Sridhar Solur

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The Nine Slides That Matter From Mary Meeker's State of the Internet

Everyone hates drab PowerPoint presentations—unless, of course, that drab presentation is Mary Meeker's Annual Internet Trends Report. The famed …

First Apple Smart Home Products Launch Ahead of Worldwide Developer Conference

Devices using Apple's HomeKit home automation software have been slow to reach consumers.<p>The first products to take advantage of Apple’s smart home technology were unveiled today, just days before the start of the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference.<p>Five device makers announced products that …

Here’s the one thing someone needs to invent before the internet of things can take off

<i>Part III in a series.</i><p>As Quartz has already reported, the Internet of Things is already here, and in the not too distant future it will replace the web. Many enabling technologies have arrived which will make the internet of things ubiquitous, and thanks to smartphones, the public is finally ready …

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What the Future Looks Like Inside SRI: the Lab that Brought us Siri

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace, is working on a book with Shel Israel about the how sensors, wearable computers, and other technologies will change our future, titled “Age of Context.” That got them invited to visit SRI International, Silicon Valley’s most</i> …

Google, Nike, Jawbone and the fight to win wearable computing

When wireless headset company Jawbone announced plans Tuesday to buy wearable sensor maker BodyMedia for what a source said was more than $100 million, it may well have marked a turning point for wearable computing.<p>The technology, which includes everything from Google Glass eyewear to heart-rate …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p><i>GQ</i> gets to know the notoriously unknowable sidekick-in-chief—with a little help from longtime partners like Will Ferrell, Joaquin Phoenix, …

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SV Angel Says Health Informatics Is One Of Its New “Megatrends”

SV Angel, one of the Valley’s best-known early-stage firms, says it’s starting to look heavily at health startups that take a “software-first approach” towards human biology, medical research and patient care.<p>The firm has always had a list of six to eight “megatrends” that it invests prolifically …

Budweiser's intimate, dangerous way to make Facebook friends

So you've had a couple of beers.<p>You meet a nice person of your target sex. Well, they seem nice, given that you've had a couple of beers.<p>At some point, one of you raises your beer cup to clink cups with the other.<p>The minute the cups clink, you are indelibly linked. At least you are if you're using …

Jarvis Is A Personal Assistant That Goes Beyond Siri To Embrace The Connected Home

If you’re an Iron Man fan, you already know about Jarvis, Tony Stark’s personal assistant (who’s either a human or a virtual AI, depending on how long you’ve been following the comic). Jarvis is the glue that keeps Stark’s business, personal and super hero lives running smoothly. Which is why …

Google Now Arrives on iPhone and iPad, in Mostly Complete Form

Google is bringing its most interesting mobile application to its biggest competitor’s phones. Starting today, the Google Now personal assistant …

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Jack Dorsey Believes The iWatch Will Be More Valuable To Users Than Google Glass

As the CEO of Square, and co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has quickly become one of Silicon Valley’s most admired CEOs. His Square payment system is quickly changing the way consumers buy things, and it’s making businesses and consumers interact on a more personal level.<p>Square’s goal is to make …

IBM has a new protocol (and a box) for the internet of things

IBM (s ibm) may be in talks to sell off its server division, but it’s not abandoning hardware just yet. Instead, Big Blue is introducing an appliance …

okay, WTF +Fitbit?  Why on earth do you think you need to rea…

okay, WTF +Fitbit? Why on earth do you think you need to read my call logs? By no stretch of the imagination do you need to know who I spend time calling in order to help track how far I walk each day! Now fortunately, I only use the Fitbit app on my Nexus 7, which doesn't actually have a call log, but that's not the point. Just because you <i>can</i> request all sorts of permissions on Android doesn't mean that you <i>should</i>.<p>I presume this is used to aid in sorting contacts by affinity, but apparently the …

Internet of Things extends under your sink with new water and electricity sensor technology

With the introduction of two new sensor solutions for buildings, one company is extending the "Internet of Things" to reach right under your sink and …

How VinTank is Building a Geo-Fence Around Wine Country

[NOTE: I am writing a book with Robert Scoble called the Age of Context. It examines the convergence of five technologies: mobile, social media, data, sensors and location into a new era, in which our relationships with our devices will become far more personal and they will often be able to …

How 3D body scanning will help you find a suit that actually fits

There’s an old adage in the menswear world that says that a cheap, well-fitted suit will always look infinitely better than an expensive, poorly fitting one.<p>But while the casts of shows like <i>Mad Men</i> and <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> seem to effortlessly pull off the well-dressed look, doing so for most guys …

For the wearable tech market to thrive, it needs to get in better shape

Any attendee at this year’s CES couldn’t help but notice the sheer number of wearable health vendors in the health and fitness section of the …

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A ground breaking swimming monitor mounted on your goggles that tracks, stores, and displays instant feedback of your heart rate to reach your …

Google Glass sensor test reveals some unspecified sensors. - 4CAST

<b>Google Glass now has an app that would test all the possible sensors available in the unit. The app, which is open to use has revealed a lit of</b> …

Elon Musk: Your Tesla may come with “autopilot” sooner than you think

Tesla Motors(s tsla) CEO Elon Musk thinks that autonomous vehicles that drive themselves may not be as far off in the future as the auto industry …

How to pick the perfect fitness wristband: FuelBand, Up, Flex, or Basis (comparison chart)

There are four major players in the fitness wristband business now: FitBit, Jawbone, Nike, and Basis. They’re jockeying prices and features to get your dollars, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve created the chart above to help you take the leap.<p>You should consider …

Big Data-Based Fertility Tracker Ovuline Now Integrates With FitBit & Other “Quantified Self” Devices, Will Support Pregnancy Tracking Too

Ovuline, the big data-driven fertility tracker backed by $1.4 million in funding from Lightbank, Launch Capital and others, is today launching an upgraded version of its Smart Fertility product which now more accurately predicts ovulation, offering real-time feedback plus integration with …

Robert Scoble Explains the Age of Context

While Rackspace‘s Robert Scoble turned many heads at The Next Web Conference Europe last month due to the Google Glass unit he wore everywhere, but Glass is just part of a trend he joined us to discuss in his keynote talk.<p>From wearable computers like Glass and the Memoto camera to indoor …

Sensor technology is psychologists’ latest tool in tackling drug abuse

The same sensor technology used to track performance of elite athletes and monitor vital signs during childbirth is taking a turn as a tool for …

The Hidden Biases in Big Data

This looks to be the year that we reach peak big data hype. From wildly popular big data conferences to columns in major newspapers, the business and science worlds are focused on how large datasets can give insight on previously intractable challenges. The hype becomes problematic when it leads to …

Stephen Wolfram on Personal Analytics

The creator of the Wolfram Alpha search engine explains why he thinks your life should be measured, analyzed, and improved.<p>Don’t be surprised if …

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