Internet of Things

7 Tracking Technologies for Supply Chain Transparency

On our first road trip to San Francisco we headed straight to Haight-Ashbury, the birthplace of 1960s counterculture and one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. We were hoping to score some LSD, and within about five minutes of arriving at the famed intersection we bought a sheet of acid from the first […]

11 Public Safety Solutions for Smart Cities Using IoT

If you watch the news regularly, you might think the world is a dangerous place, especially if you subscribe to one of the many online news aggregators that feed your paranoid echo chamber with personalized news feeds. In reality, both violent and property crimes have dropped significantly over the last 25 years. Public perception is […]

7 Smart City Urban Planning Ideas Using IoT

One of the things that you learn after being a digital nomad for a while is that some cities are much better designed than others. There is a certain aesthetic quality to a well-laid out urban center like New York City compared to, say, Boston, which one article on the topic of city grids said […]

Investing in IoT and Augmented Reality with PTC Inc.

When evaluating the merits of tech stocks, we like to focus on the exposure investors receive to any particular theme. This is often measured by revenues that can be attributed to the theme as a percentage of total revenues. For example, we looked at how Teradyne has been slowly expanding into industrial robotics. Over time, it’s […]

How Fruit Packing Warehouses Use Technology

Walk into any grocery store in America and you’ll find a variety of fresh apples for consumption. It’s remarkable to think how developed markets have managed to secure the availability of apples year-round. That miracle is made possible through lots of behind-the-scenes work that takes place at packing houses to ensure only the best fruit […]

Samsara Emerges as Leader in Industrial IoT

No matter how innovative an idea you think you have, that and $3.50 might get you a small drip coffee at Starbucks. Ideas are worth nothing. Execution is everything. That’s why we’ll often see numerous startups trying to tackle a particular problem with technology. A few years later, a leader will suddenly emerge that hasn’t been at it […]

IoT Inventory Management Uses AI for Supply Chains

Famous American philosopher George Carlin did a brilliant riff on stuff. He rightly contended that we just spend our lives moving and acquiring our stuff, and a house is just a pile of your stuff with a cover on it. Companies that are in the business of making and selling stuff have to be able to […]

Helium – Solving the IoT Connectivity Problem

When crowdfunding began gaining in popularity, it became quickly apparent that the platform was going to be exploited by scammers. Soon, it became difficult to tell whether or not the shoddy management team that failed to bring a product to market leaving a bunch of disgruntled “customers” in their wake was acting maliciously or not. […]

Will RFID Golf Balls Ever Fly on Golf Courses?

Part of our daily job is to go through the hundreds of emails we receive. Most are the usual “what can you do for my client” rubbish, but a small number of them are extremely interesting – like the schizophrenics. Also falling into the interesting bucket are emails from people who have an amazing idea that just […]

Shoplifting Prevention Technologies for Retailers

Shoplifting comes in many shapes and forms, from the broke pre-teen who is about to learn a valuable life lesson to a sophisticated gang of criminals that brazenly robs stores right in front of security cameras. In whatever form it ends up taking, shoplifting is when someone takes something from a store without paying for it – […]