Content posted in August 2014
The Internet of Overhyped Things
Blog 8/27/2014 10 comments
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact, it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Apple's iPhone 6: What to Expect
Blog 8/27/2014 3 comments
What will the iPhone 6 look like? And when will it be available? Current rumors and supposed-part leaks are incomplete and sometimes even contradictory. Here's another best guess.
Getting Your First Sales Pick Right
Blog 8/27/2014 5 comments
A company needs to create a repeatable sales process to grow and thrive. This means a template for a successful customer engagement can be described and taught to new team members, who are expected to become productive in a few months.
Live Chat Wednesday, Aug. 27: Is iPhone Relevant?
Blog 8/26/2014 7 comments
Join industry analysts and EE Times editors for a live online chat on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, to discuss the iPhone 6 announcement and whether Apple phones are still relevant in a growing, Android-based, inexpensive market.
Bitcoin Bill Begs Questions
Blog 8/26/2014 1 comment
A California law passed in late June attempted to legalize the use of alternative currencies such as Bitcoin, but the law falls short in at least one area and raises questions in others.
In Search of Bleriot’s Plane and Foucault Pendulum
Blog 8/25/2014 23 comments
The Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris should delight every engineer. It's focused on materials, mechanics, and scientific instruments, and how technological advances have been applied to the development of energy, transportation, construction, and communication systems.
Video Codecs in Close Battle
Blog 8/25/2014 6 comments
The next-generation video codecs -- HEVC H.265 and Google’s VP9 -- are in a close battle, one that will play out as the age of 4K video is just starting to dawn.
China Wants to Be No. 1
Blog 8/20/2014 14 comments
China aims to produce half the semiconductors it consumes by 2020, and it hopes to consume many of them in locally made smartphones, too.
Engineers: Join Humanitarian Shout Out
Blog 8/19/2014 22 comments
It's World Humanitarian Day: Share your stories with colleagues about efforts you, family, and colleagues make the world a better place. ESC's program manager gets the conversation started.
Security Expert’s IP Raises Issues
Blog 8/18/2014 1 comment
Security expert Keith Alexander aims to file patents on behavioral modeling techniques that are raising issues because they could have their roots in insights he gained working in top US government posts.
Securing IoT Devices With ARM TrustZone
Blog 8/15/2014 1 comment
The need for securing devices for IoT systems is becoming paramount. We’ll outline how virtualization can be leveraged to enable consolidation of connected devices, and how ARM TrustZone can be utilized to address security threats.
China vs. Qualcomm: Chip's 'Nationality' Still Matters
Blog 8/15/2014 22 comments
China is using every possible tool to pressure foreign companies. It appears a little too convenient for Chinese regulators to scrutinize multinationals for antitrust allegations while China's chip vendors, now "state-owned," become less transparent.
Betting Big on HD-to-Ultra HDTV Transition
Blog 8/14/2014 4 comments
Will the Christmas buying season starting on Black Friday this year be the start of HDTV's transition to Ultra HD? That's what Nanotech Entertainment Inc. in San Jose, Calif,. is betting big on happening.
Blog 8/14/2014 11 comments
Although older styles of test equipment were not designed to be stackable, this was an inherent attribute. Then, along came the aesthetic enclosure designers hired by marketeering managers with no brains.
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