Every week we outline the most interesting and informative Internet of Things news from around the world.
This week, 9/12/2016 to 9/19/2016, Amazon has won the IoT with the release of their Echo device in Germany and the United Kingdom. Amazon also released their second generation Dot device which is a smaller version of the Echo.
In other Internet of Things news, Verizon is paving the way for a smart city with sensors in light posts. And Qualcomm and Phillips are working together to advance the IoT healthcare industry.
Amazon launches second gen Echo Dot, a smaller & cheaper version of the Echo. The second generation Dot is cheaper than the first gen, $49.99 vs $89.99, and also comes in black and white. The updated device will allow users to ask Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, various questions & tasks. The device also has a more powerful & completely redesigned voice processor. Learn more about the new Echo Dot >
Amazon Echo launches in the UK and Germany. The device is going global! The latest announcements introduced both British and German accents as part of the release. Keep reading about Amazon’s Echo >
‘Just because you can doesn’t mean you should’ IoT. Thingmonk Internet of Things conference happened in London this past week. Of the many discussions, one particular conversation was around the need to create an IoT standard, much like the World Wide Web (www) for IoT. Other talking points included real world IoT solutions without the marketing bullshit. Read more about the Thingmont conference >