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Content tagged with IoT posted in December 2015
Google Glass 2 Sports Foldable Frame, FCC Filing Shows
News  |  12/29/2015
New documents filed with the FCC show an updated design for Google Glass 2, including a folding frame, and other details about the hardware's construction.
CES 2016: 5 Trends To Watch
News  |  12/29/2015
The new year starts with a bang thanks to CES, which gets underway Jan. 5. Here are some trends we expect to see at the show.
Raspberry Pi Foundation Says 'No' To Malware
Commentary  |  12/29/2015
The Raspberry Pi Foundation was reportedly offered cash to put malware on its latest boards. The organization declined the offer.
Fitbit App Dominates iOS Downloads
News  |  12/29/2015
If downloads of the Fitbit mobile app are any indication, lots of people received a fitness tracker this holiday season. The Fitbit app hit No. 1 in Apple's app store on Dec. 25 and has remained in the top spot ever since.
Google In 2016: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015
Will Google prevail in its legal battles over Android and its search business? Will it thrive under Alphabet? Here are our predictions for Google in 2016.
Oracle Acquires StackEngine, Couchbase Updates Server: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/27/2015
This week, we've got an Oracle acquisition, an update from Couchbase, insight into how CFOs view analytics, and data-driven advice on when it's best to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."
Ushahidi BRCK Brings WiFi To Remote Corners
Commentary  |  12/25/2015
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.
Best Raspberry Pi, Arduino DIY Projects For Your Holiday Downtime
Slideshows  |  12/25/2015
Looking for an escape from egg nog this holiday season? Here are 10 tech projects based on either Raspberry Pi or Arduino to keep you busy, happy, and geeky through the New Year.
8 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2016
Slideshows  |  12/23/2015
While 2015 marked the moment when cloud became the go-to platform for enterprise applications and data, there's still plenty of maturing to go. Here's what we expect to see from cloud computing in 2016.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Smartwatch Shipments Primed To Explode, IDC Predicts
Commentary  |  12/17/2015
IDC expects consumers to adopt smartwatches in record numbers over the next year, with the Apple Watch leading the way.
Cloud In 2015: Year Of Shake-up, Consolidation, Advance
News  |  12/16/2015
Cloud computing showed a rapidly changing face in 2015 as many vendors altered their strategies to deal with Amazon's clear dominance. Check out these seven gains and three setbacks that prove how volatile the cloud was over the past year.
IBM's Watson Taps APIs, Learning Centers For IoT Expansion
News  |  12/15/2015
IBM has released several APIs and opened a new global headquarters for its Watson IoT effort. Here's an update on the company's cognitive computing plan to use Watson to analyze IoT data.
Elon Musk Co-Chairs OpenAI, A NonProfit AI Research Firm
News  |  12/14/2015
The goal of OpenAI is to advance artificial intelligence technology without the burdens of financial obligations. To help, Elon Musk and others have pledged $1 billion to start the project.
14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.
8 Hot Wearable Devices To Get You Healthy In 2016
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015
Now that the Thanksgiving food coma has faded, the winter holidays, along with the associated parties and feasts, are upon us. That makes the task of staying fit and healthy a bit daunting. But there is some high-tech help available. Here are eight wearables designed to help you jump-start your New Year's resolution.
Samsung Drives Into Next-Gen Auto Components Market
News  |  12/10/2015
Samsung turns to the automotive space with a focus on next-generation technologies.
Google Life Sciences Rebranded 'Verily' Under Alphabet
News  |  12/8/2015
Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences division, aims to use technology to understand and improve human health.
TAG Heuer Ramps Up Luxury Smartwatch Production
News  |  12/7/2015
High-end watchmaker TAG Heuer is bumping up production of its Connected smartwatch to 2,000 pieces a week, thanks to strong consumer demand.
BlackBerry: 8 Ways It Can Be Saved
Commentary  |  12/7/2015
BlackBerry continues to underwhelm. Here are eight ways CEO John Chen can turn things around.
9 Tech Gadgets You Wish You Could Afford
Slideshows  |  12/7/2015
At first, you'll say, "Who needs to spend that kind of money on this kind of gadget?" Then you'll say, "I want that!" Here's a look at nine items that fit that bill.
Fitbit, Apple Lead Wearables Market In Q3, IDC Finds
News  |  12/3/2015
Wearables continue to increase in popularity, with more than 21 million units shipped in the third quarter of this year, IDC reports. Fitbit and Apple are continuing to dominate, while Samsung is slipping.
Amazon Adds 'Dedicated Hosts' To Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  12/2/2015
Amazon has long spurned the move, but a new emphasis on enterprise computing dictates that the company offer single-tenant hosts for customers.


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