Miele and Microsoft collaborate to create smarter home appliances

HANOVER, Germany — April 12, 2015 — At the Hannover Messe event today, Miele & Cie. KG, a leading manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances and commercial equipment, is announcing a proof-of-concept study based on Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) services that will help usher in the next generation of smart appliances and home cooking. The concept will allow home users to program their ovens to ensure their meals will come out perfectly cooked, providing an exceptional customer Read more [...]

Action Cams Are Getting Smarter

Capturing the next great action shot might require a clever angle, good lighting, and doing something a little reckless (at least, if you're in the Devin Super Tramp camp). But it also helps to have the right gadgets at hand. These brand-new picks extend farther, last longer, and look way better than the gear that came before. And that's only good news for your YouTube account. LowePro Dashpoint AVC 1 case At last, a quality case designed specifically for action cams. The customizable interior Read more [...]

Smarter Software Speeds Up Smartphone Charging

Rather than trying to build a better battery, startup Qnovo bets it can improve the one that’s already in your smartphone. One of the most frustrating things about smartphones—how long they take to recharge—could soon be one-third as frustrating. A startup called Qnovo , based in Newark, California, uses a technology that constantly checks and adjusts the flow of power during recharging to ... Software - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

The Man Who Makes Machines Smarter

As the "Internet of things" becomes more connected than ever, intelligent machines are on the cusp of becoming an integrated part of our daily lives. How we create truly intelligent systems using the data that's flowing through the Verizon network is the work of Verizon’s chief data scientist, Ashok Srivastava. Here, Ashok talks about the role he’s held within the Product Organization for the past year and the opportunities he sees ahead for the company. What first drew you to data Read more [...]

Apple Rolls Out CarPlay Giving Drivers a Smarter, Safer & More Fun Way to Use iPhone in the Car

GENEVA―March 3, 2014―Apple® today announced that leading auto manufacturers are rolling out CarPlay, the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone® in the car. CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users can easily control CarPlay from the car’s native interface or just push-and-hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate Siri® without distraction. Vehicles from Read more [...]