Arable lands $40M to accelerate sustainable agriculture
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
Arable, the leader in field intelligence for agriculture, today announced it has raised $40 million in series C financing. The company will use the new funding to advance climate resilience in agriculture by accelerating product development, delivering new services for customers, and expanding its global footprint.
Arable received the very first investment from Tom S...
5 gifts computer programmers want for Christmas 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Are you wondering what gifts to get a computer programmer for this 2021 holiday season?
Look no farther, here are 10 great gifts any computer programmer will be sure to love!
What are the 5 gifts computer programmers want this year?
1. Anker Portable Charger, 313 Power Bank (PowerCore Slim 10K) 10000mAh Battery Pack with High-Speed PowerIQ Charging Technology a...
Low code platform Zenity lands $5M in funding
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Zenity exited stealth mode with a $5 million seed funding round, led by Vertex Ventures and UpWest, and backed by top executives such as the former CISO of Google, Gerhard Eschelbeck, and former CIO of SuccessFactors, Tom Fisher. With Zenity, businesses can promote citizen development and adopt Low-Code/No-Code platforms while avoiding critical data exfiltration or disr...
5G deployment predictions for 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
We will see a substantial increase in 5G trial initiatives by enterprises over the next 12 months, especially in verticals such as manufacturing, energy, and surveillance, to enable mission-critical applications that require low latency.
5G deployment in 2021, consumer handsets will remain the most widely adopted 5G use case, focused on allowing faster data speeds fo...
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...
Misty Robotics has announced the general availability of Misty II
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Misty Robotics announced the general availability of Misty II, the first professional-grade platform robot. Misty Robotics is opening the world of robots to all software developers as well as educators and researchers comfortable with code by removing existing barriers in the market. The company believes that platform robots are the missing link to accelerating the use ...
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...
The app store is not a monopoly says Apple employees in new survey
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blind is an anonymous social network with thousands of verified employees engaging in discussions about work-related issues and industry trends.
Their weekly surveys gather real-time insight into employee sentiment on trending issues, with results broken down by company.
The most recent survey asked Is Apple creating a monopoly by only allowing consumers to purcha...
Zinier gets $22M to transform field service management with automation
Monday, March 11, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Zinier has raised $22 million in Series B funding to accelerate global growth and expand its platform to meet the growing needs of field service organizations. Returning investor Accel led the round, along with Founders Fund, Nokia-backed NGP Capital, Qualcomm Ventures LLC and returning France-based investor Newfund.
The investment coincides with the field service in...
New IoT WiFi 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...
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 ...
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...
The first blockchain based smartphone coming to the US
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
An Android-based dual SIM smartphone developed by Pras Michel, in partnership with IoT device company Borqs Technologies, will be offered through a new tech platform, Blacture. The branded, 5.99 inch smartphone device - called MOTIF - will be available later in 2018 and exclusively on blacture.com. The phone features a blockchain-based platform that will be "the fi...
New demo shows 5G and 3D structured light technology
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
OPPO Global Research Institute announces the company successfully demonstrated the World's First 5G Video Call Demo Using 3D Structured Light Technology. The demonstration reproduced a 3D portrait image on a remote receiver using portrait information collected structured-light 3D camera of an OPPO phone and 5G NR terminal prototypes from Qualcomm Technologies. The succe...
Sensory brings low power wake words to mobile apps
Monday, April 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory has announced that it has made a significant breakthrough in running its TrulyHandsfree wake word and speech recognition AI engine directly on Android and iOS smartphone applications at low-power. As a software component, TrulyHandsfree can be adapted to any app without requiring special purpose hardware or DSPs to capture efficiencies in computing.Until now, al...
Elliptic Labs to use Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
Elliptic Labs has announced that its touch-free ultrasound gesture technology is running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform using the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE). Elliptic Labs’ ultrasound virtual sensors are an example of technology leveraging the NPE's machine learning and artificial intelligence optimization tools on the Snapdragon mobile pl...
The battle of biometric security coming in 2018
Friday, November 3, 2017 by Kevin Tussy
Fingerprint sensors first appeared in smart devices in 2007 and then gained momentum as a 4-digit PIN code replacement in 2013's Apple iPhone 5S. Hailed as the future of authentication by some, fingerprint's security weaknesses were quickly exposed by the children of sleepy dads, cats' paws and gummy bears. Still, the lure of convenience today and the promise of securit...
Neural processing engine inside new app provides driver assistance
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Nexar has launched the first driving safety application leveraging the Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE) SDK. The Nexar app will now be able to provide advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), including unprecedented real-time forward-collision warnings and other life-saving features, to hundreds of millions of vehicles whose drivers own Android phone...
AirMap secures $26M to become the air traffic controller for drones
Saturday, February 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
AirMap announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated), Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, and existing investors General Catalyst and Lux Capital. The new investment brings their total funding to more than $43 million. The Series B fund...
Alarm.com plans to use video enabled drones for security
Thursday, January 5, 2017 by Richard Harris
Alarm.com has announced plans to develop autonomous, video-enabled drone applications to extend the capabilities of smart home and business security systems. Their multi-sensor awareness and property intelligence, together with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight drone platform, will deploy drones to investigate unexpected activity. The drones will be designed to autonomousl...
