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Cisco, Acer, others join Intel-backed IoT standards group

The Open Interconnect Consortium is the latest IoT body to boast about its progress, gaining 27 new members

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Former iPhone manager: Apple will struggle to analyze watch data

Former iPhone engineer Andy Grignon questions whether Apple will be able to derive much value out of the upcoming glut of information

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Apple needs a smarter argument to sell Apple Pay

People will need a lot of convincing before they’ll use their smartphones to pay at retail. Security and widespread adoption -- not convenience -- will be keys

Apple Watch under scrutiny for privacy by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

Wi-Fi group acts to simplify peer-to-peer video, printing, and other tasks

The Wi-Fi Alliance has defined standard ways to carry out common uses of Wi-Fi Direct

A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices

Energous has developed a WiFi-style wireless charging device that sends power to anything within a 30-foot radius

Does Apple have a breakout product in its smartwatch?

Wearables need an iPhone-style breakthrough, but it's not clear whether the Apple Watch is it

9 nightmare sci-fi virtual realities that are closer than you think

Emerging technologies in virtual and artificial reality blur the line between science and fiction

5 things the Apple Watch can and can't do

There's fitness tracking and shopping tools, but no built-in GPS or Wi-Fi

Apple Watch: The Internet of things' new frontier

A combination of liquid computing technology, smart focus, and compelling interface shows the right way forward

FireChat's developer wants to give IoT a mesh-network boost

The Open Garden Network could link many small, power-sipping devices for broader Internet access

Comparing smartwatches -- what Apple has to beat

Five new smartwatches define the current cutting edge and set the bar for Apple to beat with its rumored watch

21 weird and wacky wearables you'll actually want

These 21 unique wearable devices are all worth a look — and some could genuinely enhance your life

10 hot Internet of things startups to watch

As Internet connectivity gets embedded into every aspect of our lives, investors, entrepreneurs, and engineers are rushing to cash in

Salesforce.com sees wearables catching on with customers, partners

Wearable apps aimed at business use will be a big part of Salesforce.com's upcoming Dreamforce conference

Move over, Raspberry Pi: 7 single-board computers for geeks

Get a head start on the next tech boom by hacking together tomorrow’s Internet of things hit today

Samsung buys SmartThings in ambitious push to connect your home

SmartThings makes a mobile app and a software platform for controlling household objects

7 far-out technologies that are closer than you think

Some of these technology innovations sound like science fiction, but they may land in your data center sooner than you'd imagine

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