What Apple iOS developers can expect from iOS 13, iPhone, and more
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
Unlike the WWDC held by Apple every year, today is the Apple event any gearhead wants to sit and watch - even if you aren't a developer. New iPhones, new iPads, new Macbooks - there will be no shortage of hardware news coming from Steve Jobs Way, Cupertino, CA.
Here is all we know so far, which is largely speculatory -but some of this is founded on actual re...
Silicon Labs and Allegion expand IoT
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Silicon Labs and Allegion have collaborated to further expand Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to security products for both smart homes and commercial buildings. A growing number of Allegion solutions now use Silicon Labs’ Wireless Gecko IoT portfolio, which supports Zigbee, Bluetooth and Z-Wave connectivity.
Allegion is known for its trusted an...
Bluetooth modules for business gets a bump from u-blox
Thursday, August 1, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
u‑blox has announced it acquired Rigado’s Bluetooth modules business in an Asset Purchase Agreement. Rigado is a provider of Edge‑as‑a-Service gateway solutions for Commercial IoT, and began offering certified wireless modules in 2015.
This acquisition will allow u‑blox to extend their range of products in the area of Bluetooth low energy, Zigbee and ...
Low Code gets AI and ML from OutSystems
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
OutSystems announced that it has added new artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to its leading low-code development platform, giving organizations the power to harness automation to create self-service portals, respond to text and voice queries, improve customer service, and much more.
Gartner predicts, “By 2020, customers will manage 85% o...
Making IoT devices more reliable gets easier thanks to Silicon Labs
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has introduced the next generation of it's Wireless Gecko platform, Series 2, designed to make Internet of Things (IoT) products more powerful, efficient and reliable. Building on the leading RF and multiprotocol capabilities of the Wireless Gecko portfolio, Series 2 delivers the industry’s most versatile and scalable IoT connectivity platform. Th...
New IoT Wi-Fi and BLE module operates for years on a single AA battery
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Telit announced the availability of its latest module, the WL865E4-P. The low-power Wi-Fi Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) combination module is based on the Qualcomm QCA4020 system-on-chip (SoC) and is designed for high-bandwidth applications such as health care, video, smart home, and industrial control. Featuring integrated cryptology hardware, the WL865E4-P enables IoT de...
Garden Guru Bluetooth sensor helps you grow homegrown food
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vermont-based AgTech startup Seedsheet has unveiled its newest product, the Garden Guru Sensor, a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that provides users with precise, real-time data to facilitate maximum plant growth and ensure everyone’s gardening experience reaps the benefits of homegrown food.
Seedsheet’s new BTE sensor ensures thriving, full-sized gardens...
Bluetooth mesh tech from Silicon Labs chosen by Xiaomi
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Xiaomi is launching their new smart home products using Bluetooth mesh networking technology from Silicon Labs. The new products from Mi Ecosystem partners include smart LED light bulbs, candle bulbs, downlights, and spotlights. The voice-assistant XiaoAi smart alarm clock serves as a gateway to control smart Bluetooth mesh lights through voice commands.
Tech consumer goods market reaches $1.01 trillion worldwide
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The global market for technical consumer goods (TCG) exceeded the one-trillion mark for the first time in 2018 with sales of €1.01 trillion*. This is a four percent increase on the previous year. The product segments of telecommunications (+7 percent), small domestic appliances (+7 percent), consumer electronics/photo (+6 percent), and information technology/office...
Autotalks to display global V2X capabilities at CES 2019
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Autotalks, a company developing in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, will display global V2X capabilities integrated in Telematics platform at the upcoming CES 2019 alongside Valeo at CES 2019.
Autotalks helps reduce collisions on roadways and improve mobility with its automotive qualified chipsets. The chipsets offer secure and high performing glo...
Tech to expect at CES 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
CES 2019 is almost here, but before the lights come on and the crowds begin to gather, here’s a sneak peek at what Futuresource Consulting expects will be the key tech trends to hit the global consumer electronics stage in January.
Headphones will make a big noise
Headphones have been making a resurgence over recent years and the category’s ascendance ...
