MPEG group sues Amino over patent infringement News & Analysis 2/28/2008 Post a comment Set top box specialist Amino Communications (Cambridge, England) is being sued by several companies and academic institutions within the patent licensing group MPEG LA, LLC for infringing Intellectual Property related to the MPEG-2 digital video compression technology.
Opinion: When the lights go out on a market News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Feuer Hand, a German-made kerosene lantern, made studying without a regular supply of electricity bearable at my boarding school decades ago. Rugged, dependable and leakproof, Feuer Hand, though costlier than its competitors, was our lantern of choice.
China universities join Sun Sparc program News & Analysis 2/27/2008 Post a comment Sun Microsystems Inc. and China's Ministry of Education have signed a three-year agreement to train at least 100 educators a year on Sun's multi-core Sparc CPUs while China establishes an unspecified number of Sun centers of excellence.
Groups urge EU to push on ecodesign News & Analysis 2/26/2008 Post a comment The Brussels, Belgium-based European Environmental Bureau and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation have entered the growing debate surrounding the EU approach to ecodesign.
ETSI sounds out reconfigurable radios News & Analysis 2/19/2008 Post a comment Europe's Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is formalizing its work on reconfigurable radio systems, such as Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Cognitive Radio (CR) and has formed a technical committee to look at development and standardization issues.
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.