While self-driving cars get the lion’s share of press, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has steadily moved ahead with the implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle communication, or V2V.
"If I looked at two years of your photos, I could tell a lot about you," says Ditto Labs CEO David Rose. "I could see if you're a sports guy or a foodie..."
Rose isn't really interested in my photos, but he is interested in yours. By one estimate, consumers share some 1.8 billion photos every day. Hidden among many of those are hints about interest and brand affiliation. Advertisers and media companies are just waking up to this fact and are looking at ways to glean data from that trove of information. For social networks like Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, such a technology could be a game changer.
Watch brand Timex introduced a phone-free smart watch, called the Ironman One GPS+. The 3G-connected device's standout quality is its ability to connect to apps on its own, rather than syncing with a smartphone. The company is targeting users who use smart watches for fitness-tracking, but don't carry a phone and a watch at the same time.
How much access to your (and your friends') personal data are you prepared to share for access to free mobile apps? I suspect the amount is significantly less than that which you actually agreed to share when blindly accepting the Terms of Service.
While connected car systems like Apple's Carplay aim to be an extension of your smartphone's display on your car's dashboard, a new startup is taking an approach that is much more like Google Glass than systems that use touchscreens and buttons.
Twitter is to explore ways it can monetise the “hundreds of millions” of visitors to its platform that are not logged-in.Twitter says its next big revenue opportunity is to monetise visitors to the site that are not logged-in.