Amazon’s Alexa wants to rule your world

Upon visiting Berlin’s IFA2107  — Germany’s answer to CES — recently,  there was one word I kept hearing: Alexa. In the consumer hardware space, it’s a great time to be Amazon, if the sheer number of hardware companies jumping on the Alexa bandwagon are anything to go by. Only today it was revealed that Amazon is working […]

Ecobyte pollution monitoring system takes IIoT hackathon prize

Ecobyte created a pollution monitoring system that took home the $5,000 cash grand prize and a set of Amazon Echos at the Industrial IoT Hackathon, held at this week’s SEMICON West in San Francisco.   Their solution, a pollution awareness platform for tomorrow’s smart cities, leverages Intel’s Edison board connected to the Intel Grove Air Quality Sensor […]

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IoT-weets: Argus looks at 2.3m+ IoT Twitter mentions

As more Internet of Things (IoT) products are found on more Americans’ wish lists – from the Amazon Echo to Fitbit wearables to Bosch refrigerators to Nest thermostats – the latest analysis from Argus Insights shows that most potential buyers’ conversations are heavily concentrated around “big data” concerns. Argus’  “State of the Internet of Things: What’s Leading Market Conversations” points out that as […]

Amazon to competitors: You’re not failing enough

It’s a tough slog, competing with Amazon, particularly Amazon Web Services. The cloud computing giant earns billions more in revenues than its next nearest competitors, even as it cranks out innovation at a dizzying pace. To such legacy IT and cloud competitors, failure is familiar. The problem, according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, however, is that Amazon competitors […]

What does Ford see for the car of the future?

Recently Ford announced the opening of their Research & Innovation Center in Palo Alto, California. To find out more about their plans for the car of the future, we sat down at the recent Women in Technology Summit with Jennifer Brace, Ford’s User Interface Supervisor at the Center. So, what exactly is Ford doing in […]