IBM/Lenovo Deal Wins Praise News & Analysis 1/23/2014 17 comments Lenovo and IBM have agreed to a deal which sends IBM's x86 server unit to the Chinese OEM. Some say that this market is becoming increasingly commoditized.
10 Top IoT Stories of 2013 News & Analysis 1/8/2014 5 comments Internet of Things articles on security, low-cost dev boards, Intel's Quark, and reports from a handful of conferences won the most clicks in 2013.
Ford, GM Diverge on App-Intensive Cars Blog 1/5/2014 8 comments GM, armed with its own SDK, is courting software developers to write unique automotive apps for its cars. Ford is offering its SDK for developers to write smartphone apps to be used in Ford cars.
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.