This Month In Things: February 2017
Every month, we provide a quick-and-dirty overview of the most interesting things that happened over the last month in the world of IoT and connected devices.
Where are people going to spend money on IoT?
BCG predicts that by 2020, €250B ($267B) will be spent on IoT technologies, products, and services. The greatest two…www.forbes.com
The Boston Consulting Group predicted that, by 2020, spending for IoT will reach $267 billion. This analysis was insightful because they specified that the bulk of that money would be in predictive maintenance, self-optimizing production, and automated inventory management.
Alexa, Order Me a Cappuccino
Owners of Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices can now use the Starbucks Reorder skill to order coffee, the…venturebeat.com
Starbucks is making it easier to order your coffee. First, they released a virtual bot. Now, they now support orders from your Alexa device. Alexa can even remember your usual order ☕️.
Google Pixel Owners Can Control Their Smart Home
Google is rolling out a new voice-controlled hub in Pixel phones so you can manage your smart home devices straight…www.theverge.com
Pixel owners can now use Google Assistant to control their smart home devices — even if they don’t have a pixel.
Amazon Launches a STEM Service
Amazon today unveiled a new subscription program aimed at parents called STEM Club, which delivers educational toys to…techcrunch.com
Amazon has released a STEM toy subscription service. The service is $19.99/month. You can get different kits for children of different age ranges.
Now, You Can Own a Personal Robotic Arm
It’s a personal robotic arm that lives on your desk. This arm can pick up things, stir coffee, laser engrave, write, paint, and 3D print. The arm is fully programmable and only costs $209 on Indiegogo.
Now We Know Why The Note 7 Exploded
If you've flown at all in recent months, you've likely heard the warnings-don't bring a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board…www.fastcodesign.com
Essentially, the phone’s battery was too thin. The edges were rounded just enough where the negative electrodes in the battery touched, which created a short circuit.
Until next time, Stay Connected 😉