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The Internet of Things and M2M – Some Predictions for a Bubbly Next Few Years | Blue Hill Research

The Internet of Things and M2M – Some Predictions for a Bubbly Next Few Years | Blue Hill Research | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
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The best prognostication so far on IoT, where it is going and who is going to be using it - Definitely a worthwhile read

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Consumer Reports test: iPhone 6 bends at 70 pounds

Consumer Reports test: iPhone 6 bends at 70 pounds | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
If you get into your car, make sure your phone is not in your back pocket
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The iPhone 6, flexed under the same amount of weight as a competitor, the HTC One but had an edge when it came to separation by 10 pounds. The iPhone 6, however, didn't hold as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which didn't flex or break until it hit 150 pounds, or the outgoing iPhone 5, at 130 pounds and 150 pounds respectively. Consumer Reports didn't consider the iPhone to be particularly delicate. "All the phones we tested showed themselves to be pretty tough,"  - I'm betting that tougher standards for case design are implemented.

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Amazon's secret lab is working on smart-home devices

Amazon's secret lab is working on smart-home devices | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Amazon's Lab126 will boost staff by 27 percent over the next five years as it tests smart-home gadgets, reports Reuters.
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Lab126 is currently working on smart-home devices. It's not immediately clear what kind of products are in the works, but Amazon is reportedly envisioning products for the home that would connect to the Internet and provide greater user control. These devices could even include features that allow for one-click buying when supplies -- such as dish soap or laundry detergent -- run low.

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Samsung 3D Vertical-NAND Flash Breakdown

Samsung 3D Vertical-NAND Flash Breakdown | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
First, though, let’s think about what the changes are from the conventional planar NAND. Samsung posted a slick video which gives a summary of the technology. The first thing to note is that we have gone from the ETOX floating-gate charge storage that we have seen in the last umpteen generations of flash, to charge-trap storage (CTF – Charge Trap Flash) in which the charge is stored on a silicon nitride layer (otherwise known as a SONOS cell – Si/SiO/SiN/SiO/Si).

The SONOS stack is then oriented vertically, using a polysilicon cylinder as the substrate silicon, and wrapping the other layers around the central cylinde
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If you're into Solid State Hard Drives, here's a quick breakdown on Samsung's V-NAND technology.

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Inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
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For those technogeeks who just have to know the guts of the latest from Apple

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Young Intel inventor stuns with high-tech gadgets

Young Intel inventor stuns with high-tech gadgets | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
As Intel’s youngest intern, 17-year-old Joey Hudy travels the globe while showing off his latest gadget to kids young and old. Jim Axelrod reports.
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Joey's motto "Don't be bored, make something" 

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Facebook, ARM, x86, and the future of data centers

Facebook, ARM, x86, and the future of data centers | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

What’s the future of the data center look like? Complex and evolving. ARM CPUs are going to have a part to play, but creating a full server ecosystem around these products and achieving mass-market penetration is going to take years. Facebook’s Group Hug platform could kneecap traditional server vendors, but it only threatens Intel if it can’t build cheap processors that offer better performance per watt than its competition. At the Open Compute Summit last week, all of the vendors on question were confident that their own solutions would prove to be the best option for powering next-generation servers.

 

AMD has the fruits of its SeaMicro acquisition, new 64-bit ARMv8 processors in the works, and next-generation 28nm chips based on its Jaguar core launching this year, though there’s no information on whether or not Kabini and Temash will show up in servers. Intel has its own server Atom products and will refresh those chips with 22nm processors based on the first quad-core, out-of-order Atom that debuts later in 2013. ARM, of course, has server vendors like Calxeda as well as companies like X-Gene, which plans to ship its own 64-bit ARMv8 design by the second half of this year.

 

 

The winner will be decided by manufacturing, design, and scalability as much as CPU architecture. Historically, Intel has had a better handle on those issues than any other vendor on the planet. (See: Deliberate excellence: Why Intel leads the world in semiconductor manufacturing.) ARM may force Intel to innovate, but the chances of a wholesale takeover are exceedingly small.


