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Google is reportedly creating an AirTags competitor

Google appears to be working on its own tracker to compete with Apple’s AirTags.

Bluetooth-based trackers like Tile have been available for multiple platforms long before AirTags. As is often the case with Apple, the company took an existing idea and created a far better user...

Beijing lifts restrictions on DiDi ridesharing service

DiDi Chuxing’s difficulties may be coming to an end as Beijing lifts restrictions on the ridesharing service.

Beijing targeted DiDi after the company raised $4 billion from selling its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). In the days following the listing, Beijing launched...

Airgain achieves ‘borderless IoT’ with Deutsche Telekom

Airgain has partnered with Deutsche Telekom to achieve “borderless IoT” for its asset-tracking solutions.

The agreement enables Airgain to bundle connectivity from Deutsche Telekom with its asset-tracking solutions for customers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA),...

Trackpac will use Helium’s decentralised network

Asset tracking firm Trackpac has announced that it will use decentralised network Helium for connectivity.

Helium, which calls itself “The People’s Network”, is a rapidly-growing wireless network run by individuals around the world. By deploying a hotspot, individuals can...

SwitchBot jumps on the Matter train with Hub 2

SwitchBot has added support for the Matter smart home standard with its new Hub 2.

Announced at this year’s CES, the Hub 2 is a WiFi-based bridge that enables SwitchBot’s popular Bluetooth devices to work with other ecosystems.

The new hub now features a simple display...

World’s first hands-free connected home urine lab created

A modern bathroom suite.

Withings, a specialist in connected health, has developed U-Scan, which it describes as a breakthrough in-home biomarker analysis platform.

One of the company’s most technologically advanced devices to date, U-Scan is a miniaturised health lab that hygienically sits within any...

Arlo criticised for new end-of-life policy

Netgear spinoff Arlo has been criticised for pulling support for several of its connected security cameras over a relatively short period.

In a new EOL policy, Arlo announced that it may end support for any camera that hasn’t been manufactured for four years old.

Arlo...

Web3 Studios: Sporting metaverse is ‘at an inflection’

A report from Web3 Studios claims the sporting metaverse is “at an inflection point” amid growing interest.

The World Cup in Qatar proved a great opportunity for web3 players to connect with sports fans. In their report, Web3 Studios noted some of the key projects around the FIFA...

Z-Wave Source Code project is ‘complete’

The Z-Wave Alliance has announced that its Source Code project is “complete” and now available to members.

By opening development, the alliance says it will enable members to contribute code that will shape the future of the IoT protocol.

Smart home standard Matter has...

Omdia: IoT adoption set to surge in APAC

According to a report from global research firm Omdia, the APAC region is set to witness unprecedented IoT growth.

The researchers note that APAC has lagged behind in ‘Full IoT Deployment’ within enterprises (38% for APAC versus 42% in the 'Rest of the World'). However, spending...

Edinburgh eyes smart city status with cutting-edge control centre

Edinburgh Castle.

The City of Edinburgh Council Leader Cammy Day has officially opened a revolutionary new City Operations Centre.

Harnessing high-tech to help keep the city safe and moving, the new centre will position Edinburgh as a leader in the UK for smart security and surveillance...

Advanced lithium battery for the global smart meters industry

Smart meters are based on the IoT concept and exchange data between the receiving terminals. The wireless transmission module based on communication technology is often used when transmitting data. However, due to the particularity of the installation location and place of the meters, many...

Uber launches hailing of Motional robotaxis in Las Vegas

Uber users in Las Vegas can now hail Motional’s robotaxis for autonomous trips around Sin City.

“Today, Motional becomes the first AV company to conduct all-electric autonomous rides on the Uber network for public passengers,” said Akshay Jaising, Motional’s VP of...

Civil IoT Taiwan: The guardian of air quality

Taipei City, Taiwan, at sunset.

We have all experienced one disaster after another in recent years, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the impact brought about by different kinds of extreme climates.

To help overcome the challenges brought about by environmental changes, and to enhance the ability and...

Every little bit helps: Air quality monitoring network in Taiwan

In recent years, environmental issues have emerged at the forefront of trending topics around the world, including key issues such as climate change, energy choices, ecological protection, and water shortages and power outages. However, the issue of air pollution is of the greatest concern to...

Arduino launches bundle for building homegrown IoT projects

Arduino has launched IoT Bundle—a kit that provides all the hardware, software, and components needed to build your own connected devices.

“Getting started with the IoT can be a daunting process. It requires a certain set of tools and a level of knowledge to take those first...

‘Metaverse’ is a contender for Oxford’s Word of the Year

“Metaverse” is among the leading three contenders for Oxford’s Word of the Year (WotY). 

The metaverse is an unsurprising inclusion for WotY—not everyone understands it, but most will have at least heard the term.

Facebook changing its company name to Meta towards...

Waymo launches 24/7 autonomous ride-hailing service in San Francisco

Alphabet subsidiary Waymo has launched San Francisco’s first 24/7 fully-autonomous ride-hailing service.

Earlier this month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted Waymo a permit to participate in the state’s pilot initiative to provide “driverless”...

Asset Tracking – Living on the Edge

The transport and logistics industry has made huge progress in understanding and harnessing the benefits of being able to track and monitor assets and cargo. 

There is now widespread recognition of the operational value that can be derived from having an accurate understanding of...

Apple’s AR glasses may not debut until 2026

A leading analyst has claimed that Apple’s first augmented reality (AR) glasses may have slipped two years to 2026.

“We now expect the AR Glass to be postponed to 2025-2026, due to design issues,” wrote Haitong International Tech Research’s Jeff Pu in an email to...

Wi-Fi 6 and cellular are powering a hyper-connected future

Wi-Fi 6 is maturing into a new role that is complementary to LTE-M and 5G connectivity, according to a new whitepaper from Quectel Wireless Solutions.

The new paper, titled ‘Why Wi-Fi 6 goes hand-in-hand with cellular to enable the hyper-connected enterprise future’ reveals that...

Xbox and Apple execs criticise the ‘metaverse’

Recent comments from Xbox and Apple executives suggest the companies remain deeply critical of the metaverse.

Most current "metaverse" experiences are just online games looking to capitalise on the hype around the term. More technological advancements are needed to fully realise the...