ITCBlog_iot

Smart Home Adoption

Source | transmitter.ieee.org In a Web Summit panel featuring George Yianni (Philips), Bracken Darrell (Logitech) and Mike Harris (Zonoff), moderated by Andy O’Donoghue (TV3: The Gadget Buzz), industry experts explored the smart home industry, evaluating trends and predicting the future of the IoT. All panelists agreed that one of the biggest issues that the smart[…]

ITCBlog_VirtualReality

Memories Laced with Virtual Reality

Source | transmitter.ieee.org There have been many advancements in photography over the years, but most have been innovations in camera tech or image type — including panoramic pictures being easy to snap with a smartphone. According to an article in Engadget, Flickr seized an opportunity to take panoramic photos to the next level, debuting a[…]

ITCBlog_financialtechnology

3 Ways Money is Getting Smarter

Source | transmitter.ieee.org If you’ve already started your holiday shopping, you probably noticed all of the different payment options at checkout. Gone are the days of wallets that runneth over a la Seinfeld’s George Costanza. Personal finance has been following in the footsteps of the broader financial industry with smart solutions designed to enhance the[…]

ITCBlog_connectedcars

Spinning the Wheels

Source | transmitter.ieee.org Winter might be winding down, but testing of the performance of autonomous cars in inclement weather will continue over time. Attaching the concept of autonomy to a car implies that it should be able to react and adapt to all weather conditions. With most driverless car tests happening in sunny California, it begs[…]

ITCBlog_VirtualReality

A Beginner’s Guide to Virtual Reality

Source | transmitter.ieee.org Virtual reality (VR) might feel futuristic, but it is very much a technology of today. As the VR industry gains traction, so, too, does the 3D device market;different variations of VR accessories — headsets and glasses — continue to hit the market, with entry-level options starting around $20. Not sure if you’re ready[…]

ITCBlog_iot

Tech Trends to Look For at SXSW

Source | transmitter.ieee.org South by Southwest (SXSW) has catapulted into a mega conference over the years, as tech enthusiasts take over Austin, Texas and its surrounding areas to network, innovate and exhibit the latest trends in technology. We’re making the trek to Austin for SXSW Interactive (March 11-15), and whether you’re there, too, or following[…]

ITCBlog_VirtualReality

Realty Meets Virtual Reality

Source | transmitter.ieee.org Thanks to reality television programming, the real estate industry has wedged itself between the worlds of entertainment and investment. Buyers today have resources like Zillow and Trulia, which have transformed house hunting – making it as simple as the click of a mouse to review available housing inventory. No matter the climate of[…]

ITCBlog_bigdata

Big Data and Public Education

Source | transmitter.ieee.org Analytics are the key to giving researchers an infinite amount of data about their subjects, but what happens when these subjects are children in a public school? According to an article in Education Week, data can be collected from anything — from cameras recording kids in school to trackers that monitor heart[…]

ITCBlog_connectedcars

SXSW: Google Self-Driving Car Project Session

Source | transmitter.ieee.org Autonomous automobiles have been a hot topic at SXSW, and Google added to the excitement with its session on the subject, led by Chris Urmson, Director of Self-Driving Cars at Google[x]. Urmson discussed the future and past evolutions of the driverless car, with a focus on data collection and the learned behaviors these[…]