slims down and Otis tries Alexa in elevators

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Episode 174: How Wyze makes such a crazy, good camera for cheap (Jul 26th, 2018)

This week I was at Google’s cloud event in San Francisco while Kevin swapped out his video doorbells. We discuss Google’s news related to edge computing and several pieces of doorbell news before talking about a few recent articles that show how far the smart home has to come. Kevin talks about the first NB-IoT tracker … Continue reading Episode 174: How Wyze makes such a crazy, good camera for cheap

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Episode 173: Nest CEO is out and Jacuzzi is in with the IoT (Jul 19th, 2018)

Nest’s CEO has been forced out, and GE and Microsoft create even deeper integrations for industrial IoT. Also this week, UPS creates a partnership with a startup to take on Amazon Key, and we discus the common question of if you should upgrade your Echo? There’s a lot of lock news, some connected car fundings (Zoox … Continue reading Episode 173: Nest CEO is out and Jacuzzi is in with the IoT

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Episode 172: The smart home goes public (Jul 12th, 2018)

This week’s show takes up last week’s news of Netgear’s Arlo division and Sonos filing for initial public offerings. Kevin and I share what we see in the filings and what it means for the smart home. We also discuss Amazon’s Prime Day deals and Google’s answering sale with Walmart,  before digging into this week’s … Continue reading Episode 172: The smart home goes public

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Episode 171: Your smart home questions, answered! (Jul 5th, 2018)

This week Kevin and I decided to do something a bit unusual, turning our segment where we answer listener’s questions into the entire show. You guys have been sending a lot of interesting questions to the Schlage IoT Podcast Listener Hotline, and we hated to leave so many unanswered, so we combined a slow holiday … Continue reading Episode 171: Your smart home questions, answered!

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