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IoT predictions for 2017

By Amrisha Prashar on 5 January 2017

Big movements took place in the space of IoT last year from voice-controlled home assistants to block chain solutions. As we enter 2017, Maarten Ectors has put together predictions across the IoT ecosystem that will shape the way…

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The 4th China Mobile Global Partner Conference Forum

By April Wang on 22 December 2016

China Mobile units 24 industry leaders forming the Digital Home Cooperation Alliance Canonical attends the partner conference and becomes a member of the alliance The 4th China Mobile Global Partner Conference took place on the 18th…


Jamming with Ubuntu Core

By April Wang on 7 December 2016

We celebrated the launch of Ubuntu Core 16 hackathon, or shall we say Snapathon, that took place in Shenzhen between 26-27th November. The 30+ hour gathering and coding session was attended by developers, makers and anyone that was…

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The future of your smart home

By Maarten Ectors on 15 September 2016

You can’t hide from the Internet of Things [IoT] any more. IoT is mentioned in the press almost weekly now, if not daily. Even your grandmother is talking about IoT. Smart thermostats, devices that listen to and understand you, buttons you…


Snaps on NAS: IOT apps for your private network

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 31 May 2016

QNAP selects snaps and Ubuntu to bring IOT apps to its NAS On Friday QNAP announced that they were adopting snaps as the application format of choice for their NAS going forward. Behind this decision are two factors, the ease of…

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GE’s First Build is the future of smart home appliances…

By Maarten Ectors on 28 May 2015

First Build is the GE team that is responsible for the Chillhub, the first smart fridge with apps. The Chillhub runs Ubuntu Core and as such any Ubuntu developer can make Snappy Apps for it. This week part of the Canonical IoT team has…