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Date: 05.25.2017
While women’s voices are widely used in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies— just listen to Siri or Alexa—women are underrepresented in the AI industry. By 2018, the number of enterprises using AI is expected to reach 62 percent, according to a survey by Narrative Science, a company that has created AI-powered language...
Date: 05.24.2017
For the first time, more than half of older Americans have broadband at home, according to a recently released report from the Pew Research Center. The report found that 51 percent of Americans age 65 or older now have broadband at home. Roughly 67 percent of seniors use the internet and 42 percent— more than triple the amount in 2013—...
Date: 05.10.2017
As the Internet of Things (IoT) flourishes, ISPs are racing to ensure these connected devices   have the broadband infrastructure necessary for a seamless consumer experience. This year, there are 8.4 billion connected devices – that’s a 31 percent increase since 2016 alone. Estimates are there will be more than 20.4 billion...
Date: 03.16.2017
Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) from hackers and cyber crooks needs to be a top concern for manufacturers, consumers and broadband network providers. More than 26 million U.S. households own at least one smart home device, which represents a 35 percent increase from the beginning of 2016. Half of consumers say privacy is their greatest...
Date: 02.03.2017
The Philips Hue light bulbs in the broadband households of Louisville, Kentucky can change color to display the severity of air quality warnings. Amazon Echo smart speakers deliver flash briefings from the mayor’s office and tell Louisville residents the date of the next junk pickup in their neighborhood. A pioneer in the smart city...
Date: 01.31.2017
“Open sesame!” the magical phrase that reveals a hidden treasure, was once the stuff of legend and fairy tales, but today it’s been replaced by “Hello, Siri,” “Alexa,” or “Ok, Google” as a way to instantly unlock the riches of the internet. Earlier this month on the exhibit floor of CES 2017...
Date: 12.30.2016
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is an annual bellwether for consumer trends and broadband-enabled technology. Each year, the hot trends for gadgets, gizmos and consumer tech are forecasted that will be highlighted at the show. Here’s this year’s list, courtesy of CTA’s chief economist Shawn DuBravac. Voice...
Date: 12.16.2016
This year when Santa pays a midnight visit to American homes, his bag could be stuffed with plenty of Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets. Trade publication TWICE recently surveyed tech-savvy shoppers at various consumer electronic stores and found that 27 percent expect to buy smart lighting in the next year. Smart thermostats are on the shopping...
Date: 11.28.2016
Retailers, both online and in-store, are putting their deals where the money is this holiday season. Amazon, the leading Cyber Monday online retailer, is offering Black Friday type deals as often as every five minutes from November 16 through December 22. Walmart, is claiming that it “will win the season on price” – on Black...
Date: 11.17.2016
TV spots for fitness trackers and smart watches promote hi-tech wearables as the go-to accessory for healthy millennials obsessed with exercise and fitness. It’s easy to miss how hi-tech wearables are also revolutionizing the health of seniors. There are all kinds of internet-connected wearables emerging on the market. For seniors, they...

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