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With a GoPro IPO on the horizon, it's safe to say that what started as something that extreme sports fanatics took advantage of is about to becoming a mainstream hit. In a lot of ways, the tiny action camera already is. Now, the BMW Group's Technology Office has partnered with GoPro to build the first-ever in-car integration between GoPro and an automobile. Cars equipped with BMW Apps or Mini Connected platforms will be able to configure and control a GoPro. Starting in July 2014, the integration will be functional on all model year 2012 and later BMW Group vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or... Read more...
The White House wants to see more people connected to the Internet, and to that effect President Obama put forth the ConnectED initiative to bring broadband to more teachers, students, and schools last year. Sprint is plugging into the effort by pledging to connect up to 50,000 kids by providing Internet access outside of the classroom. “Helping to close the digital divide is an issue of great importance to Sprint, and we believe schools and students will benefit from using our new wireless network for mobile learning opportunities beyond the classroom,” wrote Sprint CEO Dan Hesse.... Read more...
Earlier this month, AT&T began offering the Samsung Galaxy Camera, a 4G connected camera that runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Camera lets you connect to either a cellular network or a Wi-Fi network to share your photos and videos. While Samsung isn't the first manufacturer to offer a connected camera, the Galaxy Camera is in a unique position since it is currently being sold through a major wireless carrier in the US. Nikon also offers an Android-embedded Wi-Fi only camera, the COOLPIX S800c, which runs on Android 2.3. The COOLPIX S800c also features built-in GPS. In the past, Japanese... Read more...
You may be most familiar with AT&T as a telecommunications company, or perhaps just a wireless operator. Or maybe just the carrier that managed to get the iPhone first. Turns out, they're much more than that. The company has an "Emerging Devices Unit," which sounds like one of the coolest places in the telecom industry to work. That unit is already responsible for wirelessly-enabled pill containers and GPS-enabled dog collars, but their next trick is really something. They have plans in place to sell "clothes that track the wearer’s heart rate, body temperature and other vital signs and... Read more...
There's a saying that makes it pretty clear: it doesn't matter how you get from point A to point B, just as long as you do indeed get there. But with today's vehicles, that's not perfectly true any longer. The ideal vehicular travel involves high-end stereos, and anymore these days, connectivity. Companies have been trying to figure out ideal ways to make cars connect to the Internet, and it looks like Panasonic is going the route of linking up with a trusted telecom in order to make it happen. Panasonic Automotive Systems of America has teamed up with AT&T in order to explore a number of connected... Read more...
Ford and General Motors have both made clear that they recognize just how important Wi-Fi has become to the general public. So important, in fact, that some folks expect to find Internet connectivity within the new vehicle that they buy. It's fairly safe to say at this point that the next big Internet battleground, at least in America, is the automobile. We have Internet at home, we have it on the road thanks to WWAN modules, but having it in the car is still a luxury that's only afforded to few.According to iSuppli, we're about to see a new revolution in the Wi-Fi space at CES, and sure enough,... Read more...
A few years ago, some people were concerned that a digital divide would separate those that have technology from those that don’t. That doesn’t appear to be the case today if you consider the number of homeless people who have computers and access to the Internet. Take Charles Pitts, for example. Mr. Pitts is 37 years old and lives in San Francisco. He has accounts on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, runs an Internet forum on Yahoo, reads online news, and emails friends regularly to keep in touch. The difference between Mr. Pitts and many other people who do these types of activities is that Mr.... Read more...
VIA Launches New Initiative to Drive Connected Client Computing in the Enterprise VIA Technology Forum 2006 track to define strategies for overcoming today's enterprise computing challenges and highlighting the benefits of VIA Connected Client platforms Taipei, Taiwan, June 5 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA Connected Client Initiative designed to educate enterprise on connected client computing as a practical, cost effective solution to global I.T. management challenges; this will also... Read more...