Google Gets It: Cars, Homes, and Everything

Every time I explain to someone that our world is connected I can’t help but make the analogy to the 1987 movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles starring the late comedian John Candy.

Verizon App Connects the Working Well

Anytime a vendor finds a way to keep me out of a doctor’s office or away from the emergency room all while keeping my costs down, I’m going to blog about it.

Patent Report: Is U.S. Innovation in Decline?

There seems never to be a dull moment when it comes to patents. Depending on how you look at them, they can be milestones along the road of continuing innovation, or canaries in mines signaling the presence of unseen toxic conditions that will kill off innovative effort.

Wearables: What’s Next?

This wearable market is really exciting. I think the network providers, chipset makers, and even the customer-relations application providers see the opportunities abound.

Patent Report: June 3, 2014

Inspiration for this week’s report came from an unusual source: My neighbor. We were chatting over the fence on Tuesday, and he mentioned how much he did not like his new credit card.

Patent Report: May 27, 2014

Most people take for granted the things they want to buy will be on a shelf in a store waiting for them. Or, they will appear on their doorstep within a day or two after clicking the “Complete Purchase” button in the online store.

Bullying Your Message Never Works

I love covering technology. I love meeting new people. I love learning new things.

Patent Report: May 13-20, 2014

In the past two weeks, in addition to the grants of some intriguing patents highlighted below, I caught a thread of an argument about the relevance of patent protection. Instead of encouraging innovation, patents discourage it.

Security As Brand Attribute in IoT: The 30-Day and 30-Month Views.

Pure genius! I witnessed it.

Can Numerex Blend All These Companies?

I have been covering the M2M arena for 15 years now and you could say I know where all the bodies are buried. I know all the movers, shakers, and even all the players, if you know what I mean.