The Global Innovation Series is supported by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles — it delivers smart mobility services. Visit bmw-i.com or follow @BMWi on Twitter. When it comes to pedestrian traffic, safety should be the number one concern, but transportation infrastructure in the United States is built to accommodate cars, not people.
Samsung revealed its latest washer-dryer concept at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The electronics giant has equipped a 5.2 cu. ft. capacity WF457 front-loading washer with a Smart Control system, allowing users to stay connected to the washer without having to manually control it at the machine.
Chief Scientists of the Air Force usually spend their time trying to figure out how to make jets go insanely fast or build better satellites. Which makes Dr. Mark Maybury, today’s chief scientist, a bit of an outlier. He’d like to build a set of sensors that peer into people’s souls — and forecast wars before they erupt.
DOCOMO Beijing Labs Reduces Development Time of Mobile Communications Technology by 50 Percent with MATLABJanuary 18, 2012 6:17 am | Comments
MathWorks announced that DOCOMO Beijing Communications Laboratories has adopted MATLAB to develop and verify algorithms for the development of new physical layer mobile communications technologies for advanced standards such as LTE-A. MATLAB has allowed DOCOMO Beijing Labs to cut development time by 50% compared with its previous C and C++ development methods, and allowed researchers to rapidly develop new algorithms for link-level and system-level simulations.
Redpine Signals announced the release of the industry’s first self-contained low-power Wi-Fi module for M2M markets. Redpine’s WiSeConnect is the first to implement advanced features like Wi-Fi Direct and Enterprise security required for 802.11n Wi-Fi based machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity. With all the hardware and software required for not only standards compliant Wi-Fi operation but also for regulatory certification, the WiSeConnect module offers the easiest path to integrating advanced wireless connectivity for the entire range of emerging M2M applications.
Altair Semiconductor announced that its FourGee-3100/6200 chipset has successfully completed Band 14 interoperability testing with Alcatel-Lucent infrastructure. Band 14 spectrum, which is in the 700 MHz frequency, has been allocated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for public safety broadband use in the United States.
(Reuters) - Pieces of a failed Russian Mars probe plummeted into the Pacific Ocean far off the Chilean coast Sunday, Russian news agencies cited a military official as saying. Debris from the Phobos-Grunt craft fell into the sea some 1,250 km (775 miles) west of the coastal island of Wellington, state-run RIA and Itar-Tass cited Aerospace Defense Forces spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin as saying.
If you haven’t noticed that Google+ pages are increasingly becoming a part of Google search results, you may have noticed Google and Twitter’s increasingly public spat about it. Twitter argues that by promoting Google+ in search results, Google isn’t providing the most relevant social results. Meanwhile, Google has implied it would promote more pages from Twitter if it had adequate permission to do so.
Google is offering users in India free Wi-Fi in an effort to increase usage of Google’s social network Google+ as well as YouTube. The service provided by O-Zone Networks will run for an initial three months and will allow unlimited usage of Google+ and 10 minutes of free access to YouTube per week, but any other websites can only be accessed by paying for minutes.
For the past several years, almost every smartphone, tablet or other mobile device has used a microprocessor based on the computer chip technology of U.K.’s ARM Holdings . That has finally changed with the unveiling at CES of the first mass-market smartphone that packs Intel technology, and it definitely won’t be the last.
In what could be hailed as the update that sparked an all-out Internet riot, Google has launched “Search, plus your World,” which pours personal social results into your public search listings. The catch is that it only factors in your Google+ social graph, leaving Facebook and Twitter, arguably the more active social networks, out in the cold.
One of the more interesting abilities of some of the latest and greatest Android devices is their capacity for a technology called near-field communication. The tech is built into Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for compatible devices, and it can turn smartphones into tools that can help users make instant payments at stores, among other cool features.
You may not have heard of it, but near field communication (NFC) is the technology that major companies are betting will become a central part of every mobile phone user's life. Interested in digital wallets, gaming, or social media? You'll soon be acquainted with NFC — which could transform the way we shop, pay, save, and interact with other mobile device users and even with physical objects.
Automakers are racing the put the mobile in automobile as they connect our vehicles to the cloud and increasingly blur the line between cars and consumer electronics. These systems let you do everything from update your Facebook status to make flight reservations to access voice-activated navigation.
As new technologies emerge that seek to bridge the real world with the digital, the offline-to-online marketing learning curve only gets steeper. 1. Quick Response (QR) Codes The Good : We’ll witness the disappearance of non-standard formats, an exponential rise in capable mobile devices, and a steady march toward improved calls-to-action spurred by more accountable analytics.