Ubuntu Embraces The Internet Of Things

By Robert Vamosi | 2/20/13 2:39 AM

The Ubuntu, the popular Linux distro on the PC, is branching out to include smartphones, tablets, laptops, and TVs.

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Android Tablets Take 20 Percent of the Market

By Robert Vamosi | 8/17/11 2:14 AM

According to ABI Research, within the last 12 months Android tablets have gained and now hold 20 percent of the market against iPads. But the analysts don't think the open source OS will ever dominate the tablet market in part because none of the Android-tablet vendors pose enough of a challenge to Apple's iPad.

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Mobile Broadband Subscriptions Expected to Skyrocket to 1 Billion This Year

By JDavis | 1/28/11 6:58 AM

Thanks to the increasing use of popular technologies such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and mobile Internet applications, the adoption of mobile broadband services will double in 2011.

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LG Announces New Smart Grid-Connected Appliances

By JDavis | 1/10/11 3:14 AM

A new series of smart appliances just announced by LG will--in addition to having smart grid connectivity--communicate with each other over the network, as well as connect to owners' smartphones and tablet devices, giving them control over a wide range of energy-saving and diagnostic functions--bringing the kitchen to the forefront of the Internet of Things.

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The Always-Expanding Internet of Things -- Now Including Tombstones, Toilets

By JDavis | 12/21/10 7:41 AM

Embedded microprocessor technology is obviously ubiquitous in this day and age, with the immense popularity of portable devices like smartphones and tablets. But embedded chips aren't just for the usual suspects of high-tech gadgetry; an incredible amount of previously low-tech goods are now becoming part of the Internet of Things.

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Tablet and Smartphone Sales Soon To Eclipse PCs

By JDavis | 12/9/10 7:26 AM

In a recent article, Engadget cites a staggering prediction from analysts at IDC: "18 months from now, combined smartphone and tablet sales will eclipse the PC...with both categories hovering in the mid-400 million range."

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App Stores: Moving from Phones to TVs?

By JDavis | 10/31/10 6:20 AM

Adobe's AIR -- a Flash-based app development platform -- allows developers to create applications that run on a number of devices and platforms, including iPhones and tablets. And according to a recent article on Wired.com, the latest devices to support will AIR apps will be televisions.

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