The announcement of Google’s Chromebit has been taken by many on the Internet as an April Fool’s joke. Given the time-lag between Internet news announcements and the very self-parodying nature of April Fools this year (such as the Samsung Blade Edge chef’s knife, or Sony’s PlayStation Flow wearable for underwater gaming), you could be forgiven for thinking this might be a gag.
As M2M becomes more sophisticated and access to data becomes important even outside mobile-enabled geographical locations, satellite is coming to the fore as an important capability for M2M in general, extending the reach of M2M beyond areas covered by GSM and other mobile technologies.
It’s not so long ago that M2M was viewed as the poor relation to standard “human” voice and data services. Now it is firmly on the radar of the operator heavyweights. According to Vodafone, a fifth of businesses globally now have an M2M deployment in place, with 98 per cent already seeing return on investment.
As the IoT (Internet of Things) begins to become more than just a tech fantasy, the prospect of M2M-specific networks is also gaining currency. Despite the ubiquity of cellular networks, there are distinct advantages of low power networks installed specifically for M2M...
Back when we published our report on Smart Homes in February, we noted that the Smart Home is a high bandwidth home: this is in no small part due to the propensity for consumers connect their media devices to the Internet, most comfortably via the home’s broadband connection.
As auto manufacturers and content providers wrestle with the dynamics of smartphone tethering and the integration of infotainment systems into the head-unit, Apple, once again has come to the market with a potential game changer.
Ask the average consumer what cloud computing is and chances are they’ll have little idea of what you’re talking about.
The latest report by Digital Health seed fund Rock Health on, well, funding in the Digital Health area shows that there remains an ample appetite for investment in mHealth projects, and plenty of projects to back.
There’s been a lot of press lately concerning the security of the Internet, much of which directly impacts the security of the ‘smart’ devices we connect inside our homes.
Smart homes are all the rage at the moment.