Posts tagged “Internet of Things”

July 1, 2016

Premium Lock Tesla warns about Autopilot after death + Video: How Autopilot works

In a blog post, Tesla called the death of an Ohio man while his car was using "Autopilot" "a tragic loss" and reiterated some warnings about the Autopilot feature. Plus: Watch a video of how Autopilot works.

June 29, 2016

Premium Lock Pay, check your heart rate: Chinese smartwatch embeds Valencell biometric sensors

Valencell, the developer of patented biometric sensors to monitor a variety of body functions, will soon be telling smartwatch wearers in China what their blood pressure is as they make payments and check on their bank accounts.

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Updated June 29, 2016

Premium Lock New Uber software to track drivers for speed, sudden stops

​Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders,Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior -- while discouraging speeding or slamming on the brakes. "We believe that by providing people with more choices, we can help them make better decisions; and by using new technology we can improve safety for everyone on the road," an Uber exec says.

Updated June 27, 2016

Premium Lock World Economic Forum honors Raleigh drone startup PrecisionHawk

PrecisionHawk, a drone technology startup based in Raleigh, is one of 30 companies named Technology Pioneers for 2016 by the World Economic Forum.

Updated June 27, 2016

Premium Lock Accenture making smart moves in artificial intelligence services

Analysis: Accenture doubles-down on intelligent automation technologies to highlight tangible benefits and stay abreast of innovation. How? Technology Business Research Analyst Bozhidar Hristov explains for WTW Insiders.

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June 24, 2016

Premium Lock Twilio IPO smash; Instagram translations; drones vs. firefighters; nuke power ending in Calif.

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twilio stock nearly doubles in stock debut; Instagram offers translation service; drones becoming big problem for firefighters; and nuclear power set to end in California.

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Updated June 23, 2016

Premium Lock Survey: Consumers value accuracy most from wearables

If you own a "wearable" technology device or you are thinking about buying one, the accuracy of the data these "smart" devices deliver is the most important buying-and-using factor, says a new survey. Raleigh biometric sensor startup Valencell and a trade association group conducted the survey.

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June 23, 2016

Premium Lock In his own words: BlackBerry CEO on wooing analysts, his future vision

Think no one reads analysts' reports? Think again. In addressing BlackBerry shareholders at the company's annual meeting this week, CEO John Chen gave a spirited defense of his vision for the future. Interestingly, he also discussed how BlackBerry has courted analysts at research firms, noting the crucial role their reports play in buying decisions.

Updated June 22, 2016

Premium Lock Samsung gears up for TV ad market, acquires AdGear

Samsung "listening TV" Analysis: As margins compress and revenue growth of smart TVs slows, ad tech represents a high-growth, potentially lucrative endeavor for the device manufacturer and expands its operating system (OS) in Samsung smart TVs. Given Samsung's annual revenue of over $170 billion, TBR believes the $50 million spent to acquire AdGear represents a small but timely strategic move.

June 22, 2016

Premium Lock Unleash the drones - but not for commercial deliveries + A look at the rules

Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology. Plus: A look at the rules.

June 21, 2016

Premium Lock Startup Fokus Labs raises $300,000 to commercialize wearable tech

FokusLabs plans to take its wristband technology designed to help wearers stay on task after raising $300,000 in seed capital from two Triangle investors.

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June 20, 2016

Premium Lock Report: Ad $ on wearable, mobile devices to surge despite blockers

Internet Advertising More advertising is coming for wearable and mobile devices as well as online sites despite the growing popularity of ad blocking software, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

June 20, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Oracle: Chipping away at cloud growth, focused on ascendancy

Oracle Analysis: Cloud dominance remains corporate focus, with Chairman Larry Ellison's sights set on $10B record, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Meaghan McGrath.

June 16, 2016

Premium Lock Silicon Valley startup brings emerging cloud tech, jobs to Triangle

CloudGenix, an emerging player in "cloud" technology through its software-defined networking rather than traditional routers, will formally open its new Raleigh operation next week. CEO Kumar Ramachandran will be in the Triangle to discuss the company, its technology, and the new jobs it's bringing.

June 16, 2016

Premium Lock Report: Smart wearables sales to double by 2020; watches to dominate

Sales of wearables technology for fitness, mobile computing and much more are increasing 29 percent this year and will double by 2020 with smart watches overtaking smart wristbands as the most popular devices, according to a new report. But watch out for the rise of smart eyewear. Smart clothes, too.

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June 16, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle flexes cleantech, IoT muscle at Smart City Summit

Triangle leaders are talking up the region's cleantech, Internet of Things and more at the Smart Cities Innovation Summit. Jenn Bosser, executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, talks about why the Triangle is participating and how the cleantech cluster initiative can benefit the region.

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Updated June 16, 2016

Premium Lock Personalized weather app just might save you a drenching while running

Taking a chance with a cloudy sky, the runner took off for a quick workout. Then came the thunderstorm, stranding the Fitbit nut (me) in a shelter. When phone calls and texts weren't answered, there was one choice as darkness closed in: Dash for home and get drenched. The new "GoRun" forecast through The Weather Company app just might be the tool to keep you from getting all wet.

June 15, 2016

Premium Lock With 'decisive, bold move,' Symantec bolts past IBM in security market

Symantec's acquisition of Blue Coat creates a new market share leader in the enterprise security space, vaulting past IBM. Here's a look at what's happening in the security space from Technology Business Research Analyst Jane Wright.

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Updated June 13, 2016

Premium Lock Apple show: Watch to track wheelchair user fitness; opening up Siri; TV updates

​Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you're in a wheelchair, you're out of luck. Apple wants to change that with an upcoming Apple Watch feature announced Monday. Plus: Upgrading Apple TV to support Sling, beefing up Siri integration.

Updated June 13, 2016

Premium Lock HPE joins rush to push IoT analytics to network edge

Analysis: Just as Cisco and IBM were announcing a partnership to push network analytics to the edge of networks as part of their Internet of Things strategy, so too did Hewlett Packard Enterprise. John Spooner, director of the Internet of Things and Devices Practice at Technology Business Research, takes a look.

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