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Embedded World 2014: 5 Hot Trends
News & Analysis  
2/28/2014   3 comments
The Embedded World conference this week offered some details about how the embedded market will involve over the next 12 months. In addition to the whole notion of the Internet of Things, it looks like 2014 will be a good year to brush up on Linux skills.
Validity of New Feature Phone Market
News & Analysis  
2/27/2014   23 comments
What once looked like a sky-is-a-limit smartphone market is grounded. If the Mobile World Congress has given us any clue, low-cost mobile handsets are back in the spotlight.
Baidu Grows Silicon Valley Footprint
News & Analysis  
2/27/2014   2 comments
An expanding US development center will help China's search giant prepare a move to embrace GPUs and DSPs in its datacenters.
IoT Plus Google Analytics: What a Combo
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/27/2014   1 comment
Usable and targeted data is much needed in the burgeoning industrial IoT arena, where data abounds, but the ability to customize and analyze is slower to catch up.
Samsung Drops Android From Wearable OS
News & Analysis  
2/25/2014   15 comments
Samsung’s move to drop Android OS for its latest generation of wearables could have a major effect on the future smartwatch and fit band market, according to analysts.
Startup's Cluster Trumps InfiniBand
News & Analysis  
2/25/2014   15 comments
A3Cube has developed an extension of PCI Express it claims supports latency of 100 nanoseconds in server clusters, far less than InfiniBand.
Nokia’s Android X Series Targets 'Next Billion'
News & Analysis  
2/24/2014   15 comments
Under the tagline, "connecting the next billion to the Internet," Nokia unveiled its first Android-based mobile handsets, the Nokia X series, at the Mobile World Congress.
64-Bit Rush Is On at MWC
Blog  
2/24/2014   10 comments
Intel, Mediatek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are in a race to roll 64-bit mobile apps SoCs at MWC, but until the software is ready, 32-bitters will lead in performance.
Who Has the Best Android Phone in China?
News & Analysis  
2/24/2014   3 comments
Which company offers the best Android smartphone to Chinese consumers? The Mobile Experience Alliance has launched a new rating system called Certimo that both consumers and OEMs can use.
$25 Smartphones on Firefox OS to Rock MWC
News & Analysis  
2/23/2014   34 comments
Spreadtrum and Mozilla, Firefox's OS designer, have teamed up to storm emerging markets with a $25 smartphone -- its startling low cost enabled by web technologies.
5 Game-Changers at MWC 2014
Blog  
2/19/2014   17 comments
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S5, and Sony's renewed mobile push, I see five big trends destined to change the nature of the Mobile World Congress and the electronics industry at large.
Android Contract Raises Questions
Blog  
2/14/2014   20 comments
A leaked copy of a 2011 Android agreement between Google and HTC raises questions about the amount of control Google exercises over OEM handsets.
Simplify the Complexity of M2M
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/13/2014   3 comments
The new industrial control made possible by M2M pushes the envelope of traditional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
Microsoft's New CEO, Day 1
Blog  
2/5/2014   18 comments
In a tech industry increasingly running on good ideas and a lot of software, you may have more in common with Satya Nadella than you might think.
Microsoft CEO: 3 Things Nadella Brings
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2/4/2014   Post a comment
Satya Nadella has been named CEO of Microsoft. Here are three strengths he brings to the job.


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