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The Internet of Things Versus Slumlords
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8/30/2014   Post a comment
Smart thermostats are not only for the well-to-do. One group is developing them to help keep tenement dwellers warm.
LG, Samsung Debut Smartwatches, Apple Lurks
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8/29/2014   Post a comment
LG's G Watch R and Samsung's Gear S do little to shake up the wearable market. Perhaps Apple's upcoming device will.
California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means
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8/29/2014   Post a comment
Do you understand the consequences of California's new smartphone anti-theft law? Our FAQ will clear up the confusion.
Microchip in Pursuit of CSR
News & Analysis  
8/29/2014   4 comments
Microchip confirmed Thursday that it has had preliminary mutual discussions with CSR.
Display Vendors Predict 10 Bold Directions
News & Analysis  
8/28/2014   4 comments
Display suppliers are in the know. The companies exhibiting at Touch Taiwan might not be willing to spill their best beans, but they know all about the specific screen sizes, thinness, and brightness demanded by Apple.
Power Week: RF Charging Startup & Dialog Semi Team Up for Over-the-Air Power
News & Analysis  
8/28/2014   1 comment
This week, "over-the-air" power got a boost when RF charging startup Energous and Dialog Semiconductor agreed to jointly develop a proof-of-concept reference design to help develop the market for a remote, wire-free charging technology.
Indoor Navigation: The Next Big Thing
Blog  
8/28/2014   5 comments
Custom system-on-chip from parent company mCube enables Ten Degrees to tackle indoor navigation with higher probability of success.
How I Hacked My Home, IoT Style
Blog  
8/27/2014   2 comments
It didn't take long to find a score of vulnerabilities in my home entertainment, gaming, and network storage systems.
The Internet of Overhyped Things
Blog  
8/27/2014   8 comments
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact, it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Apple's iPhone 6: What to Expect
Blog  
8/27/2014   3 comments
What will the iPhone 6 look like? And when will it be available? Current rumors and supposed-part leaks are incomplete and sometimes even contradictory. Here's another best guess.
Windows Threshold May Merge Windows Phone, RT
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8/27/2014   Post a comment
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Threshold operating system reportedly will merge Windows Phone and Windows RT into one user interface for ARM-based mobile devices.
Forget iPhone: 4 Megatrends in China’s Smartphone Market
News & Analysis  
8/27/2014   14 comments
Touch Taiwan is exposing some of Asia’s techno-political tensions, focused on one question: Who will own the display technologies likely to dominate the rapidly changing smartphone market in China?
Google's Project Ara Is Science Fiction, Says Critic
News & Analysis  
8/27/2014   6 comments
Google’s Project Ara to develop a modular mobile smartphone is destined to remain nothing more than a science project, warns blogger and former senior analyst Richard Windsor.
Digital Light Processor Downsizes & Diversifies
News & Analysis  
8/26/2014   7 comments
The digital light processor (DLP) was used in the first and most popular large-screen televisions, but now it has been downsized for pico-applications from projectors built-into smartphones to smart glasses.
IoT Needs Open Discovery Scheme
Blog  
8/26/2014   3 comments
The Internet of Things will require an open-source self-classification scheme if it is to scale to its full potential of trillions of nodes.
US Launches Smart Cities Effort
News & Analysis  
8/26/2014   11 comments
The US has launched a challenge to municipal governments around the world to work with vendors in the Internet of Things to deploy smart cities applications.
Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches
News & Analysis  
8/25/2014   8 comments
Google Glass, Recon Jet, and Epson Moverio have been solutions looking for a problem for three years, but by combining these head-mounted output devices with a hands/voice-free input device the secret sauce may have finally congealed.
China Launching Its Own OS, Seriously?
News & Analysis  
8/25/2014   23 comments
China’s news agency reports that China’s home-grown operating system will be unveiled in October this year, first on desktop devices and later expanded to smartphones and other mobile devices.
Making Wearable Tech Tactile
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8/25/2014   Post a comment
The Creators Project is back with its Concept Video Series for wearables, and this one is all about haptic feedback.
Creating New Faceplates for Antique Analog Meters
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/22/2014   65 comments
If you wish to use antique meters as part of your hobby projects, one task will be to replace the existing faceplate annotations, but what's the best way to do this?
iPhone 6 Facts – Finally
News & Analysis  
8/22/2014   24 comments
Top 10 app developer separates fact from rumors about Apple's coming iPhone 6.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle: 7 Things to Know About Uncle Sam's Plan
News & Analysis  
8/22/2014   15 comments
Now that more new cars are equipped with ADAS, the NHTSA plan, unveiled this week, to require V2V communications technologies in all new passenger cars might seem too little, too late.
Low-Cost Cabinet Solution for Prototype Systems
Blog  
8/21/2014   13 comments
Would cabinets made using a custom extrusion technique be good enough (and worth the cost) for creators of prototype electronic products?
Infineon Buys International Rectifier
News & Analysis  
8/21/2014   12 comments
Infineon Technologies will buy International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash. Through the merger, the German chip company is pushing toward leadership in the power semiconductor market.
mCube Forms Indoor Navigation Subsidiary
News & Analysis  
8/21/2014   2 comments
Fabless chip company mCube has formed Ten Degrees Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary to focus on business related to indoor navigation.
Mesh Network Key to Winning IoT Race
News & Analysis  
8/20/2014   8 comments
As competing wireless networking technologies gun for the smart home market, many contenders believe mesh networking is the heart of the matter for the Internet of Things.
Creating a Vetinari Clock Using Antique Analog Meters
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/20/2014   95 comments
Can you imagine a clock formed from old analog meters mounted in an antique-looking wooden box? Now imagine an interpretation of a Vetinari clock (the mind boggles).
