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January 15, 2015


By Amy-jo Crowley, Computer Business Review, cbronline.com - January 15, 2015
CBR looks at 10 IoT products showcased at CES 2015, all focusing on making the home Smart.
CES 2015 saw a huge influx of IoT devices focusing on making the home Smart. CBR presents 10 IoT devices for the home which were showcased at this year's Conusmer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

October 13, 2014

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

By Jon Fingas, engadget.com - October 13, 2014
Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance or longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've developed new lithium ion batteries that can reach a 70 percent charge in two minutes, but should also last for over 20 years -- several times longer than the cells in your current laptop or smartphone.

September 26, 2014

Paper and Packaging Prices on the Rise

By Sarah Mangiol, globalpurchasing.com - September 26, 2014
Paper and packaging prices are on the rise, affecting buyers in various markets, according to a new report from IBISWorld. From now through 2017, the global price of wood pulp is expected to rise at an annualized rate of 1%, and the price of paper is predicted to increase at an annualized rate of 2.1%, the group says, advising buyers to sharpen their focus on searching for the best price.

May 29, 2014

Samsung Eyes Health Wearables

By Eric Zeman, InformationWeek.com - May 29, 2014
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.

January 20, 2014

Global Remote Controls Market Report 2013

By PRNNewswire.co, researchandmarkets.com - January 20, 2014
Traditionally, remote controls have been an afterthought in the minds of most consumers. However, that paradigm is quickly shifting as remote controls gain better wireless connectivity to the devices they control. The various applications enabled by using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and RF4CE are quickly changing the way consumers think about remote controls and how they interact with their entertainment devices.

December 4, 2013

Bluetooth beefs up for the internet of things

By Stacey Higginbotham, GIGAOM.com - December 4, 2013
The next version of Bluetooth, the low power wireless protocol used in headsets, smart locks and personal fitness devices is getting a few tweaks to make it easier to use it for connected devices that won’t pair with a smartphone or tablet — otherwise know as the internet of things. The Bluetooth special interest group approved Bluetooth 4.1 yesterday and better data rates, IPv6 support and the ability for devices to act as a server are some of the things you can expect.

August 30, 2013

WiFi Rides 900 MHz, Attacking Zigbee

By Rick Merritt, EE Times - August 30, 2013
WiFi is preparing to ride 900 MHz spectrum bands in an effort to compete in cost and range with a fragmented set of options in home and building automation and the Internet of Things. Chips and systems using the upcoming IEEE 802.11ah standard are expected to hit the market starting in 2015.

April 22, 2013

Bluetooth Low Energy: It’s Not Bluetooth. It’s Better – Much Better

By Craig Mathia, Nearpoints, Networkworld.com - April 22, 2013
"If you’re thinking that BTLE is just an evolution of Bluetooth, well, you could be right. But it’s really a very different animal altogether and one that could have a brilliant future ahead of it."

March 6, 2013

Short-range wireless technology IC market to reach almost 5 billion units shipped in 2012

By Solid State Technology - March 6, 2013
The total market for open short-range wireless (SRW) technology based ICs, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, NFC, and GPS, is expected to reach almost 5 billion units in 2012 and grow to nearly 8 billion by 2018, according to ABI Research. This includes standalone wireless connectivity ICs, wireless connectivity combo ICs, and also platforms with integrated wireless connectivity.

February 13, 2013

Electronics Contract Manufacturing to grow 4.5% this year

By Global Purchasing Staff - globalpurchasing.com

The contract manufacturing  industry is expected to grow this year despite continued economic weakness worldwide, according to a new report from industry analyst IHS.

In a report from its Outsourced Manufacturing Intelligence Service, IHS pegs the industry growth at 4.5% this year, to $404.5 billion.

December 5, 2012

CEA: Fitness Tech On The Rise With Consumers

By John Laposky On Dec 5 2012 - 2:30pm

Arlington, Va. — More than half (55 percent) of U.S. online consumers used a fitness technology in the past year, and more than one-third (37 percent) anticipate purchasing a fitness technology in the next 12 months, according to new research by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).