Verizon invested $80 million to build out 5G in the stadium and around Miami … of the 1,000 smart city projects that are currently being built worldwide, China is home to half of them … Gartner estimates that by 2021, we will have approximately 25 billion connected devices that generate 44 zettabytes of data. Even at this rate, over 90% of the world’s data was created in the last several years ... 49% of African Americans and 51% of Hispanics have home high-speed internet, as opposed to 66% of Caucasians. Of adults with household incomes below $30,000 per year, 29% don’t possess a smartphone, 44% don’t have a broadband connection, 46% don't have a personal computer, and 64% don’t have a tablet … Biologically created computing devices could one day be as commonplace as today’s microprocessors and microchips. DNA, the carrier of genetic information and the principal component of chromosomes; it's showing promise as a data storage medium65%, the top use case currently deployed in the oil and gas industry is supply chain optimization/tracking. 451 Research reports that exploration/production prediction ranks fifth in deployments of IoT in oil and gas, with 35% of organizations currently using IoT for this purpose and 25% planning to do so in the next two years … by 2021, global banks' IT budgets will rise to $297 billion, up 14% from $261 billion in 2018.

Highlights of this week
WHNT19 News
For the first time in Super Bowl history, the stadium and much of the city around it — including the airport and downtown Miami — have been outfitted with 5G technology. In the pro sports world, 5G is expected to help leagues and teams entice more fans to buy tickets for live games, and give them more ways to engage fans even when they watch from home.
by Paul Walsh
We need technology that's inclusive of all genders, ethnicities and disabilities -- and that we're not just creating technology for technology's sake.
Analytics Insight
by Smriti Srivastava
Accompanying the advent of wireless networking and the Internet of Things, traditional augmented reality (AR) systems to visualize virtual 3D models of the real world are evolving into smart and interactive AR related to the context of things for physical objects.
The Interior Department has announced it will be restricting the use of drones made in China and drones with parts that were made in China due to espionage fears. The department has roughly 800 drones that will fall under these restrictions, and they will now only be used to help first responders during a natural disaster and other emergency scenarios.
Network World
by Patrick Nelson
The Internet of Bio-Nano Things (IoBNT) would use certain kinds of bacteria, which scientists think has the attributes needed to make effective sensor networks.
Solutions Review
by Daniel Hein
The IoT For All Podcast is focused on bringing together the smartest and most creative minds in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry to share their knowledge and experiences with the world. The Peggy Smedley Show is an authoritative voice, that brings in-depth journalism, opinion-forming, and inspiring technology discussions week after week over the Internet. Stacey Higginbotham has covered technology since 2001.
IoT World Today
by Crystal Bedell
From health care to utilities, countless industries now use the Internet of Things to achieve greater efficiencies and cost savings. IoT in oil and gas companies can optimize production and improve equipment life spans.
US News
by Matthew Keegan
IMAGINE A city where you can take a driverless bus to an unmanned supermarket or enter a hotel room using a facial recognition system – a place with a brain controlled by artificial intelligence, where almost all of the infrastructure and everyone in the city is monitored and linked to some kind of software.
JD Supra
by Deborah George
California has another privacy law that took effect on January 1, 2020 and it's not the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This privacy law regulates Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices. The California IoT law requires manufacturers of connected devices to equip the device with a reasonable security feature or features.
Business Insider Intelligence
by Editor
As we move forward, banks are turning toward new IoT technologies to enhance the user experience and reduce costs. Some banks have started using beacons, for example, to send customized offers right to customers' smartphones as soon as they enter the branch. And some ATMs now have live stream video support that allows customers to speak to tellers if they need additional assistance.
by Editor
After years of talk and theorizing, the Internet of Things — and that seems to be the label that will stick, at least for now — is finally coming together in concrete, measurable ways that are making impacts on the daily lives of consumers.
Machine Design
by Bob Vavra
Today, the products that are having the greatest impact for design engineers are those that combine flexible hardware with intelligent software to enable standard modular parts and thoughtful, intuitive design—similar to what you see with consumer user interface (UI).
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