Rick Merritt
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IoT Spec Taps Internet Protocol
Rick Merritt  
7/30/2014   (1) comment
The IPSO Alliance is planning to publish a specification for building an IoT software stack using Internet Protocol. The announcement is part of a movement to bring standards to the Internet of Things.
Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs
Rick Merritt  
7/25/2014   (10) comments
With the company leaving its cellular baseband business, Broadcom executives announced the layoffs this week, which represent about 20% of its workforce.
Android Wear Buzzes Sans Babak
Rick Merritt  
7/18/2014   (13) comments
Now that Babak Parviz is leaving Google for Amazon, EE Timesís Rick Merritt contemplates what this means for Google Glass, as well as the future of wearables.
Nest Nurtures New IoT Protocol
Rick Merritt  
7/16/2014   (28) comments
Nest, the Internet of Things pioneer now owned by Google, is looking to turn its low-power mesh network protocol, called Thread, into an industry standard.
IoT Group Defines Comms Spec
Rick Merritt  
7/10/2014   (10) comments
A number of the world's largest technology companies, including Dell and Broadcom, are coming together to set industry standards for the Internet of Things.
Panasonic to Make 14nm SoCs at Intel
Rick Merritt  
7/8/2014   (3) comments
Panasonic is joining several other companies that are taking advantage of Intelís fabs to manufacture chips. Itís part of a broader initiative within Intel to help the business grow.
Slideshow: Beyond Google Glass
Rick Merritt  
6/2/2014   (1) comment
A half dozen headset makers demoed devices that aim to leapfrog Google's Project Glass into an emerging 3D augmented-reality market.
Skeds Slip for Embedded Designs
Rick Merritt  
4/5/2014   (11) comments
More embedded design projects are missing their schedules as the size of design teams is shrinking, according to a new study.
Slideshow: DesignCon Hits 100G Targets
Rick Merritt  
2/5/2014   (2) comments
A tour of the show floor at DesignCon revealed boards, testers, and other enabling technologies for high-speed systems hitting 100G rates.
Google Searches for Robots' Home
Rick Merritt  
12/12/2013   (22) comments
As it tries to make robots mainstream, Google has the cash, as well as a smart, passionate, and experienced enthusiast in Andy Rubin, to potentially make it happen.
Big Data May Mimic, Replace Brain
Rick Merritt  
11/23/2013   (8) comments
Big data analytics may both mimic the human brain and replace it.
Rambus Pursues Disposable PicoCam
Rick Merritt  
11/5/2013   (6) comments
A so-called pico-camer is designed as a lens-free device significantly cheaper and smaller than today's tiniest imagers.
Seeking the iPhone of Wearables
Rick Merritt  
10/28/2013   (13) comments
We are facing a seeming impossibility: We need the iPhone of wearables, and we just aren't going to get it.
Brain Implants Near Milestone
Rick Merritt  
10/26/2013   (5) comments
The NeuroPace RNS is the first implant to listen to brain waves and decide autonomously when to apply a therapy to prevent an epileptic seizure.




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