BlackBerry Jarvis aims to increase cybersecurity in connected cars

BlackBerry Jarvis aims to increase cybersecurity in connected cars

As cars grow more connected and more dependent on software, cybersecurity is becoming a more important issue for automakers. The occasional public scares involving so-called “car hackings” are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this complex problem. Hoping to turn said problem into a new business opportunity, BlackBerry CEO John Chen […]

Vodafone Pug delights Premier Badminton League viewers with Augmented Reality

Vodafone Pug delights Premier Badminton League viewers with Augmented Reality

Television viewers and spectators at Sunday’s grand finale at the Vodafone Premier Badminton League broke into impromptu smiles when they realized they had unexpected company. Lending an entirely unique experience to complement the nail biting match, were the adorable Vodafone Pugs in ‘augmented’ avatar. This is the first time that augmented reality has been seen […]

Gekko’s Dan Todaro discusses how retailers can win the Smart Home revolution

Gekko’s Dan Todaro discusses how retailers can win the Smart Home revolution

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas is where the globes Technology Brands for the past 51 years have converged to brag, showcasing what they are doing in advancing technology. This year an estimated 3,900 exhibitors from 150 different nations will have done so to over 180,000 forecasted visitors and a global media audience. […]

Google buys UK startup Redux, which turns screens into speakers

Google buys UK startup Redux, which turns screens into speakers

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly acquired a UK startup focused on technology that turns surfaces such as phone displays into speakers. Redux developed technology that eliminates the need for small speakers in mobile phones, freeing up space for batteries or other components, the Cambridge, UK-based startup said on its now defunct website. It is unclear […]

Samsung phones will have functioning FM chips from now on

Samsung phones will have functioning FM chips from now on

Samsung is the latest company to team up with NextRadio to bring FM service to its new phones. The company will unlock FM chips in all its upcoming smartphones in the US and Canada. The bulk of smartphones around the world are manufactured with an FM chip, but hardware makers often do not unlock them. […]

Top 10 worldwide operators claim 76% of cellular IoT market

Top 10 worldwide operators claim 76% of cellular IoT market

A new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight says that the ten leading global mobile operator groups have a combined market share of 76 percent in cellular IoT. The top players reported a combined active base of 407 million cellular IoT connections at the end of H1-2017. China Mobile was number one with […]

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Japanese electronics company Panasonic has been working with both Amazon and Google to bring their respective virtual assistants to in-car infotainment systems. The company’s vehicle division announced – at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – that it had upgraded its Skip Generation (SkipGen) IVI platform to Android 8.1 Oreo, giving the system access to Google […]

Campari America Taps Thinfilm’s NFC Mobile Marketing Solution to Drive eCommerce

Campari America Taps Thinfilm’s NFC Mobile Marketing Solution to Drive eCommerce

Refrigerator magnets will never be the same. One touch and you can have Wild Turkey Bourbon, SKYY Vodka, or any number of Campari America products delivered automatically to your front door. The innovative spirits company is piloting a program to simplify the consumer purchase cycle by leveraging near field communication (NFC) technology. It will allow consumers to […]

Samsung is teaching Bixby to count the calories in your food

Samsung is teaching Bixby to count the calories in your food

Samsung has made it clear that it wants to get its Bixby virtual assistant on nearly every product it makes, but it hasn’t forgotten about the AI’s smartphone roots. To that end, the company dedicated a corner of its cavernous CES booth to a surprising new Bixby feature: the ability to identify your food and […]

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