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Driving business opportunities at the Edge - TechHQ


Edge computing presents organizations with a significant leap in business opportunity. Much has been written about the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT), but it is now clear that these benefits can only be truly realized with Edge computing. Limiting your organization to only adopting central cloud computing simply won't support your future IoT needs. Today, every organization needs to be a digital organization, powered by data, running in a multi-cloud world. Recognizing that multi-cloud actually begins at the point of data creation – the Edge – the value in the future is in combining Edge computing with IoT.

16 Open Source Home Automation Platforms To Use In 2020


The benefits of open source software are immense, and it's great to see so many home automation platforms offering 100% free and functional software to Internet of Things enthusiasts all across the globe. The people behind these home automation platforms have worked hard to achieve a strong codebase that you can use to build your own solution, but is open source good enough for the purpose? Or does it fall short of its "open" goal? Just like most other software platforms, a good solution needs an equally strong community that is willing to back it up and improve upon its initial state. That's why we've compiled a whopping 16 open source home automation platforms that we think are most interesting in the landscape of IoT.

AI, ML, 5G, IoT will be most important tech in 2021: Study


Bengaluru, Nov 23: Artificial intelligence (AI), Machine learning, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) would be the most important technologies in 2021, according to a new study by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The technical professional organisation on Monday released the results of a survey of Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Chief Technology Officers (CTO) in the US, the UK, China, India and Brazil. The survey was on the most important technologies for 2021, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the speed of their technology adoption and the industries expected to be most impacted by technology. On which would be the most important technologies, nearly one-third of the total respondents (32 per cent) said AI and ML followed by 5G (20 per cent) and IoT (14 per cent), according to an IEEE statement. Manufacturing (19 per cent), healthcare (18 per cent), financial services (15 per cent) and education (13 per cent) are the industries that most believe would be impacted by technology, according to the CIOs and CTOs surveyed.

Driverless cars and smart cities: the amazing future summarised in 5 online talks


This article is part of KrASIA's partnership with Web Summit. The last 12 months have seen decisive change in the way we spend our free time. Mobility solutions are becoming increasingly popular, with driverless vehicles popping up across the world, while our urban spaces are evolving into smart city projects. Web Summit's lifestyle content covers it all. What CNN calls "Europe's largest tech event" gathers experts from the industries that play vital roles in our lifestyles.

IoT Trends 2021: A Focus on Fundamentals, Not Nice-to-Haves


As we approach the close of a whirlwind 2020, connected devices will continue to define numerous industries in the coming year. Several trends continue to gather momentum, fueling IoT's prominence in 2021, from data-intensive experiences that use Internet of Things (IoT) devices (such as self-driving cars or wearable devices) to basic health-and-safety needs as COVID-19 continues to take center stage. At the same time, the IoT landscape remains fragmented, with various prevailing standards, connectivity options and use cases abounding. This fragmentation will continue, predicted Forrester Research, and connectivity options will be diverse rather than standardized. While 5G has been touted as the holy grail for IoT, "there will be a variety of connectivity options," said Michele Pelino, senior analyst within the infrastructure and operations research team at Forrester.

EdgeQ raises $51 million to fuse AI compute and 5G within a single chip – TechCrunch


No, it's not bingo at your local silicon chip enthusiast meetup, and no, I am not trying to game Google's search algorithms (well, maybe just a bit). Rather, it's a combination of technologies that are predicted to become critical for the future of the Internet of Things across industries as diverse as shipping and security. One way to get all these technologies into single devices is just to agglomerate a bunch of off-the-shelf silicon chips and jam them into a product. Take a wireless radio chip, add some computing capacity, add some AI chip wizardly and voilà, you have yourself a modern IoT device. There's just one problem: These devices often have a lot of constraints.

This is our favorite smart home deal for Black Friday so far


Amazon has the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Echo Show 5 bundled together for only $149.99, down from $289.98. One of the coolest advancements of smart home technology is being able to see who's at your door without having to actually go answer the door. And if you're as intrigued by them as we are, you're going to love this Black Friday deal from Amazon: The Ring Video Doorbell 3 comes with the Echo Show 5 and the bundle has dropped to its lowest price of $149.99. This bundle is great for anyone new to the smart home game because yes, it comes with the video doorbell, but it also comes with a smart speaker that has a screen. That means you can pair the two and use the Echo Show 5 to see what your Ring is seeing, so you don't have to pull out your phone every time you want to check who's at the door.

The promise of the fourth industrial revolution

MIT Technology Review

The technology behind the First Industrial Revolution was water and steam power, which mechanized textile production. The innovation made factories commonplace, which brought more people to cities and caused social upheaval. In the second, electric power made mass production possible. The third was based on semiconductors, which facilitated the data processing that automated production and spawned the digital age. Now a fourth industrial revolution is taking shape. The technology behind it is the internet of things--networks of connected devices such as sensors, robots, and wearables.

Episode 295: Project CHIP goes commercial and the Eero Pro review – IoT Podcast – Internet of Things


This week's podcast kicks off with the news that Project Connected Home over IP (CHIP) will also have a commercial element focused on offices, apartments, and public buildings. Then we focus on edge computing with a new way to bring machine learning to the edge and Arm expanding its free IP license program to some of its edge ML chips. We also talk about the new IoT Cybersecurity bill that passed the Senate, a virus prediction score on Airthings devices, and another new Wyze product. We round out the news with LoRaWAN, facial recognition laws, telemedicine, an upgrade to Google Fit, and a new name for Plume's Wi-Fi service. Kevin shares his thoughts on the Eero Pro Wi-Fi system, and a quick impression of the new HomePod mini.