Consumer IOT News

  • Ecovent Takes Unique Approach to Home Heating and Cooling Controls

    The startup, which uses a network of sensors and adjustable vents to control room-level temperature, has just received a large investment from Emerson's Climate Technologies business arm.

  • IOT News Roundup

    Microsoft taps Jasper control center; IBM, CVS Health set to mine health-care data from wearables; IoT survey respondents ask: 'Google who?'; ams acquires NXP's advance CMOS sensor business; Predixion, PLAT.ONE partner on analytics service; RF Code debuts CenterScape data center management platform; Kii launching lighting apps with Yankon.

  • Three Approaches to IoT Security: Part One

    There is no single path to securing mobile devices and networks. This three-part series of articles will explore a trio of different security approaches that companies deploying Internet of Things technologies might consider as they develop IoT products and services.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Google unwraps new beacon format; CentraLite using Kickstarter to crowdfund IoT platform; Vodafone releases 2015 M2M Barometer report; Gemalto, China Telecom partnering on connected car technology.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Gimbal shrinks beacon, adds USB power; Accenture offering analytics service; Smappee releases energy-management system for small and midsize businesses; AAB Smart Tools announces new pressure meter and companion smartphone app.

  • Consumer Physics Begins Shipping SCiO Pocket Molecular Sensors

    The pocket device is designed to help consumers better understand the products they buy, the foods they eat or the medicines they take.

  • Six Questions for IoT Security Expert Dan Lohrmann

    Whether you're instrumenting your factory with sensor networks or designing a consumer product that leverages Internet of Things technology, Security Mentor's chief security officer says you need to set your security strategy early.

  • RainMachine Can't Make It Rain, But Helps Homeowners Keep Gardens Growing

    By linking home irrigation systems to weather forecasts, the new solution saves water and money.

  • What Will the Internet of Things Be in 2025?

    Four predictions about the ways in which the IoT will impact our lives and workplaces a decade from now paint a future in which technology makes us better communicators, healthier eaters and more collaborative.

  • A New Parking App, No New Sensors Needed

    Big-data company INRIX is increasingly reliant on location data crowdsourced from drivers using its navigation app for visibility into traffic—and now, parking availability.

  • A Beacon for Short-Range Authentication and Payments

    Building beacon technology into a paper-like form factor opens up new applications for information sharing and payments, say two companies that have recently introduced a Bluetooth-based product called PaperBeacon.

  • IoT News Roundup

    Tillster to leverage Gimbal beacons, boost eatery apps; Comcast adding gaggle of smart devices to Xfinity gateway; PTC to acquire software analytics company ColdLight; GreenIQ hooks Home Depot, user can customize hub with IFTTT.

  • From Magazines to Malls: How Retailers Are Leveraging Beacon Technology

    Beacons are enabling location-based advertising services to bridge the divide between products placed in magazines and retail shopping experiences.

  • IoT News Roundup

    ZigBee, Thread announce standard sharing; Amazon's Dash Button is real; Novatel grows IoT business with Feeney Wireless purchase; survey shows consumer attitudes about smart-home products.

  • Sephora Sees Beauty in Beacon-Based Services

    As it continues piloting the technology's use at two sites in California, the global cosmetics company plans to expand the deployment.

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