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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 […]

NFC at MWC 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2014

The NFC Experience, exhibited a new services and NFC-enabled devices at Mobile World Congress this week. Near Field Communications was featured in many new products including phones, readers and services. NFC enables contactless financial transactions and data exchange over a very short range. Communication is also possible between an NFC device and an unpowered NFC […]

Smart City Unwired

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 17th, 2014

GSMA will showcase the Connected City at Mobile World Congress with partners, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KT and Vodafone. Solutions from Accenture, Ericsson, General Motors, IBM, Huawei, Samsung and Synchronoss Technologies will also be shown.

AllSeen Alliance formed for Internet of Things

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 10th, 2013

The Internet of Things, where objects connect themselves to the internet, got a boost today from the AllSeen Alliance, a new open source consortium overseen by the Linux Foundation (FAQ). The All Seen Alliance, looks to expand upon the “Internet of Things,” which Gartner predicts will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020. […]

Bluetooth 4.0: Healthy Growth

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 13th, 2013

The migration to Bluetooth Smart (aka Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth 4.0) is accelerating for mobile health and fitness, says Mhealth. Bluetooth Smart certified products have increased 380% from January. By 2017, Bluetooth chipsets used for just health/wellness and sports/fitness will reach 95.7 million and much of the growth will be attributed to Bluetooth Smart […]

Fitbit: Force

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 10th, 2013

Fitbit is adding a wrist-worn The Force fitness tracker to its line of fitness trackers which includes the popular Flex, Fitbit’s other wrist-worn tracker. Force offers an OLED display and altimeter on top of the features included in the Flex, says Engadget. It’s similar to the company’s One tracker, but with a wristband so you […]