Google showcased its Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch and Daydream mobile virtual reality technologies at Google I/O in Mountain View, California last week, and both tools could reshape the way developers collaborate with the technology giant.
Chicago-based Hologram last week launched its cellular platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), a platform that it says, unlike legacy cellular solutions, is built specifically for developing and deploying IoT products.
A group of Democratic lawmakers, including Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) issued a letter encouraging their colleagues to support the FCC's plan to allow pay-TV customers to purchase their own third-party set-tops instead of renting device.
The burgeoning IoT is a dynamic space where traditional cellular carriers are competing with smaller operators of networks designed specifically for connected devices other than smartphones and tablets. And all those service providers are looking to provide connectivity to everything from agricultural sensors to complex smart-city systems.
Vodafone's promise to roll out NB-IoT technology across multiple markets in 2017 gives a boost to the low power wide area (LPWA) technology that cellular operators around the world plan to use to compete against proprietary solutions touted by the likes of Ingenu, Sigfox and LoRa.
Periscope, the Twitter-owned live streaming mobile app, is continuing to add features such as GoPro compatibility and default archiving. But correctly curating live streams as they're in progress is still a challenge, making it tough sometimes for users to find content through a text or tag search. So Periscope is working with Cortex, Twitter's machine learning R&D unit, on a livestream scanning system.
The City of Los Angeles will connect its computers and databases to the 100 Gbps California Research and Education Network (CalREN), thanks to an agreement with CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California). Best of all for taxpayers, the connection is being provided at no additional cost.
Ingenu said it will team with Compal Electronics to produce IoT hardware to market using Ingenu's proprietary RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology.
Counting as backers Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, among others, Nest Labs released Open Thread, an open source implementation of the Thread networking protocol.
Outfront Media has announced a new deal that will see Sigfox installing its dedicated IoT network equipment on Outfront's outdoor advertising assets as part of Sigfox's plans to expand its network across the top 100 U.S. metro markets.