Battery-Free Beacons: 2019

Battery-Free Beacons: 2019

Thanks to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the modern world is awash in 2.4-GHz radiation. A semiconductor startup in Israel, Wiliot, thinks it can use some of that RF energy to free the Internet-of-Things from batteries and other energy storage devices. “There’s a lot of...
Getting Your UBEAC Hook and Viewing Data

Getting Your UBEAC Hook and Viewing Data

uBeac is a free service for busy developers and IoT tinkerers to quickly test the connectivity of devices in real-time. To use: 1. Type: https://hook.ubeac.io into your browser. 2. Click “Get Your Endpoint URL” 3. Click “Copy URL” 4. Use this...
Smart Luggage Industry Takes Hit After Airline Ban

Smart Luggage Industry Takes Hit After Airline Ban

Ban on Built-In Lithium Spells Trouble for Smart Luggage Makers    Bluesmart Inc., one of the world’s first smart luggage makers, has gone out of business following an airline-wide ban on suitcases with built-in lithium batteries. The ban should not have come as...