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Why Pokemon Go Will Make You Rethink the Internet of Things

Pokemon, AR, and Haystack

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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The Indoor-Outdoor IoT

Indoor Outdoor Cow

Thoughts on an IoT blind spot
Two IoT Arenas

Companies competing to sell you their wireless IoT connectivity technology can be thought of as competing in one of two separate “arenas”: an indoor arena or an outdoor arena
The indoor arena is typically dominated by low power, local area networking (LPLAN) technologies focusing on home automation ZigBee, Z-Wave, and Control4 are well known examples Use

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