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Bluetooth Smart is a key element of the Micro:bit, the BBC’s much heralded educational computing device aimed at Year 7 children in the UK. Electronics Weekly talks to Martin Woolley, Bluetooth SIG Technical Program Manager, who led the work around Bluetooth, including creating a specific Micro:bit Bluetooth Profile.
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just a buzzword – it’s a technological trend that is becoming extremely prevalent in the world we live.
Why bother carrying a small authentication dongle when you can use something else that you likely already have with you? That's the question the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance and Bluetooth SIG ask and answer with a simple solution: Why not just use your phone?
Google today introduced a number of new products around Bluetooth Smart beacons in an effort to challenge Apple’s iBeacon ecosystem.
“At the end of the day it’s about user experience,” said Dan Roberts, founder and CEO of Scout Alarm, which is working with Amazon to integrate its home alarm system into the Echo platform. “We’re removing a barrier so instead of having to pull your phone out of your pocket you just talk to Alexa.”
The issue with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the connected home is that they're not even remotely connected. At least not seamlessly. Thanks to competing communication protocols and manufacturers building closed ecosystems, you need a new app every time you add something "connected" to your house. But developer Alticast has proposed...
The FIDO Alliance adds Bluetooth and near-field communications to security specifications first defined in December 2014.
Nordic Semiconductor has put Bluetooth Smart and NFC for Touch-to-Pair on its nRF52832 SoC which has a 64MHz ARM Cortex-M4F processor, a 2.4GHz multi-protocol radio, and automatic power optimisation.
Bluetooth wants to be the sticky, wireless glue that holds your smart
The company has been named to a permanent seat on the board of directors for the wireless standard.
Apple's move into wearable technology and home automation has prompted it to upgrade its membership of the body governing the Bluetooth wireless networking standard.
New research from Icontrol Networks, the company behind the most widely-distributed connected home platform in the industry, found seeing really is believing when it comes to connected home technology: on average, the likelihood to purchase a smart home device increases by 93% among those who have seen the technology in action.
All the new devices AT&T will be selling use Bluetooth to leverage connectivity with smartphones, rather than work independently off the carrier's network without a phone. There are no separate fees beyond the upfront purchase price.