I too, miss the simplicity and reliability of the Palm input. I found an acceptable replacement with a Lenovo Yoga 13, OneNote and using a Wacom Bamboo stylus on the pen input mode of Windows 8. The Win 8 handwriting recognition needs some work to be as robust and reliable as the Palm was, but it gets the job done. I just flip the Yoga open to tablet mode and use it in meetings and walk around tours to take notes in real time.
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.