Category: IoT


Driver smartphone use reaches epidemic proportions

New research from Zendrive has claimed smartphones are being used on 88% of car journeys in the US, drastically increasing the risk of accidents but also building the importance of voice user interface.

Burger King advert hijacks Google Home Device

A new advert from Burger King threatens to irritate millions as the actor attempts to activate Google Home Devices to read the Wikipedia entry for its Whopper burger.

Contactless payments ramp up in 2017

Following the announcement WhatsApp will enter into the mobile payments arena, new estimates from Juniper Research claims Apple Pay contactless users will nearly double over 2017.

Rumours emerge over Microsoft rival to Amazon Echo

Microsoft would appear to be prepping itself for a more confrontational launch into the smart home arena, as rumours start to circulate about a Cortana-powered device to rival the Amazon Echo.

Watch out, Google’s about

With operators in the UK continuing to scrap and scrimp to recoup the lost fortunes of yesteryear, search giant Google has sauntered across the pond and is looking to make a play for the smart home gateway.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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