Low power cellular IoT chipset launched by Sony
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sony Semiconductor Israel (Sony) announced the launch of the Altair ALT1255, a new low-power NB2 chipset. The ALT1255 is 5G ready, designed with an integrated SIM (iSIM), user MCU, rich application layer, and GSM/GPRS fallback modem.
The ALT1255 chipset empowers device manufacturers to develop low-power, cost-sensitive connected devices at a global scale to mo...
Motorola predicts what working from home could look like
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
With no change in the WFH environment coming without a COVID-19 vaccine, tech companies will focus on developing and enhancing camera and audio improvements, changes in collaboration technologies, and increased focus on ergonomic designs and larger, moveable, and portable displays.
Work from home smart technology improvements
The office will likely transform from ...
Private LTE 5G adoption to transformation in 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Industrial enterprises are looking to adopt open and standards-based wireless technologies as a newfound dependence on wireless connectivity to digitize workflows, operational efficiency, and production agility escalates. These enterprises, which are often comprised of large vibrant ecosystems of vendors and software providers, are seeking one thing - enterprise mobilit...
Nokia selected by NASA to build cellular network on the Moon
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Nokia Bell Labs’ pioneering innovations will be used to build and deploy the first ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE solution on the lunar surface in late 2022. Nokia is partnering with Intuitive Machines for this mission to integrate this groundbreaking network into their lunar lander and deliver it to the lunar surface. The network will se...
Escobar Fold 2 smartphone now in production
Monday, February 3, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Pablo Escobar's biological brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has started production of a mainstream completely foldable smartphone which features a unique flexible screen allowing a user to easily fold their regular phone into a tablet size smartphone.
The Escobar Fold 2 smartphone was designed in the USA and is being assembled in Hong Kong. Some of the ...
Inseego announces 2nd gen 5G devices
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Inseego Corp. is extending its industry leadership with a full line-up of new second-generation 5G devices that leverage the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G modem. Inseego will preview its new 5G portfolio of industrial IoT, fixed wireless access and mobile broadband product lines in private briefings at CES.
Inseego 5G products will also power live demons...
Sprint 5G phones include Hatch Premium and cloud gaming
Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Sprint customers can enjoy instant access to unlimited mobile cloud gaming with Hatch Premium and True Mobile 5G. Hatch, a game-streaming experience specifically designed for mobile 5G networks, will be preloaded on Sprint 5G smartphones. Plus, customers will receive a complimentary three-month subscription to Hatch Premium.
Sprint 5G customers will experie...
5G meets IoT with Telit's New ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
Telit announced the ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules, designed for mass-scale LTE-M and NB-IoT deployments that feature hundreds of thousands or millions of devices. Based on the new Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem and featuring optional 2G fallback, the modules also provide a future-proof foundation for IoT deployments that span legacy networks, 4G and 5G.
The ME310G1 and M...
RapidAPI raises $25M to continue scaling API marketplace
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
RapidAPI announced that it has raised $25 million in Series B financing. The funding round is led by M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), with participation from DNS Capital, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Green Bay Capital. The round brings total funding to date to $37.5 million.
Since its Series A funding announcement in March 2018, RapidAPI expand...
New IoT sensors and gateway device options from Haltian arrive
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
Haltian Oy has just launched its end-to-end Smart Factory solution, based on its Thingsee IoT platform. This includes new industry-grade retrofit sensors with a Gateway device, coupled with an Edge Computing platform based on the AWS IoT Greengrass technology, and optional Private 5G LTE for secure, local wireless connectivity.
McKinsey Global Institute has conducted...
Edge computing solution for industrial mobile devices arrives
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
FogHorn released Lightning Mobile, an edge computing solution built specifically for industrial mobile devices.
According to GSMA Intelligence, Industrial IoT connections will overtake consumer IoT connections in 2023, increasing more than five-fold to 13.8 billion in 2025. This is driven by a number of factors, including the emergence of LTE-M, NB-IoT, and...
The Taiwan Tech Arena returns to CES 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new epicenter of advanced consumer technology research and development will take center stage at CES 2019 when the Taiwan Tech Arena returns to CES 2019 to introduce the world to 44 of the most promising Taiwanese technology start-ups in the Taiwan Tech Arena located in the Eureka Park Marketplace in the Sands Expo & Convention Center at Booth #52443.
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 ...
The iPhone XS phones and low code programming complexity
Monday, October 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
The new iPhone XS devices are the most complex and sophisticated phones Apple has ever produced. Just concerning sheer technology inside - know that the A12 Bionic processor inside is the first commercially available 7-nanometer chip for consumers, and that it contains 6.9 billion transistors. It has an eight-core CPU that's capable of crunching five tril...
AI digital voice assistants stops listening as much thanks to Sensory
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory announced that it has made significant upgrades to the embedded AI in its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, boosting the technology’s wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65 percent. Additionally, TrulyHandsfree boasts improved deep-neural network training that allows for even better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in all ro...
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...
Free mobile maps and traffic tiles for developers from new TomTom SDK
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
When Google Maps increased the prices developers have to pay for the privlage of using them, many a developer went scurrying to find alternatives because even though there is a bit of "credit" they apply to your account, charges climb very quickly.
But at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, TomTom has announced that it will offer free maps and traffic tiles on its ...
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...
