Twilio is expanding its set of connectivity services aimed at Internet of things developers. The cloud communications provider on Thursday unveiled Twilio Narrowband and Twilio Super SIM, two wireless services that broaden the connectivity options for IoT devices. Super SIM is a mashup of Twilio's mobile core infrastructure, OTA platform, and SIM hardware and software. It aims to give developers a simplified way to build connectivity into devices. The pitch is that developers can build once and deploy IoT devices globally with a single API, a procedural advance that Twilio calls "the first major step in building for the new era of the IoT."Twilio also touts Super SIM for providing debuggability and visibility into IoT deployments, and for its low latency and high availability. "The paradigm of build once and deploy globally simply doesn't exist today in the IoT industry," said Chetan Chaudhary, GM and VP of IoT at Twilio. "Today, with Twilio Super SIM, developers can see network … [Read more...] about Twilio intros Super SIM, Narrowband connectivity services for IoT developers
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Nora Naughton The Detroit News Published 4:57 p.m. UTC Jun 6, 2018 General Motors Co. is expanding the use of its high-tech Super Cruise system, which allows drivers to ride hands-free on the highway in the Cadillac CT6, to the brand's entire lineup starting in 2020 and later to other GM brands. Super Cruise is "a feature that customers routinely come into dealerships asking about, shopping for, and specifically ordering," Mark Reuss, GM's product chief, said in a prepared speech for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America conference in Detroit Wednesday. "Making it available in every Cadillac on the showroom floor just makes sense." Cadillac is also rolling out V2X communication technology in a "high volume crossover" by 2023. Cadillac just revealed its first-ever compact SUV, the XT4, at the New York auto show in March. V2X is an industry term for "vehicle to everything" communication. It's thought to be the next step in automotive safety … [Read more...] about Super Cruise expanding across Cadillac lineup, other GM brands
Voters in eight states go to the polls Tuesday for the biggest single primary day of 2018. But the main event on this super Tuesday is in California. That’s not just because California is the nation’s largest state, home to 53 congressional districts, including some of the most competitive in the country. Tuesday’s California primaries are potentially make-or-break contests for both parties. Story Continued Below The state’s “top-two” primary system — in which the top two finishers, regardless of party, advance to the general election — means that either party could watch its hopes in important races evaporate. Democrats are targeting seven Republican-held House districts where Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in 2016. But they fear that large, diffuse candidate fields in some districts could result in two Republicans qualifying for the November ballot. Republicans, meanwhile, have scrambled to avoid being locked out at the top of … [Read more...] about The Super Tuesday of 2018 has arrived. Here’s what you need to watch.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that its TT Games studio is developing Lego DC Super-Villains as the latest in a series of humorous DC superhero games. In contrast to past games, you’ll get a chance to be bad this time by playing your own customized DC villains, rather than superheroes. For the first time, a Lego game will give players the ability to create and play as their own DC Super-Villain throughout the game. Their character becomes the center of the story, while teaming up with a variety of villains to adventure through the funny and original story written in collaboration with DC. Lego DC Super-Villains will be available October 16, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, and the PC. “LEGO DC Super-Villains provides players a fun and humorous way to cause mischief by unleashing their DC Super-Villain’s sinister powers and amusing abilities,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “With an unprecedented amount of … [Read more...] about Warner Bros. unveils TT Games’ Lego DC Super-Villains
This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.When Shannon Conn puts her hearing aids in her ears in the morning, a few things happen.The lights in her bathroom turn on.The coffee maker starts brewing. When someone rings the doorbell, the chime streams straight into her ear.Conn, a 43-year-old special education advocate from College Grove, Tennessee, wears the Oticon Opn, which features the ability to link up with other connected devices. She's put that capability to good use, connecting her Opn to her smart home and setting up commands that allow her hearing aids to trigger her house's morning routine."I can't live without them," Conn says. "I haven't said that in a really long time about anything."The Oticon hearing aids represents a growing crop of hearing assistance devices that are benefiting from an injection of technology. Helping is the growing interest in augmented hearing, or so-called hearables -- … [Read more...] about Hearing aids are about to get super smart and motion-savvy