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16 Year Old Develops Bluetooth Smart Solution to Keep Alzheimer’s Patients from Wandering

Kenneth Shinozuka

“There are 5.2 million Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S., more than 60% of whom wander. Caring for them cost the nation $220 billion in 2013 alone, a number that is expected to multiply five times by the year 2050.”— Kenneth … Continue reading

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The Future of Smart Home, with iDevices CEO and Founder, Chris Allen

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The Bluetooth SIG caught up with iDevices last week at CES as they launched the iDevices Switch, the world’s first HomeKit-enabled connected plug. Switch allows users to manage their home from wherever they are using the iDevices Connected app and … Continue reading

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Bluetooth—Security in Bluetooth 4.2

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A few weeks ago, the Bluetooth SIG released the new Bluetooth® 4.2 core specification. This new release is the most connected, most secure and most power-efficient specification to date. Bluetooth 4.2 contains feature updates in security, privacy and extended data packet length. … Continue reading

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2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards—Finalists Announced

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CES means it is Bluetooth® Breakthrough Awards time. The SIG announced this year’s finalists last night at CES. “The Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards ran the gamut this year, from fun and novel to life-improving,” said Mark Powell, executive director of the … Continue reading

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DJ QBert Creates Bluetooth Album Cover

Novalia and Interactive Album Cover

I love cool Bluetooth® technology stories. DJ Q-Bert launched a Kickstarter campaign last year for an interactive jacket sleeve for his new album Extraterrestria/GalaXXXian. The cool part is the sleeve uses 2013 Bluetooth Breakthrough Award finalist, Novalia’s technology. Novalia conductive print and … Continue reading

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Three Ways Bluetooth® Smart Technology Enables Innovation for the Internet of Things

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If you look at the broad Internet of Things (IoT) market today, many current solutions are simply missing the mark. Companies still expect consumers to be a one-man-band, racing from device to device, controlling each one individually. The problem is … Continue reading

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The Best of Both Worlds with Custom Profiles for Bluetooth® Smart Technology

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What is a Profile? A “profile” is a formal specification that defines two or more devices and how they can work together. The term is used for both Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Classic devices. This article focuses on profiles for … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Smart Technology is Your New Watchdog

Kevin McCallister

The holidays are upon us and that means campy holiday movies – in particular, Home Alone. Twenty-five years ago, Home Alone made it abundantly clear that home security needed a complete overhaul (and the McCallister’sneeded parenting classes). Just imagine the … Continue reading

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Q&A with Joachim Horn, Founder and CEO at SAM Labs

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London-based startup, SAM Labs, secured over £125,000 via Kickstarter to create what people are dubbing the first “democratic” Internet of Things (IoT) development kit for students, hobbyists, and inventors. Founder Joachim Horn started the company in order to “find a … Continue reading

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Get Even Smarter with the Bluetooth® Smart Starter Kit v2

Bluetooth Smart Starter Kit v2.0 with BlackBerry 10 Application

If you are just getting started with Bluetooth technology or need a refresher, the Bluetooth Smart Starter Kit may be just what you need. The Smart Starter Kit is a learning resource for developers just getting started with Bluetooth Smart … Continue reading