If you are looking for the easiest way to remotely control your domestic appliances, the Amazon Smart Plug might be of interest to you. I have tried smart plugs and power strips from several companies over the past few years and it is good to finally see a product from Amazon which is the creator of Alexa and has smart devices under the Echo and Fire line-up. Amazon had announced a similar product in the US market almost 2 years ago at a similar price of $25 and continues to sell it. Now the Amazon Smart Plug has been launched it in India and I have been using it for a while now. Here are my thoughts on the device and if it makes sense to invest in one.
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Microsoft today announced that it will invest over $5 billion in the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next four-years. The main goal of the company is to offer customers a connected solution and the ability to transform their businesses, and the world at large. Continue reading “Microsoft to invest $5 billion in IoT over the next four years”
Smartron has introduced tronX Internet of Things (IoT) platform that is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company also announced tronX Life intelligent ecosystem that connects a range of devices, sensors and systems to tronX core. Continue reading “Smartron introduces ‘tronX’ IoT platform”
Qualcomm has announced that it will add support for the Android Things OS on its Snapdragon 210 processors with X5 LTE modems. Announced in December 2016, Android Things is an IoT platform. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC to add support for the Android Things IoT platform”
Aeris, the Internet of Things (IoT) provider has partnered with MapmyIndia to tap the IoT market in India. The duo will provide geo-spatial intelligence-based IoT solutions in the country. Continue reading “MapMyIndia teams up with Aeris for IoT”
Google is getting more serious about Internet of Things (IoT). The company has released developer preview of Android Things, a platform for IoT. Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services. Continue reading “Google’s Android Things is a new platform for IoT”
Qualcomm has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $110.00 per share ($47 billion) in cash. The chip maker intends to fund the transaction with cash on hand and new debt.
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Intel has announced Atom E3900 series processor to power Internet of Things (IoT). It features Intel’s ninth-generation graphics engine that improves 3-D graphics performance by 2.9 times over the previous generation and supports three independent displays. Continue reading “Intel Atom E3900 series processor for IoT announced”
Samsung has announced that it will invest $1.2 billion into the United States specifically around the Internet of Things market. The company’s Vice chairman and CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon announced the four-year R&D plan during an event. Continue reading “Samsung to invest $1.2 billion in IoT R&D”
MapmyIndia has launched a Connected Car IoT (Internet of Things) technology dubbed as DriveMate which offers real-time monitoring of your car with built-in GPS and Internet connectivity. Continue reading “MapmyIndia DriveMate with real-time car monitoring launched for Rs. 9,990”
In a bid to give Internet of Things (IoT) a push, Samsung has announced ARTIK Cloud an open data exchange platform designed to connect devices and applications.
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Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has invested in Internet of Things (IoT) firm Smartron. Besides being a strategic shareholder, he will also be the brand ambassador of the company.
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Broadcom at ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas has announced a new 64-Bit quad-core processor for high-end routers. Continue reading “Broadcom announces new 64-bit processor for smart home and IoT devices at CES 2016”
This week was all about announcements from world’s leading trade show IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) in Berlin. Team FoneArena brought all the exclusive images and videos from the Ground Zero (Messe Berlin). Do checkout our YouTube channel for IFA 2015 videos and more. Continue reading “Weekly Roundup: World’s first 4K smartphone, new Moto 360, Gear S2, and more IFA 2015 announcements”
MediaTek has launched the MT7623 and MT7683 chips that support major Internet of Things (IoT) standards. Both the chips have a premium Quad-core CA7 platforms that can support 4×4 11ac retail and broadband routers, IoT gateway, WiFi hotspots, and media routers using Linux,
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