03. June 2016 · Comments Off on Hologram’s new IoT platform now very real · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Chicago-based startup Hologram has announced its cellular platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), which provides businesses with a cost effective way to design, create, and deploy IoT devices.Hologram claims to provide an end-to-end solution for businesses, with everything from connected hardware to cloud messaging services bundled into its cellular platform.

Source: Hologram’s new IoT platform now very real

17. April 2016 · Comments Off on Green Power, Meet Fiddler (On The Roof) · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Wind energy is green power. On that we can agree. Where there hasn’t been widespread agreement however is in how to best harness the potential of wind energy – on a mass scale.  Five Southern Methodist University seniors believe they have harnessed that potential, possibly changing the green power landscape forever – one roof at a time. Jonah Kirby had always been intrigued by wind energy and green power.  His first wind energy source prototype was designed his freshman year at SMU.  Kirby then spent Sophomore and Junior years tinkering and refining his different designs.  And as fate would have it, he met several like-minded students who became a senior design project team.  The fruits of that project have evolved into what is today Fiddler, “the first smart-connected wind energy source for the modern home”.

Source: Green Power, Meet Fiddler (On The Roof) – Earth911.com

14. April 2016 · Comments Off on Novatek Expands IoT Business Using Throughtek’s Cloud Service to Deliver Video Streaming for Portable Dashcams · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Novatek Microelectronics has announced the establishment of a working partnership with ThroughTek, IoT solutions provider. The recent partnership between ThroughTek and Novatek represents a change in the surveillance market, enabling the extension of application use through value-added cloud services to dashcam devices. The portable dashcam is versatile in its design, making it both suitable for sports and travel use in various outdoor environments, as well within the car or home for security surveillance. With ThroughTek’s technology, chipset manufacturers can easily penetrate the IoT market by simplifying the device deployment process for technology brands.

Source: Novatek Expands IoT Business Using Throughtek’s Cloud Service to Deliver Video Streaming for Portable Dashcams | Business Wire

30. March 2016 · Comments Off on 6 Smart Home Features That Have Caught On – and a Few That Will Soon · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

While there is a lot of talk about smart homes, few of those high-tech features are actually being incorporated into today’s homes. We are not yet living in the land of “The Jetsons.”But homeowners are moving toward some smart home products, including thermostats they can control with smartphones, automated lighting solutions, keyless entry and security and entertainment options.”Smart home technology is important for some homeowners,” says Nino Sitchinava, principal economist for Houzz, a home design website, which has done several surveys on the use of smart home features. “It’s not something that all homeowners are unambiguously into.”

Source: 6 Smart Home Features That Have Caught On – and a Few That Will Soon | U.S. News & World Report

15. March 2016 · Comments Off on LG Uplus Introduce New Smart Voice-Controlled Speakers · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

LG recently took to the stage during MWC 2016, where they introduced their LG G5 flagship smartphone along with many accessories. The G5 features a modular design itself, so many accessories can be attached to its bottom. Yet, other accessories like the 360 Cam or the Rolling Bot are controlled wirelessly with the smartphone, so it is clear that LG is focusing on the interoperability between all of these devices. Now, LG Uplus, a South Korean cellular carrier owned by LG, has announced a few smart-home products to further increase connectivity around their new devices.

Source: LG Uplus Introduce New Smart Voice-Controlled Speakers | Androidheadlines.com