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Nokia's new 'wave' and eyeSight are no empty gestures
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Taking advantage of Nokia's newly exposed camera API, eyeSight Mobile Technologies developed an image processing algorithm, which translates a mere wave of the hand -- captured by a camera sensor on mobile handset -- into a gesture-controlled user interface.
Analysis: Chasing Apple, Nokia calls up all developers
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Nokia and Symbian Foundation find themselves between a rock and a hard place. While they have to fight against Apple's iPhone, a closed platform, they'd also have to fight against Google's Android built around Linux designed to leverage its free, open-source community.
Can Atom-based Symbian OS unleash a raft of new consumer devices?
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Will the Symbian operating system, like competitor Android help spawn a new generation of non-mobile phone consumer devices?
Accenture unearths engineer ennui
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4/27/2009   7 comments
Accenture's new report warns that a growing number of employees at chip companies are becoming "distrustful" of upper management, "disenchanted" in their work, and "fearful of losing their jobs."
Android set-tops, TVs, VoIP phones are coming
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4/10/2009   6 comments
Google's Android platform is reaching beyond the cellphone to power set tops, TVs, VoIP phones, Karaoke boxes and digital photo frames.
Marvell's plan: Enabling 'next billion' connected device users
News & Analysis  
4/8/2009   6 comments
Leveraging its homegrown ARM-based Sheeva CPU processors, Marvell Technology Group's co-founder and CEO has a clear vision: Enabling the next billion users of connected devices.
Counterpoint: Meeting with the unexpected
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4/3/2009   4 comments
At trade shows these days, everyone wants to know the number of attendees. This tends to drown out a somewhat more important issue: the quality of the show. But when we walk into unexpected encounters with people we've never met before at a trade show, we are always reminded of one thing: This is why we travel.
Advances in wireless, sensors, MEMs set to boost energy harvesting
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4/2/2009   Post a comment
A confluence of the development of wireless and lower power electronics, along with advancements in sensors and MEMS, is fundamentally changing today's energy harvesting market.
ACE Award winner Sanghi uneasy about U.S. economy
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
Even for Microchip Technology Inc., named 2009 "Company of the Year" during the EE Times ACE Awards, there is no magic formula to quickly lift the company out of the current recession.


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