Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom Takeover Bid

Maker of the Snapdragon processor--used in about 40 percent of mobile devices worldwide--says the $100B offer by the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chip maker ain't enough.

 

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FDA Approves First-ever Ingestible Patient Med Monitor

Some might find the news hard to swallow, but a pill recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is designed to report to authorities when someone has gone off their meds.

 

Amazon Echo, Google Home Fall Victim to BlueBorne Attacks

The equal-opportunity exploit BlueBorne, which uses Bluetooth to attack devices regardless of operating system, has claimed victory over two widely deployed AI systems for the home.

 

Chinese Startup Baidu Unveils Unconventional Smart Speakers

The company also is working on a pair of robots for the home, but details of their intended purpose were not revealed.

 

New 'IoT' Calculator Helps Companies Decide to Deploy

To develop or not to develop IoT devices? That's a question on the minds of many a board member in today's Internet of Things society. Now there's an app for that.

 

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How Microsoft is Embracing Android for Mobile

Mobile editions of Office and other Microsoft productivity apps are available for Android and iOS alike. Yet Redmond has clearly chosen sides.

 

MIT's Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies for Self-Driving Trucks

There's more to driving than maintaining speed and staying on the road. Collision avoidance and life preservation continue to challenge developers of autonomous vehicle technology.

 

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Scanner-equipped Drones Keep Freight Moving Day and Night

Cost-saving opportunities abound as automated drones perform the tasks--and take the jobs--of warehouse workers who can only dream of being this efficient.

 

Blockchain Is Poised to Transform Industry

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies like it have been much in the news recently, mainly to report gargantuan gains in wealth. Companies are increasingly finding that its underlying blockchain technology has potential well beyond the original mission.