jawbone

Jawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake

Over the weekend San Francisco was hit by a major earthquake. The South Napa quake was apparently the strongest to hit Northern California in 25 years – and what’s amazing is that thanks to wearable technology, we’re able to see exactly how people felt it. In a blog post on the Jawbone site, the company posted a chart showing how …

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James O'MalleyJawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake
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Samsung acquires SmartThings

Samsung has just announced it has acquired Internet of Things firm SmartThings, which is one of the major connected home platforms. What SmartThings allows you to do is control your home – in an integrated way. You can connect all of your smart devices to their system, be they sensors, security cameras, locks, lightbulbs and everything but the kitchen sink …

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James O'MalleySamsung acquires SmartThings
lightfreq

LightFreq wifi lightbulb with built in speaker smashes Kickstarter goal

A crazy new wifi lightbulb called LightFreq has smashed its Kickstarter goal of $50,000 by raising (at time of writing) over $84,000 – with over 23 days to go. LightFreq calls itself “the lovechild of Phillips Hue and Jambox Boom”, and is certainly an unusual combination of technologies. First and foremost it is a lightbulb – albeit on that connects …

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James O'MalleyLightFreq wifi lightbulb with built in speaker smashes Kickstarter goal
ifttt

IFTTT adds support for Android Wear, Nike+, Yo and others

Great news for users of the internet’s biggest open secret, IFTTT: The company has added support for nine more channels. If you’ve not used “If This, Then That” – or IFTTT – before, then you should really sort that out as it could change your life. Essentially, what the clever service does is link together other services so that you …

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James O'MalleyIFTTT adds support for Android Wear, Nike+, Yo and others
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London will have 5G by 2020, says mayor Boris Johnson

Most of us still struggle to get a decent 3G signal in London, and 4G has barely begun to have an impact (or be affordable). But London mayor Boris Badenov … sorry, Johnson … reckons that London will have a 5G mobile network by 2020. Yes, that’s right, Just six years away. Talk about an optimist. Johnson told The Daily …

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Stuart O'ConnorLondon will have 5G by 2020, says mayor Boris Johnson
hitchbot

Canadians invent hitch-hiking robot. Because why not?

Meet HitchBot. Sadly not a robotic reanimation of the late Christopher Hitchens, but a hitch-hiking robot that will be travelling across Canada over the next few weeks. A creation of a number of Canadian universities, the hybrid art-project/social experiment/folly is capable of talking and interacting in conversations with the people who pick it up along the way. Perhaps it is …

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James O'MalleyCanadians invent hitch-hiking robot. Because why not?