Wal*mart Courageously Pursues Self-Driving Shopping Carts

By Stephen Kota / September 25, 2016

When you arrive at your local Wal*Mart and have to select a shopping cart you typically have two choices: a push cart or a motorized cart. But what is there for someone who would prefer something in between the two? Maybe you’re not ready to become someone who rides around Wal*Mart on a motorized cart,…

The Internet of Things and Rural Health: Broadband Revolutionizing Rural American Healthcare Access

By Stephen Kota / September 1, 2016

The internet of things – the network of internet (IoT) that connects devices (watches, computers, sensors, monitors, etc.) – makes sharing information easier than ever before. Timely access to information is crucial in every industry, but especially in healthcare, where it can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. Rural patients, who…

5 Unusual Objects Connected to the Internet of Things

By Stephen Kota / July 15, 2016

The high-volume device network known as the internet of things (IoT) includes a growing number of internet connected devices. While The growing many of these devices obviously work much better online – laptops, smartphones, and televisions, for example – the benefit of other connected devices is less obvious. Theoretically, almost any object would be more…

In Rural Areas, Network Realities Limit the Otherwise Unlimited Potential of the Internet of Things

By Stephen Kota / June 27, 2016

The expanding internet of things promises to make rural life more accessible and more efficient. Unfortunately, the current rural mobile broadband and satellite networks available in rural areas do not support the large volume of internet connected devices that the internet of things requires. The Internet of Things – A Network of Devices The growing…

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