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GoAntenna: 10 Mile Cell Communications – Without Towers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

GoTenna has developed a 6-inch-long antenna that connects to iPhones and Android phones via Bluetooth low energy. The antenna then transmits the data to other GoTennas through proprietary protocols, at 151-154 MHz. You can send text messages up to 160 characters as well as share your location on offline maps. The gadget is available for […]

900MHz Standard for Smartwatches?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 8th, 2014

The IEEE 802.11ah standard is the new PHY and MAC design that operates in the 900MHz band. It is intended to support extended range WiFi, and the Internet-of-everything (IoE) devices. It would compete with other technologies for home automation such as Zigbee and Z-wave which also use the 900 MHz band. The 11ah standard is […]

Automotive Telematics: Growing Connections

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2014

The Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), the Google initiative to boost the use of Android devices in cars, is making headway with Volkswagen and Volvo the latest to join. Google’s alliance, established in January, now has 35 members, including most of the world’s major car brands. Android is the dominant operating systems for smartphones worldwide. LG […]

LG’s Smartwatch on Android Wear

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 25th, 2014

Google didn’t give out too much info on the LG G Watch during its I/O keynote, but, LG had plenty to say after the keynote ended, with pricing, availability, and specs for LG’s Android Wear smartwatch. LG’s smartwatch will be priced at $229 and will ship “around” July 7th. With voice recognition, the LG G […]

Nike Fuel: Out of Gas?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

Sportswear giant Nike is cutting back on its “NikeFuel,” brand, the array of Nike digital products, using a proprietary measurement of physical activity. The usefulness of the measurement depended on who you talked to, notes The Oregonian. Nike confirmed to Re/code that it would make a “small number” of layoffs, but denied that it is […]

Interactive Sculpture Illuminates TED’s 30th Anniversary

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 24th, 2014

Unnumbered Sparks is an interactive net sculpture that spans 745 feet between the Fairmont Hotel and Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver BC. Passersby can control it via their smartphones, notes The Verge. Artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin collaborated to create Unnumbered Sparks, for TED’s 30th anniversary. Spectators connected to the project’s Wi-Fi can use […]