Posts posted in February 2015
IoT Terrain Still Shifting
Rick Merritt 2/27/2015 Post a comment
The Internet of Things continues to fragment with competing networks and frameworks from 6LoWPAN to Zigbee, Apple Homekit and Google’s Thread.
Tech Fatigue Hits the Mobile Market
Jim O'Reilly 2/26/2015 Post a comment
Drooping sales for smart phones, tablets, and desktop PCs suggest "technology fatigue" is setting in. What are the facts and implications for electronics OEMs, and can the trend be reversed?
Apple Car: Drive Different
Thomas Claburn 2/25/2015 Post a comment
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
FAA on Drones: Fly But Not That High
Junko Yoshida 2/20/2015 Post a comment
Under the FAA’s proposed rules, gone are such antiquated rules as [drone] operators must be “licensed pilots.” Intact are “see and avoid” principles; must fly within line of sight of the operator.
GlobalFoundries Teams with IMEC on RF CMOS
Julien Happich 2/18/2015 Post a comment
GlobalFoundries has announced a partnership with nanoelectronics research center IMEC for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.
Android to Become 'Workhorse' of Cybercrime
Junko Yoshida 2/13/2015 Post a comment
As of the end of 2014, 16 million mobile devices worldwide have been infected by malicious software, estimated Alcatel-Lucent’s security arm, Motive Security Labs, in its latest security report released Thursday (Feb. 12).
Wearables Don Smart Fabrics
Jessica Lipsky 2/12/2015 Post a comment
What do musical instruments, car seats, and shoes have in common? Each item benefits from smart fabrics invented by Berkeley, Calif. company BeBop sensors. BeBop layers printed circuits onto polyester felts, synthetic silk weaves, and spandex of various thickness to create a web of sensors that connected to a sewn-in microcontroller.
The Information Age & the Shift in Consumerism
Ron Guido 2/11/2015 Post a comment
Life in general, and business in particular, are all about moving information and doing it quickly. Electronics retailers, distributors, and OEMs need to understand that information shift is happening--and learn to work with it.
What the Apple Watch Means for the Industry
Sagar Jethani 2/9/2015 (1) comment
The introduction of the Apple Watch engendered a lot of industry talk. Now that some time has passed, it's time to look at whether this new product introduction signaled the entry of wearables into the mainstream and a boon for electronics designers.
What High-Tech PR is Not
Savvy Tech Marketing 2/6/2015 (3) comments
Confusion abounds in high-tech organization about what public relations really is. Let's shed some light on that topic by exploring what PR isn't.
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