Internet Of Things Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: Samsung Reassigns 500 Mobile Engineers to Other Projects

Engadget reported today how Samsung moved 500 engineers from its mobile division to other departments, including its home electronics, networking and software sections.

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Daily Dose of iQ: What to Make of Apple's iPhone 6, Watch Announcements

Today, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus devices (pictured above). It was a lot to take in (2 hours), and apparently the live stream was spotty, so I leaned on my colleagues (UX Architect/BA Collin Prior and Director of R&D Garett Rogers) for the highlights.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Among iPhone 6 Rumors: NFC Mobile Wallet

Sept. 1 update: Bloomberg reports Apple is teaming up with Visa, Mastercard and American Express to launch its mobile wallet integration.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Meet Botlr, Starwood Hotels' First Robot Butler

TechCrunch reported yesterday (Aug. 13) on Starwood Hotels' two R2D2-like robotic butlers (called "Botlrs") serving guests at the company's Cupertino Aloft Hotel.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Hilton to Let You Use Your Phone as Hotel Room Key

Engadget reported today that Hilton is launching a new program to allow customers to use their Android or iOS device to unlock your hotel room door.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Partners with Novartis to Create 'Smart' Contact Lenses for Diabetics

TechCrunch reported today that Google announced a new licensing deal with Novartis to introduce "smart" contact lenses that can help diabetics track their blood glucose levels.

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Daily Dose of iQ: At Google I/O, Developers Seeing Design in Different Light

Yesterday (June 25), was the Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco and I had the pleasure of attending on behalf of iQmetrix.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Turns Nest Thermostat into Hub for Connected Home

Google announced its new "Works with Nest" developer program yesterday (June 23), which, according to the company "makes it possible for your Nest devices to securely interact with the things you already use every day, both inside and outside of your home."

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Daily Dose of iQ: Apple Stores to Begin Activating AT&T, T-Mobile Prepaid Plans

9to5mac reported Friday (June 6) that Apple is partnering with AT&T and T-Mobile to begin selling prepaid and month-to-month plans for the two carriers in Apple stores.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Silicon Valley's New Cellular Network, Just for Things

The MIT Technology Review reported Tuesday (May 20) that a French company, SigFox, hopes to build a new cellular network in the San Francisco Bay Area with a unique twist: This network will be exclusively for things.

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Daily Dose of iQ: The Commoditization of Smartphones. What Does It Mean?

"We’re rushing headlong into the era of cheap cell phones," wrote Mat Honan of WIRED on Friday (May 16). Honan argues that phones like the $129 Moto E or the $80 Alcatel OneTouch Evolve (pictured above) offer a wealth of specs and features without the intimidating price tag.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Infographic Shows Breadth of Wearables Market

A new infographic from Wearable World News (May 6) shows the vast array of wearable devices already on the market, the brands behind those devices and the different categories of wearable devices.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Pioneer to Sell Aftermarket CarPlay Stereos

Engadget reported Wednesday (April 15) that Pioneer will be marketing aftermarket CarPlay-integrated stereo systems as early as this summer.

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