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On February 8th, Verizon moved to introduce its new - and first - smart watch, the Wear24. The Wear24 is one of the first Android Wear 2.0 devices. Its standout feature is that it offers LTE connectivity, and is capable of making and receiving calls and texts without being paired to a nearby smartphone. (You still need to have a phone on Verizon's network, though.) Like the LG Watch Sport - another Wear 2.0 device, developed by LG in partnership with Google - the Wear24 offers...
 
by Kristen Hanich | Feb. 16, 2017
Tags: mobile, operator, smart watch, wearable


Major appliances have always offered convenience, reduction of labor, and better results over formerly manual tasks, such as washing clothes in the river or cooking over an open fire. International research firm Parks Associates will join Appliance Design to host the webinar “...

Almost everyone in the autonomous car industry thinks autonomous cars will make us safer. Those who present on autonomous cars repeat the stats: 1.2 million people worldwide die every year in car collisions, and in America alone there are 33,000 collision-caused deaths each year. 94% of those...

The sharing economy is a phenomenon describing new business models built on the proliferation of smartphone and app use that are supported by shared resources from device owners. These business models are augmented by real-time data including location, instant gratification, on-demand...

Apple recently released its holiday quarter’s earnings . Although the blockbuster sales of iPhones dominated the headlines, analysts and pundits were also drawn into the debate about the health of Apple’s smart watch business. Since Apple does not disclose its sales figures and only...
 
by Harry Wang | Feb. 1, 2017
Tags: Apple, smart watch, wearable

The beginning of a new year is when New Year’s resolutions are in full force. One place where New Year’s resolutions are easily observable is the gym, as getting into better shape is often a top resolution. While the gym is not the only avenue for achieving fitness goals, it is a pretty...
 
by David Mitchel | Jan. 25, 2017
Tags: none

This is an interesting time to be in music streaming. Competition is rife, and the margins are thin. The largest players are either unicorns in search of profitability (i.e., Spotify, Pandora) or tech giants looking to lock consumers into their ecosystem (Apple, Google, Amazon). Smaller...

2017 has arrived. Among all the counting-downs and summing-ups is the exciting acceleration of the connected car industry: Parks Associates forecasts that by 2021, over 60% of all vehicles on the road will have an Internet connectivity solution . This industry is growing to have hundreds of...
 
by Tu Skuse | Jan. 23, 2017
Tags: connected cars, M2M


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