Quarky – reconfigurable robot kit that teaches kids Artificial Intelligence through play!

STEMpedia is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) learning kit that its makers say will transform the conventional learning system as we know it. Named Quarky, the kit allows kids aged 7-14 years old to enjoy the thrill of emerging technologies by indulging in hands-on learning. Quarky opens a world of possibilities for kids as

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IoT takes a village: The era of the ecosystem

I often talk about the “new product mindset” the importance of developing products and services with the cumulative lifetime value they will generate in mind, compared to just the immediate value delivered on launch day.

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AWS IoT solutions design practices

With the increase of IoT devices, one needs solution to connect, collect, store, and analyse the device data. Amazon Web Services provides various services that helps connected devices to easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices for various user scenarios.

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Alexa Guard makes waves for DIY security and insurance – but only a ripple for security providers

Announced last week by Amazon, Alexa Guard turns any Amazon Echo into a security device, using what the company calls “guard mode.”

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IoT adoption isn’t matching the pace of its growth

A new Gartner report predicts an increase in human-centric technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), 4D-printing and connected devices and self-healing systems.

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The changing nature of the office environment

Over the past decade, we have witnessed the evolution of offices to become more open, light and comfortable to help professionals relax so that they can be more productive.

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Voice assistants used in smart homes to grow 1,000%, reaching 275mn by 2023, says Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the adoption of voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant will be a key factor behind smart home growth, with 275 million voice assistant devices used to control smart homes by 2023. This is up from an estimated 25 million in 2018, a growth of 1,000%.

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Mixed Reality apps to exceed 9bn by 2022 as industry aims to emulate Pokémon Go’s success

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of MR (Mixed Reality) applications will reach 9 billion by 2022, rising from an estimated 3 billion in 2018, a growth rate of 212% over 4 years. MR applications display overlaid digital objects that co-exist with the physical world alongside the ability to interact in

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nCube modular smart home hub platform to be available in the market soon

From heating to lighting, music to sensors, nCube gives complete control over the right ambience, security, energy and safety in the home through the modular hub and app. The 4 layers of stylish blue boxes will make any home smarter than ever before by bringing home automation to everyone’s fingertips.

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DTS Play-Fi announces wireless speakers to support Works with Amazon Alexa

DTS, a global provider in high-definition audio solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation, is pleased to announce the first DTS Play-Fi®-enabled wireless speakers to support the Works with Amazon Alexa functionality.

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The season of voice-based personal assistants

One of the hottest gift ideas this holiday season are virtual assistants specifically those with a voice user interface (VUI).These handy devices are becoming increasingly common in our daily lives since Siri was first introduced in 2011.

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Hearable devices in-use to exceed 285M globally by 2022, thanks to 3.5mm jack retirement

The latest study from Juniper Research found there will be more than 285 million ear-based wearables or ‘hearables’ used in 2022, a nearly sevenfold increase over the 43 million expected to be in use by the end of 2017. 

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Are security and privacy holding IoT back?

The IoT may have as great an impact on society as the industrial revolution, computers and the Internet have had. Maybe even more.

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Legrand lighting control systems now compatible with voice control-enabled devices

Building on its commitment to enhancing the delivery and control of power and light, Legrand introduced Voice Control compatibility with its radiant® Collection RF (radio frequency) and adorne®Collection Wi-Fi Lighting System.

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The value of the human touch in the digital age

“We all need the human touch” sang mullet-toting soft rocker Rick Springfield back in 1983, fearing a dystopian future in the year 2016. While last year didn’t bring us to that traumatic point, we ARE truly embedded in a digital economy

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How will autonomous vehicles drive customer experience?

Whether it’s faster deliveries or better communication, customers’ expectations are on the rise around the world—and when it comes to the field service industry, this is no different.

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