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03.17.15
Folding electric bike talks to all your other smart devices
03.17.15

Folding electric bike talks to all your other smart devices

While there's no shortage of smart bikes, they still have limits: many rely chiefly on pedal power...

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03.06.15
Bluetooth beacons are helping the blind navigate London's Tube
03.06.15

Bluetooth beacons are helping the blind navigate London's Tube

London's Underground network can feel like a maze for even the most seasoned traveller, especially...

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12.03.14
New Bluetooth devices will connect directly to the internet
12.03.14

New Bluetooth devices will connect directly to the internet

For all the talk of an Internet of Things, many Bluetooth devices aren't very internet-savvy; they...

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10.06.14
NYC now has hundreds of ad beacons in phone booths (update: mayor orders them removed)
10.06.14

NYC now has hundreds of ad beacons in phone booths (update: mayor orders them removed)

Buzzfeed has learned that New York City allowed hundreds of bluetooth beacons to be installed with...

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08.21.14
Estimote's stickers let you add tiny sensors to just about anything
08.21.14

Estimote's stickers let you add tiny sensors to just about anything

The problem with the internet of things is that you often have to buy expensive add-ons or replace...

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04.09.14
iBeacon tech at Coachella and other news for April 9, 2014
04.09.14

iBeacon tech at Coachella and other news for April 9, 2014

Here's your AM roundup of Apple news. This time around it's Apple vs. Samsung (again), iBeacon goes...

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02.27.14
Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot might double as a disaster rescue beacon
02.27.14

Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot might double as a disaster rescue beacon

When disasters strike, communication services tend to go down; you can't simply call for help or s...

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01.13.14
PayPal starts testing seamless online store checkouts
01.13.14

PayPal starts testing seamless online store checkouts

PayPal can be a hassle for online shopping when you have to leave a store's site just to finish yo...

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01.05.14
Lenovo's Beacon media hub can house up to 6TB of video and photos, streams to PCs and Android devices
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01.05.14

Lenovo's Beacon media hub can house up to 6TB of video and photos, streams to PCs and Android devices

Lenovo makes a lot of laptops. And tablets. And a few phones. But amid its exhaustive PC range, th...

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