Yes, privacy matters, but…

This morning my sister, with whom I have an ongoing discussion around “smart device” privacy, sent me a link to Gizmodo’s “The House That Spied On Me”. As you can probably tell from the title, it’s mostly about how our connected devices collect and transmit information about us to The Cloud. Some of this is quite alarming, for e.g. Hulu […]

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Arduino ESLOV IoT kit on Kickstarter

I’m a big fan of these little IoT enabling kits, including the Arduino. Getting everything working with the various sensors can be a bit of a challenge (or a big one). This kit looks to help with that by providing standard interfaces to a pile of really useful sensors and a more user friendly IDE. ESLOV is a plug-and-play toolkit […]

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IoT gets a lot of crap

The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming. It just makes sense to put the devices around us on a network. To make them “smarter”. To make the data they possess available to us, and other devices also on that network to use, consume, and react to. This is scary, but it’s also really, really cool. Of course some OEMs have […]

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