Blog articles from 02/2016

In what other universe, other than the Internet of Things, can insulin pumps and high-end automobiles be mentioned in the same thought bubble? During a recent visit to my endocrinologist, I, as usual, complained about what a pain in the kiester it was to manage an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor and glucometer (that’s the meter you use to test your blood glucose level). Yes, it affords what Type 1s refer to as “good control,” but it is balancing act that takes time,...
Samsung announced that it is planning to ship its 4K Blu-ray player earlier than expected despite the fact that there is little 4K content available at this time. Although 4K Blu-ray discs for The Martian and Kingsman: The Secret Service are expected to be released on March 1, these titles join a very small 4K library. Samsung is expected to ship in March. Despite consumer shifts to streaming content, Blu-ray players continue to be owned and used by 44% of U.S. broadband...
 
by Barbara Kraus | Feb. 8, 2016
Tags: 4K, broadband, connected CE

Today, we learned that Uber has changed its icons on smart devices and that these city-specific icons will take on a life of their own – changing as one moves from city to city. While this development will further the cult following of this ride sharing Internet unicorn, it is most important to understand what Uber understands. Uber understands the strong emotional connection we have formed with its service. Like Apple, Nest, Samsung and a number of other brands, the Uber experience has...
 
by Stuart Sikes | Feb. 4, 2016
Tags: home networks, Internet of Things, interoperability, M2M, smart home
At some point or other, digital immigrants over the age of 50 have stared boldly at a new technology or device and wondered where it was 30 years ago. As in, running out of gas with no filling station in sight and only a payphone off in the distance. Or, stuck in traffic, late for your child’s birthday party with no way to phone home. Smartphones and other similar gadgets are built to get us out of jams, but often the prefix “smart” belies their value. In truth, like a...
 
by | Feb. 2, 2016
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