Bluetooth headset turns to SUN and goes green Teardown 9/29/2008 Post a comment Last year, I purchased a hands-free Bluetooth car kit as a Christmas gift for a family member who, as a sales rep, spends significant time talking in her car. Worried for her safety as she drives with one hand on the wheel and the other around a cell phone, I initially felt a sense of pride as she unwrapped a gift that demonstrated concern for her well-being. Sometimes, however, a buzz can be short-lived. After a quick explanation of what the gift was, I could see a bit of uneasiness creep in as
Group pushes Internet Protocol for sensor nets Product News 9/16/2008 Post a comment Proponents of Internet Protocol for sensors networks have formed the IP for Smart Objects Alliance which already has kicked off work on setting an interoperability standard for running IPv6 on nets based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.
Germany, Korea eclipse U.S. in solar Design How-To 9/12/2008 1 comment It's a sunnier climate for solar equipment makers in Germany and South Korea than in the U.S., according to presentations from leaders of the three hot spots competing for global investment from the emerging green tech industry.
Korea gears up for solar market Design How-To 9/10/2008 Post a comment Korean display giants including Samsung and LG Electronics will join the global rush to make photovoltaic solar cells starting next year, accelerating a cost reduction drive that some say will look like the DRAM market on steroids.
Suntech inks polysilicon supply agreement News & Analysis 9/2/2008 Post a comment China's Suntech Power Holdings, a supplier of photovoltaic cells and modules, has signed a seven-year, $750 million polysilicon supply agreement with DC Chemical, a chemicals producer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.