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Dubbed GLAS, the smart thermostat by Johnson Controls can now be controlled by digital voice assistants, Alexa and Google Assistant, other than initially integrated Cortana. Announced at CES this year, Johnson Controls has started taking pre-orders for GLAS smart thermostat from today and the shipping will begin from August 24. Pioneer in building heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVACs), Johnson Controls has developed a next-generation GLAS smart thermostat, an apt answer to leading market players including Nest, Ec...
A majority of revenue the music industry generates goes to the production and distribution divisions, rather than music artists. Audius, an audio streaming service, has decided to employ blockchain in music industry to reclaim this value for audio creators as well as listeners. The San Francisco-based Audius is a digital music and audio creation, distribution and attribution company. It is co-founded by a platinum-selling Sri Lankan pop artist, Ranidu Lankage, a seed investor in Blockchain and AI companies, Roneil Rumburg and Forrest...
The upcoming technological revolution will be based on 5G connectivity. The hype of 5G, short for, the fifth generation of mobile data wireless technology, is riding on the peak at this time. Though the 5G network is on the horizon of practical application at a global level, its potential is presently experimented in several fields from telecommunication to the Internet of Things devices, smart cities and autonomous vehicles. Autonomous Driving Ecosystem The future of mobility is all about electric vehicles, flying cars, ride-hai...
A US cryptocurrency investor, Michael Terpin registered a $224 million lawsuit against AT&T on Wednesday, accusing negligence of the telecommunication giant to protect his personal mobile information. He is seeking $24 million as compensatory damage and $200 million in punitive damage. Terpin is the co-founder of the first angel group for Bitcoin investors, BitAngels, established in 2013. He is also the founding member of the first digital currency fund, BitAngels/Dapps Fund, created in March 2014; and a senior advisor to one of...
The smartwatch trend is in full swing right now. From taking over conventional digital/ analog wristwatches market to innovating battery-free wrist wearable now, the latest smartwatch market is rather evolving faster than any other gadgets. According to an industry analytics, the global smartwatch market is valued at $10,223.9 million in 2017 and is forecasted to soar at a compounded growth rate of 22.7 percent between 2018 and 2023. The driving factors of this phenomenal growth of smartwatch industry are a system for tracking basic...
Towards the end of August, Lenovo will unveil the lightest, thinnest mobile workstation ever from its factory in the form of Lenovo ThinkPad P1 together with another powerful workstation, Lenovo ThinkPad P72. Both the ThinkPad P series models are packed with Intel 8th generation Core and Xeon processors. The latest additions to the Lenovo laptop family are built on the core theme of ThinkPad series – handling computer intensive work with portability comfort and style. All the major applications on the system are certified by Independ...
Bitmain Technologies Ltd, the world's largest producer of cryptocurrency mining chips is planning to go public later this year and has proposed a world record initial public offering (IPO) price, according to documents obtained by CoinDesk. The company is reportedly filing for an IPO as high as $18 billion at a market capitalization of between $40 and $50 billion in September. China International Capital Corporation (CICC) will be underwriting the process and the shares listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the year’s fourth-quar...
Samsung Electronics made a series of announcements in its Unpacked event on Aug 9. Other than introducing Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Watch, Samsung debuted in the smart speaker industry with Galaxy Home. Samsung previewed the first glimpse of Galaxy Home without disclosing detailed specifications and release date. And it is a look-alike of a futuristic digital houseplant placed on a tripod. The design reflects a unique silhouette in the market dominated by competitors - Alexa Echo, HomePod, and Google Home. Intelligent Speaker The S...
There is something special about Shudu, the famous Instagram model from Africa registered under the username @shudu.gram. Followed by 136k Instagramers, Shudu is crowned with the most beautiful model of the Instagram title. Yet her account profile mentions a unique description of herself. She is "the world’s first digital Instagram model". Yes, that’s a bit surprising and fascinating. When we came across Shudu’s profile, she seemed a picture-perfect supermodel. Her shots are just mesmerizing to the extent that a lot of professionals ...
Intel Corporation’s 9th generation processors could surface in the market earlier than expected, while the company has delayed the launch of its 10-nanometer Cannon Lake chips until next year. WCCFTech alleges that Intel might launch three of its mainstream desktop processors in Core 9000 series on October 1, 2018. According to a confidential note secured by HKEPC Hardware, the new Intel 9th generation processors will reportedly arrive with more cores and have faster functionality. The credit for the enhanced performance of the new p...