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IoT devices or humans?

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A Swedish rail line can now collect fares by scanning its customers for embedded biometric chips. The primary benefit is the elimination of a physical ticket — plus it’s harder to lose. It sounds futuristic, but my dogs have been...

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Can Amazon be stopped?

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Prime retail space is going vacant. The latest example of yet another retailer closing its doors is Payless Shoe Source. Payless has filed Chapter 11 and will be closing 400 stores. It’s ironic really, because their whole premise is Americans...

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IoT is all business

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IoT—Internet of Things: Talk about a broad term. It’s like air—it’s everywhere, and everyone knows it’s important, but there’s no consistent way to discuss it. Bill Cosby, back when he was associated with comedy, poked fun at the different perspectives...

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The sky is streaming

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Internet access has gone through several generations that started with dial-up modems. I still remember my “blazing fast” upgrade from 24 kbps to 56 kbps. Dial-up modems gave way to always-on broadband solutions. Initially there were two choices: Cable (DOCSIS)...

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IoT Calling

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An IoT demonstration at a Genesys conference last fall showed how sensors in a washing machine will reshape customer experience. The Internet of Things (IoT) will be as diverse as its impact. In addition to physical and software-based bots are sensors...

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