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The Next Big Thing Is The Continuum
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7/31/2015   Post a comment
What will come next for us? Internet of Everything, wearables, the smart car, smart home, smart city, 3D printing, quantum computing, robotics, the cloud, Big Data, the maker movement, drones?
Turing Test -- Are You Talking to a Human or a Machine?
Max’s Cool Beans  
7/31/2015   7 comments
Imagine you are allowed to pose five questions to determine whether you are communicating with a person or a machine; what questions would you ask?
MediaTek Cautions 'Weak Demand' for Handsets
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7/31/2015   1 comment
MediaTek has pared its expectations for 2015 as a result of weaker demand for smartphones and stronger price competition for the handset chips that the company makes.
Patent Search Supports View 3D XPoint Based on Phase-Change
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7/31/2015   1 comment
Is 3D XPoint non-volatile memory really just a version of phase-change memory? A patent search support the idea.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
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7/31/2015   Post a comment
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Hybrid Solar Cells Capture More
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7/31/2015   Post a comment
Solar cells today waste as much as 44 percent of the solar spectrum--the infrared (IR)--but by combining inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules that lost energy can be unconverted to the visible spectrum for conversion to electricity, according to researchers at University of California, Riverside, (UCR).
Samsung's Slippage Stirs Smartphone Angst
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7/30/2015   2 comments
Samsung’s downbeat outlook is stirring up worries over the global smartphone market. A bigger question is if this dip is an isolated incident, or a harbinger of an inevitable slowdown in the smartphone market.
The Best Way to Store Morse Code in C
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7/30/2015   Post a comment
In which we compare two approaches to store and manipulate the dot-and-dash symbols used to represent characters in Morse code.
Graphene Lights Up Chips
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7/30/2015   Post a comment
A group of national and international researchers have demonstrated an on-chip visible light source using graphene as a filament. The team attached small strips of graphene to metal electrodes, suspended the strips above the substrate, and passed a current through the filaments.
Smarter Sensor Hub Cuts Power
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7/30/2015   3 comments
QuickLogic has a new sensor hub Eos, named after the Greek Goddess of the new dawn, which packs so many hardware accelerators--including it own field programmable gate array (FPGA)--on an SoC with an ARM Cortex-M4F, that it can serve as the application processor for wearables as well as significantly offload the app processor on a smartphone.
Windows 10 Mobile: Why Microsoft Is Confident
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7/29/2015   1 comment
Windows 10 for smartphones is essentially feature complete, says Microsoft, and will make its official debut with a new flagship phone soon.
What's Next for Wearables?
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7/29/2015   Post a comment
Wearables have the power to transform the world around us--to interact on our behalf with other 'smart' devices that are increasingly common.
Chips in Space -- MacSpace, A Record Throughput Multi-Core Processor for Satellites
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7/28/2015   1 comment
MacSpace is a collaborative R&D project aiming to research and develop a many-core DSP chip and computer for use in space.
Smart Meters Can Destabilize Grid, Study Says
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7/28/2015   8 comments
In some geographies including Germany, smart meters are mandatory for new buildings – being an ingredient of smart grids, they allow energy suppliers to match energy generation and consumption by implementing differentiated tariffs and help users to optimize energy consumption profiles.
Ams Buys NXP Sensor Business
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
he acquisition adds advanced monolithic and integrated CMOS sensors to ams’ sensor lineup, which already includes a variety of light management chips. The NXP chip business includes a single sensor to measure relative humidity, pressure and temperature.
IoT Accelerators Offer Advice to Entrepreneurs
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
Startup accelerator experts panel offers IoT entrepreneurs insights into Kickstarter, manufacturing in China, and making the transition from prototype to production.
Graphene Sensor Detects Nano Molecules
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
Teams from the Swiss University EPFL and the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona used graphene to improve upon infrared absorption spectroscopy for molecule detection.
Apple HomeKit Requires ID Chip
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7/28/2015   7 comments
Apple requires an ID chip in devices using its HomeKit software, one of several observations in a talk on platforms for the Internet of Things at ESC SV.
5 Biggest IoT Security Blunders
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
A Bluetooth expert debunks myths and untangles messy methodologies that have resulted in security snafus in the Internet of Things
Getting Back to Basic with Bluetooth
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
In the new IoT environment where ease of development is primary, Silicon Labs provides Bluetooth developers with a simple BASIC-like scripting language.
Hacked Jeep: Whom to Blame?
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7/27/2015   23 comments
So, where, exactly, find a crack in the firewall of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee? How did they infiltrate and who’s at fault for failing to foresee the breach? Failures apparently occurred in multiple places.
Drones: 10 Novel Uses For Your City
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7/27/2015   Post a comment
Drones are becoming more than mere law enforcement adjuncts, as cities find new ways to save money and even raise revenue with the unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Intelligent Soldier System: Military Wearables
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7/27/2015   Post a comment
When it comes to wearable technology for military applications, the needs of the users equate to life-or-death situations.
IoT Net Gets New Leader
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7/27/2015   Post a comment
The LoRa Alliance will name communications veteran Geoff Mulligan as its new chairman starting August 1.
Moto G Details Leak Ahead Of Motorola Event
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7/27/2015   1 comment
Motorola is holding a splashy event in NYC July 28, and leaks have provided a solid look at what's in store.
What's the best way to store Morse code dots and dashes in C?
