Audience reverse engineers human hearing for mobile News & Analysis 3/30/2012 5 comments Using its earSmart voice processor, using two microphones that work like human ears, Audience’s chip enables analysis of sound in much the same way as the human brain, which when processing audio decides what to remove, what to keep and what to enhance.
Ford sketches future mobility at Mobile World News & Analysis 3/11/2012 1 comment At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ford chairman William Clay Ford explained the company's vision of mobility in the future. His keynote speech titled "Blueprint for Mobility" highlighted the dovetail connection between automotive industry and telecommunications. At the event, the OEM also demonstrated its Sync infotainment platform which is about to be introduced into European markets.
Video: NFC technology, proliferation and challenges examined News & Analysis 3/8/2012 1 comment Near Field Communication is a wireless connectivity technology that allows short-range radio communication between devices. Included in a small chip inside the device, NFC allows for mobile money transactions, data exchange, location tagging and wireless connections between two devices in very close proximity to one other, usually just a couple of centimeters apart.
Video: Augmented Reality enhances MWC News & Analysis 3/6/2012 Post a comment Augmented Reality is the process of layering computer generated graphics on top of real world environments, either directly or indirectly through a tablet or cell phone. The technology provides a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery, or in other words, it’s what the world would look like with the Internet layered on top of it.
Windows 8 consumer preview in pictures News & Analysis 3/5/2012 32 comments Kicking off the Microsoft event at MWC last week, president of Windows and Windows Live, Steven Sinofsky, launched the “Consumer Preview” beta version of Windows 8, before its anticipated official full version launch this coming autumn.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.