I've heard of laptop computers with removable touch screens so that they have the portability and "functionality" of an iPad but when reattached the "power" of a laptop computer. Are there any statistics on the market acceptance of that approach? Conceptually it seems a nice way to avoid having to manage information across so many devices (SmartPhone, iPad, laptop computer).
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.