Control LG THINQ Appliances By Smartphone
Jan 4, 2011, 7:35 AM by Philip Berne
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, LG will show off a new series of appliances with its so-called THINQ feature. THINQ will let smartphone and PC users control the appliances remotely. The system will offer diagnoses and information about the appliances, which will include ovens, refrigerators, washers and dryers. Users will be able to monitor the contents and temperature of their refrigerator, manage wash cycles in the washer, or see alerts when an appliance door is left open accidentally. THINQ appliances will also notify users if service is necessary, and will help technicians troubleshoot problems.
Alcatel's Smartwatch to Work with Android and iOS
Alcatel today provided more information about its forthcoming Watch Series and said the wearable is compatible with both Android and iOS. The Watch Series does not run Android Wear, but instead uses a proprietary operating system that Alcatel claims is simpler to use than Android Wear.
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 Can Run Android, Firefox, or Windows
Alcatel OneTouch today announced the Pixi 3 series, an affordable selection of smartphones that is among the first to run one of three different operating systems. The Pixi 3 series can be loaded with the Android, Firefox, or Windows Phone platforms.
Qualcomm Teases High-End Smartphone for CES
Qualcomm today suggested a new high-end smartphone is on deck for a big CES reveal. The company tweeted, "A new Snapdragon 800 powered smartphone is launching next week," along with an image and hashtag for the Consumer Electronics Show.
LG Names New CEO, Mobile Biz Head Stays Put
LG today promoted Jo Seong-jin, the head of its Home Appliance & Air Solutions business, to CEO of the entire company effective immediately. Jo will be responsible for all of LG Electronics' business units, which include mobile communications, home entertainment and vehicle components, and home appliances.
HTC to Pursue Array of Connected Devices
HTC plans to broaden the scope of its business during the course of 2015 to include more connected devices across its portfolio. HTC pointed to the recent release of the RE camera and its partnership with Under Armour as examples spearheading its new efforts.
I have been working with similar technologies in the past year to upgrade restaurants with wireless remote operations. This will allow Owners/ Managers to access and observe daily conduct of their stores as well as monitor the efficiency and operations of their equipment. This type of technology requires a large amount of programming and accuracy. New technologies such as WiMAX and LTE are perfect candidates for handling such data usage.
I love my job and I also love learning about the wireless industry. This type of news allows the integration of both worlds for me ...