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netTALK App for Cheap Voice Calls
7/29/2014
Communication in today’s digital age is important. Consumers are used to being able to connect with the people, places, and data they need at any given moment. A provider of low-cost communications, netTALK.com Inc., www.nettalk.com, says it is offering a new way to keep in touch, offering free app-to-app voice calls from smartphones and tablets.

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Fortress Security Expands Reach
7/28/2014
When it comes to the connected home and business, security is one area that piques many consumers’ attention. With more connected-security options than ever before, many are turning to solutions that offer transparency through realtime data accessible from mobile devices.

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News Flash: What's New in the Connected Car?
7/28/2014
Is the connected-car market still growing? In a word, yes. Or at least this is according to new analysis released by ABI Research, www.abiresearch.com, yesterday.

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DDoS Attack on Move Inc. Serves as Warning
7/25/2014
A few months back, Heartbleed opened our eyes to just how vulnerable systems can be to cyber attacks. Unfortunately, new security events have proven that even in times of heightened awareness and proactivity, online data is not safe from targeted attacks.

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Updating Mobile Devices
7/24/2014
Don’t want to upgrade your smartphone or tablet, but still want the latest and greatest features and functions that everyone else has? Whether you know it or not, OTA (over-the-air) updates can provide you with exactly what you are looking for—but are the manufacturers of consumer electronics truly delivering?

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GE Envisions Smart Kitchens
7/24/2014
In the smart kitchen of the future, machine intelligence and M2M communications make preparing, cooking, and cleaning easier. This imaginary smart kitchen based on existing technologies is but one of the improvements discussed at the Dwell on Design L.A. tradeshow at the end of June that will bring the benefits of connectivity to all corners of consumers’ lives.

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Accenture Teams up with Uconnect
7/23/2014
Across the globe, connectivity is leaking from other areas of consumers’ lives into their vehicles. In some ways, the trend is dangerous. Without well-designed user interfaces and controls, access to data for entertainment, communication, and navigation purposes can pose a safety risk. In other ways, the trend is exciting. When technologies are integrated into vehicles with safety as the top concern, they can provide the data drivers want and need. Either way, the trend is here to stay.

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Home Medical Monitoring Surges
7/22/2014
Analyst firm Berg Insight, www.berginsight.com, has released a new research report with data on connected home-medical monitoring. At the end of 2013, approximately 3.0 million patients worldwide were using home-medical monitoring devices, including CRM (cardiac-rhythm management), ECG (electrocardiography), glucose level monitors, and other devices that are remotely monitored by doctors; the report does not include personal-health trackers in the figures.

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New Solution Helps Monitor Sleep Apnea
7/21/2014
In Europe, approximately 2-5% of the population suffers from a disorder called sleep apnea caused by pauses in breathing during sleep and subsequent drowsiness during the day, along with a broad spectrum of serious medical conditions. Most often, sleep apnea is treated with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device that provides a constant, steady airflow during the night.

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Stay Cool with Connected AC Solution
7/18/2014
Every summer, talk turns to conserving energy and money. One area to save is air conditioning—especially in empty rooms. But hope is not lost for those not-so-smart homes. Now any home can be connected with AC intelligence thanks to a new product from INAIR PTE, www.inair.com.sg, O2U, o2u.io.

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No More Overage Charges Overseas
7/17/2014
Making business calls while abroad can be pricey, ranging from $1-$1.50 on major U.S. cellular networks. Most Wi-Fi hotspots, in country and out, do not allow for making phone calls, and the price of accessing data for Internet use is also excessive. One company is now offering businesses a connected device that can make calls, send texts, and access data anywhere in the world for one price.

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The Future of Mobile Operating Systems
7/17/2014
Are you ready for the next version of Android? Whether it is Android, iOS, Windows, or BlackBerry, users need to ensure the operating system on mobile devices is updated in order to get the most value out of the device. Is your OS updated? Are you prepared for the next evolution of operating systems that are coming?

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Telematics Platform for Latin American Markets
7/16/2014
Telematics solutions are becoming a must for business owners looking to keep track of their assets. Powerful aftermarket solutions capable of providing realtime data about location and status of vehicles in realtime can satisfy companies’ desire for increased visibility.

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Forecaster Tackles Security Issues in M2M/IoT
7/16/2014
You just can’t say enough about security, when it comes to M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) these days. It seems everyone has an opinion, but very few have an answer for how to solve the problems that seem to be lurking around every corner. If there is one thing for sure it takes people, processes, and technology to manage security risks especially when we are talking about a world where everything is connected. There is no one-cure to eradicate cyber risks completely, but armed with the right knowledge companies can do much to prevent their perimeters from being penetrated.

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Innovative Collar Tracks Pet Vitals
7/15/2014
If dogs and cats could talk, they would be able to tell us when they didn’t feel well. Unfortunately, our nonverbal friends don’t have that option. Luckily, PetPace, www.PetPace.com, has created a smart collar for dogs and cats which will track the vitals of any household pet more than 8-lbs. Each collar is shockproof and ruggedized for outdoor use, and has an adjustable strap in small, medium, or large, fitting dogs up to and more than 160-lbs.

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