Robots All Around

January 07, 2016
First: what is a robot?Is it a toy or entertainment device that you control via apps from your smartphone? Is it a special purpose device to clean a grill, vacuum a floor and serve as an assistive device? Is it a social robot that provides companionship and interacts with people, possible in a humanoid form that "gwalks" and "talks" as it befriends you? Is it a specialized device, such as a smart glove that can handle things that you can't touch? Is it a drone or smart car that is programmed to move people and products? Is it an industrial device that assembles products, conducts medical procedures...

CES Unveiled Las Vegas

January 04, 2016
CES 2016 has arrived! CES Unveiled Las Vegas, the official media event of CES, welcomes more than 1,200 press and industry analysts who come to catch a glimpse at the latest products and technologies that will be making headlines two days before CES. More than 100 tech companies showcase the latest innovations ranging from smart home, robotics, automotive, 3D printing and more. Not on the invite list? It Is Innovation (i3) provides you a sneak peek of the exhibitors showcased at CES Unveiled Las Vegas. Check out the guide below to learn about the “must-see” products to add to your CES list this January. 3DRudder ...

CES 2016 Innovation Awards

January 04, 2016
The CES 2016 Innovation Awards is the ultimate recognition for the design and engineering of consumer technology products. Since 1976, this prestigious program has celebrated and recognized the ground-breaking technologies of tomorrow. The awards span 27 product categories and encompass the most influential and inventive fields in the industry, from virtual reality to smart home. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetics, design qualities, functionality and level of innovation. The expert panel of judges consists of an independent designer, independent engineer and a member of the trade press.  Products...

Automotive Intelligence

November 19, 2015
Fatalities from motor vehicle traffic accidents have fallen dramatically since 2005 thanks partly to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like adaptive cruise control or collision-avoidance auto-braking. These high-tech overseers have helped people to become better drivers. Yet with technological advances already in development, the best driver may turn out to be the vehicle itself—and some experts say fully autonomous or self-driving cars could be in dealer showrooms in just a few years. Even so, there is still work to accomplish both technologically and societally before full autonomy can be realized, experts add. Progress in Fits and Starts “This is a technology...

Active Intelligent Wearables

November 18, 2015
As the Internet of Things (IoT) quickly becomes a reality, it is changing the way we interact with the world and our expectations about what we consider to be “intelligent.” Coming soon, smart systems will sense data from the real world and automatically react in real time. These systems will find applications across all industries in every corner of the globe, and some of the best use cases are starting to appear in the roadmaps of wearable devices. The promise of IoT and wearable devices goes beyond just connecting everything to the Internet. It involves combining information or service requests with an understanding and appreciation of the environment. It’s all about...

Game of Gigs

November 16, 2015
First, a quick look at fast promises:Verizon is testing broadband technology with speeds of 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and expects its Next Generation Passive Optical Network (NG-PON2) could blaze signals at 40 or even 80 Gbps.COMCAST is rolling out its symmetrical 2 Gbps “Gigabit Pro” service for home video and data delivery in selected markets now and expects to “cover our entire footprint with 10-Gpbs-capable” technology by 2018.ARRIS, the cable industry’s major supplier of network and home equipment, expects that the current DOCSIS 3.1 platform is capable of 10 Gbps speeds, with future enhancements boosting the speed up to 200 Gbps.FIBRANT, a...

Welcome to the Smart Home

September 30, 2015
Sponsored by Coldwell BankerWhat is the relationship between the real estate industry and consumer technology—specifically smart homes? Coldwell Banker Real Estate, the original Silicon Valley real estate startup founded in 1906, is a leader in the smart home space educating the industry on why it’s important for smart home brands to partner with the real estate community to understand how consumers are using these products to help sell homes. Coldwell Banker Real Estate CMO Sean Blankenship recently gave a presentation at the IoT Influencers Summit in Silicon Valley to explore how smart home technology is intersecting with real estate. He talked about the innovative home...

Face It

September 24, 2015
You’re playing a complicated videogame, and a look of horror (or frustration or confusion or joy) crosses your face. So the game automagically shifts to a story thread best suited to your current frame of mind. Or you’re doing a tele-health evaluation via the camera on your computer or handheld device. The doctor (or medical software) can identify your condition not just by what you describe verbally but also by the specific pain grimace or the way your facial muscles clench. Maybe you’re in a store, looking at a ...

Automakers Inspire with Wearable Tech

September 22, 2015
Consumer interest in “wearables” is growing, and automakers are responding—increasingly finding new and innovative ways to tie devices such as smart watches to their vehicles’ infotainment systems and other in-vehicle electronics. Now used mainly for convenience, though, the integration of cars and wearables is far from trivial. Like seat belts and airbags, experts say it’s a potentially life-saving development. Wearables’ integration with cars first debuted in September 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, when Nissan introduced its proprietary Nismo watch. It featured a built-in heart rate monitor and linked with a car to access (and correlate to...
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