The advent of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices has allowed for the addition of wireless capability to low-powered devices, and expanding the possibilities for the Internet of Things. Because BLE was part of an update to the Bluetooth Standard in 2011, new code had to be written to support devices that utilized the technology. The Generic Attribute Profile (GATT) specification allows for a standardized method of accessing data from BLE devices, and libraries have been written to support this data collection in various languages. By using this technology, we explored the possibility of creating a “smart” kitchen, such that we could wirelessly receive temperature readings from a variety of Bluetooth thermometers.
With the explosion of the Internet of Things in recent years, it is no surprise that Google would want to get developers involved using the Android OS. The resulting product is Android Things (first released in May 2018), a version of the Android OS specifically designed for IoT devices. Based on the same operating system as Android phones, Android Things simplifies the development process and makes creating IoT programs the same procedure as a phone or watch app, but the available libraries are different depending on the IoT hardware.
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For our final day of SXSW Interactive 2018, we discovered how augmented reality is bringing restaurant tables to life and allowing remote missions to Mars. We even spotted a hobbit in the wild. To catch up with all that went down, follow the rest of our SXSW coverage here.
We’re nearing the end of our SXSW 2018 ride, and what a whirlwind it’s been. Read on for more about the latest technology delighting our senses. If you’re just tuning in, you can catch up on our SXSW coverage here.
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We’re in Austin for SXSW Interactive and we’re learning a ton. While Days 1 and 2 were smooth sailing, we’re starting to feel the effects of the rollercoaster that is SXSW. Hop on and buckle up.
We’re learning lots about the latest tech trends and science discoveries in Austin for SXSW Interactive 2018. Check out Day 1 here. Read our daily conversations and keep up — who says you need a badge?
We’re in Austin for SXSW Interactive 2018, and we have a lot to discuss, from hearing Bernie Sanders to touching the sun. Let’s get to it.