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May the Force Be With You: The IoT is Making Hollywood Magic a Reality

Are you one of the millions of people that came out of the movie theater after seeing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” wishing you had some Jedi mind tricks of your own? Even if your last name isn’t Skywalker and you haven’t had private lessons from Yoda, there is reason to be hopeful. Recent developments Read full article...
Jan 25, 2016
Virtual Reality

LTE: The Key Ingredient for Successfully Actualizing Virtual Reality Products

If this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is any indication, 2016 will be the year that virtual reality (VR) finally makes its way into the mainstream. The show, which took place last week in Las Vegas, featured numerous VR products: Oculus Rift, Samsung’s Gear VR and Sony’s PlayStation VR, to name a few. While these Read full article...
Jan 14, 2016
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CES: Tech’s Biggest, Baddest Tradeshow

What do VCRs, the Xbox and 3D printers have in common? They each made their first appearance on the world stage as new technologies introduced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Held in Las Vegas, CES is the largest industry event of the year and — for the last 49 years – has showcased Read full article...
Jan 4, 2016
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Waiting in the Wings: IoT Poised to Improve Air Traffic Safety

Air travel is currently undergoing some big changes, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is the driving force behind them. Read full article...
Dec 29, 2015
Wearable Tech

The Five Coolest Wearables for this Holiday Season

Here at Altair, we enable extended battery life for cellular IoT-applications, including wearable devices. Wearables have come a long way since the first Fitbit, a device many consider to be a staple in the world of wearables. Today, even Fitbit has come a long way since releasing its first model in 2009. With so many Read full article...
Dec 15, 2015
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How Smart Devices Can Help Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Year after year, getting in shape is a top New Year’s resolution for Americans. In fact, staying fit and healthy along with losing weight were the top two resolutions last year, according to a Nielsen study. Yet, most people’s resolve to stick to this goal waivers as the months go by. Indeed, the study confirmed Read full article...
Dec 8, 2015
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The IoT Is Getting Its Own Network – and Guess What, it’s LTE

Verizon’s recent announcement that it plans to build a 4G LTE network specifically for IoT-connected devices is more than warranted. Not least because adding more small low-data-using devices to its existing network is not cost-effective. Verizon has estimated — based on its own module development — that its new network will halve the cost of Read full article...
Nov 26, 2015
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“Let Me Entertain You” – with a little help from the IoT

According to eMarketer, there are currently 1.9 billion smartphone users in the world. That means there is now a whole lot of data passing through the Internet, from smartphone access to social media platforms and websites. Businesses that want to stay ahead of the curve will need to take full advantage of this data. One Read full article...
Nov 18, 2015
IoT

LTE: The New Standard for the IoT

According to Gartner, 25 billion devices will be connected to the IoT by the year 2020. The advent of connected technology, on both a large and small scale, is creating an increasing demand for stronger and more reliable internet connectivity. The healthcare industry is just one fundamental sector already utilizing IoT-connected devices, such as electronic Read full article...
Nov 3, 2015
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Improving Car Insurance with LTE and the IoT

In 2008, the number of internet-connected devices surpassed the number of people on this earth, according to tech giant Cisco. As this trend gains momentum, it will continue to transform our lives, from wearable devices that can track and relay information about our health, to apps that can remotely control your home appliances from anywhere. Read full article...
Oct 27, 2015
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Solving Traffic Problems with LTE Chipsets

It’s a situation that we’re all familiar with: not-so-patiently navigating the morning rush-hour traffic, only to be held up at a traffic light — even though there’s no traffic at all crossing our path. Not only does this cost us our precious sanity, it costs money too. According to transportation analytics company Inrix, traffic backups Read full article...
Oct 14, 2015
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Improving Law Enforcement with LTE and the IoT

Police officers are on the front lines every day, protecting and serving their communities. For this reason, they are well-equipped with an array of gadgets to assist them in fulfilling their duties. Beyond the traditional tools of baton, handcuffs and gun, police are now utilizing high-tech devices that further ensure their safety — and that Read full article...
Oct 6, 2015
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