Creating and connecting an everyday object does not have to be complicated or time consuming, says Wubby

The new Wubby platform is said to simplify the development of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home devices and systems by providing a programming environment that supports Python code execution directly in the micro controller of the device.

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Zuckerberg, 5G, handsets and brands overtake wearables in Twitter rankings at Mobile World Congress 2016

The international public relations company, Hotwire has issued statistics on the most tweeted about brands and topics (using #MWC2016) at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The total number of #MWC2016 comments on Twitter came to 405,132.

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Vienna-based smart parking start-up wins €250,000 funding from Pioneers Ventures

Pioneers Ventures, a venture capital branch of Pioneers.io, is to invest €250,000 into Vienna-based smart parking start-up Parkbob.

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Mobile operators monetise their roaming data with Mobileum’s Rovng app

Mobileum, a provider of analytics solutions for telecom business transformation, has announced its Rovng solution that enables operators to evolve beyond traditional roaming and become a key enabler in the travel industry value chain. Designed as a white label solution, the app enables operators to brand and market their own unique app to travelers.

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Ford drivers just say ‘I need a coffee!’ to find cafés as SYNC 3 comes to Europe

Ford Motor Company launched its new SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system in Europe, allowing drivers to control their connected smartphones, audio, navigation, and climate functions with more conversational voice commands.

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u-blox introduces ultra-compact Wi-Fi module for IoT applications

u-blox, a global provider in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the LILY-W1 single band 802.11n 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi transceiver module. This ultra-compact host-based module, measuring just 10 x 14 mm is suitable for providing Wi-Fi connectivity to an increasingly broad range of industrial and commercial products with LTE connectivity.

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Keeping smart homes safe and secure – Part 1

Connected safety and security systems and devices with remote monitoring capabilities are expanding their share of the global smart home market. A survey in the UK in July 2015 identified security as the second most important of five key drivers for the connected home, after smart energy. The BI Intelligence research company estimates that by

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New smart wallet offers security and trackability with ultra-slim design

Have you ever lost your wallet? If you have, the security issues of a traditional wallet can cause irreparable harm in the form of indentify theft, stolen cash, skimmed credit card data and more.

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OPSWAT announces Gears Mobile App securing devices for consumers, SMEs and enterprises

OPSWAT has launched the Gears mobile app for iPhone® and AndroidTM. The Gears platform already provides enterprise-wide monitoring and management for the security and posture of desktops, laptops, virtual machines and servers.

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CSR puts whole home voice and manual control into an Android smartwatch

CSR plc has integrated Android Wear into its CSRmesh™ Bluetooth® Smart solution to enable whole home control and monitoring directly from a smart watch or other wearable, including with voice commands. The integration, demonstrated in Las Vegas using a LG G watch to control home heating and lighting, is designed to demonstrate future opportunities for the

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Hodi Technologies selects Greenvity’s Turnkey IoT solution for next-generation smart LED lighting products

Hodi Technologies, has selected Greenvity Communications’ Internet of Things (IoT) turnkey solutions for multiple Hodi smart lighting products. In addition, Greenvity and Hodi will collaborate to develop future products focused on controlled lighting and smart metering applications.

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Android to be challenged for market share in the wearables space following the introduction of Apple’s Smart Watch, says ABI Research

ABI Research predicts Android is set to face a greater challenge for market share in the smart watch segment once Apple’s new device becomes available in 2015. ABI Research forecasts Android’s total market share of smart watches to fall below 50% for the first time since the smart watch renaissance of September 2013, which saw

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SmartThings CEO reassures backers Samsung is fully behind open platform as developer is sold ‘for $200m’

Washington DC, USA — SmartThings, the creator of the free-to-download home control app for smartphones, has been acquired by South Korea-based Samsung and will operate as an independent company within Samsung’s Open Innovation Center group. Now, as Jeremy Cowan reports, SmartThings’ CEO is responding to mixed views about the sale.

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Volvo adds Android Auto™ to its next generation cars

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) has joined the Open Automotive Alliance to make the Android smartphone platform available to drivers through its new user interface.

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Generali and Telefónica launch M2M-enabled usage-based motor insurance policy in Spain

London, UK. February 6, 2013.- Generali Seguros and Telefónica have launched ‘Pago como conduzco’ in Spain, a motor insurance policy that calculates the premium according to driving habits.

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u-blox 3G module certified by SK Telecom

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has received approval for its LISA-U110 UMTS/HSPA wireless module from SK Telecom

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