'Virtual Cocoon' aims to engage all senses News & Analysis 3/5/2009 Post a comment By engaging all five senses in a wrap-around headset, a team of scientists are aiming for what they call "real virtuality," a term used to describe their goal of rendering an experience so vivid that the user cannot tell it from the real thing.
Embedded processor market to resist financial crisis, say VDC News & Analysis 3/5/2009 Post a comment More than 10 billion embedded processors, including CPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, and MCUs, shipped in 2008, and should reach 10.76 billion units in 2009 according to VDC Research Group Inc. (Natick, Mass.). The market research paints a relatively bright picture for the market in terms of volumes.
Altera says Q1 sales looking a little better News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Programmable logic supplier Altera expects first quarter sales to be down 15 to 20 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, better than guidance given in Janauary, the company said in a scheduled mid-quarter update.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.