Mopria provides Samsung Galaxy phone users the ability to easily print
Friday, November 11, 2016 by Richard Harris
The Mopria Alliance just announced that the Mopria Print Library will be a part of the Samsung Print Service. Mopria will provide Samsung Galaxy phone users the ability to easily and intuitively print content from their mobile devices to more than 88 million1 printers, regardless of printer brand. Mopria will power the Samsung Print Service to enable user...
AllSeen Alliance merges with Open Connectivity Foundation for the good of IoT
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Richard Harris
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), sponsor of the IoTivity open source project and AllSeen Alliance, which provides the AllJoyn open source IoT framework, announced that the two organizations’ boards have approved a merger under the OCF name and bylaws. This merger will advance interoperability between connected devices from both groups, enabling the full operating...
W3C Web and Virtual Reality Workshop October 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Richard Harris
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) invites Web developers working in Virtual Reality to attend a Workshop on 19-20 October in San Jose, California. W3C Workshops bring together Web experts to explore use cases and requirements for potential Web standards work. Anticipated topics to be covered at the W3C Web and Virtual Reality Workshop may include: ...
Discussing Android OS in the Enterprise With Zebra Technologies
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with Bruce Willins, engineering fellow at Zebra Technologies, to discuss the versatility and power of the Android OS and how it’s used at an enterprise level in retail, manufacturing, supply chain and more.
ADM: Who is Zebra Technologies and what does the company do?
Willins: At Zebra, we make businesses as smart and connected...
Why Big Data Could Also Mean Big Security Breaches for Insurance Companies
Friday, September 2, 2016 by Richard Harris
Quadrant Information Services is warning that digitization is a two-edged sword: with increased capability comes an increased danger of expensive—and possibly actionable—data security breaches.Big Data has been one of the largest growing developments for insurance. Car insurance companies, for instance, used to price policies based on only 10 to 20 rate bearing fac...
The Latest on the Android Print API for Enabling Print In Your Mobile App
Saturday, July 9, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
We recently announced that we are working with the Mopria Alliance to conduct research into app publishers’ adoption and integration of print capabilities within Android apps. Included as part of the research is a short survey on developer interest and actual integration of print into apps (you can take the survey at the end of this article without leaving thi...
Qualcomm Releases New Snapdragon Wear 1100 Processor for Smart Wearables
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by Richard Harris
Qualcomm has released a new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for the targeted-purpose wearables segments such as connected kid and elderly watches, fitness trackers, smart headsets, and wearable accessories. The Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor joins the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, which is designed for multi-purpose wearables.Snapdragon Wear 1100 provides the ...
Opening Things Up IoT and the Open Source Community
Friday, May 6, 2016 by Jeff Osier-Mixon
Devices built with support of the IoT industry’s growing open source community makes a more efficient, universally connected world all the more plausible. At the current rate, more than 20 billion devices will be connected by 2020, and all of them have a few things in common. Successful IoT projects are developed with the three goals in mind: connectivity, security...
Open Sourcing Software Development for Drones and Other Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Richard Harris
This is the first in a series of Q&A’s with the Linux Foundation to discuss the organization’s collaborative project program. The Foundation currently hosts 28 collaborative software projects and provide the organizational, promotional and technical infrastructure needed to make those projects successful. Projects include the AllSean Alliance, Cloud Foundry, and the...
Google's Project Tango Virtual Reality Platform Featured on New Lenovo Smartphone
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Lenovo has announced the upcoming release of the first consumer-ready smartphone with available with Google’s Project Tango technology which gives an Android powered mobile device the ability to navigate the physical world with a new kind of spatial perception by adding advanced computer vision, image processing, and special vision sensors.Available in summer 2016, the ...
There's Still Time to Get Travel Deals for the AT&T Developer Summit Conference and Hackathon
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
If you’re like me, you always wait till the last minute to book travel and always get stung with last minute pricing. Thus I was apprehensive as I was scrambling to book my travel for the AT&T Developer Hackathon and Summit on January 2 – 5 and was expecting the worst as I went to Virgin America’s site to check out pricing. Hard to believe, a round trip direct fligh...
AT&T Developer Summit Hosts Biggest Hackathon Yet with Over $250,000 Up for Grabs
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
The developer world is set to experience one of the biggest hackathons of the year on January 2–3, 2016. Developers will flock to Las Vegas during that time for a chance to win over US$250,000 in cash and prizes at the AT&T Developer Summit hackathon.It’s the biggest hackathon prize pool of the year, bar none. And participating is free! I like the word “plethora” to...
New NBIoT Consortium to Promote Narrow Band Internet of Things
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by Richard Harris
Yet another IoT play is in motion as a new NB-IoT consortium has been announced by a group of telecom industry heavyweights including Huawei, Qualcomm, Vodafone and others.The formation of the new NB-IoT forum is aimed at promoting the ecosystem around Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology. NB-IoT is a solution for deployment of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) n...
New Functionality for Windows 10 IoT Core Released Through Windows Insider Program
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by Richard Harris
The Windows 10 IoT Core was first publically released in early August and Microsoft continues to add functionality to the platform. Among the most recent enhancements include new Windows 10 IoT Core support for the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c offering additional capabilities of the DragonBoard 410c’s including onboard WiFi and Bluetooth and DirectX graphicsEarlier this ye...