IoT Groups Merge Efforts
News & Analysis 11/23/2015 1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Universal Plug and Play Forum will combine efforts to gain heft in the battle to define the Internet of Things.
Facebook Shifts Switch to 100G
News & Analysis 11/19/2015 Post a comment
Facebook announced it is designing a 100 Gbit/second top-of-rack switch for its next-generation data centers, reportedly using Broadcom’s Tomahawk chip.
11 Views of Hax Demo Day
Slideshow 11/13/2015 1 comment
Hax, the first of a crop of hardware startup accelerators, staged its seventh demo day, introducing a handful of new companies addressing the Internet of Things.
Is Detroit Dead Meat?
Blog 11/12/2015 17 comments
Calling Detroit’s auto industry ‘dead meat’ presumes that car OEMs lack the skills to develop software-centric cars. I don’t disagree. But any conclusion that requires an almost blind faith in Google and Apple makes me leery.
ARM Flexes Handset, IoT Cores
News & Analysis 11/10/2015 1 comment
ARM announced a new entry-level, 64-bit smartphone core, the A-35, and an architecture for supporting hardware-based TrustZone security on 32-bit microcontrollers.
8 Views of Intel’s IoT Efforts
Slideshow 11/5/2015 Post a comment
A non-x86 MCU and a partnership with a small building automation company in Sweden were among a handful of insights into Intel's latest efforts to gain traction in the Internet of Things.
Intel Fills Out IoT Portfolio
News & Analysis 11/3/2015 5 comments
Intel filled out its platform for the Internet of Things with a new SoC, two microcontrollers and software for end node operating systems as well as cloud computing and analytics.
Open Source Survey Cites Value
Blog 10/20/2015 1 comment
In a recent survey commissioned by the Linux Foundation, users of open source code quantified and qualified its value to their R&D operations.
EU Project Could Disrupt Web Giants
News & Analysis 10/8/2015 3 comments
A European Union project is porposing a new service model that would disrupt the likes of Facebook and Google with ad hoc communications that also could tap into the Internet of Things and smart cities.
Open Source Code May Unite IoT
Blog 9/21/2015 4 comments
A high profile open source project working on software-defined networks has given birth to what could become an important standard for bringing unity to the fragmented Internet of Things.
Mobile Diagnostics Fall Short
Blog 9/18/2015 Post a comment
If mobile carriers and OEMs aren’t equipped to troubleshoot and repair faulty devices and don’t have qualified staff to make sure that happens, they’re more than likely going to see a drop in both sales and customer loyalty, according to a recent study conducted by a mobile services company.
Wi-Fi @ 25: A Look Back
Slideshow 9/10/2015 7 comments
On the 25th anniversary of the first IEEE 802.11 meeting, we take a look back with some of the pioneers of what became Wi-Fi
18 Views of #IDF15
Slideshow 8/24/2015 3 comments
This year's Intel developer Forum amped up the theatrics to engage a younger crowd and engage them in IoT and other products beyond Intel's core PC business.
Apple HomeKit Requires ID Chip
News & Analysis 7/28/2015 7 comments
Apple requires an ID chip in devices using its HomeKit software, one of several observations in a talk on platforms for the Internet of Things at ESC SV.
Rocket Refuels for Student Mission
News & Analysis 7/23/2015 1 comment
After a technical setback in May, a group of Boston University students is raising funds to launch next summer the first amateur rocket to reach space.
Google Reveals Data Center Net
Slideshow 6/18/2015 1 comment
Google revealed details of Jupiter, its Openflow-based data center network as a leading example of traction for in software-defined networks.
Google Defines an IoT Layer
Blog 6/16/2015 11 comments
TCP/IP is very good at facilitating communication, but what the end nodes say to each other has largely been left as an exercise for the user. It may be about time for that to change.
Facebook Likes Open Networks
News & Analysis 6/16/2015 Post a comment
A Facebook engineer called for more work on open-source networking hardware and open-source comms software to keep pace with expanding data centers.
22 Views of an Augmented World
Slideshow 6/12/2015 2 comments
This year's Augmented World Expo generated a lot of creative energy and cool demos, attracting Google and Intel, but so far no killer smartglasses, depth sensors or mainstream apps.
Google Rolls Android M, IoT OS
News & Analysis 5/28/2015 2 comments
Developers were audibly excited by the bevy of improvements and added features on the newest Android release, Android M. Google is unlikely to have satisfied hardware engineers, who may have been hoping for a next-generation device.
13 Views of IoT World
Slideshow 5/13/2015 5 comments
Plans for thousands of high end WiFi kiosks and low data rate Sigfox base stations were highlights 0f the Internet of Things World event here.
IoT Feels Samsung's Artik Breeze
News & Analysis 5/12/2015 3 comments
Samsung announced a new series of modules designed for the Internet of Things as well as handful of partnerships to grow the open development community. The three modules, dubbed Artik, are complete hardware and software systems with built-in security.
Carriers Race to Flexible Nets
Blog 5/6/2015 1 comment
Telecom carriers are racing to develop open source virtualization code to create cheaper, more flexible networks with cultural and reliability hurdles ahead.
Microsoft Demos HoloLens
News & Analysis 4/29/2015 Post a comment
In what was otherwise a developer lingo-heavy event, Microsoft showcased updates to its HoloLens virtual reality platform running on Windows 10. The demos were part of Microsoft’s Build developer conference, held here April 29-March 1.
Thread, ZigBee Knit IoT Stacks
News & Analysis 4/2/2015 4 comments
The Thread group and the ZigBee Alliance will define a spec to run the application-level Zigbee Cluster Library over native–IP Thread networks.
Linux Seeks Security, Unity
News & Analysis 3/27/2015 3 comments
Linux needs greater security, unity and interoperability to meet its potential in the emerging Internet of Things said speakers at the Embedded Linux Conference.
Drones Eyed for Aid Missions
News & Analysis 3/25/2015 Post a comment
About a dozen volunteers have formed The Syrian Air Project in an effort to find a way to use drones to deliver medical goods and food to civilians under siege.
Google, Intel, TAG Heuer Plan Smartwatch
News & Analysis 3/20/2015 2 comments
Google, Intel, and TAG Heuer on Thursday announced plans to collaborate on a Swiss smartwatch based on Intel electronics and Google's Android Wear software. The Swiss watch industry faces a challenge from Apple, which plans to launch the Apple Watch next month.
BBC Plugs Kids into Programming
Blog 3/16/2015 14 comments
The BBC will give a new development board for budding Makers to every 11-year-old in the UK next fall, echoing its BBC Micro initiative a generation ago, and raising similar hopes and controversies.
Facebook Unveils Servers, Switches
Slideshow 3/11/2015 2 comments
Apple and Hewlett-Packard were the latest to join the Open Compute Project at its annual gathering where Facebook showed its latest server and switch designs.
Apple Watch: Time Will Tell
Blog 3/9/2015 15 comments
Apple showcased significant software and hardware engineering behind its new Watch and Macbook, but the products don’t establish new categories.
VR is New Reality at GDC
Slideshow 3/5/2015 1 comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
Graphics API Gets Makeover
News & Analysis 3/3/2015 Post a comment
With new proprietary graphics interfaces out from AMD, Apple and Microsoft, Khronos Group is previewing Vulkan as an open follow on to OpenGL.