Basic Turns 50
Blog 4/30/2014 13 comments
A language familiar to all: Pausing to look back on 50 years of attracting (and repelling) new programmers.
Spectrum Should Be Shared
Blog 4/30/2014 11 comments
Regulators need to adopt new approaches to allocating spectrum in shared, dynamic ways, given the rising tsunami of mobile data.
The Quirks of Quarks
Blog 4/30/2014 Post a comment
Quarks follow a whole different set of rules than electrons. Electrons repel, and the farther you separate them, the less force they feel. These behaviors are probably synonymous with your concept of “force,” but not after you read this article.
Bluetooth Smart: What’s in a Name?
Blog 4/29/2014 27 comments
Calling every new development smart is a trend in today’s market that invokes Orwell. As we dumb down technologies and think nothing of doing it, we call them all smart.
Taking Bored Out of Board Meetings
Blog 4/28/2014 4 comments
A group of outsiders, often with limited experience in the targeted market segment, spend 4 hours a month thinking about your company and then tell you, the CEO, who is dedicated 24/7 to the enterprise, what you're doing wrong. How can that be boring?
The Death of the Smartphone
Blog 4/23/2014 28 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.
IoT Comms Software Is Hard
Blog 4/23/2014 2 comments
It's no easy feat tailoring a communications software stack for your IoT design in these days when some layers are still rapidly evolving.
Can China Mobile Outpace 'Free' Mobile Apps?
Blog 4/22/2014 4 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.
Embedding Vision: Training Resources
Blog 4/19/2014 Post a comment
Though it's still early days in heterogeneous processing platforms -- a key element in creating vision systems -- the upcoming Embedded Vision Summit is a good resource for learning the state of the art.
Will ‘Makers’ Help Chip Guys’ Bottom Line?
Blog 4/18/2014 44 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 29 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 30 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.