The Central and Eastern European (CEE) wearables market reached a record volume of 1.6 million units in 2016, reflecting 33.8% growth year on year. In the fourth quarter of the year (4Q16) 581,000 units were shipped, which translated to 29.4% growth, according to data from the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker published by IDC.
Epson has unveiled many new products at CeBIT in Hannover, but one of the most exciting is PaperLab, the world's first dry process compact office papermaking system that was presented for the first time in Europe.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has begun construction of the world’s first full scale Passenger Hyperloop Capsule. This first capsule is the culmination of over three years and thousands of hours of design, research, and analysis.
German Digital Association Bitcom unveiled ahead of the official start of CeBIT that Japan regains importance in digital technology trade with Germany. The import of ICT commodities into Germany has increased by 11 percent to 1.5 billion euro. The import has risen by 33 percent in the last three years, and Germany now ranks among the ten most important import markets.
California relaxed several rules on self-driving cars as the state tries to maintain its status as a leading test bed for the future of transportation, according to Bloomberg. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles released proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, dropping an earlier requirement that a human driver had to be present while testing on public roads.
Swedish company Earin announced a global partnership with Red Bull Racing to be the official audio brand for the Formula One team. The one-year partnership places the Earin brand front and center with F1 fans around the world as the company gets ready to launch the next generation in their line of True Wireless Earbuds.
Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 will employ facial-recognition technology for mobile payments within months of release, adding cutting-edge security to help the marquee device stand out from rivals such as Apple’s iPhone, according to Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter.
A controversial plan to fix bitcoin’s network congestion suffered a setback after attackers used a newly-discovered bug to crash the software, according to Bloomberg. Bitcoin Unlimited was attacked after developers brought the bug to light.
At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin, the supplier of technology and services presented an onboard computer for automated vehicles. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), the computer can apply machine learning methods.
The Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation elected Huawei as a Platinum Member and H3C as a Gold Member of the Foundation during its meeting on March 9, 2017. Huawei has built OpenStack-powered telecoms, enterprise and government clouds around the world, and the company has contributed dozens of developers and community organizers to the open source project. Huawei has been a Gold Member of the OpenStack Foundation since November 2013 and will now take the place of HPE as one of eight Platinum Members.
About five years ago, Microsoft Windows enjoyed a massive 80 percentage point lead over Android when it came to the operating systems used the most to access the internet around the world. When looking at all platforms, this gap has now narrowed to 1.2 points.
Ericsson's 24th annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report published last week details progress toward connecting business and sustainability. Using Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for the company's impact on society, the report summarizes Ericsson's achievements.
Hangar 18, the first Croatian smartphone manufacturer, has participated for the first time at the largest world mobile technology exhibition Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The exhibition had the goal of presenting NOA's Element range of flagship smartphones.
Soracom announced the launch of IoT connectivity services in Europe and confirmed its commitment to growing IoT by eliminating the barriers related to security, price, speed-to-value and scalability that currently limit IoT development.
Bosch Sensortec presented the BML050, a high-precision MEMS scanner for interactive laser projection applications. The virtual UI solution is enabling technology to interact with people and enables focus-free laser projection and turns any surface into a virtual user interface (UI).
China Mobile and Ericsson started ongoing Connected Factory trial using Cellular IoT for Industry 4.0 working with Intel. The outcomes of that trial are highlighted in a demonstration at MWC in Barcelona.
RTB House introduces new features to recommendations for targeted ads. The solution leverages deep learning (currently the most promising subfield of artificial intelligence-oriented research), in display advertising to achieve more accurate product recommendations, making personalized retargeting up to 50% more efficient.
CEVA and Waves Audio announced that they have collaborated to address the substantial demand for far-field voice pickup and psychoacoustic sound enhancement solutions across the mobile, smart home and wireless audio markets.
Dirac Research announced the introduction of two new audio solutions that help transform nearly any mobile device and headphone into an on-the-go home theatre. The two solutions, the brand new Dirac VR and a second-generation Dirac Panorama Sound, will be formally unveiled and demonstrated at Mobile World Congress.
Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4% over 2016, according to new IDC study, Over the 2015-2020 forecast period, overall public cloud spending will experience a 21.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) – nearly seven times the rate of overall IT spending growth. By 2020, IDC forecasts public cloud spending will reach $203.4 billion worldwide.
Starhome Mach and Stream Technologies are assisting Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with the launch and acceleration of their IoT services. Their new solution provides MNOs with complete visibility and control of all IoT device connections, strengthening their competitive advantages.
A U.K. company Edesix, specialised in the provision of Body Worn Camera (BWC) solutions, will be exhibiting at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The BWC manufacturer will showcase the latest in wearable video security, designed to facilitate training, safety and security for the mobile workforce.
In 2013, Google ran its first tests for Project Loon, an ambitious effort to circulate broadband-emitting balloons across the globe. On Thursday, the company said that’s not necessary anymore, according to Bloomberg.
Zyxel Communications announced it will launch its LTE gateway LTE5366, one of the first LTE indoor gateways with802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi technology, at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. LTE5366 brings ultra-fast mobile broadband connectivity to the home or office, while enhancing the wireless performance and coverage at the locations where it is deployed.
InfiNet Wireless announced it will be showcasing its brand new InfiLINK XG 1000 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The company states that their new product is the fastest Point-to-Point wireless solution available in the global marketplace today.
With design and engineering work on the AM-RB 001 hypercar progressing apace, Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing today confirm some of the key technical partners for AM-RB 001.
In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. According to Bloomberg, the vehicles would be capable of providing a speedy alternative to the dreary morning commute.
The synchronized swarm of 300 drones lit up the night sky behind Lady Gaga, morphing into an American flag as she recited the Pledge of Allegiance, according to Bloomberg. Super Bowl halftime light show, prerecorded to comply with prohibitions on flying drones over people, was choreographed by Intel.
Tesla started testing four self-driving cars on California’s public roads late last year, a milestone for CEO Elon Musk who has promised to demonstrate an autonomous road trip from Los Angeles to New York by the end of 2017, according to Bloomberg.