CES is upon us! Blog 1/5/2006 Post a comment Today was Press Day at CES 2006, which is held annually in Las Vegas each January. There were eight major press conferences held by LG, Thomson, Toshiba, Pioneer, Sharp, Philips, Panasonic, and Sony. There were two themes that ran through most of the press conferences – 1080p displays and next-generation optical disc.
2006: The year TV's walls start tumbling in the U.S. Blog 1/3/2006 Post a comment Though it may seem obvious that someday people will be able to download their favorite TV programs to an iPod for portable viewing, or watch TV programs over the Internet, it was with some surprise and amazement that the networks chose late 2005 to start.
Tapping Russia's talent pool Blog 1/2/2006 Post a comment As Eastern European technology hot spots ride today's wave of international outsourcing, they are increasingly being considered as potential centers for more than just noncritical implementation work.
Happy New Year! Audio DesignLine Blog 1/1/2006 Post a comment I'm off to CES in a few days. Let me know if there is a company or product I should see while I'm there. Meanwhile, start looking for technology overviews with plenty of links in my upcoming blogs.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times