Sprint lights Baltimore WiMax network Blog 9/30/2008 Post a comment Sprint is pricing the service right. The WiMax modem sells for only $50. The cost of entry is way below the cost for the much slower 3G broadband technology offered by mobile service providers today.
On yer bike! Blog 9/24/2008 Post a comment Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed Murata Girl, a unicycle-riding robot which uses gyro sensors, Bluetooth and ultra sound to stay upright and move around.
White space clash looks like a long battle Blog 9/23/2008 Post a comment In any given market, many channels lay unused and the buffer bands between channels add to the potentially available spectrum. White space proponents see that unused spectrum as a resource that should be leveraged and claim no negative impact of doing so.
Commentary: Who needs operators? Blog 9/19/2008 Post a comment For sure, Hollywood studios, broadcasters and service providers are still the glamour part of the news, and they do indeed exert huge influence over the adoption of specific technology standards. But it dawned on me, while in Amsterdam last week covering the International Broadcast Conference (IBC), this service provider-driven mentality is flawed, and it may be finally fading to black.
When atoms count Blog 9/4/2008 1 comment The smaller device geometries are approaching the atomic limit for device construction.
M2Z wants to support Martin's free wireless push Blog 9/4/2008 Post a comment M2Z Networks wants to bid on the AWS-3 spectrum and launch an ad-supported free wireless network. But the M2Z plan is to offer rates at the slow end of what a DSL connection might offer. And surely the M2Z ads will have to occupy part of what would be a browser window.
Where are you? Blog 9/2/2008 Post a comment Over the past few weeks I've published Wireless Words Puzzles 3 and 4. The third puzzle was a killer--only one person completed it--David Springer.
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.