Technology

Waves and CEVA Offer Sound Solutions for Mobile and IoT

Waves and CEVA Offer Sound Solutions for Mobile and IoT

24 Feb 2017 comment

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 to Bring Hi-Fi Audio to the Mobile Masses

DIRAC to Bring Hi-Fi Audio to the Mobile Masses

23 Feb 2017 comment

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 Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $122.5 Billion in 2017

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $122.5 Billion in 2017

22 Feb 2017 comment

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 & Stream Deliver IoT Connectivity Management Platform

Starhome Mach & Stream Deliver IoT Connectivity Management Platform

21 Feb 2017 comment

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.

Edesix to Demo New Body Worn Cameras at MWC

Edesix to Demo New Body Worn Cameras at MWC

20 Feb 2017 comment

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.

Alphabet Scraps Plan to Blanket Globe With Internet Balloons

Alphabet Scraps Plan to Blanket Globe With Internet Balloons

18 Feb 2017 comment

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 to Debut New Premium LTE Indoor Gateway at MWC

Zyxel to Debut New Premium LTE Indoor Gateway at MWC

17 Feb 2017 comment

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 to Showcase Carrier-Grade Wireless Solution at MWC 2017

InfiNet Wireless to Showcase Carrier-Grade Wireless Solution at MWC 2017

16 Feb 2017 comment

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.

Aston Martin have Rimac’s batteries inside

Aston Martin have Rimac’s batteries inside

15 Feb 2017 comment

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.

Uber Hires Veteran NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Cars

Uber Hires Veteran NASA Engineer to Develop Flying Cars

12 Feb 2017 comment

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.

Super Bowl Halftime Drone Swarm Was Pretaped to Shield Crowd

Super Bowl Halftime Drone Swarm Was Pretaped to Shield Crowd

7 Feb 2017 comment

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 Is Testing Self-Driving Cars on California Roads

Tesla Is Testing Self-Driving Cars on California Roads

6 Feb 2017 comment

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.

Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That Would Lessen Intel Role

Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That Would Lessen Intel Role

5 Feb 2017 comment

Apple is designing a new chip for future Mac laptops that would take on more of the functionality currently handled by Intel Corp. processors, according to Bloomberg. The chip, which went into development last year, is similar to one already used in the latest MacBook Pro to power the keyboard’s Touch Bar feature, the people familiar with the matter said.

Apple Said to Join Partnership on AI Research Group

Apple Said to Join Partnership on AI Research Group

29 Jan 2017 comment

Apple is set to join the Partnership on AI, an artificial intelligence research group that includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft, according to Bloomberg. Apple’s admission into the group could be announced as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the situation. Representatives at Apple and the Partnership on AI declined to comment.

China Advances Chip Ambitions With Plan for a $30 Billion Plant

China Advances Chip Ambitions With Plan for a $30 Billion Plant

24 Jan 2017 comment

Tsinghua plans to build a $30 billion memory-chip production complex that will become China’s largest, even as U.S. officials raise concerns about the country’s intention of dominating an industry crucial to the computing and smartphone markets, according to Bloomberg.

Robotics Veteran Raises Venture Capital to Build Exoskeleton

Robotics Veteran Raises Venture Capital to Build Exoskeleton

22 Jan 2017 comment

The word "robot" conjures images of bulky, metal humanoid objects moving awkwardly. Robotics veteran Rich Mahoney is trying to change that perception by creating a robotic exoskeleton people can wear, according to Bloomberg.

Alphabet Says It Shut Down Titan Drone Internet Project

Alphabet Says It Shut Down Titan Drone Internet Project

18 Jan 2017 comment

In 2014, Google and Facebook vied to acquire Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones. Google won the bidding, so Facebook purchased its own company, which was building a huge glider called Aquila, according to Bloomberg.

FAA Fines Chicago Drone Operator $200,000 Over Illegal Flights

FAA Fines Chicago Drone Operator $200,000 Over Illegal Flights

17 Jan 2017 comment

A drone photography company that was the subject of the highest-profile attempt by a U.S. regulator to enforce aviation law on unmanned aircraft has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to settle a 2015 case, according to Bloomberg. In its defense, the company said it has never had an accident.

More Than 40% of Data Science Tasks Will Be Automated by 2020

More Than 40% of Data Science Tasks Will Be Automated by 2020

17 Jan 2017 comment

More than 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by citizen data scientists, according to Gartner. They define a citizen data scientist as a person who creates or generates models that use advanced diagnostic analytics or predictive and prescriptive capabilities, but whose primary job function is outside the field of statistics and analytics.

Satya Nadella Calls for Tech Industry to Open Up AI

Satya Nadella Calls for Tech Industry to Open Up AI

16 Jan 2017 comment

Artificial intelligence is still in a “mainframe era” in which computing power is concentrated in a few companies’ hands, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a presentation in Munich, according to Bloomberg. The computer industry is “worshiping” technology companies that can simulate real-world processes using AI software, but to become more useful the techniques need to be available to more users, as PCs and mobile devices over time displaced centralized computing,  Nadella said in a speech at the DLD technology conference.

