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Connected Devices in Agriculture | Down on The Farm

Aug 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not every connected device on the internet of things finds its place in our homes or offices. Connected devices in agriculture are becoming more and more prevalent as new and different industries start recognizing the benefits of connected sources of data. Large commercial farms and ranches have been using data to insure proper irrigation and…

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Eat It Up | Iot Sensors and Food

Aug 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The milk is bad.” “No, it’s fine.” “It smells TERRIBLE!” “I think it is good for just one more day.” “Come on, Dad. PLEASE don’t make me drink this milk. Isn’t there something else?” Every morning the conversation above or one like it plays out around breakfast tables all around the country. Milk that’s a…

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Future Shock | The Next Internet of Things

Aug 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Taking a look at the Next Internet of Things Looking at trends in other markets is a great way to make educated guesses – predictions – about the world. Artificial intelligence, for example, is becoming more and more integrated into the technology around us.  Anyone want to make a bet that AI integration will slow…

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User Friendly Internet of Things | Startups Making IoT Easier for Everyone

Aug 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Internet of Things Startups are Tackling Big Challenges to Connect Even More Devices “If you’re a smart-building tenant, you can have a single app that controls your thermostats, lighting, heating/AC, blinds, building gates and garage doors — even though those services are actually being provided from a variety of incompatible physical and device-management and connectivity platforms.”…

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Security and the Internet of Things | Legislation on the Horizon

Aug 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the event you didn’t think that legislators were thinking about security and the internet of things, think again.  It is a modern marvel that – considering the number of connected devices in the world – cyber-crime hasn’t become more prevalent in our daily lives.  Consider how many airplanes and traffic signals and power-grids and…

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IoT Business Integrations | Why Connectivity is Good Around the Office

Jul 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

IoT Business Deployments are Changing the Workplace The internet of things is about more than just drones and home automation.  In fact, some of the most interesting IoT integrations are happening in offices, warehouses, and businesses around the world. From improved safety and security to more efficient use of resources like electricity and air-conditioning, the…

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IoT Security | The Dark Side of IoT Connectivity

Jul 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

IoT Security in the Real World Casinos are full of things that tickle the senses.  Games…shows…food…music…lights…every casino in the world is built to engage the visitor and keep them coming back for more. Beautiful gardens…golf courses…exhibits…pools. The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas actually has an enclosed shark tank inside the swimming pool! One such North American…

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The Power of Xamarin – How Texas Devices Speeds up IoT Deployments

Jul 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A powerful product called Xamarin is changing how developers and engineers approach IoT application development. What is Xamarin and what does it mean for your next project? Operating system cross-compatibility has been a challenge for software developers for decades.  Making sure that a new application or tool works correctly on Windows, iOS, and Android is challenge enough, so…

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IoT is Big Business in the Auto Industry

Jul 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Toyota made a big announcement today.  How big?  $100,000,000 big!  The leading automotive manufacturer declared a nine-figure investment in artificial intelligence and robotics.  This is cool stuff, believe you me.  But lost in the headlines?  None of this works without the connectivity brought to you by the Internet of Things. Let’s walk through this logically.…

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