Mellisa Tolentino

Mellisa Tolentino started at SiliconANGLE covering the mobile and social scene. Over the years, her scope expanded to Bitcoin as well as the Internet of Things. SiliconANGLE gave Mellisa her break in writing and it has been an adventure ever since. She’s from the sunny country of Philippines where people always greet you with the warmest smile. If she’s not busy writing, she loves reading, watching TV series and movies, but what she enjoys the most is playing or just chilling on the couch with with her three dogs Ceecee, Ginger, and Rocky.

Latest from Mellisa Tolentino

St. Paddy’s Day regrets: Drunk shopping and online gambling

St. Patrick’s Day is here. A day where you’ll see throngs of people wearing green, many of them roaming the street drunk out of their wits. Though there are many misconceptions and myths as to how the shamrock and the color green (cheers to green beer!) became associated with St. Patrick’s Day, perhaps the most regrettable […]

Skin tight wearables take Myzone into the smart garment world

Smart garment maker Sensoria, Inc. announced a partnership with MYZONE Worldwide Ltd., a company that specializes in a wearable training partner that rewards users for efforts. Inspired by the success of Sensoria’s smart sports bra and t-shirt, MYZONE saw the sensor-riddled fabric as an opportunity to expand its own reach in the smart garment market. The partnership will […]

Huawei pushes digital transformation for enterprise, sees growth beyond China

The trend towards digitization is melding Internet of Things and enterprise initiatives, presenting fresh market opportunities for mobile companies in particular. At this year’s Centrum für Büroautomation, Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation (CeBIT) conference, kicking off this week in Germany, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. has plans to announce a global push for its Enterprise Business Group (BG): “Leading NEW ICT, […]

GM buy boosts self-driving car efforts, needs AI talent

General Motors Co. announced that it will acquire Cruise Automation, Inc., a software company based in San Francisco that specializes in autonomous vehicle technology. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Fortune reports that it could be “north of $1 billion,” in stocks and cash. Cruise Automation was founded in 2013 and it […]

How to use Nest Family Accounts and Home/Away Assist features

Alphabet Inc.-owned Nest Labs, Inc. released an update to its Nest app for both iOS and Android this week, introducing two new features called Family Accounts and Home/Away Assist that aims to make the home smarter. Family Accounts Family Accounts lets users add up to 10 members who will be able to access Nest products in the […]

Ask Amazon Alexa to pay your bills, with new Capital One app | #SXSW

Amazon Echo is on a roll. From being named the top choice for consumers looking to automate their home, to adding two new voice-activated companions, Echo’s latest collaboration makes it more useful for financially conscious users. Capital One Financial Corporation announced a new skill for Alexa Voice Search at this year’s SXSW, that allows Alexa-enabled […]

Toyota navigates the blind with new wearables

Toyota Motor Corp. is working on a special wearable device aimed at helping blind people navigate their surroundings with little difficulty. Called Project BLAID, the horseshoe-shaped device sits on a user’s shoulders and is equipped with cameras and sensors to help the blind navigate. It will scan the environment to tell the user what’s around them, […]

Withings plus IFTTT equals safer smart homes

Withings SA announced a partnership with IFTTT, a web-based service that utilizes conditional statements to automate actions, to enhance home security. Connecting Withings Home, an HD security camera equipped with environmental sensors, to IFTTT adds more household automation features as the connection allows the device to communicate with Philips Hue, Nest Thermostat, WeMo products, to […]

Wearables back in business? Smartwatch report projects growth to 2020

Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) roundup features the projected growth of the smartwatch market, a watch that let’s you see your day at a glance, and noteworthy upgrades to a popular smartwatch provider. Smartwatch market to grow 12 percent by 2020 Research and Market released a new report that predicts the growth of the smartwatch market […]

Sexy new smart lock utilizes BLE, NFC and RFID

Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) roundup features a sexy smart lock that eliminates the need for physical keys, funding for a connected light maker, and Mozilla’s entry into the smart home market. LIME Smart Lock Pkinno, Inc. introduced a new smart lock that aims to eliminate old, physical keys. Called LIME, this sexy smart lock combines […]