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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 199: Check out Maslow’s Hierarchy of IoT (Jan 17th, 2019)

We finish up our CES thoughts this week, although after living it, writing about it and talking about I’m not sure what’s been covered and where. We talk about Wi-Fi devices, Chamberlain working with Amazon’s Key program, and Kevin’s post-CES thoughts. We then turn to some security issues that are still plaguing companies grabbing and storing IoT data from Gemalto … Continue reading Episode 199: Check out Maslow’s Hierarchy of IoT

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Special Edition: 2019 CES episode (Jan 14th, 2019)

It’s time for our annual CES edition of the Internet of Things Podcast! This year’s CES wrap focuses on newer additions to the gadget world with conversations from Procter & Gamble and Kohler. You’ll find out why Kohler stuck Alexa in a toilet. I also talk to folks about Bluetooth, Thread, and Wi-Fi, because I’m a … Continue reading Special Edition: 2019 CES episode

Episode 198: Check out CES and a smart KB Home (Jan 10th, 2019)

Kevin and I are at CES this week ready to embrace the future of consumer technology. But so far, we haven’t found much that is new. We discuss the domination by Google at the show, a bunch of news about Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem and a smattering of news from smart home providers. By this point … Continue reading Episode 198: Check out CES and a smart KB Home

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Episode 197: What to expect at CES and in 2019 (Jan 3rd, 2019)

This week’s show is all about the coming year. We start with Kevin and I discussing things we expect to see at CES next week as well as overall trends we think 2019 will bring to IoT and the smart home. They include everything from connected toilets to an increasing number of cellular providers for … Continue reading Episode 197: What to expect at CES and in 2019

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Episode 196: The holiday Q&A extravaganza! (Dec 27th, 2018)

This week Kevin and I took some time off to prepare for the CES and get ready for 2019. It’s going to be awesome! But we can’t leave you guys without a show, so we selected almost a dozen listener questions from the IoT Podcast Hotline and tried to answer them. You’ll learn about some … Continue reading Episode 196: The holiday Q&A extravaganza!

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Episode 195: We’re switching to Google’s Home (Dec 20th, 2018)

Kevin is back this week and we kick off the show discussing GE’s decision to spin out its industrial IoT business. From there we talk about the closure of Lighthouse, the smart camera maker, a critical update for Hue bulbs and Qualcomm’s new IoT chip. Then we dive into a swath of Alexa related news, including … Continue reading Episode 195: We’re switching to Google’s Home

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Episode 194: Is it time to address privacy in the Constitution? (Dec 13th, 2018)

This week I’m joined by Om Malik, a partner at True Ventures and my former boss. We kick off the show with a discussion of the New York Times’ investigation into app location sharing and Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s testimony before Congress. Both topics led to a debate about device privacy and what we should … Continue reading Episode 194: Is it time to address privacy in the Constitution?

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Episode 193: Inside Calgary’s sensor network (Dec 6th, 2018)

This week we tackle a bunch of device news, the rebranding of TrackR, the end of ARM’s Cordio Bluetooth IP and Nokia’s latest data on IoT botnets. We also ask what y’all think about network security devices and services for the connected home. We don’t currently consider them a must-have device, but should we? In … Continue reading Episode 193: Inside Calgary’s sensor network

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Episode 192: Amazon’s big news and UL’s cyber safety standard (Nov 29th, 2018)

This week Kevin and I start off on a heavy note discussing the things that went wrong during the Lion Air crash at the end of October relating that to the increase in sensors, software and inadequate procedures for marrying the Silicon Valley mindset with the real world. We then tackle the many, many announcements … Continue reading Episode 192: Amazon’s big news and UL’s cyber safety standard

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Episode 191: Lowe’s wants to dump Iris (Nov 22nd, 2018)

This week on the show, Kevin and I talk about Lowe’s putting the Iris smart home system on the block, Apple buying Silk Labs and why now is a perfect time to pull the trigger on the smart home device you’ve been eyeing. We then dug deep on a swath of Alexa-related news such as … Continue reading Episode 191: Lowe’s wants to dump Iris

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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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