7 Must-Attend Internet of Things (IoT) Conferences

If you’re reading this post, you’re undoubtedly familiar with The Internet of Things (IoT), a revolution that describes the exploding network of objects, sensors, and “things” connected to the Internet. It’s been a wild ride thus far. From wireless sensor companies and precision agriculture to single-board computer enhancements like the GrovePi for Raspberry Pi, the IoT [&hellip
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Tutorial: Your Sensors and Single-Board Computers Speak Emoji 😎

  Emojis – those wonderful, wordless forms of communication have quickly spread to nearly every aspect of our digital vocabulary. A single emoji can provide context and invoke emotion more efficiently than even the most carefully selected words. In a world filled with lifeless messaging, emojis give us a fun, convenient means to insert our personality into [&hellip
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Weekly Envy: Vigo Energy Tracker

The Weekly Envy highlights one piece of cool tech that we’ve come across lately and really wish we could buy!  From Vigo: The Vigo energy tracker is an innovative way to track your alertness and react accordingly. Even though it looks like a Bluetooth headset (which it also is), the Vigo is meant to be worn tilted towards [&hellip
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Did You Know? Stream Data from Arduino

Our Did You Know series brings some of Initial State’s amazing features to attention while giving tips and tricks on how to make the most of them. Did you know that you can stream data to Initial State from an Arduino board? Whether you need your project to be the size of a postage stamp or you [&hellip
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12 of the Best IoT Platforms

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the exploding network of objects, sensors, and “things” connected to the internet. The IoT ecosystem contains a number of different types of companies, from wireless sensor companies to single-board computer enhancements like the GrovePi for Raspberry Pi. In this post, we’ll take a look at middleware IoT platforms, companies that [&hellip
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11 Innovative Precision Agriculture Companies

Traditionally agriculture follows a predetermined schedule of planting, maintaining and harvesting crops. But real-time data on variables like weather, soil and air quality, crop maturity, and even equipment and labor costs give farmers a new edge in making smarter decisions. By 2025, it’s expected that the world’s population will reach 9.2 billion people. This surge [&hellip
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10 Cutting-Edge Wireless Sensor Companies

In 1999, a researcher at MIT named Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of Things and surmised that everyday items like car keys and washing machines and mismatched socks would all belong to a vast sensor network. Ashton had originally pinned his hopes on short-range, low-power RFID transmitters, but we’ve come a long way since then. [&hellip
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Weekly Envy: ALTO Wireless Earbuds

The Weekly Envy highlights one piece of cool tech that we’ve come across lately and really wish we could buy!  From ALTO Inc. : ALTO Wireless Earbuds are exactly what all those other “wireless earbuds” are not – truly wireless.  No around-the-back-of-your-head bands or short cords – these earbuds aren’t even physically connected to each other! The entire concept of [&hellip
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Did You Know? Searching and Sorting Data Buckets

Our Did You Know series brings some of Initial State’s amazing features to attention while giving tips and tricks on how to make the most of them. Did you know that you can search for certain data buckets and sort your bucket shelf? When all those projects make managing your datasets an issue, you can easily search for [&hellip
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Weekly Envy: Zuli Smartplugs

The Weekly Envy highlights one piece of cool tech that we’ve come across lately and really wish we could buy!  From Zuli Inc. : The Zuli Smartplug is a simple and easy way to make any of your appliances smart. Even better, it knows if you’re in the room. Stylish and convenient (you could potentially plug two of these into [&hellip
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