Top 10 smartphone innovations of 2011 Blog 12/30/2011 26 comments As smartphones become ever more ubiquitous and the speed of mobile innovation increases exponentially month by month, keeping track of the big innovations over a full year can seem a futile task. The changes, once recorded seem almost incremental when looked at through the year’s rear view mirror.
Chronic Christmas gadget conundrum Blog 12/14/2011 23 comments According to Accenture, customers returning electronics products will cost “U.S. consumer electronics retailers and manufacturers nearly $17 billion this year, an increase of 21 percent since 2007.”
Top 10 innovative USBs and peripherals Blog 12/14/2011 22 comments The following list takes a look at some of the more innovative, original and flamboyant USBs and USB peripherals, ranging from the secure and practical right through to the gimmicky and flamboyant.
Google doodle celebrates Robert Noyce Blog 12/12/2011 16 comments The doodle for Dec. 12, 2011 on www.google.com celebrates 84 years since the birth the Robert Noyce, one of the inventors of the integrated circuit and a co-founder of both Fairchild Corp. and Intel Corp.
Top 10 CE innovation gadgets at CES Blog 12/9/2011 25 comments The Consumer Electronics Association will present its choices of Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award honorees at the upcoming 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The awards comprise outstanding design and engineering advancements across 32 consumer electronics product categories.
Big brain radio, part 2 Blog 12/1/2011 1 comment Cognitive radios were now too busy to figure out how to route phone messages, so they decided to put humans to work doing this. The task occupied the time of all humans alive.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.