Lessons for getting started with DIY IoT home automation | We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks. Home automation is made possible by amaetuer developers and tinkers because the price of microcontrollers with the ability to talk over a network continue to drop.  Along the way, the writer has learned

Visualizing Smog Sensor Data with the help of Vert.x, Prometheus, and Grafana – RHD Blog The article shows an end-to-end example of an IoT device sending data in a certain format. A gateway is implemented with the help of the Vert.x framework, which does all the magic of connection handling etc.Finally, the data is stored in a Prometheus time series database and graphed via Grafana.

How to pre-test your product’s antenna | EDN Your wireless product’s end-to-end success dictates that your customers will rely on your antennas to perform well in their system. Most hardware and software is thoughtfully tested before sale or deployment, but why are so many antennas ignored? There is no reason to defer or ignore your antenna evaluation; help is available. This article

Linux Foundation launches the Open-source EdgeX Foundry for IoT standardisation Security is the Achilles heel of the Internet of Things, according to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols on ZDNet. The lack of common IoT development standards is part of this problem. This is why the Linux Foundation, along with 50 companies, has announced The EdgeX Foundry. The group will build a common open framework for IoT

IoT goes nuclear: creating a ZigBee chain reaction | the morning paper The popular Philips Hue smart lamps use ZigBee for example. Suppose you could build a worm that jumps directly from one lamp to another using their ZigBee wireless connectivity and their physical proximity. If the install base of lamps in a city is sufficiently dense, you could take them all over in no time,

The top 7 Linux IoT projects | Network World It’s a Linux world, and the rest of computing is just living in it. IoT is no exception. The Linux Foundation lists these seven projects as the key players in the march of connected open-source systems. This article is a quick rundown on them.

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul | EDN

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul | EDN–It-s-going-to-take-an-IP-anyhaul-overhaul?utm_content=bufferecb1e&utm_medium=social& Much of the ongoing discussion around 5G is focused on use cases: wireless broadband to the home, in-vehicle infotainment, immersive event experiences, truck platooning, remote health care, smart cities and smart factories to name a few. Mobile networks and cloud packet core