On Space, Gravity & Gratitude Blog 11/27/2013 20 comments The movie Gravity is a decent two-hour diversion for the holidays, but there are more delightful distractions that are more science and less fiction.
IBM Wins Gordon Bell Prize News & Analysis 11/25/2013 5 comments World's most complex simulation of cloud cavitation collapse was awarded the prestigious Gordon Bell prize at Supercomputer 2013 (SC13, Nov. 17-22, Denver).
Motion Processing for Android KitKat News & Analysis 11/1/2013 14 comments Invensense has enhanced the digital motion processor (DMP) in its new MPU-6515 to handle new contextual awareness functions in Android 4.4 "KitKat" operating system.
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.