Altair and Verizon team up to speed up development of new LTE-based, commercial IoT products

Altair Semiconductor logoAltair Semiconductor, who make LTE chipsets, announced a new partnership with Verizon Wireless to accelerate the development of new LTE-based, commercial Internet of Things (IoT) products. Altair is currently showing LTE’s Release 12 PSM functionality at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas. This keeps their promise of a 10-year battery-life LTE connection.

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Connected devices come to your lawn and garden thanks to GreenIQ and AT&T


GreenIQ and AT&T announced the launch of new devices to help consumers grow their gardens and lawns while leveraging the power of 3G connectivity. The primary components of the new GreenIQ devices are new Hub flow meters that are 3G and Wi-Fi capable. The meters can be setup and managed through GreenIQ’s smartphone app, available for Android later this year. Read more

ChatSim World is a new SIM card that intelligently blocks unwanted mobile traffic to your smartphone

ChatSim WorldChatSim World is a new SIM card that’s designed to intelligently block certain traffic to and from your smartphone or tablet in an attempt to keep your mobile data usage low, which should, theoretically, save you a bit of money on your cell phone plan. ChatSim claims this can reduce data traffic by up to 90%.

Not only does the SIM card block certain traffic, but it also allows users to use certain instant messaging apps for free, even without access to WiFi. Because of this ChatSim is calling itself the world’s first Instant Messaging Mobile Operator. Read more