• Streaming Music Leads Smart Speakers
    Smart speakers have many uses, but listening to streaming music services tops the list, although just barely ahead of asking questions.
  • Planning For Self-Driving Cars Vs. Making Money From Them
    The mayor of Pittsburgh, William Peduto, issued an executive order detailing expectations for the testing of self-driving cars in that city.
  • Fitbit Plans Rewards To Incent Fitness
    Consumers with Fitbit devices can earn points for activities, then redeem points for discounts on Fitbit or rewards from other companies.
  • Macy's Adding AR Beauty Features, YouCam Expands In-Store Magic Mirrors
    The retailer is teaming with L'Oreal's ModiFace to add an AR feature to more than 1,000 beauty products across major brands.
  • Social Robot Jibo Tells Owners Of Its Own Demise
    Sometimes in the Internet of Things, the death of a product can be long-lived. Owners of the cute social robot Jibo are now going the way of the Microsoft Band.
  • Microsoft Pulling Plug On Fitness Tracker Support
    Owners of the devices can continue to use their trackers after May 31, although web-connected features won't be available anymore, according to Microsoft.
  • Amazon Kills The Physical Dash Button
    The Amazon Dash buttons that facilitated one-touch ordering are falling by the wayside as people move to more digital forms of ordering, most notably via Amazon's smart agent Alexa.
  • Smartwatch Shipments Up 56%; Apple Dominates
    While the market share looks great for Apple, it actually isn't as rosy as in the past.
  • Augmented Reality Video Messages Added To Packages Shipped
    European delivery company Hermes lets a package sender pre-record a message and upload it via the Hermes Send app.
  • 5G Becomes Reality, Driving IoT Connections To 25 Billion
    By the end of this year, more than 15 countries will have launched 5G networks along with 5G smartphones and by 2025, 15% of connections will be 5G, based on a new study.
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