U.S. safety officials called on smartphone makers to add features that would keep motorists from using functions linked to a surge in deaths due to distracted driving, a proposal that drew immediate opposition from the electronics industry, according to Bloomberg. Proposed voluntary guidelines ask device makers to take steps such as blocking some video displays and preventing manual text entry while vehicles are under way.
Croatian Employers' Association has organized a big conference on digital economy. The idea of today's conference was to take a look at the state of development of the digital economy in the Republic of Croatia, at the opportunities and threats the digitalization brings to Croatian entrepreneurs.
Apple has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, according to Bloomberg. The company began shutting down the wireless router team over the past year, dispersing engineers to other product development groups, including the one handling the Apple TV, said the people, who asked not to be named because the decision hasn’t been publicly announced.
Holiday season brings new gifts, and while 79 percent of consumers start using connected devices within the first day of receiving it, only 42 percent claim they take the proper security measures, concluded in new McAfee survey after survey reveals 84 percent of consumers will likely holiday shop online this year.
Confirming what had long been speculated, Qualcomm announced that it would be contracting Samsung to make Snapdragon processors at 10-nanometer geometry, according to Bloomberg. Those semiconductors will be in products early next year. That's bad news for the world's largest chip foundry TSMC but probably music to the ears of Apple.
From Amazon to Domino’s Pizza, technology giants and retailers have dreamed of drone deliveries for years, according to Bloomberg. One Chinese e-commerce giant intends to make it a full-fledged reality by 2017. JD.com has drawn up plans for drones to ply 100 regular routes by the end of next year. Taking advantage of less-restrictive regulations, it’s spent months testing its drones and from Friday it intends to start operating four routes delivering packages to rural residents on a trial basis.
AT&T and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are researching traffic management solutions for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The goal is an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) solution that supports the safe and highly secure operation of drones in the national airspace.
Schneider Electric and Panasonic announced an integrated HVAC equipment and building management solution that brings new levels of HVAC control and energy efficiency to today’s commercial buildings. Both companies have developed a new interface wireless solution which enables direct serial communication between Schneider’s building management system and room controllers with Panasonic’s variable refrigerant flow (VRF)-based HVAC systems via the ZigBee wireless communication standard.
Google’s DeepMind AI unit, which earlier this year achieved a breakthrough in computer intelligence by creating software that beat the world’s best human player at the strategy game Go, is turning its attention to the sci-fi video game Starcraft II, according to Bloomberg. The company said it had reached a deal with Blizzard Entertainment, California-based division of Activision Blizzard, which makes the Starcraft game series, to create an interface to let artificial intelligence researchers connect machine-learning software to the game.
Bellabeat announced a new member of their product family, Shell, Baby’s Heartbeat Listener. Shell enables expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat in a natural and non-invasive manner, similar to placing your ear on the belly and turning the volume up.
Elon Musk showcased his ambitions to make Tesla Motors a clean-energy behemoth, unveiling a new “solar-roof” product, according to Bloomberg. As the sun set, Musk told hundreds of guests that Tesla and SolarCity, the company that he chairs and which he aims to acquire, will make solar roofs that look better than normal roofs. He then showcased several houses with solar tiles gracefully embedded. Because the tiles are fully integrated into the roofs, many guests in attendance could not tell that they were solar.
Apple unveiled new Mac computers as it seeks to revitalize a product line that co-founder Steve Jobs once said would be rendered redundant by the iPad, according to Bloomberg. Overhauled MacBook Pro laptops and a new computer monitor were presented in a press conference at Apple’s Cupertino, California, headquarters.
Vulnerable internet-connected devices such as cameras and digital video recorders may be to blame for the attack that took down some of the world’s most popular websites on Friday, according to Bloomberg. Malware that targets the “internet of things” may have powered the global attack, according to Brian Krebs, a well-known journalist covering computer security.
Heading toward Election Day in the U.S., hackers may target your inbox instead of the ballot box, according to Bloomberg. It’s difficult to alter overall ballot counts in the U.S., which doesn’t have a centralized voting system, but hackers could take advantage of the Nov. 8 election to dupe people and gain access to their personal information, according to Oren Falkowitz, chief executive officer of Redwood City, California-based Area 1 Security.
ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market, announced the grand prize winner of Project CSX is the Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone. Thousands of consumers from 176 countries participated in voting throughout the competition, from ideation through conceptualization, and in addition to the winner joining ZTE at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, consumers will see this device go to market in 2017.
During Combis conference, at the panel discussion "Digital era in the financial industry", Ivan Maglić from Gartner Adriatic/Calisto, also the moderator of the panel discussion, pointed out at the very beginning that the digital transformation of banks went through three evolutionary phases.
Apple plans to adopt organic LED display technology for the next major upgrade to its flagship product, according to Bloomberg. To do so, they will have to get its hands on millions of OLED screens. As a result, Japanese suppliers are under pressure to build up manufacturing operations.
When the PlayStation VR goes on sale, it won’t just be a test for Sony, according to Bloomberg. As the first high-end virtual-reality headset aimed at the mass market, the gadget will also offer the first hint as to whether the technology can become a mainstream product.
Western Digital introduced modern and innovative redesigns of its My Passport, My Passport for Mac, and My Book hard drive lines, which have been highly recognized leading sellers for more than a decade. In partnership with fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and branding firm, the reimagined products were built with the customer in mind. New drives also include password protection and hardware encryption, so customers will love their hard drive as much as they cherish the content stored on it.
Investigators believe the latest incidents of Samsung smartphones overheating, which prompted it to abandon its Galaxy Note 7 model, may be the result of a flaw different from the one that caused the device’s original recall last month, according to Bloomberg.
At work, at home or on the move, Europeans expect an internet connection that is fast and reliable. Encouraging investments in very high-capacity networks is increasingly important for education, healthcare, manufacturing or transport.
According to Bloomberg, Samsung could face an unusual second recall of its Note 7 smartphones if one that caught fire aboard an airliner this week is a replacement device as its owner says, two former U.S. safety officials said.
Internet of Things (IoT) platform market increased 36 percent to € 610 million in 2015. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.8 percent, revenues are forecasted to reach € 3.05 billion in 2021, according to new study conducted by Berg Insight.
Smart cities provide their inhabitants with a greater quality of life through uninterrupted power service, better quality of potable water, a more reliable natural gas supply, a faster and more efficient public transport as well as more efficient health services and public administration. Smart cities attract companies and young talent, said Ivan Paić from Schneider Electric.
More than two years ago, Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos spoke on 60 Minutes about delivering goods to homes with unmanned aircraft, or drones. But a little startup near Reno beat Amazon to the punch, according to Bloomberg.
Linus Torvalds proudly announced the release and availability for download of the Linux 4.8 kernel branch, which is now the latest stable and most advanced one. Linux kernel 4.8 has been in development for the past two months, during which it received eight Release Candidate (RC) testing versions that early adopters were able to compile and install on their GNU/Linux operating system to test various hardware components or simply report bugs.