Craig Kirkland

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How Apple HomeKit Is Already Changing The Smart Home Industry

At Apple's developer conference this year, the secretive tech giant devoted less than a minute and half to unveiling HomeKit, its iOS-based protocol for hooking up connected gadgets in the home. But 90 seconds was all startups and hardware makers needed to begin scrambling to figure out ways to fit …

The Internet of Things will need a whole new breed of chip — here’s what they’ll look like

First connected computers. Then connected devices. Now connected ‘Things’. The technology industry is gearing up for a major transformation, one that may end up having an even greater effect on our lives than the PC and smartphone revolutions.<p>The end uses are exciting — both those we’re …

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

Sony Announces 0.23 Inch OLED Panel For Wearables

Wearable devices are becoming more and more popular, and they are expected to be the next big thing over the next few years, the Apple iWatch and the …

AMD announces first official Android chipset - just how good will the Cortex A53/A57 be?

In a recent announcement, AMD shared a bit of their development roadmap for the next couple years. The best part of this announcement is that AMD will release a 20nm Cortex A57 based SoC next year that will be their first official Android SoC platform.<p>The core of their announcement is for a project …

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Are we nearing the Dropbox moment for the internet of things?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The internet of things doesn’t exist today. We’re conflating the ease and ubiquity of the internet and the web with things that …

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …

6 future Android phones to keep an eye on: January 2015 edition

2015 may have only just begun, but the first smartphones of the year are right around the corner. CES, which is less than a week away, will give us our first glimpse at this year’s smartphones, and there will be plenty more to come over the next twelve months.<p>The world of Android is full of …

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Bloomberg briefing

Number of the day<p>$6 million<p>That's how much Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein will receive as a bonus over three years if he meets certain targets. The sum is on top of his $23 million compensation in 2013. The award can shrink or grow depending on whether the firm achieves return-on-equity and …

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Robotic kangaroo generates its own energy

Festo has once again turned to nature to build a gesture-controlled robotic kangaroo that stores and uses the kinetic energy of its own</i> …

Amazon announces Dash, a home barcode scanner and microphone

The FireTV apparently isn't the only piece of hardware Amazon is announcing this week. The company recently put up a page for "Amazon Dash," a shopping accessory that it's offering for free to a limited number of AmazonFresh users. Dash, a roughly 6-inch-long plastic stick, includes a laser scanner …

CareerFoundry Wants To Be The Next General Assembly For Tech Skills

General Assembly was one of the first in the tech space to get that high quality brand name for technology education. But although the company – which won significant backing – has been building out online tools and resources, most of its business remains offline in the real world. Now a startup …

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Qualcomm's 2015 chips may make you regret getting a new phone this year

Thanks to Moore's Law, anybody can predict that even the most powerful smartphones and tablets coming out right now (the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5, for instance) will be made obsolete by whatever flagships get announced in 2015. These predictions fortunately don't have to be based off of …

30-second smartphone charge demonstrated using biological semiconductors

I’d find this video hard to believe were it not for its credentials. The <i>WSJ</i> reports that StoreDot, the start-up behind the technology, has its background in the Nanotechnology department of Tel Aviv University, and it’s been demonstrated at Microsoft’s <i>Think Next</i> conference.<p>Ultra-fast battery …

True Capital Closes $5M Fund For Retail And Consumer Startups Put Through Its TrueStart Accelerator

Last month True Capital Partners launched TrueStart, an “innovation hub” based in central London targeting retail and consumer startups across Europe. The rolling 6 month accelerator — teams can apply at any time — aims to put 20 startups through its program each year, who receive mentoring from …

Driverless car tech gets serious at CES

The big auto show in Detroit doesn't kick off until next week, but major car companies are already showing off some of their more exciting car-tech prototypes here at the International Consumer Electronics Show.<p>BMW and Audi unveiled their latest driverless car technology and conducted demonstration …

Coming Soon To The iPhone 7s, 0% To 100% Battery Charging In Under A Minute?

Sick of waiting for your iPhone to finish charging? By 2017, your iPhone could completely charge from 0% to 100% in just 5 minutes, in a portable, consumer-friendly package that will make long charging times a thing of the past.<p>An Israeli startup called StoreDot has demonstrated new technology at …

How thin, flexible electronics will revolutionize everything from user interfaces to packaging

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: David Meyer<p>As our computing requirements change, the nature of the underlying electronics needs to change too. We’re …

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review: A Classy Windows Tablet, with Quirks

At one point, Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 and I had a moment.<p>I was sitting in bed one evening, doing some writing, when I remembered that Windows 8 had an …

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 810 come with 64-bit support but generic cores

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Qualcomm<p>Two new Qualcomm(s qcom) chips will bring faster mobile speeds, processing and graphics performance to …

‘Outrageous valuations’: Why tech stocks are writhing

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Monday, April 7, 2014</i>.<p><b>Shares hit</b><br>Technology, Internet and social media stocks led a broader market decline today as investors question the "outrageous valuations" of several tech companies.<p>"There is a lot of froth in the market at the moment and …