The Top Five Reasons IoT Devices will Malfunction in 2020

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According to Juniper Research, the number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: a rise of over 285 percent. Consumer IoT, especially as it relates to the smart home, has received significant attention, especially because of the prevalence of online gaming, video streaming, home audio and home video security systems. With the new year on the horizon and smart home devices set to remain among the top purchases in 2020, this article focuses on the top reasons that devices are expected to malfunction over the next 12 months. IoT is rapidly becoming a transformative force, delivering the digital lifestyle to billions of people. Integrating an amazing array of smart devices with internet connectivity, the IoT market already includes more than 25 billion devices in use.


Stir your coffee with this nifty automatic device

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Scott Amron, a product design engineer based in New York, came up with a new device to help coffee chains get rid of wooden and plastic stirrers. Stircle is said to be 99% cheaper to run than using stir sticks and it comes with the added benefit of creating zero waste.


Explained: What are IoT Devices?

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While the Basic Management of IoT devices has once been reduced by many providers of IoT solutions ( as such features have not offered a short – term differentiation for IoT solutions), as the IoT industry is still mature, such features are becoming increasingly important. However, with the internet of things, we see IoT solutions that can include thousands to millions of devices, for which persistent connectivity and high bandwidth are far from the norm. Without the Management of Contextual IoT devices, managing thousands to millions of devices for which you have very little data can quickly become an operational nightmare capable of eliminating any hope of a good return on investment and killing an IoT solution. IoT Device Management is all the tools, capabilities and processes needed to support IoT solutions on a scale effectively. Adding new devices to any network makes it more complex, and IoT devices are particularly dangerous.


GPS Device-maker Garmin Reeling After Workers Gunned Down

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Worldwide, Switzerland-based Garmin Ltd. -- the Kansas operation's corporate parent -- has more than 11,400 workers in 60 offices and last year logged $3.02 billion in revenue. Roughly 2,800 workers are at the Kansas headquarters, which Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Pam Whiting cast as regionally "one of our entrepreneurial success stories" and biggest employers.


The Downside of the Internet of Things

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Smart technology is gaining ground and shifting into many areas of our lives. Just frrom 2014 to now, we have sprinkler systems that gauge the weather and determine, on their own, whether or not our lawns need to be watered or not, and a talking refrigerator that actually takes inventory of what's inside it, and actually tells you what items you need to buy.