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  • New Bluetooth Standard Extends Reach
    Bluetooth connectivity may no longer be limited to two devices, thanks to a new capability. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) just updated its connectivity standard to include support f ...
  • Google Glass Re-Launched For Businesses
    Google's Glass is back and this time the device has a defined target market backed with multiple business case studies. For the last two years, Alphabet's X Company has be ...
  • 73 Million Smart Homes In North America Projected
    The number of smart home systems installed in coming years may surpass the number of homes without smart devices. By 2021, more than half (55%) of all homes in Nor ...
  • 69% Of Voice Assistant Device Owners Encourage Friends To Buy One
    Smart speaker owners say they don't want to go back to life without the devices and even encourage their friends to get one. That's according to a new study conduct ...
  • Voice Assistant Device Owners Likely To Buy More Connected Devices
    Consumers with a voice assistant device at home may not turn back after owning the device. More than half of them also say they are much more likely to b ...
  • Amazon Patents Detail Drone Fulfilment Center, Propellers That Change Sound
    The pursuit of commercialized drone delivery doesn't seem to be slowing in the U.S. More than one recently-published patent application by Amazon focuses on an area related to drone deliver ...
  • Agency Sees Google's New VR App As Speed Boost For Starting Projects
    Google just launched a platform for creating 3D objects in virtual reality. The platform, called Blocks, was developed as a tool to bring simple 3D object creation into an immersi ...
  • 85% Of Millennial Parents Trust AI To Diagnose, Treat Their Children
    As artificial intelligence capabilities expand in the future, Millennial parents may be open to using it in their children's lives. In some cases, parents said they would prefer relying ...
  • Agency Exec Sees Potential In VR Eye Tracking
    Virtual reality may soon become a platform to conduct user experience research, thanks to new eye tracking capabilities. The capabilities, which were recently launched by eye tracking company Tobii, c ...
  • 73% Attracted To VR Ads Related To Travel
    When it comes to accessing advertising on virtual reality and augmented reality platforms, consumers say they want to experience travel destinations, but are most concerned about needing additional software a ...
  • Voice Assistants May Need Some Assistance
    Voice may not be the end-game when designing experiences for Amazon's Alexa and other platforms. That was one of the takeaways from a panel discussion at Boston Innovators Group's Voi ...
  • Alliance For Smart Home Devices Grows To 600 Companies
    Standardized connectivity within smart home products appears to be growing and more than one industry group is focused on improved user experience. More than 600 companies are now part ...
  • VR, AR Developers Move Away From Mobile To Higher-End Systems
    Virtual reality experiences may be shifting from mobile-based platforms to higher-end systems. That is one of the shifts compared to last year indicated in a new study of AR, ...
  • Samsung Company Partners To Expand Voice To Wearables, Automotive, Audio Systems
    Voice-controlled digital assistants and connected sound systems may soon converge into single products, thanks to a new collaborative effort. Harman and Conexant are teaming up to offer an all-in-one hardwa ...
  • Smartwatches To Drive Wearables Market To Almost Double
    In the world of wearables, connected watches are taking the lead. The number of wearable connected devices hitting the market is expected to nearly double in the coming years. Glob ...
  • Virtual Reality Not Seen As Substitute For Travel
    As virtual reality and artificial intelligence make their way into the travel industry, consumers may not be fully on board. ...
  • FTC Responds To IoT Security Guidelines
    Security within the Internet of Things continues to be an area of focus with a major government agency involved on behalf of consumers. The Federal Trade Commission just introduced i ...
  • Connected Car Commerce On The Rise
    Vehicles are set to become increasingly connected in the coming years and generate billions of dollars as a consumer spending platform. Over the next six years, infotainment services will le ...
  • 67 Million VR Headset Shipments Forecast
    Virtual reality and augmented reality device shipments are projected to grow in the coming years, but in different markets. Virtual reality is expected to continue growing most in consumer marke ...
  • Virtual Reality Not Seen As Substitute For Travel
    As virtual reality and artificial intelligence make their way into the travel industry, consumers may not be fully on board. Most adults prefer traditional traveling over VR experiences and mo ...
  • Walmart Taps VR For Employee Training
    Virtual reality may have another place in retail, as the world's largest retailer plans to use it for employee training. Walmart recently tested VR integration at a number of i ...
  • Wi-Fi Alliance Targets New Homes For Total Connectivity
    House-wide Wi-Fi coverage may become standard in new homes thanks to a new design program from the Wi-Fi Alliance. The so-called Wi-Fi Certified Home Design Program aims to bring enterprise-lev ...
  • 70 Million VR Headsets Projected In U.S. By 2021
    The number of virtual reality headsets in use is expected to multiply globally in the coming years. In addition to increased growth, VR content revenue generation will shift from gami ...
  • Agency Execs Question New Amazon Alexa Video Approach
    Amazon's Alexa is getting 'smarter' with video. The online retailer is adding new capabilities to Alexa so that consumers can control video content and services by voice. The Video Ski ...
  • NASA Advances Drone Traffic Management System
    Major government agencies and brands continue to pursue integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into national airspace at scale with new tests completed in the U.S. NASA recently moved into the seco ...
  • Apple Adds VR Content Creation To Mac Computers
    Virtual reality is coming to Mac computers this year and Apple now is focusing on VR content creation. Among other product updates and launches, Apple introduced a new operating syst ...
  • 2 Million VR, AR Headsets Shipped Last Quarter
    Virtual reality and augmented reality continue to expand with millions of devices shipped this year and more growth expected. In the first quarter, more than 2 million AR and ...
  • Samsung Launches Smart Home Wi-Fi System
    Smart home Wi-Fi connectivity and control may be consolidating into a single network solution for consumers using certain smart home products. Samsung's Connect Home smart Wi-Fi system, which was introduc ...
  • Agency Execs Focus On Voice For Brand Engagement
    As messaging capabilities expand within the Internet of Things, voice appears to be a primary focus for new brand engagement opportunities. That was the general consensus from a panel discussi ...
  • U.S. Agency To Audit Drone Flying Approvals
    The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to audit the processes for approving and overseeing waivers for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). These waivers by the Federal Aviation Administration generally gra ...