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Google testing drones that could provide Internet access to remote lands

Google testing drones that could provide Internet access to remote lands | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Google bought Titan in April, with plans to integrate the company into Project Loon, Google's initiative to deliver Internet access from balloons to parts of the world with limited connectivity. Google is also reportedly planning to deploy low-orbit satellites to provide Internet access. Titan's drones are powered by solar energy and can stay aloft for up to five years, as we reported in a profile on the company last year.
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Google bought Titan in April, with plans to integrate the company into Project Loon, Google's initiative to deliver Internet access from balloons to parts of the world with limited connectivity. Google is also reportedly planning to deploy low-orbit satellites to provide Internet access. Titan's drones are powered by solar energy and can stay aloft for up to five years, as we reported in a profile on the company last year.

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Smart Home Devices Key to Reducing Energy Consumption -

Smart Home Devices Key to Reducing Energy Consumption - | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A whitepaper from SQS argues that the evolution of smart devices enabling real-time control of home energy, such as via smart appliances, lights, and thermostats, is the most significant tool to reduce consumption. Whitepaper authors Angus Panton and Trevor Loveday note, “The capacity to connect smart devices creates possibilities for an unprecedented degree of control…

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Samsung SGR-A1 Robot Sentry Is One Cold Machine

Samsung SGR-A1 Robot Sentry Is One Cold Machine | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A Samsung Group subsidiary has worked on a robot sentry that they call the SGR-A1, and this particular robot will carry a fair amount of weapons that...
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A $200,000, all weather, 5.56 mm robotic machine gun also sports an optional grenade launcher. It will make use of its IR and visible light cameras to track multiple targets and remains under the control of a human operator from a remote location. 

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The miniature radio that could link the Internet of Things

The miniature radio that could link the Internet of Things | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
A Stanford professor has produced a working radio-on-a-chip that costs pennies to make, is incredibly small and doesn't require any batteries to run, coming soon to a connected device near you.
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“How do you put a bi-directional wireless control system on every lightbulb? By putting all the essential elements of a radio on a single chip that costs pennies to make.”   100 of these radios-on-a-chip have already been fabricated by French firm STMicroelectronics to prove their viability. 

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AT&T says the connected car is the future of the wireless industry

AT&T says the connected car is the future of the wireless industry | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Hot on the heels of AT&T's recent announcement that it would be beefing up its connected car offerings, Ralph de la Vega, who's now the chief
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Cisco has been saying the same thing, now many others are jumping on board, a very likely and viable direction for technology to take off, assuming they can keep the costs down.

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Cyborg Unplug Finds and Boots Google Glass Pervs

Cyborg Unplug Finds and Boots Google Glass Pervs | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Inspired by wary women, creator of Glasshole.sh creates tech to easily boot Google Glass from local Wi-Fi.
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Julian Oliver released Glasshole.sh, a free piece of code that can detect Google Glass on a Wi-Fi network and automatically boot it.  Glasshole.sh was immediately popular particularly among women.  The ($85) Cyborg Unplug doesn't just boot potentially thieving Google Glass users, it can also boot Wi-Fi-enabled drones, Dropcams and even some wireless mics -- a useful product for thwarting potential concert and movie thieves. 

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New Chromebook capability; Adobe adding a streaming version of Photoshop

New Chromebook capability; Adobe adding a streaming version of Photoshop | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The Chrome OS gets more support from familiar software. Google welcomes Adobe's Creative Cloud and Photoshop to Chromebooks.
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"This streaming version of Photoshop is designed to run straight from the cloud to your Chromebook" - For IT administrators, it's easy to manage, with no long client installation and one-click deployment to a team's Chromebooks.  The ability to run Adobe products on the Chrome OS is a big step for Google's Chromebooks, as consumers often pony up the extra $100 or $200 to buy a laptop that will run familiar productivity suites like Microsoft Office and Adobe's offerings. That customer timidity and those lost conversions aren't lost on Google, who also took another step toward bolstering Chrome OS with the wealth of software found in the Google Play Store.

