Today’s a big day for Bluetooth, with a bunch of new smart home products adopting the standard and a big bet on the radio by Qualcomm.
Radionomy has relaunched Shoutcast and is now offering free hosted broadcasting with ad monetization.
Does the smart home need a new network? Some really big companies have created Thread, a new standard that aims to supplant Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee as the ideal radio tech for the home.
Radio stations all around the world play thousands of songs this very minute. A new site dubbed Radio Search Engine makes all of that music searchable.
Annoyed by radio ads? You’re not alone, and you might get a break from new technology developed by Gracenote that could one day personalize radio advertising.
ZigBee is fighting for its place in the internet of things against Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy and Z-wave. It has to overcome fragmentation, sneak into user’s homes and keep Bluetooth at bay. Can it do all three?
Batteries are a necessary evil for our connected life, but research from the University of Washington has built a way for devices to communicate without their own power source. This is big for the internet of things.
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The confluence of better location data and audio-recognition could mean big changes to seemingly static industries such as retail and radio as they learn more about what customers really want.
What do you get when you combine cleantech, server tech, the internet of things and robotics with a surfboard? The answer can be found in this week’s podcast featuring Liquid Robotics.