KaiOS talks smart feature phones and app developers
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system built on a fork of Firefox OS that first appeared in 2017 and was developed by KaiOS Technologies Inc. in San Diego. We recently chatted with Tim Metz, Marketing Director at KaiOS Technologies, about KaiOS' emerging operating system for smart feature phones. We discuss why these devices are becoming relevant again, what...
Adding HTTP-2 to Node.js progress report
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
The first documented version of HTTP was released in 1991, known as HTTP 0.9. This later led to the official introduction and recognition of HTTP 1.0 in 1996, but improvements and updates came swiftly in 1997 which stamped out HTTP 1.1. There hasn’t been a major update to the web protocol for over 15 years. As the web increases in complexity and usage, websites hav...
ALAX blockchain technology coming to over 40M users
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
ALAX, the blockchain-based app and games distribution platform set to hold its TGE on April 17th 2018, has today announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Gionee, one of China’s largest mobile phone manufacturers.The intended partnership will see the ALAX platform preinstalled on Gionee’s new smartphones, with older models moving to the ALAX platform in lin...
Building smarter and cheaper IoT deployments with Particle
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Particle introduced their Particle Mesh development kits for pre-order. Particle Mesh creates local networks that collect data, share messages and connect to the Internet. Particle Mesh is uniquely built to solve the IoT issues many companies run into while building connected products. Historically, IoT devices connect directly to the cloud through cellular or Wi-Fi com...
PacketZoom Increasing the network performance for apps in Asia
Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
PacketZoom, the company re-defining mobile application performance through in-app mobile networking technology, announced today that several mobile applications in Asia have used its app acceleration technology to significantly increase app performance. Apps from Sephora, Inshorts and Netmeds reported speed increases of up to 2x and disconnection rate decreases of over ...
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 ...
What the iPhone X and iOS 11 mean to app developers
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Richard Harris
The excitement of Apple launch day always reminds me of the Willy Wonka “opening of the gates”, you know - where the public gets a peek inside Apple's secret factory for a brief moment. But this year the Apple event feels a bit different. Maybe it’s the recent leaks, maybe it’s because we all know Apple is facing a ceiling of innovation they have to punch through - and ...
Mobile data speeds and understanding TCP
Friday, June 23, 2017 by Aaveg Mittal
Mobile networks, like most others, rely on transmission control protocol (TCP) for data transfer. But this decision often produces poor results. TCP is a protocol meant for stable networks - and all too often, mobile is anything but stable, with unreliable and often bottlenecked connections that conflict with TCP methodologies like slow starts on transfers.But while TCP...
PacketZoom expands its offerings to SEA
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
Slow app speeds are a major problem for Southeast Asia, where a recent Digitimes report found that 3G/4G mobile broadband Internet access was expected to reach just 60% in Southeast Asia in 2017, compared to 81% for the United States and more than 90% for countries such as Japan and South Korea. PacketZoom’s own Mobile Observatory report also found a high number of netw...
PacketZoom speeds up Photofy app by nearly 2x
Friday, June 9, 2017 by Richard Harris
Performance is a crucial contributor to a dependable mobile app user experience. While stunning visuals attract customers by making a great first impression, a long-lasting relationship depends on the quality of each encounter, which is heavily influenced by how an app performs. According to Compuware research, most consumers expect mobile apps to launch within two seco...
Signalling protection from AdaptiveMobile with new SPG
Friday, February 24, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
AdaptiveMobile announced it's Signalling Protection Gateway (SPG) - expanding its core security offerings with new network integration, deployment and routing capabilities to allow their Signalling Protection to be deployed independently from legacy or capacity limited network infrastructure.The SPG is based on technology from Dialogic’s signalling platform. The partner...
BroadSoft's bMobile gets AI and Apple Callkit
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
BroadSoft, Inc. has announced two significant enhancements to its bMobile advanced mobility solution: Artificial intelligence capabilities and Apple CallKit support for BroadSoft Business UC-One mobile apps that provide business users with a superior mobile user experience over any device, network or location and unlocks new revenue opportunities for Mobile Operators.A ...
ChecOut's new payment terminal to go on your phone!
Monday, January 16, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
ChecOut's mobile payment service is the newest solution for mobile commerce.Innowi, Inc just unveiled ChecOut M, the first mobile POS solution integrating powerful Payment (EMV, NFC & Magnetic stripe), POS and BI management applications into a smart, secure and sophisticated device. Their new product is designed to transform the customer shopping experience and chec...
Visbit nabs $3.2M for new mobile UHD VR streaming service
Friday, December 9, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
Visbit, the virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video streaming company, has raised $3.2M in seed funding with participation from Presence Capital, ZhenFund, Colopl VR Fund, Amino Capital, and Eversunny Limited. The company has also announced the closed beta version of the industry's first cross-platform streaming service for VR, which enables 360-degree video and VR co...
Programmatic and Mobile: Whats to come in 2017
Thursday, October 6, 2016 by Richard Harris
Programmatic and mobile is an ever growing hot topic, Tim Koschella (CEO and Co - Founder of AppLift), has been at the helm of this industry since it began and has seen the state of the mobile industry rapidly transform into rich opportunities for today’s marketers. Tim believes that with more than 2 billion smartphones and nearly $400 billion in-mobile-triggered transa...