Digital assistants will battle for your ears — as the sales of smart audio products triple

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According to a new study by Juniper Research, the sales of smart audio hardware will more than triple over the next four years and provide a new arena for digital assistants to battle for your attention. 

Among the competitors are ear-based wearables such as the Bragi Dash and HERE Active Listening, as well as smart home speakers including the popular Amazon Echo and upcoming Google...

By Ryan Daws, 23 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes, Wearables.

Why this year’s CES showed the IoT is here to stay

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CES 2016, the year’s hottest trade show for consumer electronics, featured a broad swath of tech products across a large number of industries. However, one cohesive theme resounded: the IoT is firmly here, and those that wish to remain relevant had best get on board. The increased viability of...

By Eran Eshed, 01 February 2016, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes, Wearables.

IoT service providers could gain £154bn from M2M and wearable devices by 2020

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A report from RnR Market Research expects M2M and wearable devices to aid IoT service providers in generating as much as $231 billion (£154bn) in service revenue by the end of 2020 at a CAGR of 40% between 2015 and 2020.

The researchers argue IoT service providers are looking to integrate wearable technology with their M2M offerings, targeting both consumer and vertical markets.

The report provides insight on the M2M, IoT and wearable technology ecosystem including enabling...

By IoT News, 01 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Wearables.

Industrial outstrips wearables as key market for IoT developers

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Though wearables may have captured the zeitgeist with regard to the Internet of Things, more than half of developers are working on an industrial IoT project.

That’s the verdict from Evans Data, which polled IoT developers globally in six languages on a number of IoT areas being targeted. 28% had worked on wearables in the past and were not focusing on them any longer, while developers were very positive about working on the connected home and the connected car in the next 12...

By IoT News, 30 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Wearables.