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Will IoT force fundamental rethink of chip design?

It seems that the Internet of Things could force chip makers like Intel to overhaul their chip making techniques.

EagleView's netted enclosure lab could be boon for commercial applications of drone tech

EagleView Technology is working on an outdoor research lab aimed at drone research and flight training that will give researchers a chance to test drones in outdoor environments, which could bring a number of rapid strides in drone research and development, particularly for commercial applications.

Regulations, cybersecurity main hurdles left for autonomous vehicles

Connected cars and autonomous vehicles are coming; it's just a matter of when and how. The technology is essentially viable, and now it's up to U.S. lawmakers, government agency officials and industry executives to come to an agreement on making these rolling mobile devices street legal.

Northbridge Financial opts for Encircle app, PRIV phone to update insurance claims processing system

Northbridge Financial, a commercial property and casualty insurance management firm based in Toronto, wanted to update its legacy claims processing system. The company opted to use the Encircle platform, a suite of mobile productivity tools for claims adjusters and policyholders, and to run the platform on BlackBerry's new Android-powered PRIV smartphone.

Despite Windows 10 Mobile troubles, VAIO joins ranks of firms offering smartphones running the OS

Despite Windows 10 Mobile's rocky start, yet another manufacturer has signed up to make a smartphone running the mobile operating system. The manufacturer is none other than VAIO, the former laptop unit of Sony that is now owned by Japan Industrial Partners, which just launched its VAIO Phone Biz.

Couchbase updates mobile app platform with improved management controls, data-at-rest encryption

To help enterprises address the exploding demand for mobile apps, Couchbase on Thursday unveiled the latest version of its mobile app development platform, Mobile 1.2.

Spotlight: Mozilla shuts down its Firefox OS for smartphones

Mozilla put the final nail in the Firefox OS for smartphones coffin on Thursday, declaring that it would end develop of the OS after the version 2.6 release in an email to developers.

Jasper buy signals that Cisco is serious about IoT

Networking giant Cisco announced Wednesday its plan to acquire Internet of Things platform provider Jasper to the tune of $1.4 billion.

Business users most at risk from mobile malware

Business users have the highest risk of being infected with mobile malware because of the apps they use and their behaviors, according to a report by Kaspersky Lab and Allot Communications.

Spotlight: Trimble unveils Android app for ready mix concrete operations

Trimble unveils its TrimFleet Mobile Connect, an Android-based app that provides auto-status technology throughout the ready mix concrete delivery cycle.

Enterprises struggle with 'hidden' costs of mobility

Many costs of mobility are "hidden" because they are not taken into account by enterprises when evaluating their mobility deployment and strategy.

M2M mobile data connections are forecast to soar by 2020, says Cisco

Machine-to-machine mobile data connections are forecast by Cisco to represent 26.4 percent of mobile-connected devices in 2020, up from 7.7 percent last year, and to generate 6.7 percent of total mobile traffic, up from 2.7 percent last year.

Apple reportedly sets date for iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 reveal

Apple will reportedly reveal additions to its iPhone and iPad family of products at an event on March 15, according to 9to5Mac.

More than one-quarter of head-mounted displays will be designed for the enterprise in 2018, says Gartner

Virtual and augmented reality head-mounted displays, like the Oculus Rift or Microsoft HoloLens, will not only make major strides in the consumer market this year, but also in enterprises, predicted Gartner.

Spotlight: Apple makes Mac email client Airmail available on iPhone

Apple is making its popular Mac email client Airmail available on the iPhone.

Samsung predicted to launch Galaxy S7 smartphones at Mobile World Congress

Samsung plans to unveil new Galaxy smartphones on Feb. 21, just before the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. While Samsung does not say what "The Next Galaxy" is, VentureBeat's Evan Blass believe it will be the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones.

Microsoft provides app, platform for tallying Iowa caucus voting

Microsoft is providing apps and other technology for free to help the precinct officials of the Iowa caucuses being held on Monday report the results in a timely fashion.

Google reportedly testing drones to deliver 5G wireless

Google is reportedly testing solar-powered drones for the purpose of delivering high-speed Internet from the skies, the Guardian said in a report on Friday. The tests are apparently taking place at Spaceport America in New Mexico.

Jolla sinks Sailfish tablet project, treads water financially

Jolla, the Finnish firm that is developing the Sailfish mobile operating system, has confirmed that it is closing down its effort to make a tablet based on the mobile OS and refunding money to backers who contributed funds through the company's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns in late 2014 and early 2015.

Enterprise-friendly detachable tablets are bucking the downward tablet trend, says IDC

Detachable tablets, which appeal to enterprises users are replacements for bulkier laptops, are bucking the downward tablet market trend, according to the latest stats from IDC.