Search Results for: internet of things

Mary Meeker presents latest Internet Trends at D10

Mary Meeker presents latest Internet Trends at D10

Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB), presented her latest Internet Trends report at the All Things Digital D10 conference this morning. Meeker's annual state of the web presentation has always been a highlight of the conference, delivering a comprehensive summary of what's happening in tech. This year it's a massive 112-slide deck focused on mobile adoption and its resulting requirement of re-inventing business models.

Continue Reading...

“Bat-Signal for the Internet” teased by “Internet Defense League”

“Bat-Signal for the Internet” teased by “Internet Defense League”

This week you'll find that no greater defense against those that would have their evil way with the web can be found than the "Bat-Signal for the Interet" as teased by Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. This fellow is one of several internet activists working together to protest web-containing bills such as SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA, three of the more famous bits of legislation to have popped up in Washington and abroad this past several months. To defend said internet, Ohanian and friends will be working in what they call the "Internet Defense League" with which they intend to be taken entirely seriously.

Continue Reading...

Quitting the Internet is Silly

Quitting the Internet is Silly

Paul Miller, a writer for the Web site The Verge, has famously quit the Internet. For a year. I say famously, because every writer from The Verge that I follow is completely obsessed with this topic. While this is a site that normally operates like a Band of Brothers and Sisters on social networks, the level of buzz that Miller's decision has garnered has been even more extreme. CNN covered this 'event' as news. Let me reiterate that I follow almost every writer from The Verge on Twitter, and I count quite a few of them as friends and the rest as respected colleagues. So I hope they'll take this gentle ribbing in stride. But I must say, quitting the Internet is silly.

Continue Reading...

Evrythng to connect physical objects to the internet

Evrythng to connect physical objects to the internet

Can you imagine a world where every physical object around you is somehow connected to the internet? A world where your toaster warns you about inclement weather, your digital camera suggests when it's best to go out for a shoot, and your musical instrument connects you with other same-level musicians in your area. This initiative is so called "The Internet of Things" and a new company called Evrythng has plans to really start pushing the envelope in this arena.

Continue Reading...

Fitbit Aria WiFi scales tell the internet you’re fat

Fitbit Aria WiFi scales tell the internet you’re fat

Fitbit has launched Aria, the company's first WiFi-enabled scales, capable of automatically recognizing up to eight different users and squirting their weight to a cloud-based fitness center. Best known for the clip-on Fitbit dongle that tracks exercise, Fitbit says these new scales were actually prompted by user-requests; however it's also worth noting that Withings has been offering wirelessly-enabled scales for some time now.

Continue Reading...

Vint Cerf contends Internet not a human right

Vint Cerf contends Internet not a human right

Computer scientist Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf, recognized the world over as one of two "fathers of the internet," has this week contended that it's not technology or even the internet that should be considered a human right, instead simply categorizing them as tools to work with such basic rights as communication. "Technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself," he noted, taking the position that if we continue to broaden what it means to have a human right as including technology, that we'll not put enough faith and/or pressure on the technology industry and the engineers responsible for ensuring universal, safe internet access for us all to do so.

Continue Reading...

5 Things SlashGear is thankful for this year

5 Things SlashGear is thankful for this year

It's turkey day here in the United States, and as the reasons for Thanksgiving have been blurred and broadened since the first celebration many moons ago, so too must we take a non-traditional post: here's five things SlashGear is thankful for. We're a team from all across the United States as well as a few other continents on this lovely gadget-tastic world of ours, and even though the first Thanksgiving got its start in the USA, this whole day should be called one where we realize how very lucky we all are to have what we've got. That said, enjoy five items that the average citizen might never have considered, but that we here at SlashGear hold dear.

Continue Reading...

France to tax the internet to fund music and culture

France to tax the internet to fund music and culture

France has imposed a new tax that is going to charge ISPs a tax on the internet. The money raised with that tax will then be used to fund the CNM or Centre National de la Musique. This is a French organization that provides opportunities for funding music and cultural events. France is big on taxing things to pay for public access and already taxes TV for public access channels.

Continue Reading...

Grand Theft Auto V and the five things we’re hoping for

Grand Theft Auto V and the five things we’re hoping for

Just this morning it was confirmed that Rockstar games would be producing the fifth in one of the most notorious game series of all time, Grand Theft Auto - now it's time to let our hopes run wild. There are quite a few features in previous games that are what we'd call nearly unexplored avenues. Small bits of gameplay that would, if allowed to expand, would create a whole new playground for the future of GTA. Below are just five of these items that we're hoping Rockstar will explore further for GTA:V.

Continue Reading...

Prev 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next