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From Smelly Gym Bags to Crowdfunding $215K: Meet CEO, Ray Edwards
April 19th, 2019
(5 minute read) “After working out, my gym bag smelled like a sewer… I later learned one-in-four bags carry E. coli.” -Ray Edwards, CEO of PaqTech PaqTech’s portable sanitizing system has been cleaning up, earning over $215K from its two crowdfunding campaigns. They’ve released a self-sanitizing gym bag, PaqSule, and are expanding into backpacks and […]
13 Years and Thousands of IoT Products: Expertise in Engineering IoT
April 17th, 2019
(6 minute read) An interview with Sashi Ono, principal embedded systems engineer for Pure Engineering, written by Julian Wise. Since 2006, Pure Engineering has been at the cutting edge of the Internet of Things (IoT). From low-power, minimal-resource devices to those requiring high speeds and high data rates, we specialize in the extremes, where high-quality […]
Why your Tooling Quote is Insanely High
April 13th, 2019
(2 minute read) Injection molding could be described as a dance of efficiently designing a prototype’s features while taking full advantage of the molding process. Be careful: this dance may turn into a haphazard game of Twister when it’s the first of many iterations in designing for manufacture. Studio Red, our professional partner, wrote an […]
7 Technical Tips for Architecting an IoT Product
April 11th, 2019
(7 minute read) An interview with William Ferrer, founder of Tempest House, written by Julian Wise. Architecting a product for the Internet of Things (IoT) is fundamentally different from architecting for web or mobile. At Tempest House, we’ve built dozens of high-quality, scalable apps, both IoT and otherwise. From this vast experience, we’ve distilled 7 […]
How the Motorola Razr is a Testament in Smart Product Design History
April 9th, 2019
(2 minute read) When you think of Motorola, is there a specific product that comes to mind? No — catchy jingle, “Hello Moto,” doesn’t count as a product. We’re talking about the iconic Motorola Razr. Despite the anticipation of a new, ridiculously expensive model release sometime in 2019, we’re going to talk about the iconic […]
IoT in the Smart Bathroom
February 13th, 2019
What are Smart Bathrooms? Through embedded sensors and Internet-connected apps often paired with voice commands, IoT products can automate common bathroom functions and even add new possibilities. Benefits of Smart Bathrooms While most smart bathroom technology increases convenience or entertainment, some applications are targeted at improving health and hygiene. Examples of Smart Bathrooms The smart […]
IoT in the Smart Kitchen
February 13th, 2019
What is Smart Kitchen Technology? IoT adds sensors and connectivity to kitchen devices, increasing communication both between kitchen devices and the abilities of the Internet. Benefits of Smart Kitchen Technology Smart kitchen technology can: Save time Increase cooking skill Decrease food waste Improve its user’s health The implementations are wide-ranging, best explained by examples: Examples […]
IoT in the Smart Home
February 13th, 2019
What is Home Automation? Source As sensors dramatically decrease in price, homes are accordingly increasing their level of automation, leading to greater applications of IoT technology in: Lighting control Smart appliances Smart switches Smart door locks Voice assistants Benefits of Home Automation Home Automation IoT technology can touch on every aspect of home life, from […]
50 IoT Applications & Examples
February 6th, 2019
Predictions about the Internet of Things (IoT), can be lofty, uncertain and abstract, so we’ve compiled 50 tangible applications of current IoT technology in 10 major industries: IoT in Agriculture Smart Retail Industrial IoT Smart Infrastructure Smart Buildings IoT Wearables Automotive IoT Smart Transportation Smart Home Smart Healthcare Even if your industry isn’t mentioned in this […]
Breadware IoT Product Development Estimator
February 5th, 2019
Free, easy-to-use tool to give you costs and timeline estimates for your IoT product in 5-10 minutes. It is with utmost excitement that I announce the launch of our newest product, the Breadware IoT Product Development Estimator! At Breadware we strive to constantly lower the barrier to entry for companies looking to get into IoT. […]
Smart Clothing is 2019’s Breakthrough Wearable Technology
January 4th, 2019
Can you imagine putting on a collared shirt or a pair of shorts that modifies itself according to your nuanced needs? Wearable technology seemed like a pipe dream a few decades ago, yet it is coming to fruition in 2018.
Top 7 IoT Communication Protocols
December 11th, 2018
Making a device IoT is as simple as connecting it to the Internet, but with dozens of competing communication protocols, choosing a method of making that connection can be overwhelming. Which should you choose for you IoT product? The answer: it depends.
How IoT Technology is Driving Improvements in Healthcare
November 16th, 2018
All sorts of businesses in many different industries have tapped into the power of IoT devices during the past half-decade. This technology makes healthcare more efficient, accurate and helpful for patients plagued by all sorts of maladies.
How Your Business Can Benefit from IoT
November 16th, 2018
Today’s consumer wants more than just a great product; they want a great experience with after-sales services and product support.
How the IoT Cybersecurity Improvements Act Impacts You
November 3rd, 2018
IoT technology is dramatically outpacing regulation. Many of these devices are connected without much regard for their security ramifications, so government legislation is finally catching up.