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26th June 2016 23:00
After abandoning its own GPU for supercomputers, machine learning, and video games in 2009, Intel has returned to the market with a new 72-core Xeon Phi, to compete with NVIDIA’s growing portfolio of GPUs. The Xeon Phi ‘Knights Landing’ chip, announced at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany last week, is Intel’s most powerful and... Read more » The post Intel readies chip to rival NVIDIA for machine learning appeared first on ReadWrite.
26th June 2016 20:00
We’ve all met someone at a party or meetup and forgotten their name just minutes after shaking their hand and making an introduction. It’s difficult to remember the names and faces of everyone you meet, but what if the wearable technology you have on you can help you out with that? With the growing trend... Read more » The post Could wearables make you a master schmoozer? appeared first on ReadWrite.
26th June 2016 17:00
New Zealand is in the midst of an Internet of Things (IoT) craze that will drive data traffic to double by the year 2020. A New Zealand Reseller News article cites the results of a recent Cisco Visual Networking Index report that predicts the nation’s IP traffic will double by 2020 to reach 50 Gigabytes... Read more » The post IoT will help New Zealand double web traffic by 2020 appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th June 2016 23:00
The Department of State has announced plans to deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) energy platform to conserve more energy, identify potential issues quicker, and monitor the department’s sensors. It will be working with C3 IoT (formerly C3 Energy) to deploy the IoT platform to hundreds of thousands of “data points” over the coming years.... Read more » The post U.S. state department wants IoT to save them money appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th June 2016 20:00
Latin America’s smart city market will jump nearly 20% in the next four years driven by urbanization and major smart infrastructure investments. The BNamericas site reports estimates by the Markets & Market consultancy of annual smart city market growth of 19.4% by 2020, reaching a total of $758 billion. One of the factors driving smart... Read more » The post Latin America smart city market to grow 19% by 2020 appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th June 2016 17:00
This week, French Tech, an organization dedicated to promoting innovation and technology in France, introduced its second global competition, with the goal of bringing the best tech entrepreneurs to France. The competition is called French Tech Ticket, and it is offered to non-French entrepreneurs from across the globe that might be interested in living in... Read more » The post Mais Oui! France wants all of your startups appeared first on ReadWrite.
24th June 2016 22:00
It’s not all happening in Silicon Valley. General Motors has created a new team dedicated to autonomous cars at its Warren Tech Center, based in Detroit. There are already several hundred employees working on the development of its self-driving system, alongside test drivers already active in San Francisco. “We’ve got several hundred people in this... Read more » The post GM to spend $1 billion on self-driving tech center in Detroit appeared first on ReadWrite.
24th June 2016 21:00
Energy management firm Blue Pillar’s latest update to its Aurora platform, which connects businesses to a single energy system, may help secure energy access to allow them to avoid power outages — while also boosting energy efficiency. Aurora – billed by the firm as an “energy network of things” now has end-to-end encryption and logs records for... Read more » The post Can an energy “Network of Things” defeat gird instability? appeared first on ReadWrite.
24th June 2016 20:30
Wearables continue to display strong growth in the first quarter of the year, reaching $6 billion in revenue on a 133 percent yearly growth. The main factor for pushing wearables passed the $6 billion mark is the Apple Watch, which is already the most successful smartwatch on the market, despite being less than a year... Read more » The post Apple drives wearables to $6 billion in first quarter sales appeared first on ReadWrite.
24th June 2016 19:00
Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is heralded as a future money spinner for industries far and wide, one analyst says telcos won’t see 5G-related windfalls from IoT any time soon. As reported by RCRwireless, New Street Research partner Andrew Entwistle dumped cold water on the future of IoT and its relationship to 5G wireless... Read more » The post Could telcos lose their shirts on the IoT-driven 5G business? appeared first on ReadWrite.
24th June 2016 18:00
At the Smart Cities Innovation Summit this month in Austin, public-benefit dev firm US Ignite called out the 15 communities participating in their Smart Gigabit Cities Program — designed to build public services that could be shared with other cities in the program. The 15 communities include: Austin, TX; Cleveland, OH; Burlington, VT; Chattanooga, TN; Flint, MI;... Read more » The post Here are US Ignite’s first 15 smart communities appeared first on ReadWrite.
24th June 2016 16:30
Comcast and Alarm.com have announced an agreement to acquire portions of Icontrol Networks, an 11-year old home security company. The multi-deal involves Comcast purchasing the Icontrol Coverage platform, which already powers the Xfinity Home Screen and back-end servers used to control smart home devices. Comcast will also take control of the wholesale business. See Also:... Read more » The post Comcast adds to smart home offerings with Icontrol appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd June 2016 23:00
In Argus Insights’ newest “Smart Home 360” report, it’s clear there’s a strong distinction between consumer perception of the apps associated with the most popular Smart Home Service Providers and MSOs (Multiple System Operators) and the apps coming with Do It Yourself (DIY) devices. Argus Insights found that — from over 56,000 app and device... Read more » The post Is DIY smart home tech hobbled by poor app functionality? appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd June 2016 21:00
As the race to master self-driving car technology accelerates, some investors say Tesla Motors partner NVIDIA Corp. may have the edge over competitors Apple and Google. According to Investors Business Daily, Wedbush Securities analyst Betsy Van Hees sees Santa Clara, Calif.-based NVIDIA as nearing a breakthrough that will bring autonomous vehicles to the next level. Van... Read more » The post Is NVIDIA outpacing Apple, Google with its self-driving tech? appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd June 2016 20:00
The birthplace of the Blackberry phone is now home to Canada’s first low-power wide area network (LPWAN). The Waterloo Region Record reports that the startup Eleven-X launched the network that will accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the region. Waterloo, Ontario, is about an hour’s drive west of Toronto. Eleven-X recently... Read more » The post Waterloo gets Canada’s first LPWAN network for IoT appeared first on ReadWrite.