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Internet of Things: Divided or United?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 9th, 2014

Intel, Broadcom, Samsung, Dell, Atmel and others have joined forces to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), an organization that will set standards for connecting billions of household gadgets and appliances. OIC intends to initially target the smart home and office. The Internet of Things (IoT), aka Machine to Machine (M2M) or the Internet of […]

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.

Vehicle to Vehicle Communications: Moving Forward?

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 3rd, 2014

Obama administration officials said today that they will propose requiring that automakers equip new cars and light trucks with Vehicle to Vehicle communications. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the technology holds the potential to significantly reduce crashes, injuries and deaths on the nation’s streets and highways. Safety officials said the government will issue a report […]

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. […]

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 […]

DASH7 Alliance Announces M2M Standard

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 25th, 2013

The DASH7 Alliance, a non-profit industry consortium that promotes wireless sensor networking standards, today announced the public release of the DASH7 Alliance Protocol. DASH7, an open source wireless sensor networking standard, competes with Zigbee (900MHz/2.4GHz), Z-Wave (900 MHz), Bluetooth (2.4GHz), WiFi (2.4/5 GHz), and Low Power UWB for machine to machine communications, but features multi-kilometer […]