Tech Insight: Hacking the Nest Thermostat
Blog  
8/20/2014   4 comments
Researchers at Black Hat USA demonstrated how they were able to compromise a popular smart thermostat.
Can IoT Integration Kill the Useless Clock Display?
News & Analysis  
8/20/2014   5 comments
Samsung's recent acquisition of SmartThings puts Samsung in position to call for more IoT integration across its white goods and consumer electronics. Will it take the brave step to kill the useless clock display?
EU to Boost RFID Use & Privacy
Blog  
8/20/2014   6 comments
Can the European Union protect consumer privacy with a new RFID logo?
Memsic Launches Monolithic 3-Axis Accelerometer
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8/19/2014   Post a comment
Memsic Inc. introduces what it claims is the world's first monolithic 3D accelerometer and the first to make use of wafer-level packaging.
Engineers: Join Humanitarian Shout Out
Blog  
8/19/2014   22 comments
It's World Humanitarian Day: Share your stories with colleagues about efforts you, family, and colleagues make the world a better place. ESC's program manager gets the conversation started.
Synthesize Your Own RTOS for FREE!
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/19/2014   11 comments
SynthOS automatically "synthesizes" an application-specific operating system (ASOS) -- for use on an FPGA, MCU, or SoC -- that is optimized for your application.
Analog Bits to Design Mixed-Signal IPs for China
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8/19/2014   5 comments
The competition among the fabless Chinese has gotten so fierce that many local companies are turning their attention to details like mixed-signal IPs, according to an executive at Analog Bits.
Q&A: ARM Mobile Targets Wearables
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8/18/2014   Post a comment
The smartphone will be a personal hub and wearables will be companion to the smartphone, says ARM's mobile segment marketing manager.
Startup Cracks MultiCore, Thread Programming Problem
Blog  
8/18/2014   24 comments
The toughest problem in computing today -- easily creating software that takes full advantage of multi-cores/processors -- has been cracked.
Wearables for Video Capture Smart Glasses Debate
News & Analysis  
8/18/2014   4 comments
Pivothead’s HD video glasses are more honest about intent when compared to Google Glass, an executive said. The sporty glasses exclusively capture pictures, voice, and video but forsake a heads-up display.
Are Multi-Patterning Corners Really Needed for 16/14 nm?
Blog  
8/15/2014   4 comments
Now that 16 nm and 14 nm technologies are coming online, and many semiconductor companies are starting new chip design projects at those nodes, one question that keeps popping up is whether multi-patterning corners are really necessary.
Intel, MTK Carve Tablet Shares; China’s Actions Faces Turmoil
News & Analysis  
8/15/2014   5 comments
China's tablet market is in turmoil, with stagnant growth and fierce competition from phablets. Intel and MediaTek are aggressively pursuing the white-box tablet market, forcing the retail price for locally branded seven-inch tablets below $50.
Securing IoT Devices With ARM TrustZone
Blog  
8/15/2014   1 comment
The need for securing devices for IoT systems is becoming paramount. We’ll outline how virtualization can be leveraged to enable consolidation of connected devices, and how ARM TrustZone can be utilized to address security threats.
Android Dominates Smartphone Market With 85% Share
Blog  
8/15/2014   4 comments
Even Apple's iOS is a blip compared to Google's unstoppable, juggernaut mobile platform.
China vs. Qualcomm: Chip's 'Nationality' Still Matters
Blog  
8/15/2014   11 comments
China is using every possible tool to pressure foreign companies. It appears a little too convenient for Chinese regulators to scrutinize multinationals for antitrust allegations while China's chip vendors, now "state-owned," become less transparent.
Got Stackability?
Blog  
8/14/2014   11 comments
Although older styles of test equipment were not designed to be stackable, this was an inherent attribute. Then, along came the aesthetic enclosure designers hired by marketeering managers with no brains.
Intel's Big Data to Fight Parkinson's Disease
News & Analysis  
8/14/2014   6 comments
Intel is collaborating with The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to use big data analytics in research and treatment for Parkinson's disease. A multi-phase study used the specially created analytics platform to detect patterns in participant data collected from wearable technologies used to monitor symptoms.
China Fabless Go 'Private' to Gain Public Funds
News & Analysis  
8/13/2014   11 comments
Feeling little love from the US investment community while being drawn to a pot of gold promised by the Chinese government, some Chinese fabless companies have left Nasdaq after being acquired by state-owned funds.
Zapping Things With ESD – Just One More Service I Offer
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/13/2014   83 comments
While Max was mulling things over while driving into work, he had a simple yet (he thinks) brilliant idea...
Freescale's 2 Billionth MEMS/Sensor
Slideshow  
8/12/2014   1 comment
Freescale ships its 2 billionth MEMS/sensor and celebrates by recounting its accomplishments in a slideshow.
EE Times Radio Friday: Do My Washer and Grill Have to Talk?
Blog  
8/12/2014   11 comments
We are taking our "Convince Me Why Washer Must Talk to Grill" debate to an EE Times online Radio Show Friday, Aug. 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Join our interview with Rick Walker, senior product marketing manager for IoT and home automation for CSR, and Jim Reich, CTO and co-founder of the Internet-connected grill maker Palatehome.
Experimenting With an XMOS Multi-Core MCU
Blog  
8/12/2014   4 comments
Working with a multi-core device can be a daunting concept for a small-MCU jockey, but the xCORE system does a good job of mitigating the intimidation factor.
Internet of Things: Batteries Not Required
News & Analysis  
8/11/2014   14 comments
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed WiFi Backscatter, a technology that culls energy from existing radio, TV, and wireless signals to connect low-energy devices to the Internet without the need for batteries.
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