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Stacey Higginbotham (formerly Sr. Editor at Fortune) and co-host Kevin Tofel discuss the latest news and analysis of the Internet of Things. Covers Consumer IoT, Industrial IoT and Enterprise IoT. Guests include Vint Cerf, Om Malik, and people from Amazon.com, AT&T, IBM Watson and more.

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Stacey Higginbotham (formerly Sr. Editor at Fortune) and co-host Kevin Tofel discuss the latest news and analysis of the Internet of Things. Covers Consumer IoT, Industrial IoT and Enterprise IoT. Guests include Vint Cerf, Om Malik, and people from Amazon.com, AT&T, IBM Watson and more.

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By Bob.,.,.76 - Aug 22 2017
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I love all the information and insight this podcast brings to keep me up to date on all IoT news.

My go to for IOT info...

By cd6445 - Mar 09 2017
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Love this podcast! Interesting, informative, and entertaining.

iTunes Ratings

125 Ratings
Average Ratings
86
19
8
5
7

Awesome

By Bob.,.,.76 - Aug 22 2017
Read more
I love all the information and insight this podcast brings to keep me up to date on all IoT news.

My go to for IOT info...

By cd6445 - Mar 09 2017
Read more
Love this podcast! Interesting, informative, and entertaining.
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The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

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Stacey Higginbotham (formerly Sr. Editor at Fortune) and co-host Kevin Tofel discuss the latest news and analysis of the Internet of Things. Covers Consumer IoT, Industrial IoT and Enterprise IoT. Guests include Vint Cerf, Om Malik, and people from Amazon.com, AT&T, IBM Watson and more.

Rank #1: Episode 200: These are the features that matter in the smart kitchen

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This week’s podcast kicks off with a discussion about property owners forcing smart apartments on renters. The discussion was sparked by a series of tweets. Kevin and I discovered the name of the company behind the service and cover some of the challenges associated with the proposition. (Here’s a hack of the device on GitHub.) … Continue reading Episode 200: These are the features that matter in the smart kitchen

Jan 24 2019

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Rank #2: Episode 121: Everything you need to know about Bluetooth Mesh

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Bluetooth mesh is finally here y’all and we dig in deep to the technology in this episode. First off, Kevin and I discuss what this means for other mesh network technologies and some basic specs. Kevin and I then turn to the topic of IoT security vulnerabilities, the return of Google Glass, an Alexa-powered alarm … Continue reading Episode 121: Everything you need to know about Bluetooth Mesh

Jul 20 2017

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Rank #3: Episode 107: How the internet of things came to be

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This week’s IoT Podcast starts with a focus on security, beginning with bot bricking connected devices, IKEA’s smart lights and Microsoft’s Project Sopris efforts. After security, we talk about a new home hub from Fibaro, TP-Link’s new mesh router, Alexa’s new lighting skills and Ring’s new video recording plan. We also cover the results from … Continue reading Episode 107: How the internet of things came to be

Apr 13 2017

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Rank #4: Episode 203: Amazon’s Eero buy and RISC-V

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There were several acquisitions this week and the end of two prominent IoT platforms to cover, so Kevin and I had a lot to talk about. We kick off the show with Amazon’s purchase of mesh Wi-Fi company Eero and then segue into a conversation about Amazon’s data collection efforts. From there we move into security company … Continue reading Episode 203: Amazon’s Eero buy and RISC-V

Feb 14 2019

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Rank #5: Episode 35: Raspberry Pi creator Eben Upton shares ideas for the Pi Zero

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Sure it’s a week after Thanksgiving, but we are all about Pi with this week’s episode. Yes, I went there! With the launch of the Raspberry Pi Zero, the cheapest Linux computer yet at $5, we invited Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton on the show to discuss how Google’s Eric Schmidt helped inspire the cheaper … Continue reading Episode 35: Raspberry Pi creator Eben Upton shares ideas for the Pi Zero

Dec 03 2015

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Rank #6: Episode 181: Are you ready for IoT to be a $520B business?

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A lot of people are getting a smart speaker for the holidays. That’s one of the takeaways from a recent survey by Adobe that Kevin and I talk about this week. We follow that up with the new Sonos integration with IFTTT before covering a $6.7 billion semiconductor merger. Also on the chip side, we … Continue reading Episode 181: Are you ready for IoT to be a $520B business?

Sep 13 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 235: How Amazon is defining the smart home

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This week’s show covers the big Amazon announcements in the guest segment, but first Kevin and I focus on the retailer’s smaller announcements around its new show and tell feature and voice interoperability efforts.  Kevin has thoughts about cameras in the home. We also talk about Google changing how it handles voice recordings to help address user outrage while covering a study about the privacy challenges of other IoT devices. Then we dive into the geeky idea of merging Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN into a super IoT protocol, cover Zira’s industrial IoT software and figure out who might buy FitBit. We end by answering a question about smart bedside table lamps.

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Our guest this week is Daniel Rausch, VP of Smart Home, Amazon who runs through some of the bigger announcements from the Amazon Alexa and services event on Wednesday. We cover why Alexa has moved beyond a physical device to become a digital assistant and platform. We talk about how Amazon wants to make money on that platform as well as some of the new devices that will showcase Alexa. These include Frames and the Loop ring. Plus, we do a deeper dive into Sidewalk, Amazon’s new wireless protocol for the front yard (and maybe more). Rausch ends by telling us how long we’ll take to see Amazon deliver a truly smart, proactive home.

