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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...
Google Inc. demonstrated Smart Displays technology at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in January. Today the first smart display integrated with Google Assistant, Lenovo Smart Display goes on sale. Lenovo is marketing two variants of the device, 8-inch screen priced at $199 and 10-inch display worth $249. At the same time, Lenovo Smart Display is also the first gadget to run on Android Things, Google’s newest Android-based operating system developed specifically for ‘Internet of Things’ appliances. In that case, this device is e...
The UK-based food AI start-up Whisk.com has acquired the Germany-based competitor, Avocando. Whisk posted this announcement yesterday on the company website. No financial information on the acquisition is disclosed. However, as TechCrunch predicts, Whisk is acquiring the technology, customer base, integrations, and the entire team of Avocando along with the founders. The European digital grocery market is accelerating at a quick rate. More numbers of shoppers are exploring the benefits of e-commerce grocery shopping for personalized ...
The Finnish company, Nokia acquires California-based software organization SpaceTime Insight on Monday. SpaceTime Insight is an industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company that provides machine learning analytics and solutions to the transportation, manufacturing and utility organizations. Nokia is refining its portfolio to become a business-to-business and licensing company this year. The previous week it announced to sell its Digital Health business group. Subsequently, the purchase of IIoT Company, SpaceTime Insight aligns with i...
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab has invented a wearable gadget that lets you talk to the computer silently. Without exaggerating, the innovative device code-named AlterEgo can transcribe your thoughts verbalized internally to the connected computing system. AlterEgo, resembling a Bluetooth-like structure, extends from the top of the ear to the chin. It fits on the face so that it doesn’t block the wearer’s hearing capacity or hinders the user’s conversation with other people. This wearable gadget works on the pr...
All aspects of technology have tremendously changed since the advent of the Internet of Things in 2013. IoT will help businesses solve traditional industry-specific challenges with advanced solutions to connect things, collect data, gain insights, improve productivity and increase revenue. In an industry which has an almost cult-like following, Internet of things has somehow managed to achieve a great deal of accuracy. It deals with the principle of aggregating data from users. This data is later used to display targeted content, w...
The malware behind one of the most malicious DDoS cyber attacks in years has infected internet of things devices worldwide. In fact, in the last one month, it has affected as many as 177 nations. In October 2016, a cybercriminal released the source code of the worst-ever botnet made of Internet of Things. The release of the malware, known as Mirai, gave cyber criminals a new tool to initiate attacks. It additionally gave security researchers a way to map the slew of hacked devices. Imperva, a company that gives protection to sites a...
Imagine using LEGO style bricks to design Internet of Things? Boaz Almog, a quantum researcher has created a series of wireless, chrome coated conductive bricks that let you add electric action to existing models and build 3D electric structures; thereby creating a path for limitless Internet of Things applications. A few years ago, Boaz Almog gave a TED Talk about quantum levitation. He showed a phenomenon known as quantum locking where a super-thin superconductor disk levitates over a magnetic rail 70,000 times its own weight. This...
The concept of the Internet of Things is certainly going to transform into something that is way beyond an annoying buzzword or mere a passing trend, whether you like it or not. Following in the direction of the likes of tech giant GE, industrial giant Bosch is launching its very own IoT cloud platform. Yes, you heard it right. Bosch will soon offer an Internet of Things based end-to-end environment in order to get your home communicating with several other appliances and devices inside. With the purpose for use on first 50 applic...
Mobile World Congress, without any second thoughts, is the largest annual show for smartphones. While MWC’s January cousin, the celebrated CES event, may be fading in relevance to smartphones, MWC stands high in demand even now, as every year this show introduces the major fresh line-up of flagship smartphones. Last year witnessed the launch of HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6. How about this year? What should we expect? Let’s have a look. As MWC 2016 is ready to hit on the floors this weekend, one of the leading pioneers of smartph...
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