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IoT, Fitness Trackers Powering Consumer Tech Market
News  |  4/29/2016  | 
Wearables, wireless audio, and the connected devices that are paving the way to the Internet of Things are driving spending in the consumer tech market in 2016, according to a report from the Consumer Technology Association.
Samsung Developer Conference: IoT Innovation On Display
Slideshows  |  4/29/2016  | 
The Internet of Things hasn't quite caught on with consumers. But developers are working on changing that by rolling out innovative projects. Here's a look at some on display at the recent Samsung Developer Conference.
Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Apple CareKit technology is now available to developers through GitHub, and to consumers through four updated applications -- Iodine, One Drop, Glow Nurture, and Glow Baby -- from startups Apple spent the last month working with.
Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016  | 
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
News  |  4/19/2016  | 
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
Amazon Echo Now Offers Children's Health Advice
News  |  4/18/2016  | 
The latest update to Amazon's Echo and Alexa lets people seek out health advice from Boston Children's Hospital, and even find home improvement contractors via HomeAdvisor.
Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/18/2016  | 
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display
Slideshows  |  4/14/2016  | 
At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.
Facebook F8: The Bots Are Coming
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
At Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Messenger Platform, the Facebook Live API, and other tools for sharing and connecting.
Apple Watch Sales Declining, Report Finds
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a reputation for accurate Apple information, has issued a report claiming Apple Watch sales are slated to decline 25% this year. The report also indicates that Apple will offer some small Watch improvements this year, before a major redesign in 2017.
Facebook's AI Technology Describes Photos To Visually Impaired Users
News  |  4/5/2016  | 
Visually impaired Facebook users will now find it easier to catch up with their friends' and family's photos with automatic alternative text for iOS. The new feature is based on the social network's AI technology.
Mobile Revolution Will Kill Siloed Apps, Forrester Says
News  |  4/5/2016  | 
Forrester anticipates a future in which mobile apps give way to experiences that draw from multiple services to address consumer needs. Here's what it means to your business.
Apple Watch, Tag Heuer: 7 Most Expensive Smartwatches
Slideshows  |  4/1/2016  | 
As gadget geeks and fashion-focused buyers flock to the latest and greatest smartwatches, we bring you a look at seven of the most expensive options available.
Twitter Makes Messaging Accessible To The Visually Impaired
News  |  3/30/2016  | 
There are 285 million people with vision impairment around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. Now social media sites such as Twitter are making sure their voices are seen and heard.
Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
News  |  3/29/2016  | 
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion Over Android's Use Of Java
News  |  3/29/2016  | 
In its long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, Oracle has now increased its damage claim to $9.3 billion. But Google dismisses the claim as excessive.
Pebble Axes 25% Of Staff Despite Smartwatch Success
News  |  3/24/2016  | 
The company's CEO Eric Migicovsky confirmed in an interview that Pebble is laying off 40 people -- about a quarter of its workforce. This comes despite a fairly successful run as a smartwatch maker.
MDM Vs. MAM: Best Choice For Mobile Management
News  |  3/22/2016  | 
When deciding between mobile device management (MDM) or mobile application management (MAM), enterprises should consider factors including number of in-house employees, compliance requirements, and data security.
9 Ways VR Video Gaming Is Getting Very Real
Slideshows  |  3/19/2016  | 
VR technology was everywhere at this year's Game Developers Conference. But it will be a while before it registers in the real world.
Google's Next HQ: Modern, With Retro Flairs
Slideshows  |  3/18/2016  | 
The pending makeover of Google's Mountain View campus shows concern for birds and the environment, alongside a look that manages to be both retro and modern.
Alexa Can Talk To Fitbit, But Fitness Bands Fading
Commentary  |  3/17/2016  | 
Fitbit wearers can now ask the Amazon Echo and Alexa about their progress, even as smartwatches eclipse fitness bands in the market for wearables.
Siri Fails To Help In A Crisis
News  |  3/15/2016  | 
Conversational agents such as Siri, Google Now, and S Voice haven't quite figured out how to handle crisis situations.
Google Releases Android N Developer Preview
News  |  3/10/2016  | 
With a surprise early release, Google hopes developers will provide more feedback and have more time to implement new Android features.
IBM Watson Powers Hilton Robot Concierge
News  |  3/10/2016  | 
A Hilton hotel in McLean, Virginia, has deployed a Watson-powered robot named Connie to help answer basic travel questions.
