New Year's resolutions Blog 12/28/2005 Post a comment As we head into 2006, my list of resolutions includes a few about wireless technology (in addition to the ever-popular promises to lose weight, eliminate credit card debt, and learn a foreign language).
CES Preview II Blog 12/28/2005 Post a comment At this time of year, everyone asks me what they should look for at CES. It’s a fair question. It all depends what you are interested in. Displays will be a major part of the show this year with numerous examples of 1080p.
The semantics of surveillance Blog 12/26/2005 Post a comment Ever since The New York Times broke the story that President Bush had directed the National Security Agency to bypass the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for certain domestic monitoring duties, commentators and members of Congress have been batting the word "wiretap" around in a way that fundamentally muddies the waters.
As hard drives feel pinch, Seagate thrives Blog 12/26/2005 Post a comment Word that the world's largest hard-disk-drive maker, Seagate Technology LLC, is making a $1.9 billion bid for rival Maxtor Corp. could be yet another sign of consolidation in a maturing electronics industry, or something specific to magnetic disk drives or storage in general.
CES Preview Blog 12/21/2005 Post a comment Well, it’s that time of the year with CES coming in a little more than two weeks. Can there possibly be any news in the world of Digital TV and high-definition DVD? Surprising, the answer is YES!
A home lab for wireless TV Blog 12/19/2005 Post a comment I've been having a blast building an experimental wireless media facility in my home. The rules are simple: I need to be able to do everything one would do in a home theater and home office environment, but only the ac wires already in place are allowed into the room.
The shape of things to come Blog 12/12/2005 Post a comment Late last week it was sadly announced by Matsushita that they are closing their CRT operations in both North America and Europe. This follows on the heels of several other major companies closing their CRT operations.
UMA is just too attractive to ignore Blog 12/5/2005 Post a comment UWB and WiMAX are pursing the cellular market pretty aggressively by expressing interest in interfacing with UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access), according to industry sources. Even Intel has been asking around the UMA community for a means of latching on to the cellular network.
Push to Talk? Maybe Push to See Blog 12/4/2005 Post a comment Plagued by the fact that I need to not only fish my cell phone out of my purse when it rings--a major feat, I also have to simultaneously find my glasses if I expect to do anything but answer.
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