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25-Jul-2014

USA Today
The Rise of the Internet of Things

The buzz about the Internet of things really took off earlier this year, when Google acquired smart thermostat and smoke alarm company Nest for $3.2 billion. What else is a member of this new club? Wearable devices like the Fitbit and Nike FuelBand trackers that monitor our physical activity and store that data in the cloud, Google Gla...

25-Jul-2014

Occupy Corporatism
How the Internet of Things Will Track Real-Time Communications

The Internet of Things has been estimated as worth $14.4 trillion over the next 10 years. Verizon is interested in getting in on as much as that predicted profit as possible.

09-Jul-2014

Trusted Reviews
The Internet of Things is more than just smartwatches and thermostats

Smart Bluetooth enabled devices have been exploding on the scene over the past few years, particularly since the advent of the Internet of Things. The invention of low-power Bluetooth 4.0 has enabled gadgets to have a much longer lifespan on battery, a useful feature for mobile or wearable gadgets.

09-Jul-2014

The Wall Street Journal
My Toothbrush Is Smarter Than Yours: Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

But this past week I've attempted to brush up my act—or at least my teeth—with Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush. Nope, not even the centuries-old toothbrush is safe from smartphone connectivity, thanks to the Internet of Things typhoon that's sweeping through household electronics.

08-Jul-2014

TechCrunch
In Five Years, iBeacon/Bluetooth Low Energy Device Market To Reach 60 Million Devices

We’ve been hearing a lot about iBeacon and Bluetooth Low Energy-powered devices in the retail sector, where stores are beginning to roll out support for beacons in order to better communicate with customers via apps, allowing them to share offers, send alerts, and advertise to consumers. But according to a new report from ABI Research,...

08-Jul-2014

Forbes
Apple and Google Dominate 'Internet of Things' Influence with Home Automation Efforts

The study reveals an increase of almost 70% in the volume of influential conversations about IoT between late March and early July. Within this time frame there was activity from Intel (which modified their managerial structures to increase IoT focus), Cisco (who made three strategic investments), Zebra (who purchased Motorola’s enterp...

08-Jul-2014

EDN
Bluetooth Smart protocol stack for wearable hub networks with wireless sensors

Nordic Semiconductor has launched its most advanced, feature-rich BluetoothSmart protocol stack to date - the S130 SoftDevice - that allows the development of Nordic nRF51 series SoC-based advanced wearable Bluetooth Smart hub network topologies such as smart watches with peripheral wireless sensors that don't always need a smartphone ...

03-Jul-2014

Forbes
Does the Internet of Things Need Its Own Network?

As billions of Bluetooth-enabled mattresses, toothbrushes, dog collars, soccer balls — you name it — join the Internet of Things (IoT), the networks that bind them to smartphones, tablets and other devices inevitably will become crowded, leaving current Internet capacity inadequate to handle the influx. French Internet service provider...

30-Jun-2014

Value Walk
Goldman Projects “Internet of Things” To Become Biggest Mega Trend Yet

The Internet of Things is emerging as a third and potentially the biggest trend yet in the development of the Internet, says Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) in a new report on the topic.

30-Jun-2014

The Wall Street Journal
Bluetooth pioneer CSR sees strong Bluetooth Smart growth in Internet of Things Applications

Innovative Bluetooth Smart solutions adopted for a range of applications from smart lighting to wearable devices.

30-Jun-2014

Fortune
Why 2014 is not the year of wearables

A recent report outlines expectations for the growing market and what to make of the strange bedfellows of Silicon Valley and Madison Avenue.

30-Jun-2014

Tech Radar
How Bluetooth Smart is shaping the internet of things

The internet of things (IOT) is now at a crossroads. While it has featured in mainstream tech discourse long enough not to be seen as a brand new trend, it is not yet a technology that has entered our everyday lives on a meaningful basis.

27-Jun-2014

Mobile Magazine
Enter Adidas miCoach Fit Smart: A Fitness Band Based On Google Fit Platform

Adidas is reportedly going to release a new fitness tracker and it looks like the German sports goods manufacturer will be using the Google Fit platform that was unveiled at Google I/O.

23-Jun-2014

New Scientist
Next-generation hearing aids get some iPhone cool

​The first iPhone-compatible hearing aids allow music streaming and boast location-aware fine-tuning – one day everyone will want one. A Bluetooth wireless protocol developed by Apple last year lets the prostheses connect directly to Apple devices, streaming audio and data while using a fraction of the power consumption of conventional ...

23-Jun-2014

Mashable
Amazon's Fire Phone Is Not Friendly to Wearables...Yet

Amazon tells us that "Fire has Bluetooth 3.0 for connectivity now and we’ll update to support Bluetooth LE." So that's good news for the future of Fire.

 
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