As you no doubt have experienced, a new market of conversational devices and services has emerged. From Amazon Alexa and Google Home, to Facebook Messenger bot and intelligent assistants, we’re surrounded by conversation. (Between us, when was the last time you checked the weather on a device other than Alexa or Google Home?) While those devices and […]
What if whenever you wanted to go outside you could guarantee safety, entertainment, shade, and a table? Sounds impossible? Think again. ShadeCraft the IoT company, has launched its flagship product SUNFLOWER to satisfy every virtual need to enjoy the outdoors. The ten-foot umbrella is solar powered, has an internet connection, security cameras, weather detection, speakers, and a built in […]
Although 2016 showed some slowdown in startup and funding activity, I believe we were taking a “wait and see” approach to the presidential election and how it would affect the market and economy. Now that it’s post-election, we can be more certain on how to move forward in the startup world in 2017. From my own […]
The internet was conceived decades ago for U.S. research scientists to communicate with each other. It was an enigma that few would have thought would foster individual participation through social media, increase innovation in human development, and create an information-dependent global economy. While the backbone of the internet was built on Internet Protocol version 4 […]
In industrial manufacturing, machine-to-machine communications allows sensors in one place to communicate with control systems for an automated response. For example, if the temperature in a commercial food processor reached a critical high, a sensor could send that information through a supervisory control and data acquisition system. In response, the control system could trigger a […]
According to IDC research, global spending on smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) technology will rise to $1.7 trillion in 2020 – making it one of the fastest growing markets in the nation. With these numbers, it’s no wonder that Fortune 500 companies, banks and financiers are looking to gobble up a piece of […]
Smartphone-connected trash cans, water bottles, even egg trays: It’s hard to tell if these products are real or jokes. Joanna Stern takes a look at the trend of making everything “smarter.”
A California federal appeals court ruling could have an impact on smart-gun technology, such as that developed by Armatix, and broad implications for how quickly President Barack Obama’s recent calls for more “smart guns” takes effect.
“Lumenus is pioneering smart clothing with embedded LEDs in wearables & connecting with software to translate data to visual communication.”
Hulu is planning a new service which will let subscribers stream feeds of major broadcast and cable-TV channels. It’s a move that would make Hulu a new competitor to digital streaming platforms and traditional cable-TV providers.