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Examining 5 IEEE Protocols - ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Examining 5 IEEE Protocols – ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, and WiMax

Various types of wireless technology and networks allow devices to speak (send data) to each other and to the web (TCP/IP Networks) without cables....
How to Explain IoT to your Grandparents

How to Explain IoT to Your Grandparents

Chances are, your grandparents haven’t heard of IoT (unless they are very ‘down with the kids’). So, where would you even start with how...
How Does the Internet Work? - A Simple Explanation of the Internet

How Does the Internet Work? – A Simple Explanation of the Internet

Listen to the audio version of this article! You're on vacation in Italy, sitting at a nice café (with free Wi-Fi). It's a few days...

How Does WiFi Work?  –  8 Things You Didn’t Know About Wifi

Listen to the audio version of this article! Ah, good ‘ole WiFi. From helping us to keep our phone bill low (except March, goddammit) to...
What is CBRS? - LTE in 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum and What it Means for IoT

What is CBRS? – LTE in 3.5 GHz Shared Spectrum and What it Means...

The CBRS Alliance is looking more and more powerful every day. The group, which advocates for LTE services in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband...
Unlicensed LTE Explained - LTE-U vs. LAA vs. LWA vs. Multefire

Unlicensed LTE Explained – LTE-U vs. LAA vs. LWA vs. Multefire

By now, you’ve probably read through Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report and confirmed that mobile is still eating the world. Mobile internet usage...
Open Source Software and Hardware for the Internet of Things

Open Source Software and Hardware for the Internet of Things

The descriptor “open source” is primarily associated with software, the source code of which is freely accessible for examination, use, and expansion by users...
Intro to IoT - 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Things

Intro to IoT – 9 Major Keys to the Internet of Things

Listen to the audio version of this article!"The Internet of Things – a monstrous phenomenon to fathom. Be prepared to have your life disrupted, for...
What is IoT? - A Simple Explanation of the Internet of Things

What is IoT? – A Simple Explanation of the Internet of Things

Listen to the audio version of this article!"What is IoT?" As someone who works for an Internet of Things (IoT) software company, this is a...
What is Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)? - Explanation and 5 Business Benefits

What is Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)? – Explanation and 5 Business Benefits

Experts predict there will be more than 26 billion devices connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. As exciting as that sounds,...

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