Maybe I'm just cheap, but I recently retired my 17-year-old VW Jetta. Granted it lasted that long because I put fairly limited mileage on it (<100K when I traded it in), but when the repair bills started to mount I knew it was time to dump it.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.