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Sensor-laden fake fruit ensures you get fresh produce

It's challenging for shippers to check the quality of fruit on its way to your grocery store. Most sensors won't reflect the conditions inside the boxes, and plucking a sample isn't going to give you a comprehensive look. That's where some Swiss researchers might come to the rescue. They've created …

Order Up! Ford, Amazon and Starbuck Team Up, Give Hint of Connected Car's Future

For many Americans, the day doesn’t begin without a cup of coffee to go for the commute. Now, a new alliance between Ford, Amazon, and Starbucks should make it a little faster and easier to order and pay for that morning brew.<p>At its annual shareholders meeting in Seattle on Wednesday, Amazon …

Seattle

AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Now Available For $99 (video)

Anyone who would like to quickly and effectively monitor their heart condition may be interested in the new AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG which comes …

Microsoft to license its patents for internet-connected cars to Toyota

Microsoft has agreed to license its patents for Internet-connected cars to Toyota, its first such deal with an automaker and a signal that it may be willing to partner with others.<p>The tech giant, which announced the deal on Wednesday afternoon, holds a treasure trove of patents that include car …

Internet of Things

Microsoft's latest attempt to get into connected cars involves patents

Microsoft is making a fresh attempt to convince companies to use its technology for connected cars. The software giant is announcing a patent licensing deal with Toyota today, the first of its kind. Toyota is the first partner to license Microsoft’s new auto licensing program, which includes access …

Five IoT Battlegrounds: Where Does Your Company Fit?

Robots eliminate a lot of human error, but as with all technologies, they’re not perfect. Just ask General Motors, which uses thousands of robots to make cars. There was a time when the automaker learned of a downed robot only after the problem had halted an assembly line and created costly …

Internet of Things

Intel, IBM and Microsoft Get Candid About Industry 4.0

Piles of dust floated across the blackened walls of the bustling foundry. The constant hissing of gargantuan machines was only occasionally disturbed by the faint echoing of children’s voices. Women were seen spinning yarns of cotton as men in shabby clothes smoked pipes as they oversaw the work. …

Manufacturing

Blockchain's New Role In The Internet of Things

With next gen 'distributed consensus' algorithms that combine both security and performance, organizations can defend against DDoS attacks, even …

Blockchain

GE, Intel, and AT&T Are Putting Cameras and Sensors All Over San Diego

General Electric will put cameras, microphones, and sensors on 3,200 street lights in San Diego this year, marking the first large-scale use of …

Understanding the differences between AI, machine learning, and deep learning

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning have become integral for many businesses. But, the terms are often used interchangeably. …

Artificial Intelligence

Toyota's Gill Pratt on Self-Driving Cars and the Reality of Full Autonomy

No One Is Close to Achieving True Level 5 Autonomy<p><b>IEEE Spectrum: At the Toyota press conference, you said that Level 5 autonomy—when a car can drive</b> …

​IoT devices will outnumber the world's population this year for the first time

But analyst firm Gartner has slashed its 2020 forecast for Internet of Things devices by 20 percent, or five billion units.<p>There will be 8.4 billion …

Internet of Things

Internet Of Things Market To Reach $267B By 2020

• B2B spending on IoT technologies, apps and solutions will reach €250B ($267B) by 2020.<br>• By 2020, 50% of IoT spending will be driven by discrete manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and utilities<br>• Spending on IoT applications is predicted to generate €60B ($64.1B) by 2020.<br>• IoT Analytics spending …

Internet of Things

IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures. So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their …

Big Data

This tiny device can record everything you say and transcribe it for you

The tiny device has one function: to help you keep track of your ideas, to-do lists, and notes while you're on the go.<p>Senstone records voice memos, uploads them to an app, and transcribes them for you. The device is launching on Kickstarter Tuesday with the goal of raising $50,000, but I got an …

This wearable Bluetooth device will turn any surface into a keyboard

'Tap' is the future of keyboards. The sensors can be worn on either hand and turns any surface into a keyboard.<p>The device comes with an app that …

Wearable Tech

Top 15 Wellness Tech Innovations To Try This Year

A seismic shift has been happening in the healthy lifestyle industry over the past few years. Heaps of life-changing gadgets, apps, and online tools have flooded our homes and phones. And the strangest thing about it? We’re loving it. “Netflix and chill” is so 2015; last year was all about …

Fitness Technology

New Sonos CEO wants integrations with Google Assistant, Alexa

Patrick Spence took the reins at Sonos weeks ago, and a memo obtained by The Verge he sent out to the company when he did makes it no secret where he …

11 Exciting New Materials Designers Should Watch

Flexible batteries, Velcro metal, colorful conductive inks, and more.<p>Andrew Dent, vice president of library and materials research at Material ConneXion, is like a sommelier. Presiding over the world’s largest library of materials, his job is to listen to the requirements of his clients–a list …

Nike has found a novel use for AR for marketing shoes

Augmented and virtual reality are slowly but surely being integrated into shopping experiences worldwide. At CES for example, Gap and Asus teamed up for an AR shopping app that may point toward the future of mobile shopping engagement.<p>And previously we covered Adidas and their promotion of a new …

Augmented Reality

Now FCC Stepping In On IoT Regulations

The U.S. government seems to have its eye on the Internet of Things, as another report on the role of IoT regulation was just issued.<p>The report by …

Advertising Industry

Its Back To The Future In Next Generation Factories

One of the next big things in manufacturing, distinguishing the factory of the future from today’s, will be the widespread use of digital technologies to train and instruct employees and provide them with ongoing real-time guidance as they go about their tasks.<p>Some manufacturers, including several …

Tampa Bay

Forget fingerprints, soon you may be able to sign-in with your heartbeat

The search for the most complex and unique sign-in method continues and at Birmingham State University in New York, a team of researchers are looking into utilizing the heartbeat.<p>Most wearable devices already track heart-rate, so from there the device only needs to convert the beat into a unique …

Google & Verizon are currently offering the Daydream View VR headset from just $49 (Reg. $79)

Google’s Daydream View VR headset is one of the better mobile VR options on the market, but it still undercuts the competition in price just a bit despite bringing a little more hardware to the table. Now, Google is offering a sale on the headset which cuts $30 off the retail price.<p>Generally, …

Android News

Skills gap could hold back blockchain, AI, IoT advancements in 2017

Blockchains, AI, internet of things (IoT), and other emergent technologies are all going to be major forces in the coming year, notes IT industry …

Artificial Intelligence

Soon, Your Skinny Jeans Could Moonlight As Your GPS

Fashion tech usually leans towards the gimmicky, but an Italian company is hoping that vibrating jeans take smart clothes out of the gym and into the …

Skinny Jeans

Google quietly stopped publishing monthly accident reports for its self driving cars

But while the car group unveiled a shiny new logo and brand to the world, it quietly washed away another, less-flattering bit of information from its public identity.<p>The company removed the page of monthly reports detailing traffic collisions and other accidents on public roads that involve its …

Sensors, Connected Things Moving Into Retail

The Internet of Things is moving into retail.<p>Yesterday I wrote here about the retail move to smart shelves, which include small displays for dynamic …

Internet of Things

The 10 most innovative homes of 2016

Although there was no shortage of out-there ideas, a few trends took shape. Architects emphasized designs that made for low-cost and fast construction, minimalist aesthetics, increased mobility, and the use of more renewable power sources.<p>Check out our favorites below.

San Francisco