Rather than focus on the disruptive and competitive nature of new technology, New York’s smart city czars are emphasizing collaboration with business and other smart cities. City technology leaders spoke at a recent event hosted by Brooklyn’s Urban-X accelerator for connected city startups. Representing the city were Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño Jr and Chief […]
Japan could have a fleet of self-driving shuttles on the road within three years, if SB Drive, a new entity created by tech conglomerate SoftBank, reaches its target date for commercialization. SB Drive wants to have a range of autonomous vehicles serving the public in the next five years, and has already completed trial runs […]
Google’s self-driving unit Waymo has filed a preliminary injunction against Uber, a few weeks after filing a lawsuit accusing the ride-sharing company of stealing trade secrets related to self-driving technology. The preliminary injunction asks for all of Uber’s self-driving cars to be taken off the road, effectively halting the company’s self-driving program. Uber has over […]
French automaker Peugeot wants to be more than a car manufacturer in the self-driving future. It wants to be your coach, therapist, and butler, all rolled into one. At least, that is what Peugeot’s Instinct concept car is trying to achieve. See Also: Getting good self-driving road manners from…the Swiss? Unveiled at Mobile World Congress […]
Fossil Group announced on Thursday that it will double wearable production in 2017, adding 300 new products, which will smartwatches from new brands. The American fashion designer has several connected watches on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, from a variety of popular fashion brands. See Also: Wearables find themselves […]
The City of Boston is calling all Internet of Things (IoT) developers to submit ideas on how to improve the quality of life for citizens. A request for information (RFI) published earlier this month calls on IoT developers to skip the “glossy presentation” and actual identify areas where improvements can be made. See Also: India […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a rapid rate and telecommunications giant Verizon wants a large slice of the cake, with the aim of $1 billion in sales by 2017. Over the past year, it has made a few large purchases to bolster its position in the market. It acquired fleet management firm […]
inMarket, one of the world’s largest beacon platforms, says its analysis shows its platform influenced $14.5 billion in consumer spending during the Black Friday weekend. The platform noticed 370 percent more beacon detections than the same time last year, showing the rise in beacon engagement from both consumers and retailers in 2016. See Also: Estimote Mirror […]
Samsung has unveiled six projects from its Creative Lab Projects (C-Lab) division, an in-house incubator program built to nurture employee projects. The six projects — Ahead, FITT360, Hum on!, ItsyWatch, LiCON, Waffle — may launch on a crowdfunding website or receive investment directly from Samsung. See Also: Can the smartwatch market recover from big declines? […]
Robots could scoop up the remainder of jobs in agriculture over the next two decades, as machines become smarter, cheaper, and more efficient. That’s according to a new report by Lux Research that reveals how robots and autonomous systems could take over and change the agriculture industry. See Also: Crownstone takes home automation beyond Alexa […]
A meeting between the NBA players’ union and wearable tech firm Whoop is reportedly happening on Tuesday, according to ESPN, in a move to educate the union on the benefits of wearable use during matches. It comes after Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova was warned for using Whoop’s biotracker in multiple games last month. […]
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Right now, it’s limited to participants in a research project.
The real reason? JS frameworks.
Developers aren’t going to go for proprietary standards.