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Golgi Connects via Web APIs

You may recall a discussion about Golgi’s role in the Internet of Things (IoT) this last summer. In effect, it served to enable device makers to leverage phones as remote controls, providing the cloud-based go-between that completed the connection.

While that might seem like limited functionality, what it reinforced for me is that, despite all the easy drawings about what the IoT should look like, actual implementation was coming rather more slowly – step by step. So getting devices connected by … Read More → "Golgi Connects via Web APIs"

Yet Another Way to Sense Magnetic Fields

Seems we have so many ways of detecting the magnetic fields around us! And now we have yet another.

Some years back we covered a small company called Crocus, a maker of MRAM technology. Their MRAM cell consisted of two magnetic layers: a “pinned” reference layer and a programmable layer. The idea was that, when the layers are aligned, the tunneling resistance through the combined layers and a thin layer of dielectric between them was different from when they were anti-aligned.Read More → "Yet Another Way to Sense Magnetic Fields"

Icon Labs Remaps from Servers to Edge Nodes

We’ve discussed Icon Labs’ Floodgate offering before – even in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT). So when they subsequently announced a Floodgate Security Manager for the IoT, I had to wonder how that was different from the Floodgate stuff they already had. A quick conversation with Icon Labs’ Alan Grau helped clarify the sitch.

The Floodgate suite we talked about before, even in the context of the IoT, is a full-up IT-oriented package running on servers. So … Read More → "Icon Labs Remaps from Servers to Edge Nodes"

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