Logitech’s remote to modernize presentations

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February 1, 2017

Presentations are a necessary evil of the corporate world. According to Logitech, that typically means watching someone with a laser pointer gesture at a screen while awkwardly fumbling with an ancient remote (Logitech hasn’t updated its own in years). Logitech’s new Spotlight presentation remote is an attempt to remedy this by bringing presentations to the present day with a new, modern design. It’s an elegant-looking device, made of machined aluminum…

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Joint solution to enhance asset tracking capabilities

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January 24, 2017

Ruckus Wireless, a part of Brocade,has announced a joint solution with TrackR, a leader in personal item management innovations, that leverages Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of TrackR’s Crowd GPS network. Leveraging existing wireless infrastructure, the new integration provides customers and end users with enhanced asset movement detection in real time and provides more robust…

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‘Smart jacket’ to diagnose pneumonia

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January 23, 2017

A ‘smart jacket’ that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other has been invented by a team of Ugandan engineers. The idea came to Olivia Koburongo, 26, after her grandmother fell ill, and was moved from hospital to hospital before being properly diagnosed with pneumonia. “It was now too late to save her,” said Koburongo. “It was too hard…

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Software solution enables Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories

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November 29, 2016

A Bluetooth software solution that enables developers to efficiently create Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories has been introduced by Silicon Labs. Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth solution with HomeKit support is pre-tested by Apple. This gives developers time-to-market benefits, eases engineering effort and helps end-product vendors minimize risks when getting their HomeKit-enabled accessories to market. Available as a library with clean, easy-to-use APIs, the Bluetooth 4.2-compliant software is pre-tested and certified by Apple to…

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Open and free-of-charge WiFi in Kendall Square

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November 29, 2016

An open and free-of-charge WiFi network is now available in the Kendall Square area and the Newtowne Court and Washington Elms public housing neighborhoods. The idea, originally brought to MIT and others by Google, took three years to execute because of the intricate work involved in building out fiber networks to provide connectivity to outdoor wireless access points. MIT took on the infrastructure challenge and spearheaded the project. The MIT-led…

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Energy storage managed remotely

October 31, 2016

NorthStar, the Swedish-American energy storage provider, has introduced a remote management solution at Intelec in Austin, Texas. The solution, named NorthStar ACE (Advanced Connected Energy), which will change the way energy storage is managed. NorthStar ACE will be deployed in select installations during Q4 2016 and be fully available in the market from Q1 2017. About 15-20 million batteries are purchased each year for telecom site backup power. More than 50%…

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The technology paradox: Technology to give you your life back

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October 21, 2016

Author: Daisy Stapley-Bunten Technology to take you away from technology – sound a little paradoxical? Fashion has made accessories out of technology, hybridizing medical wearables with personal data tracking. Replacing one piece of technology with another that is less invasive. Technology has become inextricably integrated into our lives, but these technologies attempt to relieve the symptoms of tech-addiction, with tech… Aurai At a time when we interface more with technology…

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WiFi IP deployed for healthcare and IoT devices

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October 20, 2016

The licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, Ceva, and HMicro, a wireless solutions firm developing integrated products for medical, industrial and the broad Internet of Things, has announced that HMicro has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Sense WiFi IP in its WiPoint Wireless Technology platform. The WiPoint platform was specifically designed to address the challenging requirements of wireless peripherals in healthcare and the broad IoT, particularly areas demanding industrial…

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Lightweight multi-purpose processor designed for the IoT

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October 12, 2016

The licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, CEVA, has introduced a lightweight, multi-purpose, processor IP core to streamline the design of cellular-enabled low data rate industrial and consumer loT devices. The CEVA-X1 IoT processor deploys a single-core DSP+CPU architecture, specifically designed to address the severe size, power and cost limitations demanded for deploying the latest LTE Cat-M1 (formerly eMTC) and Cat-NB1 (formerly NB-IoT) standards as well as future…

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Hope robot companion for the lonely

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October 3, 2016

The new robot from Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. can’t do much but chatter in a high-pitched voice. The 39,800-yen ($390), 10cm tall, doll-like Kirobo Mini—whose name comes from “kibo,” or “hope,” and “robot”—supposedly has the smarts of a 5-year-old. Fuminori Kataoka, general manager in charge of the project, says its value is emotional, going from home to car to the outdoors as a faithful companion, although the owner must do…

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