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Will Amazon Let Developers Monetize the Echo?

Big Ass Fans, the maker of a premium home ceiling fan, has a new way for users to control their connected fans. Just ask Alexa.<p>Last week, the …

Is Amazon Echo the next enterprise IoT platform?

Amazon Echo is rapidly capturing the hearts and minds of users around the world. The rise of Echo has been so impressive that Apple’s co-founder …

The Mess at Nest Echoes the Mess in the Smart Home

In January 2014, Google (now under the parent umbrella corporation Alphabet) said it would purchase Nest for $3.2 billion, which validated the hopes …

W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Digital Car Key using smartphone NFC technology demo

The new W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has the ability to use a smartphone with NFC technology as a key, so you don’t have to carry an extra key in your …

This Cisco-Backed Firm Wants To Bridge Internet-Of-Things Platforms

The British Internet-of-things company Evrythng has long been trying to be the “Facebook for things,” pitching itself as the ideal player to manage …

'Body Hacking' Movement Rises Ahead Of Moral Answers

A curious crowd lingered around Amal Graafstra as he carefully unpacked a pair of gloves, a small sterile blanket and a huge needle. A long line of people were waiting to get tiny computer chips implanted into their hands.<p>Graafstra had set up shop in a booth in the middle of an exhibit hall at the …

University of California

Why most of data in the Internet of Things is going nowhere | The Network | The Network

It’s a little-known fact that much of the massive amounts of data coming off the Internet of Things (IoT) may never go anywhere. Its value will be lost if it is not processed immediately, and there’s just not enough bandwidth for it all to be transmitted, anyway.<p>“I think you’ll end up processing …

Your next apartment could come with a 'smart lock' installed

Instead, Latch is making its first smart door lock available to real estate developers, so that apartments will come fully equipped with the high-tech entry system. Because Latch is a smart lock, there are no keys required; the lock is operated by passcode and smartphone integrations.<p>For most …

The Beauty of General Electric Company's Internet of Things Strategy

The industrial giant is attacking the opportunity from two main angles.<p>Beyond the potential benefits the Internet of Things offers to the consumer …

Paging Dr. Robot: The Coming AI Health Care Boom

Use of artificial intelligence in health care to grow tenfold in 5 years, say analysts–for everything from cancer diagnosis to diet tips.<p>More than six billion dollars: That’s how much health care providers and consumers will be spending every year on artificial intelligence tools by 2021—a tenfold …

Artificial Intelligence

Beacon Technology Company Estimote Raises $10.7 Million Series A

Estimote, a beacon company whose small, wireless sensors and accompanying software provide indoor location technology to some of the largest retailers as well as 65 percent of the Fortune 100, has now closed on $10.7 million in Series A funding. The round will help the business scale to meet the …

Internet of Things

The Amazon Echo Will Soon be Able to Start Your Car

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Amazon Echo

Under Armour and HTC built an entire fitness ecosystem

Under Armour is a king in the realm of sport apparel. But it's been laying the ground work for sometime now to become a bonafide technology company. It started some years ago with the E39 and eventually the company moved on to the Armour39, but both had fairly limited use cases. In late 2013 …

This Company Can No Longer Claim its Games Prevent Alzheimer's

If playing a game could lower your risk of cognitive decline, would you do it?<p>That’s the claim that Lumosity, an online “brain training” company …

Temp tech tattoos can monitor your health and location

Chaotic Moon, a start-up known for conjuring fun projects like a shark-punching virtual game, has a wide range of applications in mind for the temporary tattoo technology it's developing. Called "Tech Tats," they're quite literally stick-on tattoos that look a bit embossed against the skin, since …

Samsung Pay

Lost In Translation: IoT Adoption In Southeast Asia In 2015

We spent a large part of the year in the cities of Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur speaking to local enterprises about this (too) broad and (too) overused term: the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>We discovered very quickly that, although IoT seems to be very much overly/wrongly used in the …

Silicon Valley Goes Gray: Inside The Booming Age Tech Industry

From products that help manage end-of-life care to those that boost the social life of seniors, tech for the elderly and their caregivers could be the next big market.<p>Until recently, Silicon Valley didn’t pay much attention to old people. Entrepreneurs in their twenties and thirties mostly dreamt …

Sensors let elderly ‘age in place’ for twice as long

An independent living community with sensor technology and onsite care coordination successfully helps older adults “age in place,” report …

Health Information

The Uber Will See You Now

Uber-delivered flu shots are just the beginning.<p>Someday, an Uber — not an ambulance — could appear at your door and whisk you to the hospital. Or to a doctor’s appointment. Or it could bring the doctor to wherever you are, whenever you want.<p>Uber doesn’t have immediate plans to do any of this, but …

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Here’s why privacy experts are concerned about Mattel’s new Hello Barbie

As an adult, most of us are painfully aware of just how often we’re tracked by marketers. Until now, children have been mostly immune from any means of invasive tracking by the things they played with.<p>This is all about to change.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …

10+1 Commandments For Companies Developing Wearable Health Trackers - The Medical Futurist

I use a dozen health trackers to live a healthy life on a daily basis. Even before the #wearable revolution started to unfold – just as I described …

Bitwalking dollars: Digital currency pays people to walk

<b>A digital crypto-currency has launched that is generated by human movement.</b><p>Bitwalking dollars will be earned by walking, unlike other digital currencies such as Bitcoins that are "mined" by computers.<p>A phone application counts and verifies users' steps, with walkers earning approximately 1 BW$ for …

This Cute, Baby-Temperature-Sensing Toy Is An Example Of Wearable Tech Done Right

“Ambient” gadgets like The Hoko free you from useless distraction that so many other gadgets cause.<p>Technology tends to get in our way at least as much as it helps us. Music streaming, for instance, lets us listen to any music we want, but on the other hand we never had to re-log-in to our Walkmans …

Lumify Smart Device Powered Ultrasound System from Philips Debuts in U.S.

Philips is launching in the U.S. its new Lumify ultraportable smartphone or tablet powered ultrasound system. The system includes a couple of …

The Dojo gateway secures your smart TV and other home devices

Two things are true about the Internet of things: it's a fragmented mess and it's a target for hackers. The Foscam baby monitor hack reminded everyone that anything that's on a network needs to be secure and that includes your connected cameras, lights and fire alarms. Dojo Labs saw the security …

Budget-friendly smartbulb wants everyone to have cool lights

I love my Philips Hue smart-lighting kit, but every time I’ve just randomly turned my living-room lights different colors in front of another person, they’ve asked the same question:<p>“How much did you pay for this?”<p>And then I just kind of mumble something because while the system has added …

Headband detects obstacles and guides the blind haptically

Until scientists perfect bionic vision, shouldn't there be a better way for the blind to get around than a simple cane? That's the idea behind Sentiri, a proximity-sensing headband that helps steer users around by motor-driven haptic feedback. It detects objects in the environment using infrared …

Genomics

This shoe brand claims to have built the 'sneaker of the future'

If you've ever wanted to check the authenticity of your sneaker, well, now you can. Thanks to Greats, the sneaker brand born in Brooklyn that's made …