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National Geographic
Treating Ebola: The Bluetooth Method

Before they set a toe into the concrete-walled isolation room, the doctors and nurses become fortresses unto themselves: face shields, of course, but respirators, too, plus three layers of gloves on each hand, duct-taped to their sleeves. Nurses watch over a webcam to keep them on protocol, and Bluetooth stethoscopes relay heart data d...


Apple Insider
Starwood Hotels Rolls out iPhone & Apple Watch-compatible Bluetooth Room Keys

Following a successful trial run in the U.S., Starwood Hotels will now allow guests at a number of the company's properties around the world to walk past the front desk during check-in and unlock their hotel room door using only their iPhone or forthcoming Apple Watch


This Device Diagnoses Hundreds of Diseases Using a Single Drop of Blood

​A small drop of blood is dropped into a small receptable where nanostrips and reagents react to the blood's contents. The whole cocktail goes throug a spiral micro-mixer and is streamed past lasers to come up with a diagnosis. There's also a vital patch that delivers results via Bluetooth.


Connected Grill Thermometer Maker iDevices Announces $10 Million HomeKit Push

Lastly, given iDevices initial focus on Bluetooth, one has to wonder if the short range wireless technology will be central to the new platform. As I’ve written before, Bluetooth is certainly gaining steam as a smart home technology, and a HomeKit powered system could certainly add to the momentum.


The Internet of Things Needs Developers. So What Do Developers Need?

The internet of things doesn’t need proprietary software and M2M platforms, it needs developers. The key isn’t the things, but the data these things generate and the applications that will be built on top of them.


NY 1 News
Bluetooth Technology Being Used in New Creative Ways

The basics have pretty much been covered; music, mobile calling. Now, we're at the stage...


Apple HomeKit-Enabled Chips Have Started Shipping To Smart Home Device Makers

The infrastructure behind Apple's smart home plans is being pieced together right now. At Apple’s developers conference in June, Apple announced its program for hooking up smart home devices seamlessly in iOS with Bluetooth and Wifi. But in order for device makers to get on board, they have to go through one thing: Apple certification....


CNN Money
VASCO Launches Bluetooth-enabled DIGIPASS Authenticators to Protect Mobile Banking Transactions and Enterprise Access

DIGIPASS with Bluetooth Brings Card Reader Capabilities to Mobile Devices and Tablets for Secure Two-factor Authentication and Digital Signing


New York Times
Bluetooth Smart Improvements Appear in More Devices

​Still, Bluetooth is becoming the default system for connecting our devices wirelessly. It is now responsible for connecting phones with wearable devices like fitness trackers, door locks and even toothbrushes and light bulbs. The reason: Bluetooth has quietly evolved into a much smarter technology.


Midlife Blvd
Smart Homes Are Getting Smarter With Advanced Bluetooth

I attended a Bluetooth conference recently and was amazed by how far Bluetooth has come as well as the products being created with it. While wearable technology is still very big, and there will always be Bluetooth speakers and other gadgets, smart home technology seemed to be leading the show this year. It is all very new and most of ...


New York Times
Businesses are Turning to Beacons, and It's Going to Be O.K.

​THE Beacons are here. And they might not be all bad. 

Beacons, tiny low-powered radio transmitters that send signals to phones just feet away, have quickly become a new front in the advertising industry's chase to find you whenever, and exactly whereever, you are.


Phablets and Bluetooth Headsets Are Perfect Companions

The Bluetooth headset I like the most has been the one from Bose. It fits in my ear well and delivers great sound, and the people who hear me on the other end say I come in clear.

IHS Technology Expects Bluetooth Smart Technology to Bring Disruptive Power to Smart Home

While it’s been the next big thing for the past 50 years, the smart home market is finally showing signs of going mainstream and Bluetooth Smart technology is making it happen. Research firm IHS Technology is now reporting the smart home market will grow by 56 per cent, compounded annually, in the next three years, with 190 million product...

Get Ready For The Bluetooth Smart Home

Sure, older technologies like Z-Wave and Zigbee are holding on, and while the dominant home networking technology in Wi-Fi is also taking hold in the modern smart home, Bluetooth is making strides as possibly the most intriguing of all the wireless technologies.


Electronics Weekly
190 million smart home products by 2018

The smart home market will grow by 56%, compounded annually, in the next three years, with 190 million products shipping by 2018, according to market research firm IHS Technology, and Bluetooth Smart will be the fastest growing smart home connectivity technology.

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