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Ten things you need to know about the Internet of Things - The Guardian

Ten things you need to know about the Internet of Things - The Guardian | Technology | Scoop.it
The Guardian Ten things you need to know about the Internet of Things The Guardian As technology buzz-phrases go, the Internet of Things is at least plainly descriptive: it's about putting the internet in, well, things.
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Somewhat British-centered, but nevertheless a useful overview of the Internet of Things and the main issues surrounding it
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Wearables: one-third of consumers abandoning devices ...

Wearables: one-third of consumers abandoning devices ... | Technology | Scoop.it
Useful new technology has to replace or simplify some function, ideally; otherwise it has the challenge of persuading us that we need this entirely new thing. Smartphones are simpler ways to collect your email – and also ...
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Interesting article that I think clearly articulates some of the concerns with wearables: what is the use case? As of now, no one has really made a compelling case for the use of these devices. What need do they serve? Regardless, it will be exciting to see what is coming for wearables in the next year or two!

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The technology behind Android TV: how Google wants to reinvent ...

The technology behind Android TV: how Google wants to reinvent ... | Technology | Scoop.it
Google hasn't given up on bringing Android to the living room, and it has been working on a very different way to develop and publish apps on TVs.
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Main point: After failed Google TV, Google is trying a different approach that would rely upon standardized (and presumably) simplified app layouts and the ability to search and recommend content within and across apps

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Android Wear: What Developers Need to Know - Mashable

Android Wear: What Developers Need to Know - Mashable | Technology | Scoop.it
Android Wear: What Developers Need to Know
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In our latest Ask a Dev, Android Engineer Sagar Seth discusses how developers can get ready to build for Android Wear, Android's new wearables SDK.
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Wearables to take off! (no pun intended :P)

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Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones - Phys.org

Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones - Phys.org | Technology | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics is adding two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices.
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Good to see increased focus on security and privacy. Could be a play for the enterprise space?

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Samsung Gear Fit review: The wearable you actually want - Digital Spy

Samsung Gear Fit review: The wearable you actually want - Digital Spy | Technology | Scoop.it
KDramaStars Samsung Gear Fit review: The wearable you actually want Digital Spy Samsung, keen to capitalise on this, has opted for wearable overload, announcing three new devices around the Galaxy S5 smartphone.
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Good review of the Gear Fit
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The team behind the Android watch phone, the Pine, plans a line of ...

The team behind the Android watch phone, the Pine, plans a line of ... | Technology | Scoop.it
The startup behind the world's first Android watch phone, the Neptune Pine, is partnering up with the designers of Misfit's Shine wearable, Pearl Studios. The result will be a line of wearable devices, the first of which could ...
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Interesting example of a relatively established player teaming up with an ambitious upstart. Could yield some interesting results. Also interesting to see their different take on wearables: as opposed to activity monitoring, they are focusing on seamless authentication (I wonder if there are enough devices in our life that we want to "authenticate" that would make this device worth our while?)

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Apple's iOS 7 reaches 87% adoption, still growing faster than Android 4.4 KitKat - Apple Insider

Apple's iOS 7 reaches 87% adoption, still growing faster than Android 4.4 KitKat - Apple Insider | Technology | Scoop.it
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Apple's iOS 7 reaches 87% adoption, still growing faster than Android 4.4 KitKat. By Daniel Eran Dilger.
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Microsoft Says Windows for the Internet of Things Will be Free

Microsoft Says Windows for the Internet of Things Will be Free | Technology | Scoop.it
At its Build 2014 conference today, Microsoft announced it will soon release Windows for the Internet of Things priced at, well, $0. Furthermore, the compa.
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Apple Spent Years Designing iPhone for 'Normal People' - Mac ...

Apple Spent Years Designing iPhone for 'Normal People' - Mac ... | Technology | Scoop.it
originaliphone Apple senior software engineer Greg Christie took the stand today in Apple's second patent trial against Samsung, where he shared some details on the development of the "Slide to Unlock" function Samsung ...
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