• Consumers At Home Buying Tech Devices While Dealing With COVID-19
    Consumers staying home due to COVID-19 are turning to tech. More than a third of U.S. households have purchased a tech device over the past week to help them adjust to the current reality.
  • COVID-19 Leading To Shortfall Of Phones, Smart Devices
    COVID-19 has the potential of wreaking havoc on the technology supply chain. Now researchers have estimated a range of what that may look like. In one scenario, makers of smartphones, tablets, consumer robotics, smart speakers and wearables could see a shortfall of revenue up to $42 billion over the next nine months.
  • Toyota Taps AI To Predict Human Decision Making
    A new initiative to develop artificial intelligence tools is being launched by the Toyota Research Institute.
  • Phoning It In: COVID-19 Drives Consumers Back To Speaking On Phones
    Using a smartphone to talk is back, at least for now. For the longest time, consumers have been migrating to texting and web surfing on their smartphones.
  • Smartphone Shipments Plunge 38% Due To COVID-19
    The market of connected things is taking at least a short-term hit due to COVID-19. Global smartphone shipments dropped 38% annually in the month of February.
  • Self-Driving Truck Company Hits End Of The Road
    Since its founding in 2015, Starsky Robotics raised more than $20 million to develop driverless trucks. But now the company has shut down.
  • The Internet Of Things Vs. IoT Hype
    There's a race between the Internet of Things and the hype around it. As with any emerging technological innovation, the hype typically comes before the market.
  • Waymo Halts Robotaxi Services With Human Drivers; Automated Rides Continue
    Autonomous car trials, especially those with backup drivers, are being impacted by COVID-19.
  • Coronavirus Slowing Growth Of Wearables Market
    The coronavirus is taking its toll on the wearables market, at least from a growth perspective. The market is now projected to grow 9% this year, reaching 368 million devices shipped, according to the latest forecast.
  • AR, VR Investments Slide For Year
    Virtual and augmented reality live in a state of future potential. After cardboard VR viewers and failed consumer AR glasses, the technologies just aren't catching on.
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