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The Year of the Smart Watch

Around this time last year, I wrote a post titled “These Smart Watches Better Sell” for this blog. It was a short piece with a simple message: A lot of time and money had been invested in the development of these devices, and sales would be a good indicator of how the smart watch market—and Read full article...
May 27, 2015
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Jumping on the IoT Bandwagon

IBM recently announced that it will invest $3 billion to form an IoT division within the company. The technology giant’s investment will be aimed at furthering numerous aspects of the IoT, including expanding its own ecosystem; developing new smart city projects; providing solutions for new and improved smart buildings; improving public safety through connected devices; Read full article...
May 20, 2015
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The Coolest Smart Products You Might Not Have Heard About

If you had the chance to attend the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this past January, or the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March, or any number of other technology trade shows this year, you were able to see firsthand some of the most innovative smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the market. Read full article...
May 7, 2015
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How the IoT Takes Human Error Out of Security

Up until recently, home and building security had a problem with no ideal solution: No matter how sophisticated an alarm or lock system was, it could be rendered essentially useless because of simple forgetfulness. In other words, when the onus is on an individual to remember to set an alarm or lock doors as he or she is leaving the premises, the structure may be left vulnerable. Read full article...
Apr 16, 2015
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Urban Life in 2050: The Future of Smart Cities

Today’s urban cities are practically bursting at the seams. According to research from the United Nations, 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a percentage that is expected to increase to upward of 66 percent by 2050. In fact, India alone is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers to its population Read full article...
Mar 29, 2015
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Why the IoT Needs 4G LTE to Reach Its Full Potential

If you could take a look through time to 10 or 20 years from now, what would you see? Imagine smart cities where every traffic light is configured to optimize traffic patterns and ease congestion. Picture airliners that use data collected from connected jet engines to perform predictive maintenance that saves millions. Envision homes filled Read full article...
Mar 18, 2015
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LTE: Like Water or Not?

When water wants to go somewhere, it normally finds a way to get there. Of course, it receives valuable help from gravity, but that’s just a detail. The point is that it gets there. So here we are, right in the middle of the dawn of an IoT world, and we must ask the question: Read full article...
Dec 4, 2014

LTE-A has arrived

According to a new ABI Research report, LTE subscriptions will grow to 411 million (4G LTE) and 22 million (4.5G LTE-Advanced) by the end of 2014. No less than 45 LTE-A networks will have been deployed by then, and more than 337 of the world’s mobile networks will have already deployed 4G LTE technology. Here’s Read full article...
Aug 14, 2014
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The Hype of IoT

We all know fads are short-lived, and while some become mainstream, others don’t necessarily succeed. For example, Crocs, the foam clog company, burst onto the scene in 2006 and is now a $1 billion company. Silly Bandz, silicone rubber bands formed into shapes, became a sensational trend in 2008 and by 2010, they were found Read full article...
Jul 21, 2014
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History Is On Our Side

Ever since the days of Noah, and particularly in modern times through the Industrial Revolution, Field of Dreams and the Internet, the concept of “If you build it, they (Actually, in the movie, it was “he,” but I’ll take a little poetic license here.) will come” has been fairly dominant in business and society. And Read full article...
Jun 18, 2014

Will Samsung be first to launch a truly smartwatch?

Six months ago, I wrote a piece on smartwatches.  In it, I argued that “Today’s devices are essentially sophisticated smartphone accessories…With the exception of some experimental devices…none of today’s smartwatches have stand-alone functionality.” I ended by asserting that “Whether or not they make it to the market in 2014/15, smarter watches are definitely coming.  And, when fully-independent Read full article...
May 29, 2014
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These SmartWatches Better Sell

Motorola’s highly anticipated 360 is not the only Android smartwatch set to be released this year. LG is launching its own Android smartwatch, G Watch.  Here’s an interesting new article comparing the the two. Analysts expect 2014 to be the tipping point for smartwatches and the world’s leading hardware and software companies are certainly banking on Read full article...
May 13, 2014
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