The Trump Administration is no friend to renewable energy, but it seems that the US Department of Defense has other ideas. The Air Force is forging ahead with solar projects in California and New Jersey, and now the Navy is giving itself a big pat on the back for helping to develop a new device for harvesting ambient energy from rivers, tides, and ocean currents.The Navy seems particularly excited about the potential for providing remote villages in Alaska with relief from the high cost of diesel fuel for
Real-Time Innovations (RTI), an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity platform company, announced it received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support continuing smart grid research that utilizes the Data-Distribution Service (DDS) standard.
Apple set to launch ‘mixed reality TV within 11 months, Wild claims hint at an exciting (and surprising) VR future for Apple
Apple is working on mixed reality technology, which it’s set to incorporate into a new Apple television – according to tech evangelist Robert Scoble. And what’s more, it could be released within a year.
RTI said Monday it will collaborate with DoE and use the company’s Connext DDS real-time commercial connectivity software to develop a platform that could potentially secure the next-generation U.S. smart grid’s cyberphysical communications infrastructure.
Report: Smart Grid Market Worth USD 83.81 Billion by 20220Share1 day agoSource: Smart Grid ObserverOctober 26, 2016 — According to a new market research report published by Scalar Market Research, the global smart grid market is expected to grow from USD 39.84 billion in 2016 and reach USD 83.81 billion in 2022, growing at an estimated CAGR of 13.20% during the forecast period.The report notes that the Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the smart grid market during the forecast
Amazfit, a US based wearable tech company, today introduced its first ceramic-based activity tracker by the same name.This stylish, slim and sleek device allows you to track and record steps, distance traveled and calories burned. It will also monitor sleep quality and receive incoming call vibration alerts. Retailing for around $80, the tracker sits somewhere between budget and mainstream wearables.
With Fitbit’s Charge and Flex sports trackers nearly two and three years old, there are rumors floating around the web about the launch of Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 on November 27. The rumor broke following a recent trademark listing, which gave a hint that the new models will arrive soon. If rumor mills are to be believed, the images of the upcoming Flex 2 and Change 2 along with their technical specifications were leaked on a popular tech portal. Upon inspection, we found that the Flex 2 has re-oriented the indicator lights. We can also spot several holes on the backside. Meanwhile, the Charge 2 features a bigger display and interchangeable bands in blue, violet and black colors.
Wearable technology is often touted as one of the greatest applications of the Internet of Things, and with good reason. Wearable electronics that consumers can display on their bodies have the potential to transform the way we live. Devices from Fitbit and its peer companies allow people to track their health and exercise progress in previously impossible ways. And smartwatches bring the power of smartphones directly to the wearer’s wrist. But IoT devices didn’t just crop up out of nowhere. This wearable technology can trace its roots back further than you might think, and the road ahead for wearable devices looks bright.
As technology advances inexorably, the domination of wearables seems increasingly inevitable. And it seems that the mainstream fashion industry is gradually waking up to the necessity to embrace the trend, teaming up with tech brands to ensuring that their trackers, smart devices and other connected items acquiesce with the rules of stylish design. With tech brands such as Fitbit and Jawbone straining to streamline and polish their products in order to reposition themselves as stylish accessories, several retail brands are also embracing the strategy of incorporating connected items into their collections.
Telular Corporation, a technology leader and provider of IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, today announced that it has surpassed one million IoT subscribers in the commercial telematics and security markets. To drive continued growth, the company has strengthened its position in the commercial telematics space by realigning its recent acquisitions under the SkyBitz business unit.