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 »
Quirky is a product development firm that has helped bring a variety of devices from napkin sketch to the real world. It has created a partnership with GE to bring connected devices to the world. Read more »
Amazon’s home page went down Tuesday. There’s no word on the cause, but this is the second big site outage in the last few days, given Google’s outage on Friday. Read more »
Connected devices startups get their own TechStars accelerator program in NYC thanks to a aprtnership with digital marketing agency R/GA. Read more »
The Wi-Fi router may soon become the hub of your home network management and security strategy as router makers roll our technology and apps designed to give you network admin-like capabilities over your home. Read more »
Simon Segars, the new CEO of ARM is speaking at Mobilize. Given ARM’s role as the silicon underpinning of the internet of things and the mobile world, Segars can share what the future will hold. Read more »
Securing the cloud is like trying to secure a long border — one that’s porous and has many potential weak links. When it comes to the cloud, startup SecludIT tries to patch one of those weak spots. Read more »
Ding dong! Here are two connected door bells that want entry into the pantheon of connected home gadgets on the market. Plus, we get some estimates on how much you’ll spend on connected gear. Read more »
After reporting a lower-than-expected financial outlook for the coming year, Cisco has said it will cut 4,000 jobs or 5 percent of its workforce. The networking giant on Wednesday also reported year end revenue of $48.6 billion.
Batteries are a necessary evil for our connected life, but research from the University of Washington has built a way for devices to communicate without their own power source. This is big for the internet of things. Read more »
Think the FCC can’t do anything to make Time Warner Cable and CBS figure out their differences in the retransmission war the two are currently waging? Think again. Harold Feld delves into the wonky realities and options available to regulators.
Comcast’s internet essentials program that offers low-cost broadband gets a speed boost. I think Google’s efforts to offer more broadband for less may be driving Comcast’s change and others. Read more »
How will you bank when you can check your balance on your watch? Will mobile payments seem quaint when we’re waving our fingers to make a purchase? We discuss all this and more during this week’s podcast. Read more »
A glowing, plastic polar bear out to save his real-world counterparts uses real-time data and electricity consumption sensors to change people’s habits. It’s a good example of how real-time data and ambient information could influence behavior. Read more »
Glass Apps can be a harbinger of the future of wearable UIs or they can look like a truncated version of the web. Fidelity’s Glass app shows how to take financial info into the wearable age. Read more »
Tegile Systems, which provides hybrid flash and hard drive storage arrays, has raised $35 million in a Series C round of funding. The round was led by Meritech Capital Partners. Original investor August Capital and strategic partners Western Digital and SanDisk also participated.
Dragon Innovation has helped startups behind the Pebble Watch and the Sphero build their products. Now it has raised $2.3 million to help other hardware companies get their ideas funded. Read more »
The industrial internet isn’t just some marketing speak thought up by GE. There are different considerations when handling jet engine data compared to a connected door lock. We discuss those on this week’s podcast. Read more »
The founders of Twilio, Android and the Pebble watch will all be onstage at Mobilize 2013 in October as well as a host of experts in design, infrastructure and data. Make sure you come. Read more »
Some of the best and most innovative thinkers on the internet of things are in Europe, whether they are product designers in London or building sensors in Germany. Read more »
An open sourced software defined radio project on Kickstarter called HackRF is taking hard-wired radios and making them a thing of the past. Which means, in the future you could see a global iPhone. Read more »
Thanks to the mass market shift to e-commerce and the rise of maker-oriented sites, the way we shop is changing. The Grommet a startup out of Boston wants to help innovative products navigate the changing retail landscape. Read more »
Letting your fingers do the talking is becoming more of a reality with gesture-based user interfaces and related startups popping up everywhere. Pebbles Interfaces, an Israeli-based startup making a gesture-UI just scored $11 million for its hardware and software to enable gesture-based computing.
Like Time Warner Cable, Comcast is introducing a low-end capped broadband plan that gives users a $5 discount if they agree to a 5 GB cap. This is a crummy deal for users and they broadband-buying public. Read more »
When you add mobility to computing you change everything. But when you add computing to every device, you change everything again. We will explore these shifts in infrastructure, business and our social lives at Mobilize 2013. Read more »
An article in Wired argues that Google is violating network neutrality laws, but the bigger issue here is about how we adjust our rules and regulations when we have gigabit speeds, and are trying to encourage innovation. Read more »
Dropcam has been a success story in its four years on the market, but a $30 million round will help it expand its camera business and tackle the tough problem of computer vision. Read more »
Remember those sensor-packed socks I covered in May? Heapsylon, the company behind the socks — and eventually other sensor-filled clothes — has launched its pre-order campaign. Pledge $120 and you get a pair of Sensoria socks and an anklet reader that will track your fitness.
Losing your stuff happens all the time, but a connected tag called Tile wants to use Bluetooth and your smartphone to make finding your keys — or even a stolen bike — easier. Read more »
Our digital packrat natures means we’re amassing gigabytes of content, while our broadband isn’t quite keeping up. Or at least that’s what the launch of a new service from iDrive indicates. Read more »
Computer Sciences Corporation, the IT services company, is broadening its expertise into the internet of things thanks to a partnership with ThingWorx. While this is a great deal for the five-year-old IoT platform provider, its competitors Axeda or Arrayent might be bummed.
Tags, tags, everywhere are tags. I can’t go two days without a new sensor tag product launching. But what’s behind this cornucopia of connected tags? Let me tell you. Read more »
A big dose of activity and biometric data feeds the Filament Labs recommendation app, which aims to help patients lead healthier lives by getting them to change their habits. Read more »
Tracking your dog via GPS seems like a good idea, but what about popping a fitness tracker on your pup to make sure he’s getting enough exercise? FitBark hopes you want to do just that. Read more »
Forget the idea of the connected fridge for moment. What other kitchen gadgets might you connect if you had the means? In this week’s podcast we talk to Supermechanical’s John Kestner about it’s new connected thermometer. Read more »
Supermechanical, the design shop behind the Twine sensor has launched two connected thermometers for cooking. The Range thermometers might be the beginning of quantified cooking and a slew of connected kitchen gadgets. Read more »