smart devices

First Amazon Dash-Powered Devices Go Live, Will Automatically Reorder Supplies For You

Your household appliances are getting smarter: think printers that re-order ink when you’re low, or washers that dispense just the right amount of detergent then send you more before you run ou

Defusing The Internet Of Things Time Bomb

They’re coming, and we won’t be able to stop them. But will they be friends or foes? What are we talking about? Internet of Things (IoT) devices. And, as with most things, the answer will depend o

Google’s Cloud Pub/Sub Real-Time Messaging Service Is Now In Public Beta

Google is launching the first public beta of Cloud Pub/Sub today, its backend messaging service that makes it easier for developers to pass messages between machines and to gather data from smart devi

Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less

Google’s Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway at the company called The Physical Web

IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 — Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014

Strong growth in tablet sales is helping to drive overall growth in the global smart connected device market, according to analyst IDC. The analyst notes that market expansion last year was "largely d