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  • As Qualcomm buys CSR, Bluetooth is set to invade the smart home

    15 October 2014, 2:49 pm by: Stacey Higginbotham

    Today's a big day for Bluetooth, with a bunch of new smart home products adopting the standard and a big bet on the radio by Qualcomm.
  • Community Wi-Fi startup Instabridge lands $1M seed round

    15 October 2014, 2:13 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    The European startup is building a crowdsourced network composed of members' home and business Wi-Fi. Instabridge says it's now hosting 20,000 sessions and adding 1,000 new access points to its network each day.
  • Apple accidentally reveals iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 in iOS 8 user guide

    15 October 2014, 1:56 pm by: Kif Leswing

    Apple's iOS 8 user guide for the iPad went up on iBooks earlier today, and it reveals the names for the iPads Apple that Apple will launch tomorrow.
  • Google reveals the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9, as well as what ‘Android L’ stands for

    15 October 2014, 12:50 pm by: Kif Leswing

    Google's new Nexus devices, the first to run Android Lollipop, will go on sale in the next two months. In a change from previous years, carriers will sell the Nexus 6…
  • Apple event preview: New iPads, iMacs; yes, but Apple TV could shine in the spotlight

    15 October 2014, 10:28 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    Sure, Apple is very likely introducing new iPads and possibly iMacs with retina display screens at Thursday's event. Don't overlook Apple TV though: This "hobby" could be an even bigger deal…
  • Galaxy Note 4 review: Samsung’s new aluminum construction makes a big difference

    15 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Kif Leswing

    The fourth Galaxy Note replaces Samsung's traditional plastic body with a new aluminum edge, which makes the big smartphone feel lighter, more durable, and just plain nicer.
  • Pandora: We want to be the FM radio of the connected car

    15 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Kevin Fitchard

    It will be a long time before every car dashboard has its own internet connection, but at the rate Pandora is going it will probably be capable of streaming music to…
  • IBM launches a type of data escrow in the cloud for the internet of things

    15 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Stacey Higginbotham

    IBM is launching its generically named IoT Foundation product to act as a repository for device data and to provide a secure way to share that data between services.
  • Qualcomm to make a $2.5B bet on Bluetooth with CSR buy

    15 October 2014, 4:54 am by: David Meyer

    CSR recently rejected a bid from Microchip, but now the "Silicon Fen" firm's directors have given the thumbs-up to an approach from Qualcomm.
  • Chrome Show: New Chrome apps for Windows, OS X show Google’s strategy

    15 October 2014, 3:38 am by: Kevin C. Tofel

    If you paid attention for the last 18 months or so, you'd know that Google's long-term Chrome strategy is to turn the browser into a framework. On this week's Chrome Show,…

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