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March in IoT: Synergy and IoT

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March in IoT: Synergy and IoT

Want to see how technologies like AI and blockchain are helping solve IoT's problems? This news and tutorial roundup will help.

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We're back again with another IoT recap for March! We're switching gears a bit with our recaps, and I'll be doing two roundups for IoT each month. My goal is to have one focus on DIY/hobbyist/tinkering news and tutorials, whereas the second roundup each month will generally have some other theme. Hopefully, you'll stick around for the ride!

There have been a number of articles in the past month that focus on what I would refer to as IoT partner technologies. See how new developments in AI, blockchain, and more are solving problems for developers across different verticals.

Connecting You With What's Cool

  1. IoT, Blockchain, and the Future, by Harsh Agrawal. Let's see how blockchain and IoT match up when it comes to use cases from IIoT to smart homes to shipping and even voting.
  2. Air Pollution Tracking With Node.js, by Stefan Thies. This comprehensive solution for air pollution monitoring uses Node.js, the Elastic stack, MQTT, and a Banana Pi to help detect harmful levels of air particulates.
  3. IoT: The Revolution in Mobile Apps, by Manish Patel. IoT is a new technology that stands poised to take the tech industry and daily life by storm. See how this applies to mobile apps, and possible pitfalls.
  4. How Does Blockchain Technology Work With IoT, by Saroj Kumar. IoT and blockchain technologies are both considered disruptive technologies in their own right, but can they work together to form some kind of synergy?
  5. How a Farmer Built an IoT-driven Farm, by Jeffrey Lee. From automated excavators to self-measuring grain bins, these IoT projects are making farm life more efficient and less taxing.

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IoT Around the Web

The State of IoT and Blockchain

From EE Times, this is a solid report on the increasing convergence of IoT and blockchain. See what challenges lie ahead for a closer working relationship between these two technologies and the use cases that IoT and blockchain can tackle together.

The Wider Impact of IoT Security Concerns

A recent report announced the critical shortfalls of IoT security in the healthcare vertical. That's not a surprise, but it's interesting to see how wide-reaching these concerns can become, particularly in the smart city field.

Smart Cities Require Smart Citizens

And speaking of smart cities, Gartner just announced the biggest hurdle in the way of smart city initiatives. Citizen engagement is a massive barrier to wider adoption. How will this proposed change in mindset affect smart city initiatives in the future? Read on to find out.

Diving Deeper Into IoT

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