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Internet des objets : 9 innovations présentées par France TV (LeWeb12)

Internet des objets : 9 innovations présentées par France TV (LeWeb12) | TechWatch | Scoop.it
Voici un petit avant-goût des démos cette semaine de France Télévisions à la conférence LeWeb, où nous serons présents pour la 3ème année consécutive. Cette fois en tentant d'imaginer le salon d’un appartement ou d’une maison d’un geek, bien sûr connecté !

1- Vous avez perdu votre télécommande ? Utilisez votre table basse !
2 – Vous aimez le Wi-Fi, vous adorerez le Li-Fi !
3 – Pluzz, désormais aussi sur Windows 8
4 – SALTO sur TV connectée : ne ratez plus le début des émissions !
5 - La télévision en Ultra Haute Définition : nos premières images en 4K !
6 - La TV interagit vers des objets connectés !
7 - Vos objets connectés interagissent vers votre TV
8 - Design numérique & décoration : papier peint augmenté, cadre photo et éclairage mural connectés
9 - Les news de France TV Info dans la voiture connectée.
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It’s a Sphere! The Inside Story of Nexus Q, Google’s Music Hardware Gamble

It’s a Sphere! The Inside Story of Nexus Q, Google’s Music Hardware Gamble | TechWatch | Scoop.it

Sharing music with friends used to be intimate, even messy. We visited each other’s homes with stacks of records, and plundered album sleeves until vinyl littered the floor. Everyone negotiated song choices in real time, and when consensus proved impossible, DJ duties fell to whomever reached the turntable first.

 

Sometimes this led to the 40,000th playback of Zeppelin’s “Black Dog.” And sometimes you had to listen to that weird friend-of-a-friend’s freakbeat sitar jam. “It’s number one in Berlin!” he’d assure you, as if this flimsy bit of context could convert your musical faith.

 

Now Google wants to update this conversation-based music discovery system for the digital age. At its I/O keynote Wednesday, the company unveiled Nexus Q, a sleek streaming-media sphere that’s 4.6 inches in diameter and looks like pop art. Nearly devoid of outward-facing controls, Nexus Q is a puzzle — a satin-coated curio that begs to be touched and examined. But when you gaze into this mysterious black ball that crackles with light, you don’t see the future but rather blasts from the past: a return to speaker-driven audio, along with all the real-time social sharing that vinyl once inspired.

 

READ ALSO : http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-media-receivers/google-nexus-q/4505-6739_7-35339164.html

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Cellular Data Network for Inanimate Objects Goes Live in France

Cellular Data Network for Inanimate Objects Goes Live in France | TechWatch | Scoop.it

A startup hopes to connect millions of low-power sensors worldwide to the Internet, making everything—from power grids to home appliances—smarter.

 

All of the apps, movies, and games consumed on tablets and phones are only available because cellular networks deployed wireless technology to connect people to the Internet wherever they are. French startup SigFox thinks it can help usher in a second mobile Internet boom—by building cellular networks to serve not people but, well, things.

 

SigFox is focused on connecting cheap sensors and “dumb” home appliances to the Internet. The goal is to make all kinds of appliances and infrastructure, from power grids to microwave ovens, smarter by letting them share data. The general concept, known as “the Internet of Things,” has been discussed in academic circles for years, but it has yet to come to life.

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CES: Motorola Hooks Up Smart-Home Hub

CES: Motorola Hooks Up Smart-Home Hub | TechWatch | Scoop.it

Motorola Mobility will roll out a device it touts will act as the brains of the connected home of the future at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


The Connected Home Gateway, built on Motorola's 4Home platform for home automation, security and energy management, plugs into any outlet in the home and automatically connects to the different devices it discovers. That promises to let service providers sell new services that let customers remotely control and monitor their lights, thermostats, security systems and other "smart home" components.


The gateway is built on Marvell's 800 MHz Armada processor (upgradeable up to 1.2 GHz) and supports a range of networking technologies, including Wi-Fi 802.11.n, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, Ethernet and a USB 2.0 host port. The two-pound devices measures 4.5-by-1.5-by-4.5 inches.

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