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4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professional Sports

Whether from home, in the stands, or over the radio—Americans love their sports. Today, part of that All-American sports experience involves big data and new immersive technology like virtual reality (VR) to draw in more fans and improve gameplay. There are dozens of ways sports teams can use data to their advantage—and both fans and […]

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Google launches augmented reality app ARCore for Android

Google has launched its own augmented reality kit for developers, called ARCore, a lighter version of the company’s Tango platform that does not require any specialized hardware to run. ARCore is a light software development kit, similar to Apple’s ARkit, which is able to track motion, understand flat surfaces, and estimate where the light will […]

Samsung granted permission to test self-driving cars in California

Samsung is the latest technology company to receive a permit to test self-driving cars in California, but does not plan on launching its own automotive anytime soon. The South Korean electronics giant will instead work on ‘control systems’ for self-driving vehicles. It has already conducted tests in its home country with Hyundai cars. See Also: […]

How IoT could benefit from Bluetooth’s new mesh specs

When the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released the Bluetooth mesh specification in mid-July, the launch heralded something much greater than just a new wireless spec. The move formalized the latest major development in mesh technology that will increase its adoption in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The technology’s reach in both home and commercial […]

Wearable sales to double by 2021, says IDC

The wearables market, outside of smartwatches, is still in its infancy stage. Research firm IDC expects to see its sales double in four years, with smart clothing and hearables expected to be the two new trends. Smartwatches will remain the dominant driver of wearable sales, going from 71.4 million sales currently to 161 million in […]

Apple wants you to pay big for their smart speaker

As part of yesterday’s WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) Google launched their foray into home connectivity with the HomePad called by Apple CEO Tim Cook, “breakthrough home speaker with amazing sound and incredible intelligence that will reinvent home audio.” Don’t overlook the last word, in his statement, despite the desire some will have to group HomePad with […]

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Samsung challenges Google with Connect Home Wi-Fi mesh

Samsung announced on Thursday a competitor to Google Wi-Fi, which is able to cover up to 7,500 square feet and also act as a SmartThings hub. Much like the lauded Google Wi-Fi, the Samsung Connect Home creates a mesh WiFi network that extends the network’s coverage area, similar to a wireless booster. See Also: Samsung […]

Samsung receives approval to test self-driving cars in South Korea

Samsung has received approval to test self-driving vehicles in South Korea and will begin with a “Hyundai equipped with the latest cameras and sensors,” according to The Korean Herald. Little is known about Samsung’s intentions at this time. The move comes a few weeks after Apple received similar approval to test self-driving vehicles in California. […]

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Peugeot unveils self-driving car concept that adapts to your mood

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 […]

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Samsung skips robots to focus on health wearables

Samsung will focus more on health wearables than robots in this year, in stark contrast to its South Korean rival LG Electronics, which revealed the Hub Robot, a mobile artificial intelligence assistant, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. The Galaxy mobile maker sees more potential for health wearables in an ageing population than robots, […]

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Samsung wants you to say hello to Bixby

Samsung announced this week that it will be incorporating digital assistant technology, named Bixby, into its upcoming products. This AI assistant was trademarked by Samsung last month and is created to act as a digital assistant for managing personal information. Vice Chairman of Samsung electronics, Lee Jae-yong, explained the company’s goals of improving its position […]