Drones keep strutting their stuff when it comes to commercial applications, with more news this week about drones helping maintain and repair oil and gas industry infrastructure.
The Apple Watch may soon be able to automatically adjust the volume of iPhone alerts based on the sounds the Watch picks up on its microphone, according to a patent application the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Thursday.
Google has received a U.S. patent for an autonomous delivery vehicle, RCR Wireless reported Wednesday.
Cisco's Talos Group has identified security vulnerabilities in commercial smart thermostats made by Trane that could enable an attacker to gain access to the entire network through the vulnerable devices.
There will be continued broad commercial applications for drone technology, not just air-based, but land- and sea-based systems as well, predicted Jon Rubin, a partner and head of the drone practice at investment bank Westbury Group.
The Internet of Things knows no geographic boundaries, as evidenced by the alliance announced Monday between India's HCL Technologies and Microsoft to launch an IoT incubation center in Redmond.
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.
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.
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.
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.