Rank #1: Episode 4: The evolution of an IoT services business and build a connected garden
Rank #2: Episode 112: Google’s IoT Cloud takes on Amazon and Azure
Rank #3: Episode 107: How the internet of things came to be
Rank #4: Episode 22: The new Nest and behind the scenes with SmartThings’ new hub
Rank #5: Episode 181: Are you ready for IoT to be a $520B business?
Rank #6: Episode 8: Which devices will the internet of things drive to extinction?
Rank #7: Episode 36: A total breakdown in connected gadgets and the Hiku review
Rank #8: Episode 53: How to prevent good devices from being killed
Rank #9: Episode 122: Roombas, an IIoT dictionary and IoT networks galore
Rank #10: Episode 55: Find out what Ford learned from Tesla
Rank #11: Episode 30: My SmartThings hub must be haunted
Rank #12: 7 things successful companies do to make money with the Internet of things
Rank #13: Episode 175: GE slims down and Otis tries Alexa in elevators
Rank #14: Episode 5: The Apple Watch is a “hot mess” and other design considerations
Rank #15: Episode 100: Let’s build the internet of moving things
Rank #16: Episode 172: The smart home goes public
Rank #17: Episode 215: What Google killing Works with Nest means
Rank #18: Episode 171: Your smart home questions, answered!
Rank #19: Episode 64: How a VC views the internet of things
Rank #20: Episode 227: Resideo’s smart home strategy explained
We kick off this week’s show with a new smart bed from Tempur-Pedic before immediately disagreeing about Google’s use of gesture control in the upcoming Pixel 4. From there we talk about Amazon’s Ring business and what makes us most uncomfortable about its dealings with police. Also uncomfortable is our chat about the FTC’s decision to revisit the rules about advertising to children in the wake of voice tech and user-generated content. Unsurprisingly, Apple also hires contractors to listen to your voice utterances, there’s a new security vulnerability and we discover which tech companies people distrust the most when it comes to IoT devices. For the IoT Podcast Hotline, we answer a listener question about making a ceiling fan smart.The Pixel 4 could turn gestures into reality in more devices.
Our guest this week is Mike Nefkens, the CEO of Resideo, who came on the show to explain why Resideo has purchased three companies in the last few months. He also breaks down Resideo’s plan for the smart home and talks about a plan to create something akin to a warranty service that will help monitor water, electricity, HVAC, and gas lines in the home. This vision relies on professionals, and while there’s a place for DIY, Nefkins doesn’t think an amalgamation of off-the-shelf gadgets will replace a professional service using data to anticipate a home’s needs. Enjoy the show.
- This bed is the future of big-ticket home items
- Kevin and I fight over Google’s gesture tech
- How should the FTC regulate kids and tech in today’s world?
- Which companies might Resideo buy next?
- Resideo’s future smart home is a monitored home