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Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

Updated 3:11 p.m. Thursday

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.

Wearables survey from Valencell Wearables survey from Valencell

8:53 a.m. Thursday

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.

5:54 a.m. Thursday

Tech Links: IBM Watson medical imaging; Google, AT&T vs. FCC; Lenovo smartphone supply chain; Tencent gaming buy; good GSK drug news

High tech In today's Tech Links roundup of news impacting the Triangle: IBM forms a new Watson alliance for assessment of medical imaging - 2 reports; the FCC may budge on its cable box proposal after hearing opposition from AT&T and Google; Lenovo vows to revamp its supply chain to right smartphone business; Tencent, which owns a big part of Cary-based Epic Games, buys "Clash of Clans" creator; and GSK gets good news on a COPD combination therapy.

6:55 a.m. Wednesday

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.

7:13 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Quintiles launches accelerator for healthcare apps development

Quintiles aims to speed up development for apps to boost healthcare with a new "Solution Design Studio." The accelerator's team will work with Quintiles clients in a variety of initiatives such as virtual reality and wearables.

6:30 a.m. Tuesday

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.

RE-vibe wearable bands RE-vibe wearable bands

6:43 a.m. Monday

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.

5:05 a.m. Monday

Where to read WTW on the go: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, now has an WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

June 16

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.

The new Moto 360s The new Moto 360s

Updated June 16

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.

Updated June 16

SapceX crash; Samsung's cloud buy; Lil Wayne at E3; $82M for nuke projects

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: A SpaceX rocket booster crashes; Samsung buys cloud startup in U.S.; Lil Wayne performs at E3 after suffering seizure; and Energy Department awards $82 million for nuclear energy projects.

Updated June 13

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.

June 13

Premium Lock Lenovo among investors in $50M round for augmented reality startup

Lenovo, which unveiled an augmented reality smartphone last week, is making another play in the AR space. It's among the investors in Silicon Valley startup Meta, which raised $50 million in a new round of funding.

June 13

Reading WTW on the go: Use our mobile iPhone/iOS, Android apps

WRAL TechWire, a comprehensive source of coverage of companies in the Carolinas and beyond with a focus on the growth industries of broadband, life sciences, and on entrepreneurs and venture funding, now has an WRAL TechWire app for iOS devices.

Reading WTW on iOS devices Reading WTW on iOS devices

Updated June 10

Score! Internet of Things tackles soccer, wearables, and more

A big crowd gathers in Durham to see, hear and check out the latest in wearables technology. As the Internet of Things continues to grow, NCRIoT's event shows just how much hype is turning into reality. Matthew Davis, co-founder of NCRIoT, reports for WRAL TechWire.

Durham Bulls welcome NCRIoT for wearables event Durham Bulls welcome NCRIoT for wearables event

Updated June 10

Lenovo's new phone immerses users in 'augmented reality'

A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings -- such as the room's size and the presence of other people -- and potentially transform how we interact with e-commerce, education and gaming.

Updated June 10

Premium Lock Bendable screens, augmented reality, smart shoes, smart home: Lenovo's innovation wave in video

Words can't adequately describe all the innovations Lenovo displays at its "Tech World" event. So how do you tell the story best? Watch the videos ...

Updated June 9

Lenovo's 3D augmented reality phone pushes new frontiers

Lenovo makes its sensor-filled augmented reality 3D phone official today. Think virtual reality without a headset. Jeff Meredith, the Lenovo exec pushing development of the device packing Google Tango project software, talks with WRAL TechWire about a device that he says "blows away" other smartphones.

June 8

Premium Lock Report: Nearly 50% of smart home devices are self-installed

"Smart homes" - those equipped with home security systems - are becoming more popular. And almost half of those systems are self-installed, according to new research from Parks Associates.

Almost half of smart home systems are self-installed Almost half of smart home systems are self-installed

Updated June 8

Premium Lock Rise of the beacons study: Explosive growth ahead for in-store coupon apps

If you are wondering about what "beacons" are and why Raleigh startup Reveal Mobile continues to be successful in attracting investors, a whitepaper from Juniper Research offers insight into what's developing as the next loyalty shopping rage.

Beacons, beacons everywhere at SXSW Beacons, beacons everywhere at SXSW

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