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Ever since the Amazon Echo got smart home capabilities back in 2015, I’ve been advising people to buy one along with a smart bulb or outlet so they can start living a life of greater convenience....

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I call this a butt bot. It’s used to measure the impact of different people sitting on IKEA sofas and chairs over time. Photo by S. Higginbotham. While visiting IKEA’s headquarters in Älmhurt,...

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Who says technology has to be so serious? Sure, advancements like quantum computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence are intense, no-nonsense innovations that are changing the world. Yet, there’s...

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Timo Gessmann Timo Gessmann is the director of the Bosch IoT Lab – a cooperation between the University of St. Gallen, ETH Zürich, and Bosch. In my current role at the Bosch IoT...

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Once again it’s time for the holiday episode of the Internet of Things Podcast, where Kevin and I gather weeks ahead of the show’s air date to predict what we think will happen next year. We kick...

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The pilot distillation plant at UT Austin. A field trip this week to a pilot distillation facility on the University of Texas campus gave me new perspective on the challenges of delivering wireless in...

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In my current role at the Bosch IoT Lab, I am responsible for exploring new IoT product ideas & business fields including blockchain technology. Thought #1 What I really like about Blockchain is...

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The Noon light switches. I’ve been thinking about lighting a lot thanks to the launch of Noon last week. Smart lighting in the home can offer more convenient control, health benefits and ambient...

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Amazon said it would pay $ 42 per share, or $ 13.7 billion, to purchase Austin-based high-end grocery chain Whole Foods. This is the kind of deal where you see it, experience a moment of surprise and...