Gone are the days of manually collecting data from each animal on the farm. The world of wearable technology for livestock is growing, and Modern Farmer recently outlined five wearable device that dairy farmers could attach to their cows to better track vital data like health, location and even the presence of predators that could harm them.
Just about all fleet owners and companies have GPS tracking for vehicle dispatching purposes these days but Geotab has just taken that concept much further. It's newly announced Active Tracking Telematics product provides a more granular view of driver and vehicle actions in real time, akin to "viewing the vehicle from a traffic helicopter."
If you're looking for a sci-fi film all about flying robots taking to the sky without any human interaction, I'm sure you can find one to buy on Amazon. However, if you just wait a little while, Amazon's new drone proposal may come true, and you can watch those autonomous, flying robots – better known as drones – by just leaning out the window and looking up.
There's one big problem with location-based services that use GPS; it can't reach inside buildings. Location-based startup IndoorAtlas came up with a solution to this problem: use a building's magnetic field to locate mobile users.
A new mobile app called the Medina Alert system enables anyone with a smartphone to report hit-and-run drivers in Colorado. Ten other states are considering deploying a similar app.
The deployment of advanced mobile IT technology could cut product pick-up and delivery times by close to a third, according to a survey of 375 transport and logistics managers in six countries conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Intermec.
Information becomes more valuable when someone can make a good decision based on it. By sharing some of their information, companies can create rich external ecosystems that unlock that information's hidden value--which can also benefit the source of the information.
Expansion of LTE, and thus better wireless data connections for you, could be on hold for a very long time.
Carrier IQ really isn't doing anything nearly as bad as everyone said. Had the phone companies that use Carrier IQ been forthcoming in the first place, and had Carrier IQ operated with full transparency, there would have been no story.
LightSquared, the Reston, Va. company that had planned to create a nationwide 4G LTE wholesale data network until its operations plans were denied by the Federal Communications Commission, has filed