Internet of Things

Verizon Issues “State of the Internet” Address

Verizon Issues “State of the Internet” Address

Coming soon to a universe near you: the internet. Not your regular, everyday internet, though. A ramped-up, turbo-charged version of the web that will dramatically change our lives. Don’t believe me? It’s already happening. We’ve previously written on the new “universes” that companies like Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) and Facebook Inc. (FB) are creating that will...

IBM Will Use Watson Supercomputer to Forecast Weather

Meet Your New Weatherman: IBM’s Watson

For all the differences between us humans, there’s one topic that we all seem to enjoy freely talking about: The weather. And there’s usually one gripe in particular that unites us all – weather forecasting! On a local level, there’s an outright battle between television stations as to who has the biggest radar, the best...

Internet of Things and Big Data Are Advancing Healthcare

Internet of Things + Big Data = Top Healthcare

Five billion. That’s how many devices are hooked up to the Internet of Things (IoT) today. The industry has steadily grown over the past several years… as evidenced by the fact that three billion of those devices are consumer products. From smart utility meters and connected cars on the high end, to fitness trackers on...

Internet of Things: Five Barriers to Adoption

The Best Play on the Internet of Things Trend

In 2011, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared in The Wall Street Journal, “Software is eating the world.” By mid-2013, his colleague Benedict Evans alerted us to a changing of the guard, when he declared, “Mobile is eating the world.” So what technology is going to “eat the world” next? It’s a particularly pertinent question as...

Semiconductor M&A: The Best Buyout Targets

Semiconductor M&A: The Best Takeover Targets

If you’ll indulge me for a second, back in June I predicted that we’d see a groundswell of takeover activity in the semiconductor space. Well, it’s happened. In fact, it’s turned into a full-on tidal wave. At the time of my initial forecast, roughly $80 billion worth of chip mergers and acquisitions (M&A) had been...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Personal Assistant

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

Cars At Risk of Being Hacked: Calls for Better Cyber Security

Is Your Car at Risk of Being Hacked?

Imagine driving along the highway when all of a sudden the brakes cut out, the accelerator dies, and the steering wheel begins to sporadically turn. You’ve lost all control of your vehicle. There must be some technical malfunction in the car’s computer, you think, trying to stave off panic. But you’re dead wrong. In fact,...

Vinli Makes It Possible for Everyone to Have a Connected Car

Instantly Upgrade Your Car to “Connected” Status

The automobile industry has fully given in to the Internet of Things (IoT) movement. That is, patching anything and everything into the internet. According to Business Insider, the market for connected cars has experienced a compound annual growth rate of 45% over the last five years. That overshadows the overall car market 10 times over....

Google I/O Conference: Google Is Inventing Your Tech Future

Google’s New “Big Bang” Will Change the Future

Google (GOOGL) is busy inventing your future. And judging by the company’s new products and initiatives, it hopes to be as disruptive as a modern-day “Big Bang.” But if you think that its ultra-futuristic inventions won’t be around for many years yet… you’re dead wrong. At the company’s annual I/O conference for Android and other...

Internet of Things: Facebook Joins “Universe of Things”

The Next Internet Revolution Has Officially Begun

Get ready for the next phase of internet evolution. By now, I’m sure you’re somewhat familiar with the “Internet of Things” (IoT) concept – the idea that everything you can imagine will be connected to the internet. The rationale is that we’ll be able to control anything from anywhere – such as your home security...