Across agriculture, automotive, healthcare, and beyond, IBM’s inventors filed a record 8,088 patents in the U.S. in 2016, cementing the company’s top spot on the patent charts for the 24th year in a row.
2016 was a banner year in tech and dev, and 2017 promises to be even more exciting.
The biggest developer trends of 2016 tell the story of the constantly-changing tech industry and the innovative developers at its core. Here’s a look at 5 leading stories that defined the dev world in 2016.
2016 was a year that saw both steady progress and revolutionary leaps in the tech sector. The Internet of Things came into its own, augmented reality changed the visual landscape of cities, and cognitive computing became a force that is impossible to ignore.
Dedicated campus in Munich, Germany will forge links between IBM Watson and the Internet of Things and employ 1,000 experts.
Grush makes a children’s toothbrush that connects to both a mobile game for kids and a dashboard for parents, in a bid to ensure youngsters learn the proper way to clean their teeth.
Kiwi Wearable Technologies produces intelligent motion capture technology that analyses speed, direction, angle, and torque.
Over the last few years, the company has snagged three massive online fitness communities: Endomondo, MapMyFitness and MyFitnessPal. They now control the largest online wellness-focused ecosystem, at 165 million users. And it’s what HealthBox can do with all that data that makes this a compelling package.
Every bicycle in the race was equipped with GPS sensors and a sophisticated relay system that transmitted data to apps, websites and broadcasters, giving fans and media the ability to track a rider’s progress throughout the race.