TiVo: Bully of DVR design? Blog 8/24/2006 Post a comment TiVo threatens to really put the nail in the coffin of any future DVR innovation. Isn't the ability to simultaneously record and play on a hard disk really a generic capability of any DVR?
You go, Qwest Blog 8/23/2006 Post a comment In a world where every time I turn around I hear, 'There should be a law against...' Qwest's stance on whether or not legislation is required to keep subscriber data for a year is refreshing.
LCD Displays, Blu-ray, and HDMI 1.3, oh my! Blog 8/23/2006 Post a comment With August winding down and Labor Day only a couple of weeks away, there's not a lot of news on the Digital TV front right now. Obviously, this will pick-up in mid-September at C.E.D.I.A. as we hear more about Blu-ray Disc, 1080p plasma displays, and version 1.3 of HDMI. Right now, however, much of the news seems to be centered on LCD displays.
I do not enjoy doing this Blog 8/21/2006 Post a comment Cadence's decision to exclude its major competitors from CDNLive! continues its bewildering behavior that ignores functioning traditions in the EDA industry
The 21st century Lucky Strike Blog 8/21/2006 Post a comment When I observe standard mobile-phone behavior among the natives of most Western nations--from France to Italy to the U.S.A.--I can't help but think of arctic wolves prowling the tundra, peeing on shrubs.
Look at what NFC does for diabetes Blog 8/16/2006 Post a comment Cambridge Consultants unveiled an innovative medical device concept for managing diabetes that uses NFC, the close-proximity wireless communications standard, to integrate glucometers and insulin pumps.
A future of 3D viewing Blog 8/16/2006 1 comment I had an interesting meeting this week with the Philips 3D Solutions group. Ever since I was a kid, 3D has held a certain fascination for me. I remember seeing "The House of Wax" in 1953 with Vincent Price. From that day onwards, 3D has always stuck with me.
Fallout Blog 8/9/2006 Post a comment The ink hardly dried on the complaint that Nokia filed against Qualcomm in a Delaware state court before Nokia announced it would drop half its San Diego workers in restructuring.
An early look at C.E.D.I.A Blog 8/9/2006 Post a comment Just when you think its calm and you can focus on writing stories and columns, I am starting to hear from PR companies already about C.E.D.I.A (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Assn.) show, which will be held in Denver, CO next month.
The dog days of summer Blog 8/2/2006 Post a comment These are the dog days of Summer with temperatures in the upper 90s and low 100s. It's a time when many people go on vacation or "go on holiday" --as some like to call it.
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.