This week, Qualcomm is unveiling the second-generation platform for whole-home Wi-Fi, or mesh networks. These popular new networks have taken the consumer router market by storm. Hear about how the wireless pioneer is improving the best thing to happen to Wi-Fi since the hotspot. (Produced in association with Qualcomm.)
By offering simple setup, hands-off manageability and high-speed connectivity to all the family’s devices, no matter where they are in the home, whole-home network systems have quickly become the darlings of the consumer Wi-Fi market.
And these are just the first-generation systems. The industry continues to innovate. Read our latest research brief, Whole-Home Network 2.0: The Sea-Change Continues, to learn about more of what’s in store for this hot new segment in the home router market..
Nearly six in 10 US router owners have at least one outstanding issue with their network, according to a recent survey. They want a new router that delivers faster speeds to all their devices everywhere in the home.
But the survey also revealed that, despite ongoing problems and performance desires, consumers most commonly wait to upgrade until their current router breaks or doesn’t function properly.
Why not? The survey suggests that a deeply dissatisfying shopping experience may be to blame. Nearly two thirds of owners – 64 percent – report challenges with the buying process. For non-owners who intend to buy, the figure is even higher, at 85 percent.
Clearly, then, there is the potential for great reward for router suppliers that deliver the home networking experience consumers desire.
FeibusTech’s new eBook, What Consumers Want: Breaking Down the Sea-Change in Wireless Home Networking, reports on the consumer survey and offers valuable insights into how to design, market and sell platforms that resonate with buyers. It is a must-read for OEMs, internet service providers, retailers and anyone else who wants to succeed in wireless home networking.
The latest hearables are now available from Bragi, including a fully customizeable version tailored by hearing-aid supplier Starkey for better comfort and sound quality. Plus, they won’t fall out. Also: OS upgrade brings new features to the original Dash as well.
There’s lots more! Check out my FT Insights interviews withBragi CEO Nikolaj Hviid and Starkey CMO Chris McCormick on my YouTube Channel.
The first so-called artificial pancreas systems – wearable devices that take charge of the crucial process of measuring glucose and delivering insulin – are now beginning to come to market.
That’s welcome news for the nation’s 30 million diabetics, who stand not only to get some relief from the seemingly incessant stream of lancets, test strips and syringes, but also to stay healthier. That’s because an artificial pancreas can keep the disease on a tighter leash than they can, by testing more frequently and delivering more precise insulin doses.
That’s not only important for patients, but could ease strains on the nation’s healthcare system.