A late-breaking news item to add to the list: Freescale announced that the One Box platform it developed with ARM and Oracle (and debuted at Java One) will additionally support the smart grid and telehealth IoT service markets. The One Box platform is a gateway reference design and cloud software support that simplifies IoT device development by providing an open, standards-based set of hardware and services that developers can apply to their own projects. Here's a more detailed story at Embedded.com.
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.