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Trends

Opting Out of Technology Will Be Very Difficult in the Future

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

While technology has become an integral part of everyday life, still some people refuse to engage. I know, it sounds crazy. But everyone single one of us knows at least one person that doesn’t have a Facebook, avoids SnapChat, and has been using a…

Internet of Things

New York

A Refurbished Tech Device: A Smart Buy or Not?

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

When you’re in the market looking for gadgets to purchase, you’ve probably noticed how there are lots of manufacturers offering you with refurbished versions of electronic devices. Most people equate this to buying a used, beaten up car. However, this article will show you…

Opinion/Analysis

The Success of the Chatbot Lawyer Shows What the IoT Gets Wrong

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Ever heard of the Chatbot Lawyer? It’s a web app designed to talk to you in order to pick up the information it needs to generate your own personal parking ticket appeal. And it works, as Tech.Co reported last year: “Stanford University student Joshua Browder…

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

Convenience is at the heart of product development. Simply put, if it can make life easier, it’s a good idea. This common approach to consumerism is what thrust the Internet of Things (IoT) into the mainstream, placing products like virtual voice assistants, WiFi-connected speakers, and…

Security

Boston

Survey: Security Breaches Affect Almost Half of U.S. Firms Using IoT

By | Jun 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

A new survey has found that nearly half of the U.S. firms using an Internet of Things (IoT) network have seen security breaches in the recent past. The resulting costs can be extreme, sucking up as much as 13 percent of smaller firms’ annual revenues….

Security

In the Future, Internet-Connected Car Security Is Only Getting Tougher

By | May 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

The rapidly developing world of self-driving cars will create an entirely new form of life in major cities across the world: Cars will be able to interact with each other and with their surroundings, creating massive amounts of data that can help solve traffic problems or, analyzed…

Real Estate

3 Ways Technology is Impacting Commercial Real Estate

By | May 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Back in 2010, I was working in a financial role and looking for an office for my company. I realized, from the consumer’s perspective, that my options for finding one were limited. The commercial real estate industry was completely segmented, with brokers and landlords…

Interviews

20-Year-Old Founder Xyla Foxlin on Bars, Plushies, and Being Alienated

By | May 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Xyla Foxlin strives to be the woman she wishes she had to look up to growing up: passionate and invested in what she does technically, but also maintaining pride in her femininity and external interests including fashion and art. You’ll find her in a…

Startups & Apps

NYC

How the LinkNYC Network Heralds the Rise of Smart Cities

By | May 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Smart cities — the term for modern-day cities powered by cutting-edge IoT tech — are starting to emerge. Kansas City’s recent award-winning “smart city” initiative gathers data from its downtown streetcar line in order to help businesses adjust their services to the flow of foot traffic…

Ecosystems

Dublin

3 IoT Startup Trends Happening in Dublin

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When you think about the Irish startup scene, fintech might come to mind. But Ireland is much more than payments and blockchain, in fact, IoT is starting to gain more ground. Ireland is the home to Intel, Google, Accenture’s AI Lab, several research institutions…

Opinion/Analysis

Cloud Computing Is on the Rise as Big Data and IoT Merge

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

Cloud computing is expected to quadruple within the next few years. It’s predicted that only 8 percent of all workloads will continue to be processed by traditional data centers, while 92 percent will be processed by cloud data centers. Recent estimates by Cisco predict that…

Startups & Apps

Tantiv4 Introduces Universal Smart Button Remote To Simplify Your Life

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

There are so many daily tasks and obligations in our lives that can fill our head make us easily distracted. From buying our weekly groceries and remembering to turn the lights off before we leave to making coffee and turning on the security alarm, it’s…

technology

4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Smart Home From Hackers

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 9:15 am

Towards the end of 2016, a series of massive DDoS attacks took out some of the internet’s biggest websites, including PayPal, CNN, Reddit, Github, Netflix, Twitter, and many others. The attack billed as one of the biggest in the history of the internet, was…

Gear & Gadgets

10 Gadgets To Build Out Your Dream Smart Kitchen

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm

When the first fridge with a built-in screen was released, the world lost its collective mind. After all, who needs a touchscreen on a fridge, right? Whether we like it or not, the world of IoT has spun out a plethora of gadgets that…

Business

How Big Is the Internet of Things Opportunity in the Industry?

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. It is also working with efficient wireless protocols, improved sensors, cheaper processors. Startup and enterprise are choosing Internet…

CES

How the Internet of Things Could Save the Insurance Industry $6 Billion

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Insurance companies love collecting data on their clients. The Internet of Things loves gathering data through every smart device. A match made in tech heaven? That’s what ROC-Connect thinks: It’s partnering with CoreLogic in order to help insurers bring IoT devices to market. The impact could…

CES

Las Vegas

JAM Audio Launches Alexa Enabled Speakers

By | Jan 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The year of voice-based assistants is here, and now JAM Audio is announcing three new speakers that support Amazon’s Alexa during CES 2017. The company also announced several new or updated versions of their WiFi and Bluetooth connected speakers and earbuds. Priced competitively against…