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The IoT (Internet of Things) has become an indispensable resource for many manufacturers today. While these technologies are still relatively new, they’ve become a standard for the manufacturing industry. As more facilities adopt them, new use cases and benefits emerge.

With IoT adoption among manufacturers reaching new heights, there are several new and growing trends on the horizon. These practices will make manufacturing a more efficient industry. Here’s a closer look at five of them.

1. M2M Communication

As manufacturers implement more IoT devices, they’ll enable machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. Different machines throughout a facility will be able to communicate with each other, turning…


One of the most significant developments in modern tech has been the rise of smart consumer devices. With it comes the idea of a “smart home” — one outfitted with remote-controlled, intelligent tools that can manage the household without manual input.

Smart speakers and home assistants have gone from future tech to standard fixtures for consumers investing in cutting-edge technology.

As more people buy into the smart home trend, these devices, speakers and home assistants are becoming more discreet — and are typically built with voice control in mind. …


Cybersecurity is a major concern in nearly every industry and across nearly every platform in today’s hyper-digital landscape. No one in their right mind would argue otherwise, especially with cyberattacks and data breaches on the rise.

Despite this, many IoT and network-enabled devices remain vulnerable to attacks due to lax or ineffective security measures. The problem is exponentially greater in the industrial world, where trade secrets and proprietary data are just two examples of sensitive content that can be stolen and leveraged. That’s not even factoring in highly sensitive customer data with payment, identification, and physical address details included.

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Though IT teams are common across industries, especially those with private data to protect, the Internet of Things (IoT) is too often left out of that department. IoT combines countless smaller fields into one, like coding, computing, smart technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and wireless networks. Though it’s a progressive field, this requirement to know each of these subcategories creates an IoT skills gap.

It’s difficult for one employee to have this range of skills under their belt. It’s also unrealistic for companies, especially smaller ones, to hire an entire team for IoT alone. …


The demand for energy is increasing as the world’s population grows and people use more technology. Electricity, water and gas all consume power in residential and commercial areas, and getting a grasp on that consumption can be difficult. Supply and demand vary throughout the year. However, Internet of Things (IoT) devices can help utility companies and consumers get a clearer picture.

The IoT provides data that helps workers and users visualize their energy consumption levels and figure out what changes they need to make to boost efficiency.

Smart Energy

IoT enables companies to push their services forward. Smart meters are versatile tools…


The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are three emerging technologies projected to make a massive impact on the foreseeable future. However, it seems likely that they will have exceptionally noticeable effects for the rest of this year and into 2021.

They Will Help Companies Regain Lost Profits

This year was incredibly tough for many companies. The COVID-19 pandemic forced enterprises to delay planned product launches, cut marketing budgets and make other hard decisions that adversely affected profitability.

Recent academic research confirmed that the economic damage caused by the pandemic in the United States was widespread yet varied in its overall impact…


This post was originally published on BlockTribune by Shannon

In a year full of uncertainty and economic hardship, cryptocurrencies have performed relatively well. As the general stock market grew volatile amid the chaos of 2020, crypto provided investors with a haven. Now, though, some are worried about how the stock market after the election will affect cryptocurrencies.

Before the election, many investors worried that results would be long and unclear, leading to market volatility. This was true for a few days, but, despite Trump’s unwillingness to concede, Joe Biden emerged as the winner sooner than some expected. …


When you think of Twitch stars, politicians are probably not the first people that come to mind. That didn’t stop congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar from making waves in the streaming world on October 20. AOC’s Twitch debut, where she played Among Us with some big streaming names, garnered 435,000 viewers.

AOC tweeted the day before if anyone wanted to play Among Us with her on Twitch. It turns out people did, as Twitch royalty like Pokimane and HasanAbi joined her on the stream. …

Shannon Flynn

I’m Shannon, a technophile, freelance writer, and editor of ReHack Magazine. This is where I share my words with the world.

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