iOS8 : Bigger Than iBeacon

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Apple gave us iBeacon with the launch of iOS7. It opened up a wave of innovation around proximity-based experiences that was showing no signs of slowing down. But iOS8 is orders of magnitude more significant. At its World Wide Developer Conference Apple didn’t just tweak a few iBeacon settings or add a few new classes […]

What’s After Nest? Blue Maestro Sets the Bar for Bluetooth LE Devices

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We’ve seen the future of Bluetooth LE. And it’s taking your temperature. While Nest is getting the press this week over its acquisition by Google for a cool $3.2 billion, it’s a plucky upstart from the UK that has us excited about how connected devices won’t just slip into the fabric of our lives – […]

Hybrid Bluetooth LE: The Next Generation of iBeacon Is Already Here

AirFy is More Than a Beacon

The next generation of Bluetooth LE devices will let you know when the front door is opened, whether your bacon is crisp enough for you, and let you tap into free WiFi to overcome limits to 3G/4G bandwidth in a store. For all the talk about beacons, the true power of a connected world comes […]

Internet of Things Monday Brief: Build, Feel

Hardware Revolution

Screens are old school. Even the screen on your smart phone, which might be driving you to distraction, is a trivial toy when compared to the coming flood of hardware…10 connected devices or sensors for every person on the planet. It’s a hardware renaissance. A hardware revolution: “If the hardware revolution as a whole were […]

Water Your Lawn? There’s an App for That

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Israeli start-up Greenbox is connecting your lawn to the Internet of Things, aiming to be Nest for your backyard. With a similar website to Nest, they hit all the usual buttons: easy-to-use, firmware updates, cross-platform, water-conserving devices with a simple user interface you can access from your phone or computer. As TechCrunch reports, the Greenbox […]