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TSMC announces its first 16nm FinFET networking chip: 32-core ARM Cortex-A57

TSMC announces its first 16nm FinFET networking chip: 32-core ARM Cortex-A57 | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Yesterday, TSMC announced the first successful production of a 32-core ARM chip based on 16nm FinFET technology.
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A major breakthrough for TSMC which say its 16nm FinFET device has twice the gate density of 28nm HPM, is 40% faster at the same power consumption, or can reduce power consumption by 60% at the same speed.  Not that this isn't a big win for TSMC but the bigger win would be to do both, faster and reduced power consumption at the same time.

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Deeper | Smart Fishfinder | Wireless Sonar | Portable sonar

Deeper | Smart Fishfinder | Wireless Sonar | Portable sonar | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Wireless sonar. First smart fishfinder in the world. Portable fireless fishfinder. Sonar for iOS and Android devices. Fishfinder for iPhone. Fishfinder for iPad.
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Smart Fishfinder in the world working on smartphones and tablets. It can be used in ocean, river or lake; salt or fresh waters. But what happens when you're out of cell phone tower range?

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Intel Builds Wireless IP with Powerwave Patents

Intel Builds Wireless IP with Powerwave Patents | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
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Based on their landscape analysis, it appears Intel has further bolstered its mobile wireless IP across a broad range of technologies, complimenting what they already have developed or obtained from previous acquisitions.  Considering that 4 of the top 5 companies on the list identify communications technology as their primary line of business, this makes Intel’s position in this space quite impressive.  No doubt they intend to be a key player in the wireless infrastructure market

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Apple Inc. Acquires Dutch-based Magazine Platform Prss

Apple Inc. Acquires Dutch-based Magazine Platform Prss | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
The browser-based collaborative tool created by Prss helps in designing magazines and includes a simple drag-and-drop interface. It is possible for up to 30 people to collaborate on a project using this tool. A charge of five cents is imposed for a download of every single magazine for published content. The Next Web called Prss “a powerful new way to create professional-quality iPad magazines in your browser.”

Prss is better than other available magazine solutions because it does not create problems for customers/users by generating large image files for each magazine. Using this tool anyone can create and publish their own magazine on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Newsstand even if they do not have any programming skills whatsoever.
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 iCulture notes that the publishing platform of Prss would enable Apple to publish iPad magazines in a simpler manner. The expected launch of the new iPads in October, so, a Prss-powered magazine creation tool makes perfect sense.

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Google, Dropbox partner up to make security technology and tools simpler to use

Google, Dropbox partner up to make security technology and tools simpler to use | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
In this day and age of data breaches and government snooping, there’s a few things you can do to keep your data safer from prying eyes. Yet security solutions often require more figuring out and extra steps that most people …
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The companies are starting a new initiative called Simply Secure which aims to security technology more transparent to end users.  “We believe that people shouldn’t have to make a trade-off between security and ease of use."  - It may be a while until we see the first fruits of this collaboration, but the focus is on avoiding redundancy and working on helping developers integrate existing security technologies to work seamlessly on the background of existing online services.

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ARM/Amlogic attempt to addess the Ultra High Definition TV Challenge

ARM/Amlogic attempt to addess the Ultra High Definition TV Challenge | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it


ARM®, the world’s leading semiconductor IP supplier and Amlogic, a leading fabless semiconductor company providing advanced solutions for a wide range of consumer applications, today announced the launch of a system on chip (SoC) developed to deliver advanced graphics performance and Ultra High Definition resolutions to class-leading consumer electronics.


Based on a six-core ARM Mali™-450 MP graphics processing unit (GPU) and a quad-core ARM Cortex®-A9 central processing unit (CPU), both implemented with ARM Artisan® Physical IP, the AML8726-M8 boasts the highest number of cores seen to date in an ARM Mali-450 MP GPU.


