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United Nations using iBeacons to simulate minefield for Day for Mine Awareness

New Museum using iBeacons to simulate minefield for Day for Mine Awareness

Hot on the heals of the MLB's expansion of the use of iBeacons in most of their ballparks, the New Museum in New York City decided to go a little more dramatic with iBeacons: they're making them into land mines. Well, simulated land mines. To mark the UN International Day for Mine Awareness and...
Apple lays out the rules for iBeacon device manufacturers

Apply now to use Apple's iBeacon branding — it's free, but it's also tightly controlled...

Apple has rolled out its specifications for iBeacons while simultaneously beginning to certify devices that use the technology through its MFi program. While for the most part standard for devices that use Bluetooth LE, devices seeking approval from Apple to use the iBeacon trademark must...
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FCC filing for Apple's iBeacon hardware spotted in the wild

We've covered some pretty cool uses of the iBeacon technology from Apple, but the product itself is still not available for the general public. Now, a new filing has spotted for an iBeacon device through FCC, attached to the product numbe A1573. According to the filing (and the included imagery...
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iPhone 5S

FCC filing for Apple's iBeacon hardware spotted in the wild

We've covered some pretty cool uses of the iBeacon technology from Apple, but the product itself is still not available for the general public. Now, a new filing has spotted for an iBeacon device through FCC, attached to the product numbe A1573. According to the filing (and the included imagery...
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iBeacons in grocery stores leading to more engaged customers

It turns out that getting iBeacon-triggered notifications really does help to increase user engagement. That's the judgement of inMarket, a firm that's been installing iBeacons in grocery stores across the nation. The iBeacons, set to trigger notifications on nearby devices with specific apps...
CEO of indoor positioning firm Wifarer moves to Apple in a leadership role

CEO of indoor positioning firm Wifarer moves to Apple in a leadership role

Apple is continuing their investment in indoor location tracking with a new hire. Philip Stanger, founded Wifarer, though the company itself isn't coming to Apple with him. Stanger's hire falls in line with Apple's acquisition of WifiSLAM last year, which, like Wifarer, uses Wi-Fi hotspots...
Virgin Atlantic putting iBeacons in Heathrow airport

Virgin Atlantic putting iBeacons in London Heathrow airport

Virgin Atlantic now has iBeacons around London Heathrow airport to deliver location-specific alerts. These iBeacons tie in with Passbook, and enable notifications such as reminders to get your boarding pass out when approaching a security checkpoint, a 0% commission offer when passing currency...
Tzukuri iBeacon sunglasses

These sunglasses have an embedded iBeacon so you'll never leave them behind

Eyewear maker Tzukuri has announced that they'll be kicking off a crowdfunding campaign for Bluetooth-enabled shades with full iBeacon support. That way you'll get a ping on your iPhone when you forget your fancy glasses behind. Similarly, your iPhone will ring and buzz loudly if you walk away...
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TI announces iBeacon support across its Bluetooth portfolio

There are a few solutions for deploying iBeacons in a venue, but Texas Instruments is striving to make it even easier with their newly updated SimpleLink SensorTag and reference designs for the Bluetooth beacons. TI is also rolling out support for iBeacons across their entire Bluetooth low-energy...
United Nations using iBeacons to simulate minefield for Day for Mine Awareness

New Museum using iBeacons to simulate minefield for Day for Mine Awareness

Hot on the heals of the MLB's expansion of the use of iBeacons in most of their ballparks, the New Museum in New York City decided to go a little more dramatic with iBeacons: they're making them into land mines. Well, simulated land mines. To mark the UN International Day for Mine Awareness and...
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MLB iBeacons to check fans in when they enter stadiums, push notifications throughout the game

Two weeks ago it was reported that iBeacons were being installed in the stadiums of the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, but with that trial installation out of the way, the MLB is expanding to 20 of their 30 stadiums. Engadget got the low-down on the installation job in AT&T Park,...
How SXSW plans to use iBeacons to improve the attendee experience

How SXSW plans to use iBeacons to improve the attendee experience

The South By Southwest (SXSW) festival will be employing iBeacons during the festival this year for an improved experience. Attendees will be able to interact with the iBeacons through the official SXSW Go app. iBeacon technology is becoming increasingly popular for large events, with CES hosting...
Apple lays out the rules for iBeacon device manufacturers

Apply now to use Apple's iBeacon branding — it's free, but it's also tightly controlled...

Apple has rolled out its specifications for iBeacons while simultaneously beginning to certify devices that use the technology through its MFi program. While for the most part standard for devices that use Bluetooth LE, devices seeking approval from Apple to use the iBeacon trademark must...

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