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At Google’s I/O developer conference Android’s long awaited automotive smartphone integration solution was presented under the somewhat unimaginative Android Auto label (and different from the anticipated Projected Mode working name). Apple’s CarPlay having dominated much of the debate in connected car circles in the past months, now it’s Google’s turn to enter into the ...

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When Google announced its acquisition of Nest back in January, I wrote that the rationale of the deal was largely about enabling potential APIs and third-party apps. With the news that Google is indeed opening up Nest to (approved) third parties, it would now seem that I even wasn’t entirely wrong. With a few more ...

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Pretty isn't a term that I have had to use much in my time as a technology analyst. But pretty is in many ways the battleground for Lyric and Nest thermostats.

Despite a long and storied history, when it comes to environmental monitoring and control, what Honeywell has been forced to concede is that ...

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At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that iOS 8, which will be released in the autumn, will include HealthKit, an application that will pull together data from a range of sports, wellness, and mHealth applications hosted on its devices or wearable devices that are connected to them. Apple has taken a cautious step with ...

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Samsung’s Voice of the Body Initiative

Samsung recently held its Voice of the Body launch, timing the event ahead of any potential Apple announcement set for the Apple Developers Conference a week later.

Samsung announced to two pronged strategy to help drive wearable devices within mhealth and place the company at the center of an ...

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Smartphones with MIMO for Wi-Fi will increase rapidly.  This could have taken off with 802.11n, since 802.11n first supported MIMO, but did not because of the increased cost of adding MIMO combined with the complexity of antenna placements in small devices.  The closer MIMO antennas are placed, the less of a ...

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