Consumer IOT News

  • Pitney Bowes' SmartLink Connects Metering Machines to the Cloud

    By retrofitting its postage meters, the company hopes to make it easier for its small and midsize customers to use and update the machines via the IoT.

  • Taylor Romero's DIY Path to an Internet-Connected Store

    With his barbershop and men's boutique Spruce, Taylor Romero forged his own path to smart retail.

  • A Wearable That Listens for Troubling Coughs

    CoughAware has been designed to help caregivers of children or elderly patients to respond quickly to impeding asthma or COPD respiratory attacks, and possibly avoid the need for hospitalization.

  • Cirrent's Plan to Solve Smart-Home Connectivity Problems

    The startup plans to leverage existing technology in consumers' homes to make adding devices to their Wi-Fi networks a seamless, secure task.

  • Q&A With C3 IoT's Tom Siebel

    Six months ago, C3 Energy, the IoT platform provider that enterprise software pioneer Tom Siebel launched in 2009, broadened its focus beyond the energy market. IOT Journal spoke with him about the transition and why he thinks every system—even the human body—is becoming part of the Internet of Things.

  • How Genie Entered the IoT Market

    After introducing a retrofit package that allows users to control and monitor garage doors remotely, the company is now preparing upgrades based on customer feedback.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Google seeks to push Alexa off smart-home throne with Home; Indiegogo, Arrow Electronics partner; the VA starts to eye IoT solutions for medical devices; new car router from Sierra Wireless; Lux Research says VC funding for IoT security on the rise; Autodesk brings it IoT data management to cloud-based service.

  • IoT News Roundup

    ABI Research gives sunny outlook for beacon industry; Electric Imp debuts vertical platform for manufacturing; CNET decides smart home could use some work; ThingWorx 7.0 features new device-management tools.

  • Citibank Tests Beacon Apps in NYC Branches

    The bank is teaming up with Gimbal to send messages to app-using banking customers at 10 branches, and to enable them to unlock ATM lobby doors with their smartphones.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Security researchers punch holes in SmartThings security; GlobeRanger makes iMotion more IoT-friendly; Microsoft bolsters IoT product line with Solair acquisition; Nokia to support Z-Wave standard for upcoming smart home offerings.

  • Nokia Eyes Connected Health, Fitness Markets Via Withings Acquisition

    Nokia, once the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, plans its return to the consumer electronics market with a $191 million purchase of Withings, a maker of fitness trackers and connected health devices.

  • New IIC Testbed Delves Into Medical Device Interoperability

    The project supports efforts to establish connectivity between medical devices in order to reduce accidental death or injury due to medical errors.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Google adds security feature to Eddystone for beacons; app records diet with a microphone; Bluetooth SIG announces developer training; new IoT-enablement platform from PLAT.ONE; EU Parliament updates privacy laws.

  • Massachusetts Oyster Farmer Putting IoT to Work

    By employing a heat-sensing camera and attaching temperature sensors to shipments of live oysters, one aquaculturalist hopes to change how shellfish growers track their products.

  • IoT News Roundup

    IBM, Pfizer to enlist IoT in the fight against Parkinson's; BKON offering Eddystone beacon platform; HID's new digital ID platform; GCell's indoor solar-powered beacon; global consumer survey gauges trust in IoT; ZigBee Alliance gains retail group's endorsement.

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