Nvidia eyes connected cars with new Tegra X1; Sequans supplies chipset for Verizon's Jetpack hotspot

Wireless tech news from across the web:

> This year's International CES trade show may be energized by a wave of new exhibitors chasing the Internet of Things. Article (sub. req.)

> Nvidia eyes connected cars--not phones--with Tegra X1 mobile superchip. Article

> Google unveiled its first fully working road-legal prototype of its self-driving car. Article

> Netgear is taking the wraps off three Wi-Fi range extenders: the entry-level AC750 Essentials Edition, the mid-range AC1200 and the top-of-the-line Nighthawk AC1900. Article

> Belkin is adding a variety of sensors to its WeMo line of connected home products, including door and window sensors, a keychain sensor and an infrared sensor that detects heat signatures for precise, room motion detection. Article

> The fourth annual Mobile FirstLook: Strategy 2015 conference in Midtown Manhattan Jan. 14-15 will feature speakers from Coca-Cola, GE, Time, Forrester Research, American Eagle Outfitters, eBay's StubHub, Twitter, Yahoo's Tumblr, Deloitte and The New York Times. Article

> Sequans Communications announced that its LTE chipset is inside the new Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack, an ultra-compact mobile hotspot that allows users to connect up to eight Wi-Fi devices to the Verizon Wireless LTE network. Release

> Wi-Fi standards are being developed to prepare for roles that range from 5G cellular backhaul to networking the Internet of Things, two researchers say. Article

> Alvarion Technologies' BreezeULTRA P6000 was awarded certification by the internationally recognized MiCOM Labs for Japan's Technical Regulations Conformity Certification of Specified Radio equipment. Release

> Drones are set to represent a $1 billion global market by 2018, economist says. Article

And finally… Here's a ranked list of overused phrases from last year that should probably go away in 2015. Commentary