Friday, January 20, 2017
  • Now FCC Stepping In On IoT Regulations

    The U.S. government seems to have its eye on the Internet of Things, as another report on the role of IoT regulation was just issued. The report by the FCC addresses cybersecurity, including the Internet of Things as a driving force and the need for regulatory bodies to step in. Specifically, the more than 50-page document proposes that there is a gap between the consumer expectation of IoT device security and the security that is actually built into those devices by the brands making them. ...Read the whole story

  • Commerce Dept. Sets Guiding Principles For Internet Of Things

    The government aims to be one of the leading IoT consumers and enable growth. In a new report, the U.S. Department of Commerce outlines a set of principles that will be used to guide its IoT initiatives. The general plan is to enable widespread advancement and adoption of IoT products and services, according to Penny Pritzker, secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. ...Read the whole story

  • Rise In Broadband-Only Homes Using TV Antennas

    Projections for 2017: There will be 17.2 million broadband-only homes. Declines in traditional pay TV service are attributable to growth in the OTT video market. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • Intel, Honeywell Team To Create IoT Retail PlatformMobile Commerce Daily

      Intel and productivity solutions manufacturer Honeywell have teamed up together to bring the Internet of Things into retail business operations for retailers to learn more about their customers to better serve them. The two are collaborating to come up with new Iota solutions that will leverage sensors, handheld computers, processors, bar code scanners, RFID tags and readers and cloud-based software. Their collaboration exemplifies how IoT is progressing, making dramatic changes outside of just a “cool factor.” ...Read the whole story

    • Google Launching 2 New SmartwatchesVenture Beat

      Google has teamed up with LG in a Nexus-style partnership to produce the first devices powered by Android Wear 2.0: the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. The two companies will unveil these smartwatches on February 9 — at an event for the platform’s official launch — and begin selling them in the U.S. the next day, according to marketing material shared with VentureBeat. The rollout will continue to other regions through February and March, with the watches given prominent placement at LG’s booth at Mobile World Congress, which starts on February 27 in Barcelona. ...Read the whole story

    • Real Estate App Adds Augmented Reality, Image RecognitionMobile Marketer

      Online home buying resource realtor.com is test piloting a pair of new features on its application, Sign Snap and Street Peak, that make real estate data more accessible through image recognition technology. The features are currently in different stages of development: Sign Snap uses image recognition technologies, as well as the smartphone's camera and GPS capabilities to search the entire realtor.com property database, and is available now. Street Peak, which lets users pan a street and uses augmented reality to surface property details about homes on that street, is slated for release this spring. ...Read the whole story

    • Samsung Adds Android 7.0 Nougat To Galaxy PhonesThe Verge

      Samsung is rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update to existing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge phones. “Nougat includes a number of new Android features that Samsung has tweaked accordingly,” The Verge writes. “The user interface of the Quick Panel has been updated with a cleaner look, and the icons are now grouped to make them easier to find.” ...Read the whole story