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Enabling Big Data and Connected Cars
7/31/2014
Realtime data could just be the tagline of today’s connected society. Whether it’s an industrial company looking to harness predictive analytics via M2M technology or a consumer looking to harness information in his connected car, the ability to inject machine intelligence into a situation is a value add to so many.

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M2M Secures Perimeter
7/31/2014
M2M can provide value in a number of key industries. One area in particular is securing a particular location in construction, industrial automation, agriculture, and law enforcement using remote sensing and imaging. Recently, cameras have been becoming more high-tech.

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Connected Lights, Colors, Sounds with Q
7/30/2014
Connected consumer devices can make life smarter and more fun. By putting data and the ability to remotely control systems in consumers’ hands, these technologies open up endless possibilities.

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Nest, Dropcam to Advance Smart Home
7/30/2014
Smart-home solutions across the board have been rather slow to catch on with the average consumer. Pricepoint, ease of installation and use, and an unclear value proposition have plagued many entries into the smart-home/home-automation market. However, there are some notable exceptions.

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ORBCOMM Expands Territories
7/30/2014
ORBCOMM, www.orbcomm.com, is expanding operations into Oman thanks to regulatory approval given to its national service provider partner for Oman and other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, Mahd Telecom.

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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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