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March 14, 2013
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  • AT&T is ranked nation's fastest 4G network
    A sample of 4G access speeds in 77 markets found that AT&T trumped Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless in average upload and download speeds. The analysis by Root Metrics says AT&T averaged download speeds of 18.6 megabits per second, with surges as high as 57.7 Mbps, compared with averages of 14.3 Mbps or less for its primary competitors. InformationWeek (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Vendors tap M2M for advanced home-lighting solutions
    Home-technology vendors are going to market with lighting solutions that rely on machine-to-machine technology to give homeowners more control over room ambiance. Philips released a set of APIs for its multicolored Hue system that is controlled via a mobile application, while Ube's Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer includes a multi-touch interface that responds like a smartphone screen. (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Device can track home energy consumption in real time
    A company called Y Shape has developed Heat Meter, a Wi-Fi connected device that it says can track a home's energy consumption in real time. The device, which is attached magnetically to a boiler or furnace, listens to vibrations in order to calculate the amount of energy being spent. In addition to measuring a home's energy cost, the device "provides useful insight to lowering your energy consumption," said Y Shape engineer Radu Gogoana. News Service (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dell offers apps for businesses pursuing mobile commerce
    Dell Services is introducing mobile applications for enterprises interested in mobile commerce, Rimma Kats writes. Dell is concentrating on four areas: mobility strategy consulting, mobile business intelligence, mobile testing and multiplatform application development. "Our strategy is to take a consultative/services approach to help our customers deploy mobility across their organizations," Dell's Corie Pierce says. (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Research 
  • IDC: Android will become top tablet platform in 2013
    The broad popularity of the iPad Mini aside, Android is expected to supplant Apple's iOS as the most popular tablet platform this year, research firm IDC says. Apple's insistence on keeping its tablet more expensive than the typical $200 price for Android's 7-inch tablets has cost the iPad-maker, IDC analysts say. IDC raised its estimate for 2013 tablet shipments by 11% largely because of sales of the smaller-screen devices. Computerworld (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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