CES 2014 to Spark Android vs. iOS In-Car Battle
News & Analysis 12/18/2013 25 comments
Google will roll out its response to Apple's iOS in the Car at CES. The announcement includes the formation of an industry consortium and the adoption of communication standards, connecting Android phones with cars.
Low-Power eCompass Modules Used in Xiaomi Handsets
News & Analysis 12/17/2013 1 comment
STMicroelectronics recently introduced its LSM303D accelerometer and magnetometer combo module to Xiaomi (Mi1S). The device meets minimal size constraints and allows significant reductions in power consumption without compromising performance in other areas.
Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Enables Indoor Navigation Without WiFi
News & Analysis 12/16/2013 12 comments
Sensor Platforms Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) addition to its FreeMotion Library gives original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the means to enable indoor navigation, more detailed activity monitoring, sports/health applications, and a whole range of new location-based services.
Mobile Maturity Leads to Extremes
Blog 12/11/2013 7 comments
The commoditization of the smartphone is driving innovation to extremes and creating a new class of wearable devices, according to market watcher Bill Boldt.
Pebble CEO Turns Back Clock
News & Analysis 12/6/2013 11 comments
The chief executive of Pebble Technology told the story of the launch of the Pebble Watch effort at an event sponsored by Broadcom.