Attending a concert or any live performance is already an immersive event. You are in the same room or arena as the artist, but what if you hooked the artist and stage up with sensors? Read more »
In a 70-page white paper released Monday, Facebook, Qualcomm and Ericsson tried to connect the app and cloud world with carriers as part of the internet.org effort. Even if this doesn’t bring broadband to all, it’s a necessary conversation. Read more »
From industrial products to a better sprinkler, we have chose eight finalists for the Mobilize Product Showcase coming up on October 16. Meet the finalists below and come see them live in San Francisco next month. Read more »
Bump, the app that used sensors a location to mimic the function of a NFC chip inside a phone to share information between two phones, was ahead of its time when it comes to user interface and implementation. Om loved it, and millions of people downloaded it, but it’s still hard to find actual users. So I was glad to see that the Bump team is joining Google, after being bought for between $30 million and $60 million.
Video isn’t breaking the web, the way that the web’s biggest players are trying to optimize their costs at the expense of the best consumer experience is. Read more »
Ray Dolby, who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered the Dolby noise reduction technique, passed away Thursday at the age of 80 in his San Francisco home. His work in audio engineering includes noise reduction techniques, the creation of a videotape recording system as well as surround sound.
I recently visited a connected home in Houston to see how Comcast views the internet of things, and the smart home. If the platform is as open as they say it is, it’s pretty compelling. Read more »
Oh internet of things, is there anything you can’t do? Thanks to estimates about productivity gains from Cisco, AT&T and GE, the Progressive Policy Institute, a Washington D.C. think tank, is asking if the internet of everything (the PPI claims that phrase is more accurate, reflecting it’s acceptance of the Cisco spin) can jumpstart growth and reduce the political gridlock. I suppose that is more important than my connected fridge.
LogMeIn’s cloud platform for sharing data generated by the internet of things has created a partnership program and signed on two new partners. Read more »
Feeling like you just aren’t quite quantifying enough of your daily life? Check out Hexoskin, a maker of connected tanks that track your heart and respiration as well as your steps. Read more »
The Verge went to the factory in Texas where the Moto X phones are made, and the photo of the workers at their stations stunned me. I’ve visited the factory floors where computers, servers, electronic toys and even semiconductors are made, and this one had the most people doing jobs by hand that I have ever seen. I had no idea assembling a phone was so people-intensive.
The connected washing machine is getting some love, but when it comes to connecting appliances many vendors are missing the true value of connectivity. It’s not about selling filters, but about providing information and easing friction. Read more »
Well this is a marketing coup. The biggest chip maker gets the biggest cloud provider to use its silicon and display its brand. Intel at its developer event Tuesday said Amazon Web Services instances that exclusively use Intel Xeon processors now display the “Intel Inside” brand. AWS is also adding the latest Xeon processor family to its data centers. I guess for someone, commodity x86 servers aren’t a commodity.
Apple’s two new chips inside the iPhone 5s are not exactly necessary for the phone, but are excellent indicators of where Apple wants to go next. Read more »
Intel just announced a new system on a chip for the internet of things. This is a big moment for the chip giant, signaling a change in its business model and a new architecture. Read more »
Before there was Google Glass, Microsoft employees Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell were recording their lives. What they learned a decade ago is becoming more relevant today as Gemmell explains in this week’s podcast. Read more »
Some of the hottest names in technology startups can attribute some of their success to Benchmarks’ Peter Fenton, who has backed Twitter, New Relic (see New Relic’s CEO Lew Cirne at Structure:Europe next week), and Zuora. With Twitter and New Relic expected to go public soon Benchmark is about to reap what Fenton has sown, according to this Bloomberg profile of the man.
The judges hearing the lawsuit filed by Verizon against the FCC’s network neutrality rules seem inclined to let ISPs charge providers for delivering premium content– effectively creating a fast lane for the web and gutting network neutrality. Read more »
Verizon is arguing its net neutrality lawsuit Monday, and the case is important for consumers, web service providers and could even call the FCC’s ability to regulate the internet into question. This is big. Read more »
Like chocolate and peanut butter the connected home gets its own perfect pairing with IFTTT offering users a SmartThings channel. Now SmartThings hub owners can combine their home sensors with web services. Read more »
We’re counting down to Structure:Europe where ten startups will take the stage and launch. Meet ECManage, a cloud management company that helps you move apps between cloud providers. Read more »
Intel’s media event today focused on the newly available low-power Atom system on a chip that could help Intel compete with ARM in networking and the data center. Read more »
Broadcom is aggressively moving forward with radios to connect all of the things, saying on Wednesday that it will buy a carrier-validated LTE system on a chip from an affiliate of Renesas. The carrier validation mean customers can just pop this SoC into a product and get it quickly online, making it perfect for those wanting to build connected gadgets with cellular connectivity.
The internet of things is a new world for technologists and consumers, but it also represents an opportunity to change some of the things we got wrong about the web when it comes to trust and privacy. Read more »
The government wants to use connected sensors to track weapons of mass destruction according to a summary of an internet of things meet up in Washington DC. The post describes a presentation by Brian Nordmann from the U.S. Department of State who said he can offer awards ranging from $500 to $500,000.
Wearables are already deeply embedded in the sports world, so in this week’s podcast I talk to an SAP expert about what we can learn about data derived from wearables from the NFL and the NBA. Read more »
ZigBee is fighting for its place in the internet of things against Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy and Z-wave. It has to overcome fragmentation, sneak into user’s homes and keep Bluetooth at bay. Can it do all three? Read more »
Does this sound familiar? Verizon Communications and Vodafone are in talks trying to sell the 45 percent stake that Vodafone holds in Verizon wireless. Read more »
When SEA took credit for taking down the New York Times and Twitter’s UK site for some people, many may have wondered how they did it. Here’s how. Read more »
After claiming responsibility for the outage at the New York Times, the Syrian Electronic Army has boasted of takeovers at Twitter and the Huffington Post Read more »
Should cellular connections take a back seat to Wi-Fi as we move further into an IP era? That’s the question that new carriers like Republic Wireless pose. Read more »
My colleague Om Malik has been down on many of the connected devices and the overall hype around the internet of things. He and I chat about what’s wrong today and how it can improve. Read more »
With the sixth year of Mobilize, we decided to shake up the show by focusing on the mobile revolutions that’s happening outside of handsets. We also decided to ditch the Launchpad in exchange for a hardware product showcase. Read more »
Chip licensing giant ARM has purchased a software company that has built protocols for the internet of things. The deal moves ARM closer to the end developer by making it easier for them to make connected devices. Read more »
VMware’s counting on its Nicira purchase to help it take its virtualization credibility from servers to networks. The launch of an ecosystem and new features around the NSX controller show it’s getting serious. Read more »
If we’re tracking eras of computer processing, the first is single core processing, followed by multicore. But now, since heterogeneous architectures can be hidden by the cloud, the HSA Foundation thinks it’s time for the next era, with a new programming environment. The Register does a deep dive.
Have you ever wished for an audio replay of your conversations — like maybe after getting directions or to prove a point in an argument (I swear I said turn right)? Kapture may be the wearable for you. Read more »
Connecting everyone won’t mean that everything has a battery. But if processors are harvesting their energy from the environment, how does their design need to change? ARM has an answer. Read more »
Facebook’s internet.org coalition wants to connect the rest of the world. But can it make transmitting mobile data more efficient or will it merely shift the costs around? Read more »
Thinking about the connected home? With SmartThings launching a shop and the recent introduction of the Revolv hub platform, here’s a handy guide to help you decide what’s right for you. Read more »