Jawbone’s Apps Will Soon Support Everyone Else’s Hardware
For the past few months, I’ve done something which is dorky even by my own
dorky standards: I’ve often gone out in public with two wearable devices on
One has been a smartwatch of some sort. (At the moment, it’s Motorola’s
The other has usually been Jawbone’s Up 24 fitness band.
Here’s why: Overall, the Up app, which works only with Jawbone’s
hardware, is the richest, cleverest one I’ve found for counting steps,
monitoring sleep, and logging information about what I eat.
But the slinky little Up band isn’t a full-blown smartwatch, so it’s not
the only wearable a gadget freak will ever need.
Starting soon A Jawbone spokesperson confirmed to me that the company plans
to announce its decision on Tuesday, when Apple will be announcing its
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The Rams’ Sam Bradford wearing Google Glass at practice.
In 2013, the National Football League struck a landmark deal with Microsoft
that gives Xbox users exclusive interactive access to games each week and
requires coaches and coordinators to use Surface tablets on the sidelines.
The deal is worth a staggering $400 million over the next five years, which
makes one very loud, boisterous statement: Technology is big business in
It isn’t exactly groundbreaking news. Networks and stadiums have been
implementing technology designed to enhance the viewer experience for
I love The Internet of Things. You do, too, even if you don’t know exactly
what it is yet. Hardly a day goes by where I don’t find a story about some
awesome company creating some new awesome gadget that taps into The Internet
of Things. Scrolling through these stories is like taking a peek at the world
(and our homes!) three to five years down the line.
But, uh, what exactly is The Internet of Things? And why should you care?
Great questions! Let’s sort it all out.
What Is The Internet of Things?
Basically, The Internet of Things is how all of your connected devices talk
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The Internet of Things is Inspiring a New World of Partnerships
When it comes to the smart home, big names like Nest and Dropcam have gotten
most of the attention due to their product success and lucrative acquisition
But as impressive as these products have been, there are a multitude of other
unknown products ranging from door locks to basic thermostats that require
connectivity and back end cloud services.
Stepping into this market niche are a wave of Internet of Things (IoT)
platform providers that work with manufacturers to provide both hardware
(modules with a pro... (more)
5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Create a Mobile Website Instead of a Mobile
By Itai Sadan
Every day, we’re introduced to new mobile apps. We get to see the ones
highlighted in the app store and hear about the cool new app our friends talk
about on social media.
Take a guess as to the number of mobile apps that were downloaded globally in
2013. Try 102 billion, according to research by Gartner. Long story short:
the app market is crowded.
Mobile apps are designed to run on a specific mobile device – download and
installation required. With mobile websites, there’s no downlo... (more)