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How Apple HomeKit is Already Changing the Smart Home Industry

Velvetwire had been part of ZigBee, but as soon as the small startup first caught wind of Apple’s HomeKit, the company decided to switch over to Bluetooth low energy.


iBeacon Hack Makes It More Efficient To Wait Tables

It’s still pretty early days for beacon tech, but practical applications for the Bluetooth trigger hardware are set for big growth. A new application for Bluetooth beacons monitors restaurant tables so occupancy can be remotely monitored without staff.


NFC World
Graceland Uses Bluetooth Beacons to Guide Elvis Fans

Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley and major tourist attraction, offers every visitor an iPad that works with the Bluetooth beacons to guide tourists around the Memphis mansion.


Digital Trends
This is how Bluetooth works, and no, it’s not by magic

Bluetooth silently connects so many of our gadgets together, it’s easy to forget it’s a pretty impressive piece of technology on its own. It helps us listen to music, talk on our phones, and play video games, all without being frustrated by miles of cables strewn around the place. We’re going to explain how the technology behind Blueto...

Bluetooth Asia attracts China's top tech brands

Bluetooth Asia, a two-day event that starts in Shanghai on Tuesday, will for the first time present top domestic brands such as Xiaomi, Huawei and Li Ning, a move that shows that an increasing number of Chinese tech companies are applying the Bluetooth technology.


Samsung snaps up SmartThings, embracing Internet of Things

The tech giant acquires the open platform for smart home devices to "improve the convenience and services in people's lives."​


Bluetooth v4.1: What developers need to know

After keeping a relatively low profile after its launch as part of the Bluetooth Core Specification v4.0 (Bluetooth v4.0) in 2010, Bluetooth Smart (previously known as Bluetooth low energy) has hit the headlines.​


NFC World
Hillshire sells more sausages with Bluetooth Smart beacons

​A national in-store mobile marketing campaign that used Bluetooth Smart beacons and geofencing technology to drive sales and awareness of American Craft Link Sausages has seen a 20-fold increase in purchase intent.


Retail Gazette
Be ‘Bluetooth Smart’: Using beacons to transform the retail experience

To clarify, “Bluetooth Smart” is a brand name that refers to a class of low energy devices that use the latest Bluetooth specification (version 4.x) for transmitting data wirelessly. A golf-ball sized Bluetooth Smart beacon with a coin-cell battery can operate for several years, due to its highly optimised power consumption. 


Bluetooth Device Can Get You On the Grid From Anywhere

A new device that's set to hit the market later this year allows you to use your cell ph...


Arizona Family
New app reminds parents about kids in hot cars

The concept is simple. The Kars4Kids Safety a...


Electronics Weekly
Wearable wireless goes Bluetooth Smart

​Shipments this year for wireless semiconductors in health and fitness will reach a projected 61.2 million units, up 11% from 55 million in 2013, and will increase to 95.78 million units in 2018, says IHS, while shipments  of consumer health and fitness devices with integrated wireless connectivity will grow to an estimated 75.7 million units in 2018, up from 23.0 million unit...


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...


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.


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.

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