Month: July 2014

Intel and other gadget makers create a standards body for the Internet of things | VentureBeat | Business | by Dean Takahashi

The Internet of things is expected to consist of 212 billion devices by the year 2020, including PCs, smartphones, tablets, wearables, and a variety of home and industrial appliances, according to market researcher International Data Corp. But to achieve that, chip makers and others in the electronics food chain must agree upon how to connect wireless devices together. The companies want to create a communications framework based on industry standard technologies to wirelessly connect and manage the flow of data among devices. They want the communications to work regardless of form factor, operating system, or service provider.

Vertu launches ‘Bentley’ collection of luxury smartphones

What happens when two British luxury brands make a baby? In the case of phone maker Vertu and automaker Bentley, the pair have just announced that they are working on “Vertu for Bentley” phones — with the first one due in October, followed by four more models over the course of the five-year exclusive partnership (sorry, no more love for Ferrari).