Using a smart watch to fly remote-controlled drones
The DEMO Mobile show last week had a lot of interesting startups, but the most visually interesting demo had to be from Maya Design. They were showing off MakerSwarm, a new platform designed to control the coming "Internet of Things." The idea is that more and more devices are becoming connected to the Internet, providing all kinds of new functions -- and making huge amounts of data available. MakerSwarm aims to let users control devices with simple drag-and-drop gestures from devices like their iPad -- or a smart watch.
Late last month Samsung announced version 2.0 of its secure Android platform known as KNOX. The move coincided with Apple's improvements to enterprise management of iOS devices. With both companies gunning for enterprise market, here's a look at how the platforms compare across 15 different areas of enterprise security and management.
Tipbit this morning announced new funding, to the tune of $4 million led by Ignition Partners, with plans to add features and boost usage of the app. It's one of many companies, large and small, working on ways to help users combat email overload.
Cisco hopes to drive more use of video conferencing products in meeting rooms -- it said only 7 percent of meeting rooms in the world have video conferencing -- by learning from consumer markets. New products and services aim to make the products cheaper and easier to use. They'll also tie in products like phones and tablets that most people have with them during meetings.