There were many major companies jumping into IoT this year. It's not clear who the main players will be in this space, but if EE Times' numbers--both in terms of how many stories were written and the page views they got--are any indication, this will be a major area for years to come.
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.