We're live from Las Vegas at CES 2017!

Watch this space for AT&T news to come out of this year's powerhouse event. We'll bring you the latest in wireless, Internet of Things and 5G, to name a few.

Continue to follow our live blog throughout the week and check out our media kit for the very latest CES activities. #ATTDevSummit.

Meet the VR/AR Challenge and Entertainment Project Winners

1/9/17, 11:17 a.m. PT

2017 Developer Summit film and challenge winners

1/5/17, 10:00 a.m. PT

Hackathon Invitational—We’re invited developers from across the country to embrace mechatronics, the art of mixing mechanical engineering with electronics and wireless connectivity. Three finalists pitched their apps live on stage during the keynote for a chance to win $20,000! The audience texted their selection and these are the results:

VR/AR Challenge—Innovators in the virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) space square off in the VR/AR Challenge. After attendees had the opportunity to experience all the finalists’ demos that focused on either the film experience, healthcare, or accelerated learning using VR or AR, they casted their vote.

The winner of the $20,000 grand prize was AR app WayPoint RX.

AT&T Entertainment Project—AT&T is committed to transforming how people watch their favorite entertainment—anytime, anywhere, on any device. Professional and student filmmakers submitted their short films for a chance to win $20,000 and an opportunity to meet with AT&T entertainment executives. After three rounds of judging by the Audience Network, a professional production company, and Summit attendees, the winning films have been selected:

Student Film Winner – Five Windows

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AT&T Smart Cities: Transforming Communities and Creating Value for Citizens

1/4/17, 3:30 p.m. PT

AT&T smart cities momentum continues since announcing our framework a year ago. Our Smart Cities framework uses a secure, holistic approach to helping cities improve functions like transportation, lighting, safety and sustainability.

We have committed to test our framework in several spotlight cities and universities, which include Atlanta, Chapel Hill (NC), Chicago, Dallas, Georgia Institute of Technology, Miami-Dade County and Montgomery County (MD).

Click here to learn more. 

AT&T to Provide Wireless Connectivity for Aira’s Devices that Enhance Access to Information for Blind and Visually Impaired People

1/4/17, 3:30 p.m. PT

AT&Tis providing wireless connectivity to startup Aira to support their innovative technology platform that assists the blind and visually impaired. The platform will blend wearables, connectivity and Aira’s human-assisted artificial intelligence to give blind and visually impaired customers information about their surroundings akin to sighted people. And do it quickly and efficiently.

Click here to learn more. 

AT&T Introduces New Starter Kits for Developers

1/4/17, 3:00 p.m. PT

In August 2016, AT&T* introduced an all-in-one IoT Starter Kit to help developers jumpstart their Internet of Things (IoT) projects. The AT&T IoT Starter Kit, which provides tools and services to quickly prototype new IoT solutions, bundled with an a la carte data plan gave developers a one-stop shop to bring their ideas to life and to market. Now we’re making it even easier to connect any USB-based device with a lighter version of our original Starter Kit.

Click here to learn more.

AT&T and Emerson Team Up to Reduce Methane Emissions

1/4/17, 3:30 p.m. PT

Emerson has turned to AT&T* Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to advance its innovative Grind2Energy food waste recycling system.

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AT&T and the American Center for Mobility Fuel the Future of Automated Driving

1/4/17, 9:00 a.m. PT

AT&T is teaming with the American Center for Mobility to speed the development of self-driving vehicles. Working with the Center gives us the space to explore, create and safely test driverless technologies. We’ll also serve as the Center’s exclusive cellular network provider through 2020.

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AT&T and American Honda Enter Connected Car Agreement

1/4/17, 9:00 a.m. PT

AT&T and American Honda Motor, Co. Inc. are bringing 4G LTE connectivity to Honda vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. This is a part of an exclusive multi-year agreement.

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AT&T, Delphi, and Ford Debut V2X Advanced Vehicle Communications

1/4/17, 9:00 a.m. PT

AT&T, Delphi and Ford are developing a new capability to enhance Vehicle-to-Anything (V2X) communications. The platform is designed to help vehicles “talk” with each other and smart cities infrastructure to improve safety and vehicle security, reduce traffic congestion, save money and protect the environment.

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Driving toward AT&T Network 3.0 Indigo, a platform to share data and collaborate

1/4/17, 9:00 a.m. PT

A data-sharing community. It sounds like a simple concept.

But it’s not simple if you’re dealing across multiple organizations, each prizing its own data. Almost anyone could list the obstacles: security, privacy, identity management, ownership.

Click here to learn more. 

AT&T Details 5G Evolution

1/4/17, 5:00 a.m. PT

AT&T today announced its 5G Evolution plans for 2017 and beyond, and highlighted its other initiatives to expand and enhance ultra-fast internet access for millions of customers.

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First Ever AT&T VR/AR Challenge

1/3/17, 11:00 a.m. PT

On September 12th, 2016 AT&T’s developer team announced their first ever AT&T VR/AR Challenge. After about two month and two awesome VR/AR hackathons — they received 67 submissions.

Click here to learn more. 

Announcing the Finalists of the AT&T Entertainment Project!

12/30/16, 12:30 p.m. PT

In October, we announced the AT&T Entertainment Project,  an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films from aspiring professional and student filmmakers. Our motivation behind the AT&T Entertainment Project was to recognize talented storytellers across the United States, providing them with a chance to have their voices heard.

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Finalists of the AT&T Entertainment Project

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