Collapsing “connected toy” company did nothing while hackers stole millions of voice recordings of kids and parents / Boing Boing From article: As I’ve argued before: there is no IoT business model. Hardware starts at a 2% margin and falls from there. IoT companies get capital by promising to monopolize an “ecosystem” — controlling app stores, service, parts, and consumables, and by collecting as much data as possible in case they might get an exit by selling

Introduction to Developing a New Wireless Product There are two routes to incorporating wireless functionality into a custom PCB design: a self-contained module, or a chip design. In almost all cases, it’s best to start off with a module solution. Wireless functions can be one of the trickiest types of circuits to design so modules are very commonly used.