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Smart Home Integration On Nest's Radar
2014-06-24 12:20:04

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week Google-owned Nest Labs' Developer Program announced a new set of partnerships that will allow for third party integration with its Learning Thermostats and connected smoke detectors. The first group of third party partners includes Mercedes Benz, Whirlpool, Jawbone, Logitech, smart LED bulb maker LIFX, software maker IFTTT and of course Google. Through this initiative users can have everything from lighting to appliances to...

2014-06-22 23:00:21

Different from WiFi (ZigBee) products, Bluetooth products are independent of router and they are not required setup. There are many benefits of using Bluetooth as Smart Home solution but the product in the market is rare. Hong Kong (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Apple announced a new "Home" app and service that allows an iPhone or iPad to control smart appliances, lights and locks around the home at WWDC 2 Jun 2014. At the same time, Bluegic is working on a wide range of products for...

Trap-Jaw Ants Spreading Into New Territory
2014-06-19 03:43:16

North Carolina State University Trap-jaw ant species are active hunters with venomous stings and jaws powerful enough to fling themselves through the air. According to new research, they are also spreading into new territory in the southeastern United States. The research was done by scientists at North Carolina State University, the Mississippi Entomological Museum, the University of California, Davis and Archbold Biological Station. “The fact that some of these species are spreading...

2014-06-19 12:27:50

LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global ZigBee Enabled Devices Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/computing_electronics/networking/wireless/global_zigbee_enabled_devices_market_2014_2018.html TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global ZigBee Enabled Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 67.64 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is extended battery life and power...

2014-06-18 23:00:38

Suunto heart rate monitors and GPS watches are up to 40% off for a limited time only at the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Suunto heart rate monitors and GPS watches are up to 40% off for a limited time only at the Heart Rate Watch Company. "These are the lowest prices ever on Suunto M series and Ambit heart rate monitors", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "We have the Suunto M2 heart rate monitor at just...

2014-06-18 12:34:59

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Wireless Health and Fitness Devices Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/misc_telecoms/global_wireless_health_fitness_devices_industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wireless Health and Fitness Devices in Thousand Units by the following Product Segments: Wireless Sports & Fitness Devices, Wireless Remote Health Monitoring Devices, and Wireless...

2014-06-17 23:06:45

Building off the success of its award winning 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball, the company has advanced its digital sports technology platform beyond the smartphone and tablet. This is the first team-sport application for Google Glass that communicates with an object that enters free-flight. Dublin, OH (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 InfoMotion Sports Technologies (http://www.infomotionsports.com) announced today the availability of the 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball Glassware. Building off the...

2014-06-16 23:10:31

Highly integrated, low-cost WHZ4188 WiFi module provides system integrators, OEMs and ODMs to design a new range of products with Wireless LAN connectivity for the rapidly growing IoT market. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 WhizNets Inc. announces WHZ4188 a true fully integrated 802.11 b/g/n SMD WiFi module; it integrates Baseband MAC Radio, RF Front End, Crystal, EEPROM, Voltage Regulator and has an Antenna connector; requires no external RF BOM; you just need two de-couplers and one...

2014-06-16 08:32:32

The new SimpleLink(TM) Wi-Fi family delivers the industry's first single-chip, low-power Wi-Fi solution with built-in programmable MCU designed for the IoT DALLAS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced its new SimpleLink(TM) Wi-Fi(®) CC3100 and CC3200 platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi family is the first in a series of new easy, low power SimpleLink wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT. This new...

frozen red fire ant raft
2014-06-13 05:22:15

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Solenopsis invicta - the destroyer of picnics and bane of exposed limbs everywhere - is better known by its common name, the red fire ant. Aside from S. invicta's propensity to swarm and attack, it turns out this insect is also one of the more talented engineers in the animal kingdom. Never is this more true than when the colony, threatened by flooding from rain, a sprinkler or a borderline psychopathic child armed only with a cup of...


Latest Ant Reference Libraries

Myrmecology
2013-09-30 16:20:45

Myrmecology, a branch of entomology, is the study of ants that has focused on many factors about ants, including evolution and social systems. William Morton Wheeler first used the term myrmecology, but the study of ants predates the usage of the term, going back to ancient references of ants. Auguste Forel, a Swiss psychologist, conducted the first scientific studies of ants, focusing on the roles of instinct and learning in a society. He published Les fourmis de la Suisse in 1874 after...

Hodotermes
2013-08-13 11:32:19

Hodotermes is a genus that contains two species of African harvester termites known as H. mossambicus and H. erithreensis. The collective range of both species extends from some areas of South Africa through the savannas in East Africa to Palaearctic North Africa. Both species are subterraneous, nesting under the ground, but the nests of H. mossambicus can contain several sphere-shaped hives, and long tunnels connect the rooms of each nest. It is typical for all harvester termites to have...

Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula
2013-07-10 13:00:54

The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), known by other names including the jumping jack or hopper ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New South Wales, and rural areas of Victoria. This species is unique in that its genome only holds on set of chromosomes, which is the lowest number of chromosomes that any animal can hold. Like other bull ants, this species can build nests under rocks or under dirt mounds. The jack jumper reaches an...

Red Bull Ant, Myrmecia gulosa
2013-07-10 12:55:32

The red bull ant (Myrmecia gulosa), also known as “hoppy Joe” or the giant bull ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Eastern Australia. It was first described by Joseph Banks in 1770 and was one of the first insects to be described from Australia. Its nests are found underground and contain a network of extensive tunnels. The red bull ant reaches an average body length between .5 and 1.1 inches. Its thorax and head are typically reddish...

Inchman, Myrmecia forficate
2013-07-10 12:28:46

The inchman (Myrmecia forficate) is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia, in a range that includes Tasmania and possibly southeastern areas of Australia. This species is gregarious, living in colonies like most other ant species, but it forages for food alone. Nests often go unseen and are typically found under rocks.  It reaches an average body length of up to one inch long, the trait from which it received its common name. The inchman is both a scavenger and a...

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