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State Fair Apps

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 26th, 2014

The Minnesota State Fair has seen data usage on Verizon’s wireless network increase 156 percent compared to the first four days of the 2013 state fair. The State Fair runs through Labor Day and is expected to draw 1.8 million people. The Minnesota State Fair created a mobile website and a mobile app to help […]

OnBeep: StarTrek Communicator?

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 25th, 2014

OnBeep, a San Francisco startup, has raised a series A funding round worth $6.25 million. The money will be used to fund the creation of a new hardware device to make it easy for groups of people to communicate with one another, without having to fiddle with a smartphone. OnBeep’s product is said to be […]

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network Proposed for United States

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 19th, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking input about a possible federal standard for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, which would let cars automatically exchange information, such as whether they’re close to each other. On Monday, the NHTSA published a research report and issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in hopes of collecting […]

Talking Statues Project

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 19th, 2014

Talking Statues uses Near Field Communication to enable curious passers-by to swipe their smart-phone over a statue’s signage, triggering a “call back” from the likes of Isaac Newton, Queen Victoria or Sherlock Holmes. A call back can also be initiated by the use of a QR code or by using a short URL that is […]

Commercial Space Goes Higher Rez

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 18th, 2014

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket make a soft splashdown in the ocean after delivering six ORBCOMM OG2 satellites to space. A newly released video shows a view of the splashdown, which took place on July 14, in the Atlantic Ocean, on Spaceflight.com. The July 14 launch with six Orbcomm communications satellites showed video of key […]

Samsung Bets on SmartThings Home Automation

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 18th, 2014

SmartThings has been acquired by Samsung for a reported $200 million, and will operate as an independent company within Samsung’s Open Innovation Center group. Their home automation kits allow you to connect devices like lights and doorlocks from your phone. The SmartThings app lets your smartphone control all of the smart devices in your home. […]