Current Issue: December 2014

Get a taste for what is inside the pages of Connected World magazine! While you can read select columns on this site, there is so much more inside the print magazine.

Features Only Available in the December Print Edition:
Cover story:
Our top connected-device picks for the 2014 holiday season.
Feature: Recognizing 13 Pioneering individuals who have leveraged crowdfunding platforms to bring innovative products to the world.
Feature: The “smart home” must transcend its identity as a handful of connected solutions that happen to be inside a home.
Feature: How secure is your enterprise? It might be time to implement best security practices in your business.
Feature: The who, what, when, where, why, (and how) of IoT are answered.

Departments Only Available in December Print Edition:
Big Thinkers:
Not all beacons are created equal, and creating the best beacon hardware is not easy.
What You Gotta Know: The latest connected gadgets, news, and M2M shakeups.
In Focus: Wearables that have an impact on health and fitness.
Look Who’s Talking: Gregg Smith, CEO of Koolspan, discusses mobile security.
Hands-On: Dashcam provides advanced driver assistance system.
My Connected Life: M2M promotes conservation efforts of sea turtles.
Flash Forward: A look at the future of connected lighting.

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M2M and Internet of Things FAQs

I get asked about M2M and the IoT (Internet of Things) all the time. Sometimes off the record in casual conversation, other times on the record as a Council Member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, an expert network that connects subject-matter experts with people who want to tap into their expertise.

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Celebrating the 2014 Pioneers

There’s a story from the 1840s that at a junction of the old Oregon Trail, one fork had a pile of gold-bearing quartz marking the road to California, the other fork had a sign bearing the words ‘To Oregon.’ The way the story goes, the people who could read took the trail to Oregon.

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Data Drives Behavior behind the Wheel

It’s a data-driven world, and this is truer now than ever before. In the enterprise space, M2M devices offer companies ways to collect machine data and leverage it to impact the bottom line.

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EVs: Where Telematics, Smart Grid, and Mobile Payments Converge

The typical range of today’s EV (electric vehicles) tops out around 150 miles—enough to get most people to work and home, but hardly ideal for family vacations. Moreover, public charging stations, though proliferating in major cities, remain few and far between.

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Why Get Connected?

Everyone wants to be connected. Even at Connected World we espouse the importance of being connected every day.

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Making It up As They Went Along

In late September of this year, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launched on a commercial Dragon capsule from SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space venture, a 3D printer to be installed on the Int’l Space Station. The printer was produced by Made In Space under contract to NASA.

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Two Views: Monetizing LTE

With extensive growth expected in both the number of users and the number of connected devices per user, LTE traffic volumes should reach record levels in the very near future. For the IoT/M2M industry the real question then exists what industries will most likely take advantage of LTE and how long before companies make the transition to LTE?


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Oct/Nov 2014

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Aug/Sept 2014

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June/July 2014

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Apr/May 2014

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Feb/Mar 2014

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