Newsletter 5: Could Blockchain fill security holes in IoT?

by | Nov 1, 2017 | Newsletter

Happy November! And happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate it.

If you’re interested in trying out our Z-Wave S2 controller, remember that you can contact us at to request a demo. Otherwise, read on for the buzz in IoT.

What We’re Reading

  • While engineers often speak of the potential for IoT to create a more perfect world by collecting data on everything, it’s rare to hear the same sentiment from a marketing executive. In a recent interview with Forbes, IBM’s Watson IoT Chief Marketing Officer explained why he sees IoT as crucial to the future of marketing.

  • The CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honorees are out! Along with the standard appearances from companies like Ring and Nest, there are a few neat little gems hidden in here. Ensembl, from Ashley Chloe Inc., attempts to stuff an entire household worth of multimedia into a mobile hub, and Cognitive Systems’ Aura uses disruptions in RF signals to track motion in your home!

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Just Plain Cool

  • Tap seems like something out of science fiction; it’s a wearable Bluetooth device that allows you to use any surface as a keyboard. We can’t wait to see the applications of this technology alongside things like VR and AR once it gains more traction. Also, their educational videos have a good sense of humor.
  • Smart homes have found an eager, and unexpected, market in people with disabilities. Read as a spokesmen for the American Association of People with Disabilities explains why.