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80% Of All Online Adults Now Own A Smartphone, Less Than 10% Use Wearables

If people are looking to Apple and its new smartwatch to kickstart wider consumer interest in wearable computing gadgets, the maker of the iPhone will have a lot of work ahead of it. New research out from the GlobalWebIndex indicates that in a survey of 170,000 adult internet users across 32 …

Graphene breakthrough heralds 'incredibly thin', flexible and transparent smartphones

Kostya Novoselov, one of two scientists instrumental in discovering graphene, has made a breakthrough with the so-called revolutionary material that …

Gartner's Internet of Things predictions

By 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, …

The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bruno Berthon is the managing director of digital strategy at Accenture.</i><p>Will digital technology be positive for workers and jobs? Amid today’s public debate about the consequences of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, along comes the industrial Internet of things (IIoT). …

The Quantified Player Comes To Super Bowl XLIX

Along with adding a whole new layer of quant nerdiness to the Big Game, the technology could help the NFL figure out how to make football safer.<p>When the Seattle Seahawks take to the field against the New England Patriots this Sunday, the players’ every move will be quantified like never before. …

Reported Apple Watch battery life, chip capabilities surface

Image copyright Tom Krazit/Gigaom.Tim Cook alluded to a daily recharge for the Apple Watch when introducing the device and that’s looking more …

Smartwatches

Test Riding the "Rocket Skates"!

Western Riding

The Internet Of Things Is A Cybercriminals Dream Come True

There is a lot of excitement being generated from the advancement of connected technologies that we label as the Internet of Things (IoT). The excitement first started with the advent of wearable devices like Google Glass, Fitbit, smart clothing, and many others. The huge business value of IoT is …

Internet of Things

Apple Emerges As A Promising Internet Of Things Platform At CES 2015

The whole “Internet of Things” theme reached a fever pitch at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Many of the big tech players are trying to become the platform for how to connect together the growing list of devices with wireless technology inside of them–everything from your car to your …

Home Automation

PicoBrew Automates Home Beer Brewing (And It’s A Great Excuse For CES Day Drinking)

If you’re a fan of craft beer, you might be tempted to try homebrewing — if only it wasn’t (to quote my colleague Ryan Lawler) “a pain in the ass.”<p>Startup PicoBew has built a machine called Zymatic that should make the process a lot easier, automating the brewing process and making it more …

You can finally build a smart home without being an engineer

Building a smart home should be fun. You should be excited about how easily you can set the lights to turn on when you enter the house, and tell the thermostat to turn down when you leave for the day, and get the doors to automatically lock at the end of the night. These are all little things — and …

The Colbert Report

About the Show<p>The Colbert Report<p>As America's most fearless purveyor of "truthiness," Stephen Colbert shines a light on ego-driven punditry, moral …

Interacting with a World of Connected Objects

A quick write-up of a session at the 2014 #foocamp hosted by O’Reilly Media<p>For those of you who don’t know, ‘Foo Camp’ is a yearly event that …

The Internet Of Things Will Need Millions Of Developers By 2020

It’s standard to size a market by the number of widgets sold, but in the Internet of Things, which numbers sensors and devices in the billions, widget counts don’t really matter. In part this is because the real money in IoT is not in the “things,” but rather in the Internet-enabled services that …

ReWalk bionic suit can now be sold in the US

FDA approves the assistive exoskeleton for marketing<p>The motorized exoskeleton that Claire Lomas wore during her historic marathon walk may soon be available for purchase in the United States. As of yesterday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the ReWalk system for …

Exoskeletons

Fitness App Usage Is Growing 87% Faster Than The Overall App Market

A new report from Flurry Analytics shows that health and fitness apps are growing at a faster rate than the overall app market so far in 2014. The analytics firm looked at data from more than 6,800 apps in the category on the iPhone and iPad and found that usage (measured in sessions) is up 62% in …

Open is unreliable, closed is not innovative?

Complex ecosystems need both to succeed.<p>Today I came across an article on ReadWrite that surprised me a little bit. The author, Adriana Lee, does an …

First Look: New Yves Behar-Designed “Smart” Cup Knows Exactly What You’re Drinking

Can Vessyl take the pain out of having to count your calories?<p>Health and fitness monitors are great and all, but one of the pain points for wearers is that most existing products still require you to manually log what you’re eating and drinking throughout the day.<p>That’s where a San Francisco-based …

IIoT Insights | Industry 4.0 | GE Digital

Bill Ruh<p>Chief Digital Officer, GE and CEO, GE Digital<p>Deborah Sherry<p>General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer, GE Digital Europe<p>Dan …

Manufacturing

Intel, San Jose Leverage Internet of Things in Smart City Project

Intel is working with San Jose, Calif., officials on a pilot program designed to use technology to help improve the operations of the Silicon Valley …

Internet of Things

In Acknowledgement of the Presumed-to-Boom Animal Wearables Market, Here are a Few Pet-Human Wearable Comparisons

When you think about wearables, clunky watches might come to mind first—not how many steps your dog takes each day or how your neighbor's horse's …

Apple's Ambition Extends Well Beyond The iPhone—As In, To Your Entire Life

On the surface, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference last week was all about new developer tools—well, that and some upcoming features in Mac OS X and iOS, its computer and handheld operating systems. Step back, though, and you can see the outlines of something much bigger: a hint of how Apple …

Drone.VC Is A VC Fund For Flying, Swooping, And Zooming Robots

While there are a few hardware-only funds and many funds will invest in drones if backed into a corner, Drone.VC looks to be the first fund that caters specifically to the robo set. Created by founder of Hacker Dojo, David Weekly, the fund is looking for backers to its syndicate on Angel …