Toyota Develops Wearable Mobility Device For The Blind
News  |  3/8/2016  | 
Project BLAID is dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired people navigate via a device worn around the shoulders.
How Mobile, Cloud Are Changing The Face Of UC
Commentary  |  3/8/2016  | 
Ten years in, challenges remain in moving unified communications forward. Will mobile technology or changes in applications lead the way to a cloud-based UC infrastructure?
Google Tests Hands Free Mobile Payments For Android, iOS
News  |  3/3/2016  | 
Google's Hands Free app, for Android and iOS, lets users make payments without lifting a finger.
IDC: Wearable, Smartwatch Buyers Want Tech With Style
Commentary  |  3/2/2016  | 
Techies were among the earliest adopters of smartwatches and other wearables, but the next wave of wearable buyers are aiming more for style, according to new research from IDC.
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: An Up-Close Look
Slideshows  |  2/23/2016  | 
Competent and compelling, Samsung's latest smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, don't break new ground, but they're solid high-end offerings. The company also unveiled a VR camera and other device initiatives.
Mobile App Development Gets Enterprise Friendly Boost
News  |  2/23/2016  | 
The enterprise mobile app market is booming. JAMF, IBM, MobileIron, and VMware -- along with more than 60 partners -- aim to help mobile developers make their apps more enterprise friendly and maintainable. Here's what their community approach can mean for your business.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100: Dedicated Processor For Wearables
Commentary  |  2/11/2016  | 
Qualcomm's newly released Snapdragon Wear 2100 is a new processor platform that will power the next generation of Android Wear smart devices. The chipmaker also detailed new platforms for smartphones and tablets.
IoT Reality: Smart Homes Not Smart Enough Yet
Commentary  |  2/10/2016  | 
The Internet of Things needs standardization and easier programming options. Until then, the promise of IoT for consumers remains unfulfilled.
Google's Next Cardboard Could Be Plastic
News  |  2/8/2016  | 
Google is said to be preparing an updated VR headset. The new version could include more sensors, higher quality lenses, and a plastic shell.
Visa Debuts Developer Platform
News  |  2/5/2016  | 
As digital transactions reshape the payment industry, Visa wants to make sure developers use its technology.
Canonical Unveils Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Canonical's tablet arrives in Q2 to face a challenging market for such devices. But the company says its offering delivers a true tablet experience, along with the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
Fitbit, Other Fitness Trackers Leak Personal Data: Study
Commentary  |  2/3/2016  | 
Odds are pretty high that your wearable is spilling personal data all over the place, says a new study. But the Apple Watch may be the exception.
Google Parent Alphabet Dethrones Apple As Most Valuable Company
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Alphabet's overall earnings results were better than expected, passing Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Google accounted for all but a sliver of its parent company's revenue.
10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At Work
Slideshows  |  2/1/2016  | 
There is no shortage of productivity tools -- some great, some not so great -- to help you get the job done. Life's too short to use bad software. Here are 10 tools to make online life better.
Flu Forecasting App Helps Your Boss, Marketers Plan Ahead
News  |  1/31/2016  | 
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
Google Glass Sharpens Focus On The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2016  | 
Signs point to a sharper focus on the enterprise as Google Glass 2 designs surface and Google's consumer social media accounts for Glass shut down.
Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
News  |  1/25/2016  | 
As more organizations embrace the IoT, some may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of data generated. Edge analytics can reduce the need to store and process it all at a central location. Here are the details.
Intel's 6th-Gen Core vPro Chips Promise Enhanced Speed, Security
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
Intel's sales pitch for its 6th-generation Core vPro processors revolved around business transformation, collaboration, and baked-in multi-factor authentication.
IoT 2016: 13 Hot Trends For Business
Slideshows  |  1/20/2016  | 
We've identified 13 noteworthy Internet of Things trends that will make a difference to your business -- and your life -- this year and beyond.
Apple Readies iPad Air 3, Minor Apple Watch Refresh
News  |  1/18/2016  | 
Apple is reportedly planning to release the latest version of the iPad Air -- the iPad Air 3 -- in March. However, the same reports find that the company is only offering a few new features with its Apple Watch refresh.
World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
News  |  1/15/2016  | 
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
Udacity Promises Job Or Refund
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
The online coding school's new Nanodegree Plus program comes with a tuition refund guarantee.
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