The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

California Lawmakers Gut Net Neutrality Bills Under Pressure From Big ISPs

SACRAMENTO - California will not be the poster child for the nation's strongest set of net neutrality protections, as lawmakers in the State Assembly voted to cut many of the bill's most powerful provisions. The vote on Wednesday in a State Assembly committee hearing advanced a bill that implements some net neutrality protections, but it scaled back

By | 2018-06-20T18:08:17+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Internet, IoT|

Comcast Offers xFIPods To Spread WiFI Coverage Throughout The Home

DETROIT  – Comcast on Tuesday  announced the national availability of xFi Pods, small adaptive pods that plug into any electrical outlet, pair with either the xFi Wireless Gateway or the xFi Advanced Gateway, and help customers extend reliable WiFi coverage to hard to reach areas of their home. “Our gateway devices are incredibly powerful, but we

By | 2018-05-22T19:43:54+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Announcements/New Products, IoT|

Supported Intelligence Unveils AI Smart Speaker Application

ANN ARBOR – Supported Intelligence on May 15 unveiled its voice-enabled artificial intelligence application at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium. The new application uses a “smart speaker” of the type that can be purchased for $100 or less and installed in homes and offices, and allows a user to conduct a short dialogue that solves

Altair Acquires IoT Smart Building IP, Releases New HyperWorks Software

TROY — The Troy-based engineering technology developer Altair Engineering Inc. announced the acquistiion of the intellectual property of Oakland, Calif.-based Candi Controls Inc., a developer of technologies that connect Internet of Things devices and data to the services that create smart buildings. Altair also said it had hired Candi’s experienced software and technology team. Other

By | 2018-05-08T18:20:12+00:00 May 8th, 2018|ESD, IoT|

Comcast Offers 1-Gig Internet Service In Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing

PLYMOUTH- Comcast announced that its new 1 Gigabit-per-second internet service is now available to residential and business customers in Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing and their surrounding areas. Comcast’s new 1 Gigabit Internet service uses DOCSIS 3.1 technology that makes it possible for Xfinity and Comcast Business internet customers to receive gigabit speeds over the communications

By | 2018-04-26T15:39:06+00:00 April 26th, 2018|IoT|

FIRST Robotics World Championships In Detroit This Week

DETROIT – As more than 35,000 students descend on Detroit this week for what has become known as the Super Bowl for nerds, FIRST Robotics participants and spectators from near and far will get their chance to experience the people and products that move Michigan during the 2018 FIRST Robotics World Championships in Detroit. And while

By | 2018-04-23T11:19:14+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Featured, IoT|

AvidCor Wins $50,000 IoT Techconnect Pitch Competition

TROY - AvidCor, a Michigan startup that had been incubated at the Conquer Accelerator in East Lansing, won the $50,000 pitch contest at IoT TechConnect. AvidCor is a health technology company that will enable inexpensive and disposable, remote cardiac monitoring via a Bluetooth-connected smart device. The data the device collects can then be analyzed, an

By | 2018-04-11T16:16:22+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Featured, IoT|

IoT TechConnect Update: MC Matthews, Entrepreneur Track Shea, Title Sponsor PlanetM

ROYAL OAK - On M2 TechCast Monday April 2, Dr. Tonya Matthews, the CEO of the Michigan Science Center, will talk about her role as Mistress of Ceremonies at IoT TechConnect April 4 at the Troy Marriott. Then Inforum InGAGE Manager Tember Shea will interview Lori McColl, Founder, Whim Detroit, a technology consultant and app

By | 2018-04-01T15:42:06+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Featured, IoT|

VIP Reception At IoT TechConnect A Who’s Who Of Michigan Technology Leaders

TROY - The VIP Reception at IoT TechConnect April 4 is a can’t miss event if you want to get connected to some of the power players in Southeast Michigan technology. The confirmed attendance list includes more than a dozen company presidents, plus marketing and business development executives from the Michigan Economic Development Corp, Comcast

By | 2018-04-01T12:34:46+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Featured, IoT|

Commercial Grade Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Workshop April 4 At IoT TechConnect

ROYAL OAK - Want to get a chance to experience commercial-grade Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality gear. Then you’re going to want to attend IoT TechConnect on April 4 at the Troy Marriott. The Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Association, in partnership with Terry Bean who created Motor City Connect, is hosting a three-hour workshop that

By | 2018-03-28T12:54:13+00:00 March 28th, 2018|IoT, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|