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Bluetooth® innovator CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) announced the launch of its CSRmesh™ Development Kit, which will allow developers to get hands on with the recently launched CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol. The kit, which became available from selected CSR distributors in July 2014, includes development boards, a USB programmer and access to the development platform (SDK) which includes example applications to accelerate the development of new low power connected Internet-of-Things (IoT) products. The SDK is initially offered with software supporting networked lighting applications, with updates for home automation and other IoT applications based on CSRmesh due later in the year. The technically disruptive CSRmesh protocol, which launched earlier this year, allows for an almost unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be simply networked toget... (more)

My Thoughts on the Apple iPad

iPhone Apps on Ulitzer iPhone Apps on Ulitzer - The Apple iTablet or iSlate is due to be shown off to the world January 27th, and unleashed on us sometime in March. The blogosphere has been buzzing about the topic. Joe Wilcox of said “The world doesn’t need an Apple Tablet, or any other” (full post here). MG of TechCrunch followed up with “The World Doesn’t Need Someone Telling Us What We Don’t Need In Tech” (full post here).  I think both writers make some good points, but I wanted to give my thoughts, and ask the readers of CTOvision theirs. The Apple Tablet is rumored to cost $1000. So the first word that comes to my mind is “overpriced.”  When you can purchase a decent netbook for under $300, a solid ultra-portable 12-14″ (laptop) for $500, and a good business laptop for under $700…why would you ever pay $1000 for a simple tablet?  Quite frankly, I... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of February 16, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Mhealth has been taking off around the world as mobile apps, devices, and services all provide additional capabilities, access, and convenience to patients and providers alike. Also, with the addition to QR codes to printed scripts, it is clear the uses are becoming quite mainstream.  Read Original Content Individuals with diabetes can now manage their blood sugar results using ... (more)

CES 2010 and Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas

I arrived in Las Vegas two weeks before CES's opening date of January 7th to research venue options for Cloud Computing Expo 2011. During my first cab ride from the airport to the Venetian, I asked my driver how "Shelly" was doing. He replied, "You mean Sheldon Adelson?" I said, "Yes." The driver said, "He is not doing well. I heard he has started suffering from amnesia. They say he is forgetting things. I hope he gets better. He lost a ton of money too." If you visit Las Vegas, you get the latest news and gossip from cab drivers. Adelson is the luckiest man in Las Vegas history in my humble opinion. He built Comdex from scratch, then sold it to Softbank for a billion dollars, or close to it anyway. My second cab driver said, "The town will never see another Comdex again." If you look at the Las Vegas skyline you see more unfinished high rises than you will see in M... (more)

TomTom App for iPhone Awarded at CES

TomTom, the world’s leading provider of navigation solutions and digital maps, announced at CES 2010 that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its TomTom app for iPhone. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 36 product categories. The TomTom app for iPhone features: TomTom’s award-winning turn-by-turn navigation software Text-to-speech which helps users to keep their eyes on the road by enabling street names and places to be read aloud as part of the spoken instructions Advanced Lane Guidance which gives drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions. For the first time this is in both lan... (more)

iPhone Apps "New Media" Topic Launched on Ulitzer

iPhone Apps on Ulitzer, the first revolutionary "new media" platform in the world, announced today that a new iPhone Apps ( topic site was launched today to provide the most comprehensive breaking news and blog coverage of iPhone Apps. The new topic site offers more than 1,200 original articles written by more than 100 Ulitzer authors including: Carmen Gonzalez, Elizabeth White, Bryan O'Rourke, Pat Romanski, Chris Fleck, Lars Hartkopf, Dave Haynes, Kevin Benedict, Wilson Kerr, Ambal Balakrishnan, Jerome Pineau, Liz McMillan, Stewart McKie, Scott McKain, David Strom, Yeshim Deniz, NeonDrum News, Salvatore Genovese, Maureen O'Gara, Brandon Watson, Brad Windecker, Deborah Strickland, Reuven Cohen, Bob Gourley, Ian Thain, David Weinberger, Paul Miller, Adam Blum, Eden Zoller, Marek Miesiac, Jennifer Moebius, Tim Renowden, Anth... (more)

HelloSoft Demonstrates the Lowest Power Consumption VoWiFi

HelloSoft demonstrates at the 2010 International CES its industry's lowest power VoWiFi phone turn-key reference design based on its ground-breaking ultra low-power HS100 IP Convergence Processor integrating Wolfson's WM8352 power management and stereo codecs, to bring to market the compact handset design offering superior quality voice and audio at reduced BOM and breakthrough battery life of over 15 hours of talk time. The VoWLAN reference design supports a wide range of peripherals such as USB, SDIO, I2S, I2C, LCD, Keypad, etc and provides user-friendly interfaces for phone-book, contact-list, call-history, 3-way calling, etc. It supports advanced features such as ultra-wideband speech, full hardware security for IPSec/VPN or SRTP, superior range, call quality and seamless roaming across WiFi access points and hotspots to yield the best user experience. The high... (more)

Corporate Drone or Company Advocate?

Every industry along with the companies within that industry have acronyms that they use exclusively.  J.L.P. is one acronym used by well known international retail giant.  It stands for “just like picture”.  And, now copycat retailers try to customize that acronym with one of their own, LLP (“looks like picture”).  “Just like picture” means that they want a merchandising display to look “just like the picture” that was sent from their corporate or regional headquarters.  No variances, nothing adjusted to the locale, nothing different will be accepted – they want it “just like picture”. Yet, what do you do when the “picture” was built for a store in a large metropolitan area where people utilize public transportation readily and there’s a store virtually on every corner and your store resides in a rural population, where there is no public transit and it’s 200 mile... (more)

Viva Las Vegas! First USB-enabled Virtual Desktop

CES 2010 on Ulitzer At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, virtual computing just got a bit greener. NComputing, the virtual desktop makers, unveiled a low-cost, first-ever virtual desktop accessible via a USB. The company, which already claims about 2 million users of its line of Ethernet-based and PCI- based virtual desktops, said its new U170 model will sell for under $100. NComputing says that its virtual desktops use as little as 1 watt of electricity (compared to 110 watts for a regular PC), helping companies save 90% on electricity bills. They also drastically reduce e-waste because they are tiny (access devices only weigh 150 grams, compared to 9.6 kilograms for a PC), and because they last much longer than PCs. Here’s how a USB-enabled virtual desktop works: - It plugs into a standard PC’s USB port - NComputing’s virtualization software (included) en... (more)

Open Invention Network Extends the Linux Ecosystem as Ooma Becomes Licensee

DURHAM, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 04/06/10 -- Open Invention Network (OIN), the company formed to enable and protect Linux, today extended the Linux ecosystem with the signing of Ooma as a licensee. By becoming a licensee, Ooma has joined the growing list of companies that recognize the importance of participating in a substantial community of Linux supporters and leveraging the Open Invention Network to further spur open source innovation. Patents owned by Open Invention Network are available royalty-free to any company, institution or individual that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System. This enables companies to continue to make significant corporate and capital expenditure investments in Linux -- helping to fuel economic growth. By developing a web of Linux developers, distributors, sellers, resellers and end-users that license its patent portf... (more)

Kevin’s M2M News Weekly

Welcome to Kevin's M2M News Weekly. This is an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices that I read each week. I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article. I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. You can read archived editions of Kevin's M2M News Weekly at Also check out Kevin’s Mobility News Weekly and Kevin’s Enterprise Mobility Blog. ******** AT&T has announced new products aimed at the mobile enterprise and a new partnership in the M2M space. The new service will provide high level security for calls on AT&T's mobile network and is expected to be available later this quarter. It is targeted at... (more)