Max’s Cool Beans  
7/24/2015   16 comments
When it comes to representing Morse codes dot and dashes in C, every approach Max can think of is less than optimal or incongruous.
Friday Quiz: The I²C Bus
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7/24/2015   5 comments
So, you think you know all electrical characteristics of the I²C bus? Then see if you can correctly answer all five questions.
Nanoparticle Imaging with Graphene
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7/24/2015   1 comment
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are using a monolayer of graphene as a see-through lens-like cap -- called a graphene liquid cell -- to create a new imaging system that can see the individual atoms in a single nanoparticle while it is still in solution.
Freescale to Merge with NXP at Top of Game
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7/24/2015   9 comments
In what might become the last quarterly financial call for the awaiting acquisition by NXP Semiconductors, Freescale delivered strong second-quarter financial results, backed by record-breaking gross margins, operating profits, and design wins.
Near-Collision Poses Need for V2V in Google Cars
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7/24/2015   22 comments
Both Google and Delphi downplayed what took place last month between their self-driving cars that almost collided on the streets of Palo Alto. But could they have avoided an evasive action caused by suddenly aborting the lane change?
Facebook's Oculus Buys Israeli Hand-Motion Firm
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7/24/2015   Post a comment
Oculus VR LLC (Menlo Park, Calif.) is reported to be ready to spend about $60 million to acquire a startup called Pebbles Interfaces Ltd. (Kfar Saba, Israel).
Q’comm Layoffs Spawned by Letter
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7/23/2015   14 comments
A smart and well-heeled investor pulled hard enough on Qualcomm to help bring down some 4,700 employees.
Electronics Swapfest Brings the Old and Not-So-Old
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7/23/2015   9 comments
It's my annual visit to the electronics flea market at MIT so see what's new, or should I say, old, in test equipment, computer, tools, and anything else.
Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
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7/23/2015   Post a comment
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
Research Project Tackles Driver Takeover Issue
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7/23/2015   4 comments
Automated driving promises a more relaxed mobility, but what if a situation occurs that exceeds the capabilities of the electronic chauffeur? German aerospace research centre DLR has developed a system that alerts the driver in the case of an emerging problem.
Qualcomm Plans 15% Layoffs
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7/22/2015   8 comments
Qualcomm announced a realignment plan that aims to reduce costs by $1.4 billion by 2016 and will deliver pink slips to 15% of employees.
Smart Cities Efforts Expand
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7/22/2015   Post a comment
A meeting in November aims to kick off a new round of smart cities projects for 2016, according to a speaker from NIST at ESV SV.
IBM Frees Open Source Apps
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7/22/2015   2 comments
In 2015 IBM will contribute 50+ free programming projects focusing on analytics, mobile and cloud technologies to the open-source community plus include them on its Bluemix cloud development--free to individuals/students, up to $120,000 free to developers--as well as free developerWorks Open community to users for sharing open-source code, ideas and advise from IBM experts.
Are you in your dream job?
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7/22/2015   Post a comment
How happy are you with your work? Are you in your dream job?
Apple’s Results Offer More Evidence of Tablet’s Decline
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7/22/2015   4 comments
Consumer electronics giant reports another stellar quarter, but stock price dives in after hours trading.
Cypress Dual Mode PMICs Win ACE Energy Award
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7/22/2015   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been honored with UBM Canon’s ACE Award for energy technology. The San Jose, Calif.-based company produces dual mode energy harvesting power management integrated circuits for the Internet of Things.
RFID Chip Tags IoT Award
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7/22/2015   Post a comment
The Monza R6 tag chip from Impinj was named Internet of Things Product of the Year in the annual ACE Awards, in part for the company’s sustained efforts to nurture the fledgling market for UHF RFID tags.
ACE Awards Names NXP ‘Company of the Year’
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7/22/2015   1 comment
In a year distinguished by a wave of mergers in the chip industry, NXP fired the opening salvo by announcing a merger plan with Freescale. The news stunned the world, but won overwhelming approval from shareholders, customers and employees.
Freescale Truck Wins ACE
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7/22/2015   Post a comment
Freescale's Internet of Tomorrow traveling showcase and training facility inside big rig trailer wins the ACE award for marketing at EE Times.
5G Still Needs Millimeter Wave Work
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7/22/2015   Post a comment
Detailed system designs and improved architecture must be developed before millimeter waves can enter the market in a real way for 5G cellular systems around 2020.
Toshiba CEO Resigns Over Accounting Scandal
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7/21/2015   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp.'s CEO has resigned in response to a report from an independent investigation committee that has uncovered the worst accounting scandal in Toshiba's 140-year history.
Free-Space Optical Test: Your Next Challenge?
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7/21/2015   7 comments
Optical links may soon complement Wi-Fi in some situations, with higher data rates, security, and RFI resistance, but are engineers ready for the world of advanced optical test and measurement?
Wearables Fail Check Up
News & Analysis  
7/21/2015   2 comments
Wearable devices need to deliver medical-grade data then simplify it to relevant recommendations to consumers, said a speaker at ESC SV.
3D Printed Electronics Are Here, Researchers Say
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7/21/2015   Post a comment
3-D printers were used to print electronics circuit using polymers as the structural base and wax as a sacrificial material that they later filled with silver paste with a syringe to realize a proof-of-concept passive wireless sensor measuring food spoilage.
5 Storage Trends to Transform Mobile
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7/20/2015   3 comments
Mobile phones will continue to increase in storage size, speed and imaging capabilities as the global market expands for powerful phones.
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