Exploiting FM Backscatter to Enable Connected Cities and More

Exploiting FM Backscatter to Enable Connected Cities and More

Can we enable everyday objects in outdoor environments to communicate with cars and smartphones, without worrying about power? Such a capability could enable transformative visions such as connected cities and smart fabrics that promise to change the way we interact with objects around us. For instance, bus stop posters and...

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IoT Attack Sparks Warnings from Law Enforcement

IoT Attack Sparks Warnings from Law Enforcement

The Internet of Things represents the next stage of the Web’s evolution. It is rapidly bringing to familiar devices—kitchen appliances, home cameras, residential security systems and the like—the same interconnectivity that computer users have been enjoying for many years. This connectivity is bringing an exciting new level of convenience and...

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WiFi without Batteries

WiFi without Batteries

Thanks to HitchHike, a low power tag reflects existing 802.11b transmissions from a commodity WiFi transmitter, and the backscattered signals can then be decoded as a standard WiFi packet by a commodity 802.11b receiver. WiFi is well-known to be power-hungry. Commodity WiFi radios consume several hundreds of milliwatts of power....

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Hello, World Wide Web of Things

Hello, World Wide Web of Things

The Internet of Things—IoT for short—is here to stay and to change our world for the better. This grand vision depicts a world where people, buildings, and physical objects are connected to a single and common network. In this world, bottles of soda, lighting systems, cars, and everything in between...

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Precision Buildings

Precision Buildings

I grew up in the state of North Carolina, so whenever I hear a Southern accent, it brings back many fond memories. As so it was when I got on the phone with Leroy Walden, Vice President of McKenney’s, Inc. McKenney’s is a mechanical contractor in the Southeast that offers...

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