Smart TV, as of today's definition, is a TV with browser capability. The Qualcomm new SoC seems to bring more on the table - game console or even a tablet with more apps. Given the performance, gesture recognition like those found on Speidberg's Minority Report may become a reality. Is Qualcomm aiming at the new rumored Apple TV?
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.