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How Blockchain and IoT Will Enable “Smart Contracts” 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating excitement over its potential to transform the world, but the real power of IoT will be bolstered by another emerging technology—blockchain.  IoT is a system of interconnected devices that gather and transfer data over a wireless network. These devices come with sensors that collect, store, and examine data. […]

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Will Deep Learning Accelerate the Spread of IoT?

With over 55 million people infected with COVID-19 worldwide, hospitals are under enormous strain, and remote care is needed more than ever. To meet the growing demand, the European Commission has created an (EUR) $8 million project called “IntellIoT”. It is one of several projects that will use Internet of Things (IoT) technology to boost […]

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Seven Ways Blockchain Will Strengthen IoT 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum. Between 2014 and 2019, the number of companies using IoT grew from 13% to 25%, according to the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. By 2023, there are expected to be 45 billion connected IoT devices, which will help set the foundation for future smart cities. Despite the […]

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Can IoT Help Preserve COVID-19 Vaccines During Shipping?

The race to manufacture a viable COVID-19 vaccine raises an important question: Given the logistical challenges of delivering vaccines to billions of people across the planet—with many stops along the way—how can they be safely distributed? Vaccines need to be temperature-controlled or they will lose their efficacy. According to the International Air Transport Association’s Center […]

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Challenges and Solutions to Expanding the Internet of Things

Cities are getting bigger. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), they’ll soon be getting smarter, too.  Over the next 30 years, urban areas are expected to add an estimated 2.5 billion people on average worldwide. As these cities grow, police wearables, open data, smart trash collection, and tools that monitor traffic levels and crowds […]

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How New Technologies Can Enhance Edge Computing

Organizations have increasingly set their sights on edge computing as a solution to their data storage needs. According to a survey from Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Mobility, 57% of mobility decision-makers want to incorporate edge computing into their plans by the end of 2020. Because it uses a number of smart devices around the […]

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CES 2020—Top Advances in Hearables

CES 2020 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada from 7-10 January. This global event highlights some of the biggest advancements in consumer technologies that are available to the public. Check out some interesting developments in hearable technology. Hearables Advances Bluetooth Bluetooth LE Audio was announced at this year’s CES conference. This new update allows for […]

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Staff Picks—Top Ten Blog Posts of 2019

It’s almost time to welcome the new year! 2019 is coming to a close, so let’s take a quick look back at our staff selected posts from this past year. This top 10 list was curated based on reader views, likes, comments, social shares, and more. From blockchain technology to 5G networks, renewable energy, and […]

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The Shifting Employment Landscape in the Age of AI

This is a sponsored post from Digi-Key. Written by S. Himmelstein. Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and other advanced technologies are posed to improve productivity, efficiency, and economic growth across virtually all economic sectors. Beyond chess-playing computers and self-driving cars, machine and deep learning capabilities enable computers to process vast amounts of data in order to […]

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Microsegmentation for Healthcare Systems

  Microsegmentation can help keep medical devices secure and patient data safe. Healthcare organizations can accomplish this through the development of tools that monitor Internet of Things (IoT) traffic. Healthcare facilities using IoT medical devices have the ability to improve patient care and reduce costs. However, they also face the cyber security issues that come […]

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