Newsletter 5: Could Blockchain fill security holes in IoT?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a demo. Otherwise, read on for the buzz in IoT.
What We’re Reading
- Could blockchain be the security answer that IoT has been looking for? Wireless standards are infamous for their security hurdles, and building networks that can be easily set up for end-users makes security twice as hard. Check out Prasad Joshi’s explanation of why blockchain might help to solve this problem.
- 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!
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.