Toshiba sues Italian DVD maker in patent dispute News & Analysis 12/28/2007 Post a comment Toshiba Corp. has filed a patent-infringement suit against Italian DVD disc replicator ACME SpA in a Milan court. The suit alleges the Italian company is manufacturing and selling DVDs without a license either from Toshiba or the DVD6C Licensing Group that acts as a one-stop shop for DVD patents from nine companies.
Microsoft hits back in mobile browser wars News & Analysis 12/17/2007 Post a comment Microsoft said it would strongly defend itself against complaints to the European Commission by mobile browser group Opera Software that it is illegally handicapping competition, and stressed it would not willingly unbundle Internet Explorer from its Windows browser.
Greenpeace urges console makers to play the game News & Analysis 12/14/2007 Post a comment Nintendo's Mario, Microsoft's Master Chief and Sony's Kratos, and friends, are just not doing enough for the environment, so lobbyist group Greenpeace is urging their fans to write to the games console makers to make the machines more eco-friendly.
ITU promises to do its bit at climate change conference News & Analysis 12/14/2007 Post a comment The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is attempting to alert delegates at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia, to the role being played by the global electronics and communications industry in both causing and potentially lessening energy use.
India rolls out nanotech initiative News & Analysis 12/6/2007 Post a comment India's national nanotechnology program is rolling out as the first of three Institutes for Nano Science and Technology is inaugurated under the federal government's $250 million national initiative in support of nanotechnological research.
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.