SmartThings Bolsters Internet of Things Development with $12.5 Million in Funding

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The Internet of Things describes the movement toward having a variety of household objects that can then be controlled by your smartphone. These gadgets would be connected to the Internet, so you can have true remote control of your thermostat, door locks, room lights and so on.

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ION Air Pro POV Cloud Camera (Video)

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High speeding down the slopes, you cut through a half dozen trees before lifting off and grabbing huge air, you think, shouldn’t I be recording this? If you did, you have to wait until you get to a computer before uploading your adventure to the world. That’s not the case if you own the ION Air Pro HD camera. It lets you share your clips in real time to social networking sites.

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Microsoft “Googlighting” Video Directly Attacks Google Apps in the Cheesiest Way

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Oh the irony of it all. We’ve all seen the commercials where Microsoft is telling us to go “to the cloud,” but now the Big M has unleashed a vicious campaign aimed squarely at attacking the cloud-based solution we know as Google Apps.

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Google Drive to Challenge Dropbox for Cloud Storage Supremacy

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Microsoft may be the one who keeps telling us to go “to the cloud,” but it looks like Google is the real heavyweight who wants to compete in that arena. And that’s exactly what the rumored upcoming product called Google Drive is trying to acheive.

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Dropbox Handing Out 5GB Storage with Android Beta App

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I really like my Dropbox. It’s just so convenient having my files sync’d up to the cloud. It’s great to have a public folder for sharing larger files with friends and colleagues too. Now, the Dropbox Android app has been updated to a new beta version and guess what? They’ll give you 5GB free for trying.

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Microsoft Moves to the Cloud to Entice Enterprise Customers

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What are the first products that come to mind when you think about Microsoft? Undoubtedly, it’s got to be Windows and Office. This is very clearly illustrated by the company’s revenue figures, but the bulging vein in Ballmer’s neck is looking to expand their business in, well, business apps.

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Get cloud-based iTunes music enjoyment on iPhone with mSpot

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Every time that you download a new song on iTunes using your MacBook, you have to then sync your playlist with your iPhone if you want to have that song with you on the road. That’s the old way of doing things. mSpot changes how you get music on your iPhone, because it pushes your iTunes collection into the cloud.

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Asus Waveface tablet and phone concepts head for the clouds

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One of the more prominent themes at this year’s Computex is the push toward cloud-based computing. No matter how much storage you have on your own device, you are inherently limited by some type of capacity. By accessing the clouds, you can have virtually unlimited space to stash your stuff. And therein lies the Waveface concepts from the good people at Asus. Yes, they’re well ensconced in the PC market with their motherboards, notebooks, netbooks, and so on, but they also recognize the importance of looking to the future.

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