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel
Guest: Daniel Rausch, VP of Smart Home, Amazon
Sponsors: Control4 and HiveMQ

  • Are cameras the secret to smart home dominance?
  • The pros and cons of voice interoperability
  • This Wi-Fi plus LoRaWAN plan isn’t too crazy
  • The digital assistant is the new tech platform and Alexa is queen
  • More on Amazon’s new Sidewalk wireless protocol

Sep 26 2019

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Rank #8: Episode 135: Amazon wants your key and Vodafone wants your sensor data

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The home security train just keeps on rolling in the smart home with Amazon offering a connected camera and door lock combo to enfold Prime Members even more deeply into the ecosystem and Wink launching a new security package for its members. Also on the home front Kevin Tofel and I discuss the new lighting … Continue reading Episode 135: Amazon wants your key and Vodafone wants your sensor data

Oct 26 2017

51mins

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Rank #9: Episode 188: How to design a better smart home

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Smart home hubs are dying, DIY will become increasingly niche and smart companies are prepping for this. For example, Honeywell’s smart home spin out Resideo went public this week with an eye to removing complexity from smart homes. Meanwhile, Calix unveiled a gateway device and a service to make it easier for ISPs to deliver the … Continue reading Episode 188: How to design a better smart home

Nov 01 2018

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Rank #10: Episode 136: Sony’s Aibo is back and Chamberlain’s CEO explains its moves

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The best news of the week is that Sony is bringing back the Aibo robotic puppy. The bad news is that it will costs a pretty penny. Kevin Tofel and I discuss the pup, San Diego’s smart city efforts, the Apple HomePod, and funding for Ayla’s IoT platform as a service. I emailed companies to … Continue reading Episode 136: Sony’s Aibo is back and Chamberlain’s CEO explains its moves

Nov 02 2017

51mins

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Rank #11: Episode 50: Are your devices being held hostage?

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This week, Kevin Tofel and I discuss the challenges of treating connected hardware like software. Nest is experiencing one of those challenges this week as it requests users accept new terms and conditions in order to use their Nest. If you don’t agree, you don’t get the app, which is frustrating users who feel that … Continue reading Episode 50: Are your devices being held hostage?

Mar 17 2016

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Rank #12: Episode 17: Hacked Jeeps and hardware’s broken funding model

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This week we discuss what happens when you’re driving along in your automobile, and suddenly you’re not in control of the wheel, as happened to a Wired reporter. While, he was lucky, Kevin and I discuss the very real threat this can pose and what the industry and lawmakers propose we do about it. A … Continue reading Episode 17: Hacked Jeeps and hardware’s broken funding model

Jul 23 2015

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Rank #13: Episode 9: How connected devices will change the way you travel

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Google is about to get into the smart home with new software called Brillo that will connect devices to a router. It won’t be part of the Nest ecosystem of devices, but it will work with Nest devices, according to reports on the Google news. By the time the show airs, we should know more, … Continue reading Episode 9: How connected devices will change the way you travel

May 28 2015

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Rank #14: Episode 137: Is Nest breaking Thread?

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This week’s show has flying cars and lawsuits. What more can anyone really ask for? Kevin and I kick off the show discussing Waymo’s autonomous minivans, Uber’s plan for helicars, and the injunction that ADT won against Ring. There are plenty of other bits of security news that span the smart home all the way … Continue reading Episode 137: Is Nest breaking Thread?

Nov 09 2017

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Rank #15: Episode 202: What happens when your smart home gets a subpoena

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This week’s news was somewhat grim for the smart home with Lowe’s shutting down its Iris smart home hub program and a number of acquisitions in the space. Those include LIFX, Neeo, and WigWag. We are pumped about the rise in mainstream attention for consent around data use and privacy. Unfortunately, we also have a bunch … Continue reading Episode 202: What happens when your smart home gets a subpoena

Feb 07 2019

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Rank #16: Episode 150: Mozilla’s IoT Gateway and LoRa Roaming

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There was a lot of smart home related news this week as Mozilla launched IoT gateway software, Apple’s HomePod reviews came out and Nest was folded into Google. Kevin and I discuss all of that, plus Netgear spinning out its Arlo home camera business and offering a 20 percent stake in an IPO, Amazon’s creepy … Continue reading Episode 150: Mozilla’s IoT Gateway and LoRa Roaming

Feb 08 2018

56mins

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Rank #17: Episode 127: Alexa gets multi-room audio and teaching devices to lie to one another

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GE is not giving up on its industrial IoT dreams, but it is scaling back a bit. We discuss what that means before diving into an array of assistant news. Kevin and I give some tips for using the Amazon Echo’s multi-room audio feature before discussing what the partnership between Amazon and Microsoft’s Cortana means. … Continue reading Episode 127: Alexa gets multi-room audio and teaching devices to lie to one another

Aug 31 2017

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Rank #18: Episode 197: What to expect at CES and in 2019

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This week’s show is all about the coming year. We start with Kevin and I discussing things we expect to see at CES next week as well as overall trends we think 2019 will bring to IoT and the smart home. They include everything from connected toilets to an increasing number of cellular providers for … Continue reading Episode 197: What to expect at CES and in 2019

Jan 03 2019

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Rank #19: Episode 64: How a VC views the internet of things

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Do you need money? Want to buy or sell an internet of things startup? Then this week’s interview is must-listen stuff. Matt Turck, of FirstMark Capital came on the show to give some advice to those seeking financing, discuss the overall funding landscape and try to pinpoint where the next big exits are going to … Continue reading Episode 64: How a VC views the internet of things

Jun 23 2016

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Rank #20: Episode 209: The industrial IoT is under attack

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This week I’m in Helsinki learning a lot about Finnish IoT. I’ll write about it more in the newsletter, but in the meantime, Kevin and I discussed where Siri and HomeKit fit in with Apple’s services strategy, new funding for CyberX and several reasons that industrial IoT security is becoming such a critical issue. Plume … Continue reading Episode 209: The industrial IoT is under attack

Mar 28 2019

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