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Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things gets a name: ‘Wi-Fi HaLow’

A new low-power, long-range version of Wi-Fi that bolsters Internet of Things (IoT) connections will be dubbed Wi-Fi HaLow, the Wi-Fi Alliance revealed today in advance of CES.  Wi-Fi HaLow (pronounced HAY-Low) is based on the pending IEEE 802.11ah specification. It will be used in coming years for...

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Former Apple CEO: Better health through tech

When former Apple CEO John Sculley first joined that seminal company, he was struck by co-founder Steve Jobs’ vision of changing the world through the “noble cause” of personal computing.  Now, he said, he’s “totally excited and passionate about” a new noble cause – using high-level technology to ...

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Posted:
Jun 19, 2015

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Emily S

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Orange Chef Cooks Up a New Countertop Kitchen Scale

App-enabled food scales have been smart kitchen fixtures for a while now. Existing products like Drop and Perfect Bake tell you exactly when and how much of a certain ingredient to add so you can feel at ease regardless of your degree of cooking competency. While Orange Chef's new Countertop scale...

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Posted:
May 15, 2015

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Emily S

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The Revolution Will Be Digitized

From the instant he wakes up each morning, through his workday and into the night, the essence of Larry Smarr is captured by a series of numbers: a resting heart rate of 40 beats per minute, a blood pressure of 130/70, a stress level of 2 percent, 191 pounds, 8,000 steps taken, 15 floors climbed, 8...

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