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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 my wrist. One has been a smartwatch of some sort. (At the moment, it’s Motorola’s Moto 360.) 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 wearable device. Read the full story at Fast Company.... (more)

The "Internet of Things" and Security | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The "Internet of Things" and Security: How to Do it Right The Internet of Things could get out of control pretty fast. We’re still pretty far from self-aware homes trying to procreate, but as Gigaom Research analyst Craig Foster noted in his recent report on IoT security, the dangers are already very real. Take a look at the maritime industry. Earlier this yea, hackers tilted and shut down an oil rig, and many tanker crews disable their own electronic tracking and guidance systems to avoid interception by tech-savvy pirates. Yes, ships carrying more than 100 million gallons of oil ... (more)

Create a Mobile Website Instead of a Mobile App | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Create a Mobile Website Instead of a Mobile App 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)

Pebble Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Pebble Cuts Smartwatch Prices, Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking You can now pick up a Pebble smartwatch for up to $50 less than you could last week. The company announced a price cut for both of its cross-platform watches on Tuesday: The original Pebble now costs $99 — down from $149 — while the Pebble Steel is priced at $199, a $30 drop. Both are also gaining some new health-tracking features thanks to third-party apps as well. The Pebble could already tap into smartphone apps that count steps or track movement, but a software update is bringing “full activity trac... (more)

AT&T is Bundling Internet, HBO Go and Amazon Prime for $40/Month

It’s still nearly impossible to get HBO, or any other pay-TV channel, without subscribing to a pay-TV package that gives you a bundle of channels, whether you want them or not. But the people who sell you TV are starting to tinker with the model, at least at the margins. Several pay-TV providers, for instance, sell “skinny” bundles of pay TV that allow you to buy a handful of channels. Now Dish is looking to do something similar with pay TV sold over the Web, and Sony’s Web TV model may be in the same wheelhouse. Then there’s another category of offers meant to appeal to people ... (more)