Waymo May Sell Autonomous Hardware to Other Companies

Waymo May Sell Autonomous Hardware to Other Companies

11 Jan 2017 comment

When Alphabet’s car unit Waymo launches commercially it will have a specialized self-driving hardware built in-house. According to Bloomberg Waymo unveiled an improved suite of sensors and said it had slashed the cost of the pivotal technology at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. So far, Waymo has cut a deal with one carmaker, Fiat Chrysler, to outfit vehicles with its full self-driving kit, including hardware and software.

CES 2017: STEMI very satisfied with the appearance at CES in Las Vegas

CES 2017: STEMI very satisfied with the appearance at CES in Las Vegas

11 Jan 2017 comment

Croatian startup STEMI, that unveiled its educational robot at CES in Las Vegas, was the "target" of the media, and of potential partners and investors. As they say, they are extremely pleased with the appearance and the interest at this world's biggest technology fair.

IBM Breaks Record in U.S. Patents

IBM Breaks Record in U.S. Patents

10 Jan 2017 comment

IBM received a record-breaking number of U.S. patents in 2016, topping the list for the 24th consecutive year, showing the efforts the company is making to expand its business into products that process and analyze vast amounts of health-care data, according to Bloomberg. IBM was awarded 8,088 patents in 2016. The top five winners remained the same as the previous year, with Samsung, Canon, Qualcomm and Google nabbing those spots, according to data compiled by IFI Claims Patent Services.

Waymo Cuts Cost of Key Self-Driving Sensor by 90%

Waymo Cuts Cost of Key Self-Driving Sensor by 90%

9 Jan 2017 comment

Waymo has slashed the cost of a key technology required to bring self-driving cars to the masses and rolled it out in an autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivan, according to Bloomberg. The company has cut costs by 90 percent on LiDAR sensors, which bounce light off objects to create a three-dimensional map of a car’s surroundings.

Three Smarter Datacenter Infrastructure Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

Three Smarter Datacenter Infrastructure Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

9 Jan 2017 comment

IDC has published a new 2016 IDC Innovators report recognizing innovative companies under $100 million in the datacenter facility industry that are focused on cooling and environment management. The three vendors named IDC Innovators within the smarter datacenter infrastructure market are OptiCool, Romonet, and Vigilent.

CES: BMW Deploying Self-Driving 7 Series Fleet to Roads This Year

CES: BMW Deploying Self-Driving 7 Series Fleet to Roads This Year

8 Jan 2017 comment

BMW will dispatch a fleet of autonomous vehicles to U.S. and European cities in this year’s second half, the next step in its partnership with Mobileye and Intel to introduce fully self-driving vehicles by 2021, according to Bloomberg. The German automaker will put 40 of its 7 Series sedans on the road and train them to drive in urban areas.

CES: Smart Windshields as the New Ad Billboards

CES: Smart Windshields as the New Ad Billboards

7 Jan 2017 comment

The next frontier in digital advertising may be your car’s windshield, according to Bloomberg. Automakers, technology companies and glass manufacturers are teaming up to turn the display that graces the front of an iPhone into the windshield of a car, one that can show ads, directions and vehicle information to the person behind the wheel.

CES: Fiat Chrysler Presents Self-Driving Electric Minivan

CES: Fiat Chrysler Presents Self-Driving Electric Minivan

7 Jan 2017 comment

Fiat Chrysler is laying out a vision of a battery-powered, self-driving minivan that it bets even a millennial could love, according to Bloomberg. The automaker’s fifth-generation minivan, whose design concept is called the Chrysler Portal, would have a 400 kilometer electric range and enough screens, ports and social-media options to entertain young families while software handles much of the driving. It was unveiled in Las Vegas ahead of consumer technology show CES 2017.

CES: Insta360 Announces 8K Professional 3D VR Camera

CES: Insta360 Announces 8K Professional 3D VR Camera

7 Jan 2017 comment

Insta360, winner of the CES 2017 Innovation Honoree award for the Insta360 Nano, announced the launch of its Insta360 Pro professional VR 3D camera in Las Vegas. The standalone camera raises the bar for professional VR imaging with 8K resolution, 3D image and video capturing, and immersive livestreaming capabilities.

CES: Fitbit Aims to Hook Consumers With News Feed and New Partnerships

CES: Fitbit Aims to Hook Consumers With News Feed and New Partnerships

6 Jan 2017 comment

Fitbit is rolling out new social features on its app, including a news feed where users can share exercise summaries, read health-related content and join like-minded communities, according to Bloomberg. The fitness-tracking wristband maker is also upgrading its personal-trainer app, Fitstar, to give users custom recommendations based on historical Fitbit data, the company announced at CES in Las Vegas.