What the Apple Watch Means for the Industry

Last September, Apple created waves when it announced it would start selling a smart watch in the spring of 2015. Dubbed the Apple Watch, the device uses built-in sensors to monitor the wearer's biometrics and connects via Bluetooth to the iPhone for Internet and telephony applications. Users can run a wide range of applications on…

Holographic Images for Healthcare

It looks like something out of a science fiction film: a human heart floating in mid-air in such a way that a doctor can walk around it and see it in action from all sides. This technology has the potential to completely revolutionize the way surgeons get to see inside their patients. Already tested in…

Nielsen Provides Internet Video Metrics

On Dec. 9, Nielsen NV held its annual analyst day in New York City, broadcasting the event on the web. Executive vice president and global product leader Megan Clarken’s presentation, “Bringing Clarity to a Complex Ecosystem,” detailed how Nielsen was providing the linear broadcast TV measurement metrics to video on demand on PCs, laptops, and…

IoT: Collaborate or Else, Says Samsung CEO

LAS VEGAS — Samsung Electronics CEO Boo-Keun Yoon, in a keynote speech at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Jan. 5, made a passionate pitch to “unlock the infinite possibilities of the Internet of Things,” while suggesting that the industry fall in line behind Samsung’s leadership. Samsung CEO BK Yoon On the one hand,…

Top 10 Wearables Kickstarter Projects of 2014

Whether its something to wear or a device to strap on, wearable technology is receiving enthusiastic attention from consumers. Any OEM that wants to jump on the bandwagon, though, had better get the supply chain ready. Clearly, wearable technology has captured the imagination of electronics designers, which are cranking out ideas for glasses, jewelry, headgear,…

IoT in Protocol War, Says Startup

SAN JOSE, Calif. — There's no clear end in sight for the protocol wars in the Internet of Things, says the chief technologist of a building controls startup. The CTO of Enlighted, which developed its own 802.15.4 protocols, believes the outlook for Zigbee is particularly dim. The IoT needs a set of open APIs and…

WiFi to Switch on IoT Appliances

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The long-held vision of connected home appliances is becoming a reality. White goods makers such as Electrolux, Haier, and their competitors in the AllSeen Alliance are gearing up refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, and more that ride WiFi networks and run Linux. The group will stage a demo of connected appliances at…