Monthly Archives: April 2016

Samsung to Unveil New IoT Operating System

Samsung to Unveil New IoT Operating System
With all the IoT devices being created, the popular tech company Samsung is planning on launching a new IoT operating system (OS) sometime next month. This operating system will also be open-source making it more desirable for developers. With an open-source OS, developers can create apps that work with it easier. The fact that this OS is open-source should really help in increasing interoperability between devices through the Internet of Things. This OS does .

What is Project Ara?

What is Project Ara?
Project Ara was a project of Motorola Mobility. This project was announced in 2013 and since then, Google has had control of. Google has been in charge of Project Ara for some time now, but it had taken a step back. They have not been working on the project for some time now. However, it is finally showing some life. There is still no release date on this yet, but it is promising that .

Is IoT Misunderstood?

Is IoT Misunderstood?
Even with more and more IoT devices being created daily, people still are not sure what it is. Thanks to how some IoT devices like the Amazon Echo is portrayed in commercials, some people may think IoT and Siri are synonymous. This is causing people to misunderstand the real potential of IoT. There are many cool things that devices like the echo can do, but it does not show the full potential of IoT. .

IoT and Pollution

IoT and Pollution
With all the new technology that has been created in the past few years there has become an increase in pollution. This is due to the increase in factories to make these products. This is especially  a problem in countries like China where manufacturing is such a major aspect of their economy. The pollution in China is so bad that they have an app called Air Quality China which shows the Air Quality Index .

What is Phonvert

What is Phonvert
We as a society are coming up with a new smartphone almost every month. We see commercials for the new iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phones all the time, but what happens to the old smartphones people no longer want? We could sell our phones, recycle them, or even throw them away, but what if they could put to a different use than what they currently are? Phonvert has come up with a solution. It .

What’s New in Bluetooth for the Internet of Things

What’s New in Bluetooth for the Internet of Things
Bluetooth initially started the IoT wearable revolution by allowing devices to connect easily to smartphones, medical devices, fitness trackers, smart watches and many other electronic devices used daily. Bluetooth technology has improved how smart homes operate. Bluetooth is changing to something indispensably relevant to every technology user’s life. It is doing so by making the Internet of Things accessible everywhere and to everyone. Bluetooth technology is the world’s leading wireless technology because it enables simple and .

RFID Chips are Starting to be Embedded in People. Do you Agree?

RFID Chips are Starting to be Embedded in People. Do you Agree?
In George Orwell’s 1984, he depicts a society controlled by “big brother”. His novel takes place in the year 1984 and that year has come and gone, but it seems like with some of the technology coming out these days, it could be of concern now. For example, people are starting to get RFID chip implants (both voluntarily and involuntarily). An RFID chip or radio frequency identification chip uses electromagnetic fields to identify/track objects. .

Google’s New Hands Free Payment Solution

Google’s New Hands Free Payment Solution
Google has recently been experimenting with a hands free payment solution and rolled out its pilot program for this on March 2, 2016. You can take a look at their video here. You do not have to pull out your phone to make a payment, it is all hands free. This is done by using the sensors in your phone to connect to a sales system along with the use of Bluetooth Low Energy .

Apple and the FBI Discussion Continues

Apple and the FBI Discussion Continues
Apple and the FBI discussion seems to be never ending. However, finally it seems to be over. The government officially withdrew its battle against Apple on March 28th. This does not mean the privacy war is over. “This lawsuit may be over, but the Constitutional and privacy questions it raised are not,” said Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). If you are not aware, this whole battle started when Apple refused to unlock the San Bernardino .