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Want a Smart Life? Go Beyond the Smart Home

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The connected home is the oft talked about mythical beast of the Internet of Things (IoT). There seem to be an unlimited number of standards, companies, and Kickstarter projects promising to deliver the home automation experience we have been begging … Continue reading

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Range Limitation? What Range Limitation? Introducing Mesh Networks

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All wireless networking technologies have a limited range. That’s just the way the physics work. But there are a growing number of scenarios where devices, spread across a large area, need to be able to communicate with each other using … Continue reading

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Bluetooth—Beacons Update

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Aislelabs recently published a very thorough review of beacons currently on the market. We know it’s really the technical details that get our developers interested in these use cases. Power Consumption Like most things, beacons require a power source but … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Bluetooth® Platform Capability Quick Reference Guide

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There’s never been a better time to be or become a Bluetooth Smart developer. Bluetooth is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of adoption, with IHS Technology estimating 2.4 billion Bluetooth devices shipping in 2013 alone. This figure will increase to … Continue reading

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Q&A with Szymon Janiak, CMO at oort

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Last month, Bluetooth® innovators from all over the world attended the annual Bluetooth SIG media event in New York to show off their latest Bluetooth Smart devices and solutions. One of the exhibitors was Internet of Things experts, oort. The … Continue reading

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Q&A with Ulrich Ditschler, CEO & Founder at TobyRich

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We recently covered a couple of cool start-ups experimenting with smartphone-controlled toy planes which fly with Bluetooth® Smart technology. The ‘smart toy’ market is quickly gaining traction, so we decided to catch up with Ulrich Ditschler from German start-up TobyRich to find … Continue reading

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Wearables, Bluetooth Technology and You

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Washington DC is such a cool town. I had forgotten how cool until I got the opportunity to speak at the Modev Wearables + Things conference. Not only was the conference informational, but it was inspirational. The energy was palpable … Continue reading

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Internet of Things Aims to Smarten Your Life

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The Bluetooth SIG held its annual New York City media event last week and it was flat out awesome—20 member companies showed off their latest Bluetooth® innovations to the New York media. The Associated Press—the world’s oldest and largest news organization—ran … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Europe – Where the IoT Connects

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Another two days, another awesome event. We wrapped up Bluetooth Europe and what can we say but “wow!” Bluetooth Europe inspired, empowered, taught and connected more than 225 attendees to the future of Bluetooth technology. There were some awesome discussions … Continue reading