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  • Amazon Stops Sales Of Connected Toy
    Following Walmart and Target, Amazon has stopped selling the internet-connected toy CloudPets. This follows privacy concerns flagged by a browser maker. ...
  • New Amazon Fire TV Cube Lets Consumers Change Channels With Alexa
    Amazon is launching a new Alexa-controlled TV device called Fire TV Cube. The device, available starting on June 21, is a 4K Ultra H, Alexa-powered streaming media player that can ...
  • 77% Of Connected Car Owners Trust Automakers With Their Data
    Owners of connected cars will share personal data if they receive certain service offerings, such as traffic updates, safety alerts and maintenance warnings. However, the majority (64%) want to be ...
  • 52% Of Consumers Want To Install Their Own Smart Home Devices
    Most consumers want to install and maintain their own smart home products, according to a new study by GfK. More than half (52%) of consumers said they prefer to install ...
  • Fitbit Ships 1 Million New Smartwatches In Under 2 Months
    Wearable brand maker Fitbit has shipped more than 1 million Fitbit Versa devices since its general availability and its new female health tracking feature has already been used by more ...
  • Smart Home Devices Working Together Tops Brand Loyalty
    For smart home devices, brand loyalty may take a back seat to interoperability. Consumers planning to by a smart home device consider it more important for any new device to ...
  • Customers Have Concerns With Chatbots
    Most consumers say customer service is frustrating due to long wait and hold times. Many like the idea of email and messenger chatbots when they get it right. ...
  • Smart Digital License Plates Launch In First U.S. City
    The city of Sacramento has installed digital license plates on some of its vehicles, turning the vehicles into carriers of multi-function digital displays. The city has installed 24 of the ...
  • AI Face Recognition Company Backed By $1.6 Billion
    Four-year-old SenseTime, a leading AI company in China, just raised $620 million in funding, bringing its total funding to more than $1.6 billion and a valuation of more than $4 ...
  • Podcast: Jeff Erhardt, GE Intelligent Systems, On AI And Machine Learning
    A conversation with Jeff Erhardt, vice president of Intelligent Systems at GE, about where artificial intelligence and machine learning are at the moment and where they are heading. ...
  • Wearables Shipments Reach 25 Million In First Quarter
    Global shipments of wearable devices reached 25 million units during the first quarter, according to a new report from the International Data Corp (IDC). Market growth was 1%, significantly lower ...
  • PayPal Acquires Jetlore, Maker Of AI-Powered Prediction Platform
    PayPal has acquired Jetlore, a prediction platform that uses artificial intelligence. California-based Jetlore was founded in 2011 by students from Stanford University's computer science program with the goal of applying ...
  • Amazon Alexa Learns New Trick: Finding The Right Skill On Its Own
    Amazon has launched a beta version of a feature that combines customer requests with a machine-learning model so the smart assistant can figure out the correct skill on its ...
  • Intel Drones Create 'Time' Cover In The Sky
    Intel's drones have now flown in California to recreate the cover of "Time" magazine in the sky. The cover was made using 958 Intel Shooting Star drones, all controlled from ...
  • SoftBank Invests $2.25 Billion In GM Cruise
    SoftBank and General Motors both are investing in GM Cruise Holdings LLC in a bid to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology at large scale. The SoftBank Vision Fud will invest $2.25 ...
  • Wearables Market Grows 35%; Apple Watch Dominates
    The market for wearable bands has pretty much shaken out for the moment. Left standing, in a big way, is Apple. ...
  • Qualcomm Launches New Chip For Virtual, Augmented Reality
    A new chip for virtual and augmented reality has been introduced by Qualcomm. The performance of the chip aims to make VR and AR more affordable. ...
  • 'Jurassic World Alive' App Adds Augmented Reality For Movie Promo
    The dinosaurs of Jurassic World have moved to being recreated in augmented reality in advance of Universal's coming movie "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" in June. The AR feature in the ...
  • Podcast: Rapp Global CEO Marco Scognamiglio On The Smarter Use Of Data By Brands
    A conversation with Marco Scognamiglio, Global CEO of Rapp, on with how brands can most effecivley use data in the future. ...
  • Consumer Robots Coming In A Big Way; Smart Speaker Makers To Get Involved
    The market for robots is growing exponentially and undergoing a major transition. Robotic categories now include autonomous cars, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), customer service robots and personal assistant robots, making ...
  • NBA Launches Augmented Reality For Playoffs
    The National Basketball Association is launching an augmented reality experience in the NBA app for the 2018 playoffs and finals, now underway. The NBA AR app, which launched for iPhones ...
  • Company Intros App To Predict Traffic Light Changes In Real Time For Drivers
    In addition to more screens and in-car streaming entertainment, one of the promises of connected cars is the ability to tell when a traffic light will change to red or ...
  • HTC Adds Phone Call Feature To VR Headset
    Features for virtual reality headsets continue to add up. Now HTC is adding to its Vive Focus the ability to receive calls and messages from a paired HTC smartphone. ...
  • Amazon Adds Package Tracking To Product Deliveries
    Tracking packages coming from Amazon is getting easier. The online giant has introduced a feature to its Amazon Prime so customers can use Amazon Map Tracking to check where their ...
  • Best Buy Expands Geek Squad Tech Support
    Best Buy’s Geek Squad has been repairing technology in stores for customers for some time and now the program is being expanded nationwide so all tech products and appliances – ...
  • Airbus Focuses On Flying Taxis, On-Demand Helicopters
    Future transportation may involve more than driverless cars, as Airbus focuses on flying taxis and on-demand helicopters. Airbus created an Urban Mobility Unit to explore options. ...
  • Legoland Discovery Center Launches Virtual Reality For Kids And Adults Together
    There can be somewhat of a generation gap relating to the mass adoption of virtual reality, but one global brand is doing its part to tackle that issue head on. ...
  • Best Buy Picks New Chief Digital Officer From CVS
    After stints leading the digital charge at Staples and then CVS, Brian Tilzer is moving to Best Buy as its new chief digital office. He replaces Bala Subramanian who is ...
  • Amazon Echo Secretly Records Private Conversation, Sends It To Random Contact
    A private conversation was recorded by an Amazon Echo and then sent to the phone of a random person, according to a report on Seattle TV station KIRO7. The Portland ...
  • Product-Picking Robots To AI-Powered 'Real' Fake Videos
    One thing about the Internet of Things is that there's a lot going on behind the scenes. To get a flavor of some of the behind-the-scenes IoT activities, I spent ...