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  • Your Washing Machine Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter

    Arthur Zhong

    Smart appliances have been a big theme at several major tradeshows this year. At CES, for example, we saw LG debut its HomeChat technology that enables consumers to send text messages using their appliances. Samsung also had a host of smart appliances on display, from microwaves to dishwashers and everything in between. A few months

  • First National Day of Making Brings Inventors to White House

    Linda Goncalves

    Last week, the first-ever White House Maker Faire brought together over 100 tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs from more than 25 states to celebrate the first National Day of Making. The President kicked off the event with a speech about the Maker Movement, stating that “today’s D.I.Y. is tomorrow’s ‘Made in America’” and that the movement

  • Automotive Technology Takes the Stage at Telematics Detroit

    Susie Gao

    The market for connected cars continues to grow at a rapid pace. In fact, a new report from Analysys Mason claims that by 2024, a whopping 89 percent of new cars sold worldwide will contain embedded connectivity. At first the number may seem high, but when you consider the amount of vehicle manufacturers and mobile

  • Bye Bye Batteries: Unleashing the Real Power of the IoT

    Tom Sparkman

    There’s something holding back the Internet of Things (IoT) and it’s not imagination, technology or consumer interest. It’s power. I predict there would be billions of sensors at the heart of the billions of intelligent connected devices in use today if these devices didn’t have to rely on some form of battery for power. That’s a problem. Batteries are costly, toxic

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