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Service-mesh-for-all

Service mesh for all


Thursday, September 12, 2019 by

Kong Inc. announced the release of an open-source project called Kuma. Based on the popular open-source Envoy proxy, Kuma is a universal control plane that addresses limitations of first-generation service mesh technologies by enabling seamless management of any service on the network. Kuma runs on any platform – including Kubernetes, containers, virtual machines,...


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Best buy discontinuing mobile platform for smart home devices


Monday, September 9, 2019 by

Best Buy has announced it is discontinuing its mobile app platform for controlling its Insignia brand of smart home devices. Some of the products include its Insignia smart wall plugs, Wi-Fi light switches, smart camera, and its Wi-Fi freezer. Chris Olson, CEO of The Media TrustIn the post GDPR world, operating an app, not to mention a smart home platform, will be co...


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Cross platform graphical toolkit from the Qt Company arrives


Monday, August 26, 2019 by

The Qt Company introduced Qt for MCUs to enable companies to create fluid user interfaces (UIs) on cost-effective microcontrollers (MCUs). The new offering leverages the existing tools and libraries from the widely used Qt for Device Creation, allowing companies to deliver better user experiences for displays powered by MCUs while reducing their hardware ...


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Silicon Labs and Allegion expand IoT


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by

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...


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Bluetooth modules for business gets a bump from u-blox


Thursday, August 1, 2019 by

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 ...


Self-serve-AI-platform-has-launched

Self serve AI platform has launched


Monday, May 20, 2019 by

Xnor.ai has launched AI2GO, a self-serve platform that enables developers, device creators and companies to build smart, edge-based solutions without training or background in AI. AI2GO is available now and contains more than a hundred fully-trained models optimized to run on resource-constrained devices such as mobile devices, wearables, smart cameras, remote sens...


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Making IoT devices more reliable gets easier thanks to Silicon Labs


Monday, April 29, 2019 by

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...


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New IoT Wi-Fi and BLE module operates for years on a single AA battery


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by

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...


Hailo-lands-$21M-so-edge-devices-can-have-deep-learning-AI

Hailo lands $21M so edge devices can have deep learning AI


Thursday, January 24, 2019 by

Israeli startup Hailo has expanded its Series A funding round to $21 million, with Chinese venture capital firm, Glory Ventures, leading the investment-round expansion and was joined by existing and other new investors. The investment will enable the company to expand its target markets into China and Hong Kong, complementing its existing markets in Europe, North Americ...


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Bluetooth mesh tech from Silicon Labs chosen by Xiaomi


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by

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.  &ldquo...


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Tech to expect at CES 2019


Friday, January 4, 2019 by

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 ...


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Zero latency apps gets closer to reality thanks to Redis Labs


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by

Complex technologies like a self-driving car take in huge amounts of data from its environment, processing it and make appropriate decisions on how to respond within a few milliseconds. This is the kind of zero latency future Redis Labs is enabling, and they announced at Redis Day London, the latest release of Redis Enterprise with two key functionalities: Red...


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Xpress solution aims to help you create IoT apps faster


Friday, September 21, 2018 by

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...


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Soracom aims to simplify IoT with two new services


Thursday, August 2, 2018 by

Soracom, Inc. announced the release of its Krypton service, which helps simplify and lower the cost to securely provision connected devices in the field. Krypton uses SIM authentication to identify each unique device the first time it is connected to a cloud service.  This allows shipment of devices with a common firmware image to end customers, who can then add un...


Geo-data-analysis-and-storage-optimization-enhanced-by-HarperDB

Geo-data analysis and storage optimization enhanced by HarperDB


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by

HarperDB has new features that allow real-time geo-analysis, storage optimization for edge devices and the ability to run massive data analysis. As a result, they say companies tackling complex IoT projects can achieve a more intelligent edge without incurring further storage or hardware costs. HarperDB features include: Geographical Data Analysis: HarperDB'...


MongoDB-World-2018-and-everything-you-need-to-know

MongoDB World 2018 and everything you need to know


Monday, July 2, 2018 by

At MongoDB World 2018, MongoDB made several major product announcements that the company says is "expanding on their presence in the database market." Nearly every company is focused on using software for a competitive advantage. The company says that with their latest enhancements database platform, "it enables a competitive advantage for thousands of cu...


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The OpenFog Reference Architecture gets the IEEE stamp


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by

The OpenFog Consortium’s OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The new standard, known as IEEE 1934, relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical framework that enables the data-intensive requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and artificial ...


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Alarm launches home builder program for smart home IoT


Monday, June 25, 2018 by

Alarm.com announced a comprehensive home builder program that includes new hardware and service plans designed to facilitate partnerships between home builders and Alarm.com’s service provider partners. Home builders can deploy a full-range of Alarm.com’s smart home solutions in new communities and model homes while minimizing risks and costs by using the co...


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eSOMiMX7 System on Module has been released


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by

e-con Systems Inc. announced the release of its eSOMiMX7 System on Module. The eSOMiMX7 is based on NXP/Freescale i.MX7 processor. e-con Systems already has many customers in mass production using system on modules, such as the eSOMiMX6-micro, eSOMiMX6, eSOMTK1 and eSOM3730. To cater to the customer's demand of a small SOM for building IoT Applications, Industrial HMI, ...


