Really fast food Blog 9/30/2005 Post a comment One of the most pressing problems of civilization as we know it is about to be solved by ZigBee technology. Namely, "How do you pay your restaurant bill when the waiter/waitress has gone missing?"
TV on a popstick Blog 9/26/2005 Post a comment A mobile TV trial in the UK is an interesting concept that raises a few questions about practicality and a good deal of curiosity about the technology.
Tech's abandoned institutions Blog 9/26/2005 Post a comment Telcordia vice president Bob Lucky's eulogy for the Bell Labs Holmdel, N.J., facility in the September IEEE Spectrum also bade farewell to the Army's Fort Monmouth Labs.
Canon Expo and next-generation displays Blog 9/24/2005 Post a comment The company previewed many of its new consumer and business products with the focus, of course, on digital imaging. Canon has a new logo -- 'image ANYWARE.' This obviously refers Canon's prowess in digital cameras, camcorders, and home/office printing capabilities. Going forward, the 'image ANYWARE' will also include display products
Autumn Leaves Blog 9/20/2005 Post a comment Nokia joins Eclipse; Wind River CEO presents to Bank of America; PC/104 seeks entries for embedded-software award; Microsoft gives Wipro of India Gold Status in embedded partner program.
Mother's Day everyday Blog 9/20/2005 Post a comment The massive annual assault on the PSTN on Mother's Day has something to tell us about trying to cram data, voice and video into IP communications pipes.
VoIP is coming! Blog 9/15/2005 Post a comment I can just hear old Paul Revere shouting, "VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming! VoIP is coming!" as myself and a whole bunch of other people descend on Boston for the Fall 2005 VON show.
The world is going 1080p Blog 9/14/2005 Post a comment C.E.D.I.A. opened this past week in Indianapolis, IN, and fostered several themes. The two most important themes were: iPOD connectivity, and displays with resolutions of 1080p. If there ever could be two technologies that are at the opposite ends of the spectrum, it's these two technologies.
News from IFA in Berlin Blog 9/2/2005 Post a comment IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung), which is held every two years, has opened this week in Berlin. IFA is the largest Consumer Electronics show or trade fair in the world.
Some kind of miracle? Blog 9/1/2005 Post a comment Okay..I'm sitting here watching coverage of the hurricane relief efforts and people are calling CNN from payphones? From phones in the Ritz-Carlton? And people are blogging from waterlogged buildings. I don't get 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.