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posted in October 2013
Uncle Sam Puts Out IoT Challenge
News & Analysis  
10/31/2013   39 comments
The US has kicked off a challenge to build and operate multiple test beds to show what can be done and what's lacking in the Internet of Things.
Toyota Case: Inside Camry’s Electronic Control Module
News & Analysis  
10/30/2013   45 comments
In many recent Toyota cases, one nagging question recurs: If software bugs are in the system, why have millions of owners never experienced unintended acceleration? The trial transcript explains the complexity.
Mobile Phones Too Crowded: Nobody Goes There Anymore
Blog  
10/29/2013   14 comments
More than 3.4 billion people -- nearly half the world's population -- own mobile phones, a Worldwatch Institute study.
Toyota Trial: Transcript Reveals 'Task X' Clues
News & Analysis  
10/29/2013   37 comments
Expert witness Michael Barr said he’s not allowed to talk about specifics on Task X. However, the trial transcript offers ample clues about what it does.
Google Can Win Over Apple, Samsung
Blog  
10/29/2013   14 comments
Despite the gutsy drive it showed at its developer conference this week, Samsung lacks a cohesive software strategy to win the software war ahead.
Cisco Re-Org Exemplifies Rise of IoT
News & Analysis  
10/29/2013   3 comments
Cisco created a new business unit and investment fund for the Internet of Things, an example of increasing corporate attention on IoT.
Samsung Courts Apple, Google Developers
News & Analysis  
10/28/2013   10 comments
At a developer's conference attracting 1,300 registrants, Samsung rolled out a swath of new APIs for its smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.
Slideshow: Imagining a Trillion Sensor World
Slideshow  
10/28/2013   20 comments
The organizer of the Trillion Sensor Summit is one of many executives trying to both accelerate and get ahead of the Internet of Things.
ARM Snags New Customers in Record Quarter
News & Analysis  
10/22/2013   12 comments
With 48 licensing deals closed in its third quarter, ARM reported sales up 26 percent and profits up 36 percent, year-over-year.
PCs Down 11%, Tablets Up 53% in 2013
News & Analysis  
10/21/2013   24 comments
A day before Apple launches its fifth-generation iPad, Gartner predicted a continued decline this year for PCs and a continued surge in tablets.
Slideshow: ITS Touts Automation & Big-Data
Slideshow  
10/17/2013   9 comments
ITS World Congress turns out to be a confluence of disparate industries -- foremost among them automotive, mobile, telecommunications, and computers.
Brain Implants Near Milestone
News & Analysis  
10/16/2013   28 comments
NeuroPace is close to approval for the first brain implant that listens to, then acts, on brain activity -- a milestone in the rising field of neural electronics.
Are You Ready When Your Google Car Freaks Out?
News & Analysis  
10/16/2013   90 comments
There is one question everyone seems to avoid asking and answering: How does a self-driving car, when faced with a crisis beyond its program, hand control back over to the driver?
Broadcom Tips Custom 64-Bit ARM Core
News & Analysis  
10/15/2013   14 comments
Broadcom became the latest chip vendor to enter a heated race to deliver 64-bit server and comms SoCs based on a custom ARM core.
IDT CEO Shuffle: Why & What Next?
News & Analysis  
10/14/2013   31 comments
When Ted Tewksbury suddenly retired as CEO of Integrated Device Technology seven weeks ago, neither he nor the company explained what happened, or why.
Ex-Samsung Exec Leads Korea’s Specialty Fab to Expansion
News & Analysis  
10/11/2013   7 comments
Dongbu has been sharpening its strategy and steadily expanding capacity under Chang-Sik Choi, an ex-Samsung executive who arrived as president a year and a half ago.
Researcher Eyes Display on Contact Lens
News & Analysis  
10/8/2013   17 comments
An IMEC researcher demonstrated prototypes of an artificial iris, a first step on the way to a contact lens display.
IoT Interfaces May Come From Biology
Blog  
10/8/2013   5 comments
Work in biological interfaces could provide help needed to define sensor protocols for the Internet of Things.
Mike Noonen, GloFo Executive VP, Resigns
News & Analysis  
10/7/2013   19 comments
Mike Noonen has resigned from his position as the executive vice president at GlobalFoundries. Noonen was responsible for global products, design, sales, and marketing at the world’s second largest foundry.
Standards-Essential Patents Under Fire
Blog  
10/7/2013   1 comment
Recent cases such as Motorola vs. Apple could alter the way companies approach standardizing and patenting technology advances.
Unlocking the Keyless Car Future
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
10/2/2013   33 comments
For just about everything we do these days, “there's an app for that.” Is the car key destined to become one more little tile on a smartphone screen?
Seeking the iPhone of Wearables
Blog  
10/2/2013   6 comments
It's time to think different in mobile, but we may need some new enabling technologies. Energy harvesting, where are you?
Slideshow: Wearables Warm Up San Francisco
Slideshow  
10/1/2013   14 comments
Smart watches, glasses and a few other electronic accoutrements were on display at the inaugural Glazed event in San Francisco's Old Mint Building.


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