Silicon-Valley-gets-a-Tuya-Smart-AIoT-Platform-office

Silicon Valley gets a Tuya Smart AIoT Platform office


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by

Tuya Smart is expanding its business with the opening of a U.S. sales and R&D office in Silicon Valley. The company is bringing its one-stop-shop solution to device manufacturers so that any standard ‘dumb’ device can be transformed into a smart one, ready for production "in less than two weeks."“We are very excited to help U.S. companies build IoT solutions effortl...


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New PoE chips released by Silicon Labs


Friday, March 9, 2018 by

Silicon Labs has released two new Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) families delivering integration and efficiency for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Silicon Labs' Si3406x and Si3404 families include all necessary high-voltage discrete components on a single PD chip. The new PD ICs support IEEE 802.3 at PoE+ power capabilities, flexible power convers...


Developers-outlook-2018:-big-technologies,-big-changes

Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by

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....


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Neural network SDK has been announced by Imagination


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by

Imagination Technologies announced their PowerVR CLDNN SDK for developing neural network applications on PowerVR GPUs. The neural network SDK makes it easy for developers to create Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) using PowerVR hardware. Both an API and SDK are included, as well as an image for flashing on to an Acer Chromebook R13 for hardware development.Imaginati...


NOVATM-universal-garage-door-controller-device-announced

NOVATM universal garage door controller device announced


Friday, January 12, 2018 by

Skylink Group has announced the NOVATM, a Wi-Fi enabled, universal garage door controller device that can be retrofitted directly onto most garage door controllers on the market, transforming existing garage door openers into smart openers through the SkylinkNet iOS or Android app. In addition to remotely opening or closing most garage doors on the market through the Sk...


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Overcoming IoT security threats to achieve better ROI


Monday, January 8, 2018 by

With B2B IoT segments expected to generate more than $300B annually by 2020, it’s no surprise that companies are rushing to build out their IoT businesses and cash in on the modern day gold-rush. However, many manufacturers are struggling to achieve long term profitability for their IoT projects beyond initial hardware sales.The key to ensuring an organization’s IoT inv...


Audio-Control-API-announced-by-Sony

Audio Control API announced by Sony


Friday, December 22, 2017 by

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, ...


NXP-releases-their-HomeKit-SDK-for-Apple-IoT

NXP releases their HomeKit SDK for Apple IoT


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by

NXP Semiconductors announced that its Apple HomeKit Software Development Kit (SDK) offers full support for home automation applications using HomeKit, delivering exceptional performance, advanced security, while supporting all connectivity options, including BLE, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and remote access over iCloud.HomeKit is a framework in iOS that lets accessories connect s...


IoT-app-development-contest-announced-by-Sigma-Design-and-Make:

IoT app development contest announced by Sigma Design and Make:


Friday, September 29, 2017 by

Sigma Designs and Make: have announced a smart home Z-Wave app design contest for Makers and Developers. Sigma has launched the Z-Wave Smart Home Maker Challenge in cooperation with Make: and in unison with the flag-ship World Maker Faire that takes place in New York City September 23-24th. The smart home design competition will be hosted on the all-new Maker Share comm...


Developers-are-most-wary-of-these-technologies-being-hacked

Developers are most wary of these technologies being hacked


Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by

In a new survey by Netsparker Ltd., a provider of web applications security, developers agreed that the government and financial services are the two sectors most vulnerable to hacking and that smart home IoT is the most vulnerable technology.Propeller Insights conducted the recent survey of U.S.-based software developers for Netsparker from July 5-7, 2017.Government mo...


The-first-Bluetooth-Mesh-solution-from-Silicon-Labs-lands

The first Bluetooth Mesh solution from Silicon Labs lands


Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

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, ...


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IIoT gets Lightning ML from FogHorn Systems


Monday, July 17, 2017 by

FogHorn Systems has announced the availability of Lightning ML, the newest version of its edge intelligence software platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Lightning ML is an IIoT software platform with integrated machine learning capabilities and universal compatibility across all major IIoT edge systems.Accenture predicts that IIoT can add $14.2 trilli...


Box-Elements-for-developers-powers-content-experiences-in-their-apps

Box Elements for developers powers content experiences in their apps


Friday, July 14, 2017 by

Box, Inc., a cloud content management company, has introduced Box Elements, a new set of tools for businesses of all sizes to bring their content experience into any application built with their Platform. The first set of tools, UI Elements, is generally available and includes four pre-built, customizable components of their user interface. The company also announced th...


IFTTT-report-shows-we-love-talking-to-connected-devices

IFTTT report shows we love talking to connected devices


Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by

Almost everything is connected, or wants to be. Taking a stroll down the isles of any electronics store and it’s not so much about the device can do by itself anymore, but what it can do online. I can testify personally that 80% of my own home is connected now. My electric source has two amp-clamps on it that report live power usage back to me. Most of our lighting...


Software

Software's breakout moment is here says Battery's Neeraj Agrawal


Friday, May 19, 2017 by

Software - particularly cloud-based technology, is now creating roughly $1.4 trillion in economic value in the U.S. and is poised to grow even more, particularly as non-tech companies transform themselves into software businesses, according to a new report released today by global investment firm Battery Ventures. The figure represents nearly eight percent of U.S. GDP.T...


Mapping-the-IoT-sets-the-signals-to-work

Mapping the IoT sets the signals to work


Monday, May 15, 2017 by

The Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices have created a buzz over the last few years. The reduced cost of sensors and a continued strengthening of the communications infrastructure have fueled the exponential growth of connected devices. The challenge has become less about what kinds of devices we can connect and more about what we can (and could) do with the data...