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Woolley’s Wearables – Android & Bluetooth Part 2

Introduction Wearable technology is taking off and taking various forms, from watches to activity trackers to smart wigs (no, I didn’t just make that last one up!) And Bluetooth Smart is right at the centre of the action. This is … Continue reading

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Q&A with Richard Day, CEO at SmartStuff

Richard Day

As wireless technology in the home becomes more prevalent, more manufacturers are realizing that Bluetooth® technology is the right wireless specification for the job, whether that job is home entertainment or using temperature and humidity sensors to control a home’s … Continue reading

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Woolley’s Wearables – Android & Bluetooth

Figure 1 - Architecture

Introduction The market for smart wearable technology is forecast to grow by over 500% in 2015 compared with 2014, with vendors shipping over 25 million units[1]. Bluetooth Smart is integral to many of these devices, providing users with a seamless, … Continue reading

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The Bluetooth Smart Home – Let There Be Light – Part 3

Silvair App by Seed Labs

In part 2 of our smart home series, we looked at ways to add smart features to an existing house without changing the infrastructure. We took a look at the simple but powerful Smartplug from Zuli In this post, we’re … Continue reading

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The Bluetooth Smart Home – Part 2

Smartplug App

My first post in this series was around simple devices that you could add to your home to make things easier. And with summer here, I am really loving that iGrill device. But now we want to start making our home … Continue reading

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BBC micro:bit—A Groundbreaking Project Putting Bluetooth Technology in the Hands of Next Generation of IoT Developers

micro:bit back

Today marks another big milestone for Bluetooth® Smart technology. Not only is it already established as a defining technology for the Internet of Things but also something just as big – a hugely prolific influence to the next generation of … Continue reading

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Smartphone Thumb Controls Use Bluetooth Technology to Aid the Visually Impaired (and Distracted Drivers)

RayGO

It’s not often we see a product targeted to two such diverse audiences as the visually impaired and distracted drivers. But the Ray GO Bluetooth remote device offers interesting advantages to both, with hand- and eye-free smartphone control. The Ray … Continue reading

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Get Your Hipster On with Bluetooth Beanie

Bluetooth Beanie

You may have the vintage clothing, retro glasses (with or without lenses), and a local-sustainable-organic-vegan-gluten-free muffin—but you’re no hipster without the beanie. And what good is a beanie if it interferes with your ability to listen to Radiohead as you … Continue reading