Fingerprint authentification for mobile payments is an important step toward security in devices. Again, other companies are likely to follow Samsung's lead. This is a response to some serious security issues, and represents an appropriate response.
The Galaxy S5 has become an important device for other vendors to look at as a sort of standard, much like the Apple iPhone. Now this latest refresh signals Samsung's dedicateion to the device as a central piece of its overall corporate strategy.
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.