IoT Gateway uses Ubuntu Core and integrates with AWS IoT Greengrass
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Rigado’s Cascade IoT Gateway running Canonical’s secure operating system Ubuntu Core, has integrated with the newly released Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Greengrass features to help give teams an easy-to-use mechanism to get Bluetooth-based data to their cloud applications.
This new functionality combines the scalability of AWS IoT Greengrass edge comput...
How Pycom wants to help IoT developers
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Although IoT development is increasingly on the rise, challenges still exist in the development and manufacturing process that prevents a streamlined workflow for developers.
In this interview, Fred de Haro, CEO, and co-founder at Pycom discusses the company’s new consumer-focused developer offering, and shares insight into the current challenges developers are...
The new Sprint CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Sprint is working with Google and CTL to create the all-new CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE with Sprint featuring Sprint’s built-in LTE technology. The CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE with Sprint seamlessly integrates with Google’s G Suite for Education as well as G-Suite Basic, Business and Enterprise editions, and allows users to connect virtually anywhere without the need ...
Game developers get the WRLDS SDK for free
Monday, October 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
WRLDS, the company that develops smart toys and platforms for connected play, announced the release of a new software development kit (SDK). The SDK will be free and easy to use and will give game developers a completely new medium to work with: an augmented reality (AR) and bluetooth-enabled connected ball with a bounce return rate of more than 70 percent.
Xpress solution aims to help you create IoT apps faster
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Silicon Labs now offers a new Wireless Xpress solution to help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) and Wi-Fi modules, integrated proto...
Women Who Tech announces top 10 start-up finalists
Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Women Who Tech has announced the 10 finalists for its Women Startup Challenge Europe. Hundreds of women-led startups from 35 countries competed to pitch to investors and tech leaders, including Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of Mozilla, Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Fatou Diagne, Partner and Cofounder at Bootstrap Europe, Julien Quintard, Managin...
To make a progressive web app or not
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mobile users are spending 80 to 94 percent of their mobile use time in apps, so you’d think the mobile web would be a thing of the past right? But the average mobile user also visits 100 different websites each month, and only half of all mobile users don’t download any new apps during that same period.
In order to achieve the speed and ease of use p...
Estimote LTE Beacons hit the market
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Estimote, Inc. was founded in 2012 by Jakub Krzych and Lukasz Kostka, and in 2013, they launched their first product, the Estimote Bluetooth Beacons compatible with iBeacon. Since then, Estimote has built a community of 150,000 developers worldwide - all using their SDK and Beacons to build incredible real-world interfaces that dovetail app experiences with your su...
Smart ball game converts data from the ball into usable game events
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
WRLDS announced the release of a new augmented reality (AR) and Bluetooth-enabled smart ball and platform. The ball is made of a lightweight, bouncy material and has a built-in chip to control mobile games, giving “tween” players healthy new ways to engage in active, outdoor play by essentially turning the whole world into a game.
“We wanted to brid...
Higher GPU performance from new eSOMiMX6PLUS IoT board
Friday, August 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
e-con Systems Inc. announces the launch of its eSOMiMX6PLUS System-on-module. The eSOMiMX6PLUS System-On-Module is based on NXP’s i.MX6 QuadPlus processor family. e-con Systems already has dozens of customers in mass production using computer on modules, such as the eSOMiMX7, eSOMiMX6-micro, eSOMTK1, eSOMiMX6, eSOM3730 and eSOM270.
eSOMiMX6PLUS is a ready to us...
Karaoke singing app gets updated
Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
For those of you who love to sing Karaoke and want to do it from your mobile, the Singing Machine Company, Inc. has recently released an updated version of Singing Machine Mobile Karaoke for iOS compatible with Singing Machine products with Bluetooth audio and Stingray.
This update follows the December 2017 release of a new version of the Singing Machine Mo...
Delivering multiprotocol mesh networking solutions for IoT
Monday, May 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Wirepas and Silicon Labs have collaborated to create a concurrent multiprotocol switching solution with one ERF32 Wireless Gecko radio, enabling many innovative use cases for connected lighting, smart energy and asset management applications.Together, Wirepas and Silicon Labs are enabling their customers and partners to take advantage of the unique features of Wirepas M...
Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Jason Thane
In 2018 changes in the technology landscape are creating fantastic opportunities for innovation in design and engineering. For decades, computers featured a TV screen for output, a keyboard for text input, and a mouse to point and click. Just a few years ago, the iPhone transformed everything by putting the first well-designed computer with a touchscreen in our pockets....
Adding a MobilePKI SDK to any mobile app without code
Friday, February 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Appdome announces the general availability of “Appdome for Gemalto” - a service that enables codeless integration of Gemalto’s MobilePKI SDK to any mobile app. Available in the platform’s Identity service category, Appdome for Gemalto streamlines the implementation of Gemalto’s MobilePKI solution by eliminating the cost and complexity associated with manual coding. Cust...
Audio Control API announced by Sony
Friday, December 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
Today Sony released their first ever Audio Control API, enabling developers to work with compatible Sony devices on their smart home automation apps.The Audio Control API, which is a derivative of the Scalar API, opens up the possibility to control Sony’s latest home cinema equipment, allowing developers, or home automation enthusiasts to control parameters like power, ...
Android devices fail twice as much as iOS devices says new report
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
Each quarter, mobile experts compare the features and performance of iOS and Android smartphones. In the third quarter of 2017, Apple’s iPhones came out victorious in the battle, with the Android device failure rate (30 percent) being nearly double that of the iOS device failure rate (16 percent), according to the Q3 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health re...
Umajin Immerse just launched
Monday, November 20, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Umajin Immerse has announced the launch of Umajin Immerse, a development platform that includes 3D, Digital Agents, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), offline mapping and simplified and secure provisioning of enterprise data resources. The platform is used to drive innovation and digital transformation for enterprises, allowing rapid deployment of digital pro...
The Curbside ARRIVE SDK for developers
Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
Curbside, a Silicon Valley startup that connects stores and restaurants with mobile customers, recently announced a public SDK for ARRIVE, Curbside’s predictive arrival technology, which accurately determines when someone is approaching a physical store - all without draining the customer’s smartphone battery.This tool is available to developers to incorporate into any ...
Mobile mesh networking apps via new SDK from RightMesh
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by Richard Harris
A big hurdle for software developers is how to reach the estimated 4 billion people, who currently lack Internet access. Without an Internet connection, huge swaths of potential users are unable to discover, download, and use their applications. The majority of these unconnected people live in developing countries, but approximately 96% of the global population live in ...
Mira raises $1M for their AR headset Prism
Monday, September 25, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Mira has recently raised $1 million Seed Plus funding round led by Greylock Partners, Founders Fund Angel, and Macro Ventures, bringing Mira’s total funding raised to date to $2.5 million. The additional funding will be used to provide more resources to the burgeoning developer community and bolster Mira’s content partnership initiatives. Additionally, Mira announced th...
Helium launches low-power long-range solution for IoT devices
Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Helium, a provider of IoT connectivity, announced the launch of its latest product suite, a comprehensive low-power, long-range solution for IoT devices. The new offering streamlines the ability to prototype, deploy and scale a long-range wireless network that connects thousands of end devices, giving companies a simple way to intelligently and securely deliver data fro...
The first Bluetooth Mesh solution from Silicon Labs lands
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
To help developers simplify the design of mesh-networked devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) and get to market faster, Silicon Labs introduced a comprehensive suite of software and hardware that supports the new Bluetooth mesh specification. The new Bluetooth mesh solution benefits from the company’s proven mesh networking expertise and includes development tools, ...
New Actian Zen delivers a nano database footprint solution for IoT
Thursday, July 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
Actian, a hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, has released Actian Zen Embedded database, a multiplatform, embeddable database for developers delivering applications to self-managed, small footprint environments. Actian Zen is suited to meet the needs of software developers and data-driven device manufacturers delivering IoT applications. Appl...
Invisible payments inside mobile apps problem
Monday, June 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
Have you ever wondered how Uber automatically charges you for your ride without making you pull out your credit card or sign a receipt? "Invisible payments" like these are a growing trend and aside from ride sharing, the technology is now being implemented by companies with Amazon and major restaurant chains. For brands, invisible payments enhance the consumer experienc...