Top 10 smartphone innovations of 2011 Blog 12/30/2011 26 comments As smartphones become ever more ubiquitous and the speed of mobile innovation increases exponentially month by month, keeping track of the big innovations over a full year can seem a futile task. The changes, once recorded seem almost incremental when looked at through the year’s rear view mirror.
Intel's Medfield benchmarks leaked News & Analysis 12/27/2011 13 comments Purported specifications and benchmarks of Intel’s upcoming 32nm Medfield platform have been leaked online, detailing performance figures set to rival if not beat current chip market leaders in the tablet space.
Back Story News & Analysis 12/27/2011 6 comments We have compiled our “Confidential Top 10,” the ten most well-read EE Times Confidential stories this year. We have also put together "back stories," illustrating what have motivated us to go after a specific story.
Accelerated Android 4.0 available on ARM development boards News & Analysis 12/22/2011 5 comments Linaro, a not-for-profit engineering organization that works with open-source software for the ARM processor architecture, has announced downloadable builds of v4.0 of the Android operating system on development boards from Samsung and ST-Ericsson.
Intel announces mobile and wireless reorganization News & Analysis 12/15/2011 13 comments In a bid to tighten and hone its mobile technology focus, Intel Corp. has confirmed it has reorganized several business units to form a new mobile and communications group which will be responsible for all the firm’s smartphone, tablet and wireless communication efforts.
PandaBoard ES equips open source mobile developers with TI's OMAP4460 processor News & Analysis 12/11/2011 Post a comment Pandaboard.org, which is an online resource for the growing, active community supporting PandaBoard, the low-cost, open OMAP 4 processor-based mobile software development platform, has announced the general availability of PandaBoard ES, the next-generation open mobile software development platform based on OMAP 4 technology from Texas Instruments.
Android 4.0 ported to HP TouchPad News & Analysis 12/10/2011 11 comments Developers attempting to port the latest version of Android to Hewlett Packard’s discontinued TouchPad tablet appear to have made a breakthrough, with one team member posting a photo of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on his personal device.
RIM's PlayBook hacked, patched, hacked again News & Analysis 12/7/2011 11 comments Last week, security researchers posted a video showing a successful BlackBerry PlayBook hack, exploiting a security hole in Research in Motion’s enterprise level security encryption and granting users root access to the system.
Amazon attempts to block Kindle Fire hack News & Analysis 12/1/2011 10 comments No sooner had the Kindle Fire tablet been hacked to allow access to the Google Android market, Amazon has released required software updates for the device which effectively block the root file, dismantling the hack, and which also force the device to update over Wifi only.
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.