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Meet The Startups From Wearable World Accelerator
Jessica Lipsky  
11/24/2015   Post a comment
A handful of new wearable and Internet of Things companies were on display at Wearable IoT World Labs’ fall demo day last week. The local accelerator showcased eight companies in the wearable and automotive world in its downtown headquarters.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT
Jessica Lipsky  
11/13/2015   Post a comment
Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
Verizon Unveils ThingSpace IoT Platform
Jessica Lipsky  
10/29/2015   Post a comment
Verizon wants to connect billions of things within its 4G LTE network. The company announced an Internet of Things development platform, ThingSpace, for connectivity in smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and sharing platforms.
PCs Live, Says Dell with Refresh
Jessica Lipsky  
10/22/2015   Post a comment
As the PC market continues to decline, Dell is doubling down with a desktop refresh targeting emerging markets including three desktop and three all-in-one PCs.
Smart Inks Monitor Glucose
Jessica Lipsky  
9/11/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are working toward a holy grail of sensor technology -- non-invasive glucose testing.
Inside GlobalFoundries' Fab 8
Jessica Lipsky  
8/18/2015   (1) comment
We tour GlobalFoundries' Fab 8, one of the largest chip fabs in the United States, in Malta, N.Y. and a hub for innovations developed at R&D centers in Albany.
Battery Startup Gets Ex-Fab Exec
Jessica Lipsky  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Albany battery startup BessTech announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GlobalFoundries, has joined the company as its chief technology officer. Grose retired from GlobalFoundries and served as CEO for three years
Intel President, Execs Step Down
Jessica Lipsky  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
Intel President Renée James is among several top executives who announced plans to resign from the chip giant. Three other executives from various divisions will also leave the company.
Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light
Jessica Lipsky  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance.
Smartwatches to Outpace Trackers
Jessica Lipsky  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Smartwatch ownership is on the rise and will likely surpass activity trackers, according to market researchers. A report from The NDP Group projected that 2016 activity tracker ownership will have peaked at 32 million in 2016 while smartwatch ownership will hit 9%.
Wearables Don Smart Fabrics
Jessica Lipsky  
2/12/2015   Post a comment
What do musical instruments, car seats, and shoes have in common? Each item benefits from smart fabrics invented by Berkeley, Calif. company BeBop sensors. BeBop layers printed circuits onto polyester felts, synthetic silk weaves, and spandex of various thickness to create a web of sensors that connected to a sewn-in microcontroller.
Smart Panel Ponders AI's Future
Jessica Lipsky  
12/9/2014   (4) comments
Artificial intelligence is well on its way to entering the market by 2025, but it may look different than the public has imagined. AI could give systems the ability to talk to each other quickly and simply or to reason and make inferences.
Intel X86 Eyes Google Glass
Jessica Lipsky  
12/2/2014   (1) comment
The next generation of Google Glass may have new guts, as an Intel x86 processor is expected to replace the Texas Instruments Omap chip.
Maker Faire Meets the Big Apple
Jessica Lipsky  
10/3/2014   (12) comments
Hundreds of large companies, startups, maker spaces, and scientists converged at Maker Faire, held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Makers big and small came with curiosity to play with hundreds of projects.
Employees at Apple Supplier Factory at Risk, Report Says
Jessica Lipsky  
9/8/2014   (11) comments
Serious health, safety, environmental, and human rights violations were found at a Suqian, China, factory that has contracts with Apple, Dell, HP, and others, a report from China Labor Watch and Green America says.
Intel Strengthens Servers With Avago Networking Buy
Jessica Lipsky  
8/14/2014   Post a comment
Chip giant Intel is looking to expand its networking portfolio by buying up LSI's Axxia division for $650 million.
TSMC Said to Ship Apple SoCs
Jessica Lipsky  
7/11/2014   (1) comment
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that TSMC has started shipping chips to Apple and that will continue through 2015. Analysts believe that the company is making the chips for the iPhone 6.
Wearables Need Tailored SoCs
Jessica Lipsky  
5/5/2014   Post a comment
Hardware designed specifically for wearable devices will be key to mainstream products. Panelists at Linley Tech Mobile Conference said scaled-down smartphone SoCs are preventing the battery life improvements necessary for wearables to take off.
Google Glass Success Depends on Niche Apps
Jessica Lipsky  
3/11/2014   (11) comments
Prototyping applications will be key to Google Glass and other wearable glasses, according to speakers today at Wearables DevCon, a conference for wearable makers, software developers, and app creators.
Gesture Interface at CES Taps Ultrasound
Jessica Lipsky  
1/12/2014   (2) comments
Gesture recognition software for Android and Windows from Elliptic Labs will be on display at CES using ultrasound speakers, standard MEMS microphones, and transducers.
Intel Edison Aims to Dress Wearables
Jessica Lipsky  
1/9/2014   (1) comment
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlined a vision for a wearable world at Monday's pre-CES keynote, the cornerstone of which centers on a SD-sized computing system.

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