Linear performance scaling and a focus on maximizing processing efficiency, even when rendering at four times Full Scene Anti-Aliasing (4xFSAA), ensures superior image quality and provides a perfect solution for 2K and 4K screen resolutions.



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The six-core GPU implementation has been specifically designed to supply the graphics performance needed to bring ultra-high screen resolutions and complex content to consumers whilst effectively controlling memory bandwidth and system power consumption which also brings top-of-the range 2D and 3D graphics acceleration to consumer electronics.

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What's Next? V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) Communication with Connected Cars

What's Next? V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) Communication with Connected Cars | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
There’s plenty of buzz around the connected car these days. The reason? The cloud. There is a common refrain heard from nearly everyone gathered in Detroit to attend the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems this week: Connected cars will be the ultimate Internet of Things. They will collect and make sense of massive amounts of data from a…

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Ericsson discontinues development of modems - shifts part of investment into radio networks

Ericsson discontinues development of modems - shifts part of investment into radio networks | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it

Ericsson today announced it will discontinue future development of modems and shift parts of resources in modems to radio network R&D to better capture growth opportunities in this area. The change in strategy for modems comes as the company completes its previously communicated evaluation of the future of the modems business. News [...]

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Micron Introduces New Top-Line Solid State Drive

Micron Introduces New Top-Line Solid State Drive | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
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Micron nails the Use Case for SSD - The new drive is being positioned on the high-end of Micron’s client segment.  Micron is pitching the new drive to mobile Relevant Products/Services computing applications, including ultrabook platforms and tablets, and performance-oriented PC desktops and video capture systems.  The M600 will draw less than 2 mW in sleep mode and average 150mW during active use, a boon to laptop battery life. Typical laptop hard drives require exponentially more power when idle (130mW) and 10 times as much power while they spin their platters to access data during active use (1400mW to 2000mW). The drive also comes with adaptive thermal monitoring, dynamically adjusting power consumption based on system temperature, which should prove ideal for ultra-small, thermally constrained systems. 

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9 awesome features of Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge (10 if you count ‘WOW’)

9 awesome features of Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge (10 if you count ‘WOW’) | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note Edge earlier this week. The device and its cascading screen is quickly becoming the darling of IFA.
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The curved screen provides a lot of the secret sauce of the product, even if it is a bit on the spendy side

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Google buying health technology startup Lift Labs

Google buying health technology startup Lift Labs | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Google Inc. is acquiring health technology startup Lift Labs to add to its Google X research unit, as the company pursues methods to address neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.
Terms weren't disclosed. San Francisco's Lift Labs sells a handheld stabilizing device, with attachments such as a fork, spoon or key holder, to help people with tremors eat and unlock doors, according to the company's website. The technology, called Liftware, uses sensors to detect tremors and responds quickly to keep the device from shaking too much.
"Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people," Google said on its website.
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"Their tremor-canceling device could improve quality of life for millions of people," "We're also going to explore how their technology could be used in other ways to improve the understanding and management of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and essential tremor."

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Amazon Cuts Struggling Phone’s Price to 99 Cents

Amazon Cuts Struggling Phone’s Price to 99 Cents | Internet of Things - Technology focus | Scoop.it
Analysts said the drastic cut was inevitable, but wondered if it would help spur sales that have been disappointing so far.
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“If history is any indication, (cutting the price to $ 0.99) doesn’t usually work,” said Wayne Lam, a senior analyst with IHS Technology. He noted that the so-called Facebook phone quickly dropped to 99 cents last year but never gained a foothold in the market. The price cut gets the Fire phone closer to the company’s classic model of giving away hardware in the expectation that users will order enough from Amazon to make it worthwhile. Buyers of the phone still get a year of free Prime, Amazon’s shipping and video club, which normally costs $99.

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