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IoT Latency Solution IEEE Wake-Up Radio

A Solution to Latency in IoT Devices

In 2016, a PwC survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers found: 45% reported owning a fitness band 27% a smartwatch 12% smart clothing Furthermore, 57% said they’re excited about the future of wearable technology as part of everyday life. In order for the full power of these devices to be realized, however, it is important to ensure […]

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Is your smart device spying on you?

Is Your Smart Device Spying On You?

A regulatory agency in Germany just announced a ban on children’s smartwatches. This illustrates a growing concern among regulators and consumers alike regarding the privacy implications of smart devices. Is your smart device spying on you? In the example of the smartwatch ban in Germany, the devices in question contain a remote listening capability. According […]

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Industry IoT Growth Trends

Industry IoT Growth Trends

The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) systems for business continues to rise. In a recent study of manufacturing, transportation, and oil and gas organizations, 86% say that they are adopting IoT solutions, and 84% believe they are very and extremely effective. (Hedge, 2017) In this article, we take a look at some of these […]

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IoT Environmental Impact

Is Your IoT Device Harming the Environment?

Internet of Things (IoT) devices will have significant environmental impact, both positive and negative. The IoT environmental impact is important to consider. On the positive side, IoT devices can provide significant energy savings by, for example, turning on streetlights only when they’re needed or alerting water processing plants when there is a leak, saving precious natural […]

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Make IoT Batteries Last Longer: IEEE Wake-Up Radio Infographic: Significantly Improve Battery Life

How to Make IoT Batteries Last Longer

Analyst firm Gartner predicts that there will be 8.4 billion connected “things” in 2017, which will then expand to 20.4 billion Internet of Things (IOT) devices by 2020. That number is staggering. And it is reasonable to expect that a great many of these devices will run on batteries. Yet battery life can be limited. […]

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Millennials, Ownership, and IOT Privacy

Millennials, Ownership, and the Internet of Things

Millennials are concerned, and rightly so, about connected devices and security. Nearly 75% of Millennials surveyed by KPMG indicated they would be likely to “use more IoT devices if they had more confidence that the devices were secure.” (Strother 2017) As developers of IoT devices consider the market viability of their devices, this creates a […]

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Extend battery life in your wearable with Wake-Up Radio from IEEE

Can You Extend Battery Life in Your Wearable?

Wearables have taken the accessory market by storm. Gone are the days of wearing a simple analog watch that only tells the time; at least not when you can get one that tracks your steps, monitors your heart rate, syncs with apps on your smart phone, and much more. But how long will your wearable […]

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IEEE IoT: A Day in a Connected Life

A Day in a Connected Life with the Internet of Things

How does the Internet of Things (IoT) affect your everyday life? In this new interactive infographic from IEEE, you’ll learn about the opportunity and risks posed by the devices you use every day. From your home to your car, from the office to the store, learn what data your interactions generate and how it can […]

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Internet of Things Wearables at CES 2017

Finding the Right Wearable

Internet of Things Wearables at CES 2017 The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show was, among other things, a showcase for the latest developments in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Wearables is a huge category in the Internet of Things, as consumers choose devices that do everything from track their health and fitness to making driving safer. […]

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