The Death of the Smartphone Blog 4/23/2014 5 comments Carrying four devices -- PC, smartphone, tablet, and wearable -- only leads to more confusion. The question is which device to retire from the fleet. Charlie Cheng says the smartphone is the most vulnerable.
Can China Mobile Outpace 'Free' Mobile Apps? Blog 4/22/2014 3 comments Skype's co-founder once predicted that telephones would eventually become just an app. He foresaw a doomsday scenario for phone companies. We're seeing the inkling of it in China Mobile's latest financial results.
Will ‘Makers’ Help Chip Guys’ Bottom Line? Blog 4/18/2014 43 comments Are you seeing this newborn love among "makers," board vendors, and chip companies? What mystifies me is not so much the love part, but how anyone could eventually mistake this infatuation for good business.
The Big Fat Indian Election Blog 4/16/2014 6 comments Technology and data analysis have come to play a crucial role in India's national election where 815 million eligible voters will cast their vote in more than 930,000 polling booths.
Motorola People, Products Remembered Blog 4/16/2014 28 comments As some of the remaining elements of Motorola are being absorbed into companies such as Lenovo and Zebra, I thought it was a good time to talk about people and products we remember.
Obokata Scandal Puts Research in Peril Blog 4/12/2014 29 comments The STAP stem cell research scandal has exposed a number of important issues fundamental to science and the politics of science. Critically, it poses questions about the apparent lack of research rigor in Japan.
SSDs are a Short-Term Phenomenon Blog 4/11/2014 4 comments I know this sounds like a sacrilege so early in the frenzied adoption of SSDs, but this format is a clumsy kludge driven by the industry’s fixation on the fact that flash is persistent
Ford: Where Makers & Engineers Meet Blog 4/7/2014 6 comments Many of us in the electronics industry are still scrambling to locate the turf where amateur hobbyists/tinkerers find common ground with professional engineers. Ford recently developed its Open XC platform. But what's in it for Ford?
Internet, Apps & Now Hardware Blog 4/3/2014 8 comments Web designers, software developers, and non-engineering professionals with no prior experience in designing a system are turning their attention to hardware, Marvell's Kinoma vice president says.