connected devices

  • Elemental Path Debuts The First Toys Powered By IBM Watson

    Elemental Path Debuts The First Toys Powered By IBM Watson

    A company called Elemental Path is developing a new line of smart toys for children which will be powered by the super computing system IBM Watson, enabling the toys to engage in real and personalized conversations with kids, and evolve with the child as he or she grows. CogniToys, as the toy line is being called, is today introducing its first entry into this space, with a smart dinosaur toy… Read More

  • Canonical Launches IoT Version Of Ubuntu Core

    Canonical Launches IoT Version Of Ubuntu Core

    Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, wants to bring its operating system to more connected devices and intelligent objects with the launch of its “snappy” Ubuntu Core for the Internet of Things today. Over the last few months, the company launched “snappy” versions of Core on a number of cloud computing services, but given that the whole… Read More

  • The FTC Warns Internet Of Things Businesses To Bake In Privacy And Security

    The FTC Warns Internet Of Things Businesses To Bake In Privacy And Security

    The FTC has raised concerns about the complexity and privacy risks posed by the rise of an Internet of Things, with some 25 billion connected objects predicted to be online in 2015, and so-called smart home devices predicted to number around 25 million this year. Read More

  • The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

    The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

    Gartner is predicting a 30 per cent jump in the number of connected objects in use in the wild from this year to next as sensing connected devices proliferate in an Internet of Things (IoT). In a forecast put out today, the analyst predicts there will be 4.9 billion connected things in use in 2015, up from 3.8 billion this year. Read More

  • Ex-Nokians Crowdfund A Device To Democratize The Internet Of Things

    Ex-Nokians Crowdfund A Device To Democratize The Internet Of Things

    The sensor-stuffed Thingsee One is designed to democratize the Internet of Things by allowing users to easily configure a particular function within a companion mobile app, so without needing to be a software programmer or hardware tinkerer to do so. Read More

  • Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple TV Could Become A Home For HomeKit Smart Devices

    Apple’s HomeKit is still in its earliest days, with the connected home framework technically shipping with iOS 8 but not offering up any consumer endpoints to explore just yet. The latest beta of the Apple TV operating software shows (via AppleInsider) we could be nearing more visible HomeKit feature debuts, however, as it sets up the streaming set-top box to become a smart home hub… Read More

  • Google Chromecast Is The Top “Connected Device” App

    Google Chromecast Is The Top “Connected Device” App

    Google’s Chromecast is the most popular “connected device” – or so infers a new report from app analytics firm App Annie, which analyzed the top apps associated with connected devices across both iTunes and Google Play in the U.S. Google’s Chromecast app was in spot #1, in terms of downloads, followed by Fitbit, DirectTV, HP ePrint, Kodak Kiosk Connect… Read More

  • Wink’s Connected Home Collection Arrives At Home Depot

    Wink’s Connected Home Collection Arrives At Home Depot

    Everyone’s gunning to be the platform for your smart home, including Apple and Google, but Quirky spin-off startup Wink has its range in stores as of today at The Home Depot, giving it access to a market of average consumers. The Wink platform is basically a central hub for devices from manufacturers, including Dropcam, Honeywell, Quirky, Schalge, Kwikset, Honeywell and more, giving users… Read More

  • Home Alone?

    Home Alone?

    Connected devices company Nest, now owned by Google, has been lauded — mostly, it must be said, by the tech press — for turning its attention to upgrading the utilitarian devices in your home. But perhaps utilitarian is a benefit if smart ends up being a euphemism for ‘displays advertising’. Read More

  • Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

    Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

    The Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, which last summer raised $2.6 million via crowdfunding, has finally begun shipping, the company now claims. Early backers may be a bit skeptical, given the delays the company experienced since raising a significant round of funding many months ago, then not being able to deliver in a timely manner. But over the Memorial Day holiday here in… Read More

  • Evernote CEO Details His Company’s Plans For A Wearable Future

    Evernote CEO Details His Company’s Plans For A Wearable Future

    There’s a conundrum facing software developers these days: Wearable tech is clearly an area of keen interest among consumers and industry watchers, but how to prepare for mass market adoption in this nascent space? There are still so many variables, so much left up in the air, that it’s hard to pick any areas of investment with guaranteed return on investment. But Evernote CEO… Read More