Internet Of Things Posts

Daily Dose of iQ: New Samsung Gear Fit 'Best Fitness Wearable Yet'

Today, Mashable published a full review of Samsung's new Gear Fit smartwatch and called it the best fitness wearable yet.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Announces 'Android Wear' Platform for Wearable Devices

Today, Google unveiled an official marketing campaign for its new smartwatch SDK (which we blogged about last week), called Android Wear. The concept is demonstrated in the video below.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Smart Watch SDK Available in 2 Weeks

TechCrunch reports that news out of SXSW yesterday (March 9) is that Google will be releasing a software development kit (SDK) for smart watches and wearable devices two weeks from now.

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Daily Dose of iQ: New Figures for Smartphone, Smartwatch Market Share

comScore today released U.S. smartphone subscriber market share figures from January 2014, indicating Apple is the most popular smartphone maker in the U.S., with 41.6% of total market share.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Apple Announces CarPlay for iOS In-Dash Control

TechCrunch reported today that Apple announced its new CarPlay system for iOS in-car controls at the Geneva Motor Show. "(The move) could massively expand the Apple mobile ecosystem – by turning cars into app-enabled iPhone accessories," wrote TechCrunch's Darrell Etherington.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Google Acquires Nest, Buys Stake in 'Connected Home'

Yesterday, Google announced it was buying smart device maker Nest for a whopping $3.2 billion. The deal left tech pundits wondering how Nest -- which makes a well-known line of thermostats and, recently, smoke detectors (pictured above) -- could possibly be worth that much money.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Carriers, Tech Companies Focus on In-Store Experience

Nick Wingfield wrote a great article for the New York Times (Dec. 15) on the changing landscape of tech stores, a topic we've been watching very closely ourselves.

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Daily Dose of iQ: The New Nest Smoke Detector

Today, Nest (the makers of the coolest interactive thermostat everybody was talking about for the past year) announced "Protect," its new smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.

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Daily Dose of iQ: New Adobe XD Puts Smart Devices In Designers' Hands

Adobe is well known for its Creative Suite of software. Back in the '90s, the company invented the de facto standard for online printable documents, the PDF. Their flagship product, Photoshop, is the industry standard for photo editing. It is so popular outside of the creative industry, that the phrase "Photoshop it" is now commonplace and understood by even my grandmother. To say they have been successful in creating software is an understatement.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Wearable Technology Brings 24/7 Audio Recording

A new audio-recording wristband named Kapture will be going live on Kickstarter in a little more than a week. Devices that can record is no new feat, however, the Kapture has a unique new feature: it's always recording.

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Daily Dose of iQ: Signs that the Smartphone Boom has Peaked

Last week we tweeted a Quartz story (July 2) on the "meteoric" rise of cellphones that reported the United Nations is projecting mobile phone subscriptions  will reach 6.8 billion by the end of 2013. Since the world currently has just over 7 billion people, that's nearly one mobile phone for every single person on Earth (see graph below).

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Daily Dose of iQ: "The Car is the Latest Smart Device"

Jason Mick of DailyTech.com today wrote about Detroit automakers' current demand for app developers in what's being called an "infotainment arms race."

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Daily Dose of iQ: 'Smart Lock' Device and App Makes Letting Friends In Easy

Your friends are coming to visit you from out of town today. They arrive while you're at work and typically they'd have to come to your office to get your key and get into your apartment. But with the new Smart Lock from August (pictured above), those days are over.

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