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5 Reasons You Should Care About Synchronizing the IoT

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The clocks on your IoT devices are way more important than you think

Unless you are a networking nerd, synchronization is probably more familiar as a term used with wristwatches or iTunes than as an IoT term, but the future of the IoT may actually depend on this topic

Synchronization — the way an IoT device adjusts its internal clock in

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Introducing Two-Factor Authentication for the IoT

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Today we published what is probably one of our most important presentations The topic is IoT security and we break some important new ground while offering something that almost everyone in the IoT space will find useful
http://wwwslidesharenet/haystacktech/a-new-solution-to-the-iot-security-problem

Two-factor authentication is common in e-commerce today — if you try logging into your bank’s website from a new computer, you are usually asked to

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The Myth of NB-IoT

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I ran across an analyst piece on the future of LPWAN’s and it does a better-than-average job of providing some realism about the future of the cellular industry’s best hope at penetrating the LPWAN space: NB-IoT

LTE is a notoriously expensive and battery-unfriendly technology that may be OK for certain “M2M” IoT applications where mains power is available, but for

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LoRaWAN vs. Haystack

LoRaWAN vs Haystack

Semtech’s LoRa technology is the most exciting radio technology in the IoT right now The cellular industry is making bold promises about LTE-for-the-IoT that almost certainly will fail to live up to their promises, but widespread availability of the allegedly “low cost” LTE chips with “multi-year battery life” for IoT is years away so for the moment, LoRa gets to soak up the

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Why Pokemon Go Will Make You Rethink the Internet of Things

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Pokemon Go already looks like a pretty major technology shift Commercially, it’s one of the most successful mobile games of all time, people are literally crashing into each other while playing, and the controversial headlines practically write themselves
But the technology industry impact of Pokemon Go goes beyond just gameplay At its core, Pokemon does a good job of integrating real-world paradigms like smartphone

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Why The Internet of Things and the Cloud Should Break Up

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Some innovations are so good they make it too easy Parabolic skis and AutoTune, to name just two For the Internet of Things, it’s the cloud that is making things way too easy
For IoT developers, the cloud is like beer in a college dorm: a cold one is around every corner you turn and … beer just becomes a constant of academic life At least

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A Simple Proposal on Security

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Something we occasionally talk about regarding Haystack and DASH7 is the strength of our security and privacy story, which at its foundation includes something called “listen-before-talk”, meaning endpoints using our technology remain quiet until they are interrogated by an authorized user or until an event occurs that sparks a message to the network Sounds like a “duh” feature that

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Haystack and the Real-Time Internet of Things

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We received quite a lot of positive feedback from our presentation on Low Power Wide Area Networks and today published a follow-up piece that explores our technology in greater detail from the perspective of real-time networking Very briefly, many wireless IoT technologies are limited to some form of “beaconing” and are otherwise not very good at supporting queries in real-time This creates

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DASH7 + Haystack + IoT Webinar Video + PDF Available

Really excited about the turnout for yesterday’s inaugural Haystack webinar where JP Norair covered a range of topics from product plans, new hardware, and where we fit into the Internet of Things (smack dab in the middle!) and a good Q&A session that covered competitive technologies, DASH7 features, IPv6, Bluetooth, and much more  The webinar video is 63 minutes

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