Bluetooth at CES : An IoT for Everyone

Bluetooth at CES and in 2017 - An IoT for Everyone Panel

This year, we had the privilege to host some of the top leaders from the associations, companies, standards, and technologies that are building the Internet of Things (IoT) in a three-panel speaking track at CES 2017. As the IoT continues to grow (and rapidly!), the fight to win the consumer is building un-scalable walls between use cases, crippling adoption, and limiting innovation. In our sessions, we focused on how to overcome these challenges by working together to put the consumer first. We... Continue Reading

Battling Beasts with Bluetooth Board Games

Update: Sensible Objects recently attended Discover Blue: London where they showed off its Bluetooth game, Beasts of Balance. read the Q&A and watch the video to see this physical, and virtual, world game.  Board games have been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years. From age-old favourite Monopoly to more recent classics such as Settlers of Catan, sitting around a table to play games is back in vogue. And for lovers of games like Jenga, there’s a new kid on the block, and he’s sporting Bluetooth technology. Continue Reading

A Flame Starts with a Spark

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Every idea begins with a tiny spark that, when nurtured, will grow into a flame. Many ideators will sit down with a piece of paper and a pen or pencil and begin sketching their thoughts and plans. These ideas eventually become a rendering they can use to create a masterpiece, whether a strategy, product or concept. It’s the same with writers sitting down to write the great American novel. Once you have it down on paper, how do you take the original concept and improve it? How do you preserve your... Continue Reading

Battling Beasts with Bluetooth Board Games

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Board games have been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years. From age-old favourite Monopoly to more recent classics such as Settlers of Catan, sitting around a table to play games is back in vogue. And for lovers of games like Jenga, there’s a new kid on the block, and he’s sporting Bluetooth technology.Fabulous Beasts is a tablet-based puzzle game made real, where small animal figures are scanned into the game via a base unit and then balanced precariously on top of each other. We caught... Continue Reading

With New Bluetooth Antenna, You Can Go Off-the-Grid but not Out-of-Touch

With New Bluetooth Antenna, You Can Go Off-the-Grid but not Out-of-Touch

We’ve all experienced the 21st century panic when our cell phone suddenly doesn’t have a signal. And it always seems to happen in the worst possible situations: when you’re far off the beaten trail, lost in a crowd, or in the eye of the storm. But for those who take the motto “be prepared” to heart, there’s a new option.The goTenna is a small, portable Bluetooth technology antenna that wirelessly connects to your smartphone and generates a long-range, point-to-point VHF radio signal that can be... Continue Reading

Bluetooth Provides Advanced Warning for IBS Sufferers

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It may sound like a joke, but for people who suffer from incontinence or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)—or care for those who do—getting to a toilet in time is no laughing matter. For those individuals, a new wearable device with Bluetooth Smart technology may be a life changer.The D Free is a matchbook-sized device that adheres to a person’s abdomen so that its sensors can detect intestinal movement or swelling before the individual may be aware of it. Using low-power, reliable Bluetooth Smart... Continue Reading

Your Bus Is Here: Bluetooth Beacons Help Visually Impaired Navigate Public Transport

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We love hearing about cutting-edge applications of Bluetooth technology that makes all of our lives easier. But we’re especially excited when we see Bluetooth used to help people who have special needs. That’s the case with a new public transport program that is helping guide the blind in Bucharest.Beacons—installed in 500 buses and trolleys around Romania’s capital city—are helping the visually impaired ride and transfer buses without needing assistance, using Bluetooth proximity sensing to transmit... Continue Reading

What’s Cooking? Bluetooth Offers Smart Home Chefs a Helping Hand

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Kitchens are at the heart of any home—and are certainly the heart of many of the latest smart home innovations. General Electric’s recent Connect Chef line is a new addition (coming fall 2015) that gives home chefs a helping hand, using Bluetooth technology to connect the range and microwave.Both hands busy managing pan and spatula? No problem. Your Bluetooth sous chef has you covered. You can preset the over-the-stove light on the microwave or overhead vent to automatically turn on when the range’s... Continue Reading

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

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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 GO uses Bluetooth low energy technology to control a range of common smartphone applications with a simple raised thumb selection and voice interaction—there’s no need to see the screen. Ray Go clips onto a cane or guide dog leash—even onto a steering... Continue Reading

Get Your Hipster On with Bluetooth Beanie

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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 ride your fixie to the local co-op for a fair-trade coffee?Chillax. TRNDlabs has you covered.Now you can keep your fashionably messy-haired head warm with a stylish new Bluetooth Beanie that lets you listen to music or take calls almost... Continue Reading