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29-Sep-2014

CNET
Now accepting submissions: The 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards

Bluetooth-powered products now encompass sophisticated smart home, automotive and medical devices, just to name a few. And it's precisely those sort of bleeding-edge wireless gadgets and applications that the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is seeking to recognize with the 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards. ​

18-Sep-2014

Green Tech Grid
Zuli and Logitech Team Up to Make Smartphones Into Home Automation Sensors

Zuli’s smartphone-tracking mesh meets Logitech’s universal home automation platform.

17-Sep-2014

Forbes
Apple TV Is Now Armed And Ready To Be The Hub For The Smart Home

Apple is getting close to rolling out its smart home plans in a big way. The company today pushed out a little noticed update to its set-top box, Apple TV, to make it support HomeKit, according to a person with knowledge of the program. HomeKit is Apple’s protocol for allowing connected home gadgets to connect safely and easily in iOS....

12-Sep-2014

Tech Crunch
Seed Is Creating A Truly Idiot-Proof Internet Of Things

​In the vast panoply of potential home networking protocols, there are only a few worth worrying about. Wi-Fi works well but it can go down and ZigBee and the like are sparsely supported. But Bluetooth Smart is local, secure, and easy to use. And that’s what Seed Labs is using to connect our lamps, our blinds, and even our tea kettles.<...

08-Sep-2014

Forbes
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.

07-Sep-2014

TechCrunch
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.

04-Sep-2014

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.

02-Sep-2014

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...

21-Aug-2014

Ecns.cn
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.

18-Aug-2014

CNET
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."​

18-Aug-2014

EDN
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.​

08-Aug-2014

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.








08-Aug-2014

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. 

05-Aug-2014

Arizona Family
New app reminds parents about kids in hot cars

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

05-Aug-2014

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...

 
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