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

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“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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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

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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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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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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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Toshiba Introduces Bluetooth Beacon Signs

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Toshiba recently introduced signs that use Bluetooth® Smart technology to create customize the consumer shopping experience.  Bluetooth beacons send out a signal and when the smartphone comes into range, the sign becomes an “adaptive storefront.” I love when technology from … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Technology Flying into the Wild Blue Yonder

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Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season…a paper airplane powered by Bluetooth®. We first saw this cool product at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show where the company, PowerUp Toys, showed off their paper airplane conversion kit. The kit takes … Continue reading

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One More Thing….

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The Apple Watch, announced yesterday from Cupertino, was not the first smart watch launched this year, and certainly not the first wearable. We’ve seen a flood of smart watches introduced—the Moto 360, LG G Watch R, Samsung Gear S, and … Continue reading