Android market hack for Kindle Fire News & Analysis 11/29/2011 10 comments While Amazon’s wildly popular Kindle Fire tablet launched recently without official access to the Google Android Market, it hasn’t taken developers long to hack the code and make it work.
Supercomputing 2011 ultimate slideshow News & Analysis 11/26/2011 11 comments Supercomputing 2011 held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle was the 24th conference of its kind devoted to high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
iPhone 4s performance measured News & Analysis 11/21/2011 15 comments Mobile device performance analytics firm, Metrico Wireless, has released its report on the iPhone 4S and its relative performance across its three supported U.S. networks; AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless.
Intel Xeon E5s take 10 systems on Top500 News & Analysis 11/18/2011 Post a comment Though the TOP500 saw no changes in its top 10 supercomputers this week, Intel still managed to dominate the list, powering some 85 percent of all new entries with 223 systems choosing the Intel Xeon 5600 series and 10 systems running on the firm’s Xeon E5 processors.
Adobe discontinues mobile Flash Player News & Analysis 11/9/2011 11 comments Adobe Inc. has announced it is restructuring and “redirecting” its resources, a move which will result in layoffs for some 750 employees and the discontinuation of Flash Player for mobile. The upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook will be the last update to the software.
IBM mainframes add support for Windows OS News & Analysis 11/7/2011 5 comments The mainframe is not dead, and indeed, with International Business Machines (IBM) announcing plans to release a zEnterprise system running Microsoft Windows applications on Dec. 16, the system may just have been given a new lease of life.
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.