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Managing Director; T&D World
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How CIA hackers tried to explain the IoT and Embedded Systems to their “management”; also bullets dodged by Intel’s VXWorks and Blackberry’s QNX
I must admit that when the news broke this week about the
Vault 7 WikiLeaks files I had to go and take a look; did you?  The CIA won’t say if these documents are
fakes but my sense is they are authentic given the banality anyone who has
worked in a large co...
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Virtual Reality will go the way of 3D TV (but all is not lost)
Back in 2011 I wrote a blog on EETimes  about why 3D TV was doomed to fail (and I was right!) so I'm emboldened to do the same for Virtual Reality (VR) for many of the same reasons. This thought was triggered by a couple of things, first I was at a major tr...
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The Feds wants to give you $25k to figure out IoT security; because the IoT is becoming synonmous with insecurity
In 2017 Its hard to find an IoT story that doesn't mention security and that means its infiltrated our psyche; IoT means insecurity or why mention it? This worries me and has overtones of the Y2K problem in the wayback machine.  Think I'm exaggerating?  Her...
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Finding the real value (and security) in IoT applications
At the end of 2016 I had the pleasure of talking to Johan den Haan (pic below) the CTO of a company called Mendix to talk about all things IoT (thanks @sarahsalbu).  Mendix is a low code hpaPaaS player; but I’m sure you already knew that ; ) We will get to ...
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October 21 2016; a day that shall live in IoT infamy
Thats a provocative headline but the widespread DDoS attack that took place on October 21st came from unprotected IoT devices and that's a security game changer for the world of IoT. If you are reading this then you are probably well aware of the internet o...
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The IoT will be high frequency and will change your life
This week I attened the IEEE International Microwave Symposium in San Francisco and wrote an article for Electronic Products magazine here:  http://www.electronicproducts.com/Industrial/Business/Millimeter_wave_for_the_IoT_masses_how_new_radio_technology_is...
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How my 18 stock IoT index did after 2 years (hint: not too shabby!) and some lessons learned
Back in June 2013 when I started this blog I picked 18 stocks which I thought mirrored the public companies that would benefit the most from the coming IoT boom.  In retrospect I think there has been an IoT boom but the differences in how some of my 18 pick...
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Windows 10 for the IoT is out, runs on Raspberry Pi 2 as promised, also on Arduino and 2 Intel boards
A milestone in the world of IoT happened this week at Microsoft's Build conference in San Francisco when Microsoft revealed Windows 10 for the #IoT.  Its big for Microsoft in that the "Windows Everywhere" mantra finally comes true.  Its big for the IoT deve...
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An inexpensive building block for the IoT, get yours on Kickstarter quick!
In many of my posts I have talked about all the building blocks and interdependencies of the #IoT and how its not that easy to pull it all together so when I saw this Kickstarter project that solves one of the major connectivity issues I was intrigued. Gett...
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How the IoT will be built; ARM, IBM & Freescale IoT starter kit
Today (Feb 24, 2015) is the first day of the influential Embedded World event in Germany and as such its a platform for companies to announce new products and set the stage for the coming year. Embedded World is not a very sexy event like CES or Mobile Wor...
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