100's of M2M / IoT blog posts.

  • Why has IoT been so far off-target to date?

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Mar 23, 2016
    If you’ve seen a presentation that I have given over the past couple of years, you may have seen me reference “the three phases of Wireless”. It pretty much echoes the three phases of the Internet, but with more of a wireless spin...

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  • Why most Trump supporters would hate me....

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Mar 15, 2016
    I have been doing some research on the different candidate's support base and something struck me....I think the average Trump supporter might not like me and some may in fact outright hate me. Why, might you ask.....

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  • Wearables need to learn their "Walkman" history lesson

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Mar 10, 2016
    For those of you who 40 years or older, there was no way that you didn't show up for high school without toting a Walkman. It was simply the first mobile device that everyone had to have, and reached levels of popularity that perhaps no device has seen since....

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  • How your daughter watching Youtube in the car can cause a major traffic jam....

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    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Mar 02, 2016
    I am not sure if this is still the case (Note to any network engineers: please let me know if this has changed) but for many years, the heaviest time of the year for cellular voice traffic used to be early on Halloween evening. And.....it makes sense. This is when all of the parents are trying to call each other from the car to see who will pick up the little ones, who will shell out, etc.

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  • What do we do with the 'Technologically Unemployed'?

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Feb 26, 2016
    What does not change quite as fast as technology is some of the great thinking about technology itself. One such idea was the idea behind the term "technologically unemployed".

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  • Will the new generation of LTE lead us to the promised land?

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Feb 16, 2016
    Ok, everyone who bought into the notion that IoT is the biggest thing to hit the technology world since the Internet.....please raise your hand. Now, now, I think some of you are failing to be honest and keeping your hands down. I am talking to you, CEOs of some of the largest companies in the world.

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  • An IoT Modem Shopping List

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Feb 04, 2016
    As I try to maintain the weight loss that I was able to accomplish about 18 months ago, I find that one great way to do it is to use a shopping list for the grocery store. The same process actually apply well to buying a modem, as it will help you buy only what you need...

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  • Will robots make up for the upcoming Boomer exodus?

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 27, 2016
    In the past, I have written extensively about how M2M/IoT will eliminate a large number of jobs. Are robots the answer?

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  • Wealth inequality and the "Fourth Industrial revolution" are way too correlated

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 20, 2016
    One of the overwhelming concerns about this new wave of technology, as well as with Artificial intelligence / Big Data / 3D printing is how it will make many jobs obsolete. The question is....what are we doing to prepare people for this change?

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  • Feel the need for speed? Give yourself an easy boost, Maverick

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 15, 2016
    It seems that data throughput, whether at your house, at a remote location with free Wifi or while on a cellular network is a constant topic...

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  • How IoT can help offer a 'lift'

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 08, 2016
    The OMbra, the worlds's first "smart" bra, was introduced this week at the CES show OMsignal, and it aims to measure your biometrics through a piece of clothing already worn daily. Is it necessary? Does it differ from other similar products? Read what Larry has to say...

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  • Will the 'Blaze' torch Apple Watch sales?

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 07, 2016
    The FitBit Blaze. Is it a threat to Apple? Will it succeed? Take a read to find out more and you decide.

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  • CES - A show only Vegas could love...

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 06, 2016
    As a starter, I am not at CES this year. I don't have anything against the show, I simply had a lot of travel in the early part of 2016 and this show was the "odd man out". I have attended many times in the past, including the last four or five in a row, so I do speak of this show from experience...

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  • 2016 predictions for the wild world of IoT

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Jan 04, 2016
    One of my favourite parts about predictions is that if you make them vague enough, they can always come true. So, that being said and with respect to IoT, what should we look forward to in 2016?

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  • Big Data takes over the NFL

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 30, 2015
    Now, Big Data takes on the Gridiron....and, it could not come at a better time. With players getting bigger and faster, it is not only becoming harder for coaches to view each player's positioning during each play, it is becoming tougher to keep them safe.

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  • IoT - Making couch potatoes even lazier...

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 22, 2015
    Thanks to our friends in the world of IoT, we are going to take one of the worries out of life....falling asleep and missing part of your program on Netflix.

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  • Buying an IoT solution? Think like you are buying a car.

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 17, 2015
    It turns out that when it comes to cars, consumers don't mind paying a bit more for what they perceive is a better overall value.....in this case, years of reliable service and an above-average resale value when they decide to move on. I only wish that more customers would think the same way when it comes to buying an IoT solution...

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  • 'Prettier' mousetraps key to wearables long-term success

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 08, 2015
    I was at a corporate event a few weeks back and they had the usual "prize table grab". Numbers were called and people got to come up and grab the prize of their choice. Before the great parade of people, I went to check out what was donated and it was interesting.,,

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  • Why my life is going to become a little less smart...

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Dec 04, 2015
    Like many people, I got pretty heavy into the world of wearable technology. I was fascinated by the amount of data that I could get....even if most of the actual data really had no meaningful impact on my life. If you have seen me over the past 2 years, you've likely seen me with some sort of new device on either my wrist or my belt (or both) to keep track of virtually all movement I ever make...

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  • Why the IoT Club is the easiest club to join in the world…

    by
    Larry Bellehumeur
      |  Aug 05, 2015
    This past week, I had the pleasure of attending DistribuTECH in San Diego. Well, to be honest, I am not sure if I get a lot of pleasure from trade shows any more, but being in San Diego in the middle of winter is a good way to spend some time. For those of you who do not know, DistribuTECH focuses on the Utility sector, ranging from Power Generation, to distribution to products that increase conservation at the home.

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