The ‘ People’s Car Project ’ debuted in China last year, as an experimental website aimed at soliciting ideas for future car models from Chinese inhabitants. The site received 119,000 concept-based ideas from its 33 million hits. The project aims to bring the Chinese public- VW’s largest market- to the forefront of its design team, and help the German automaker develop the “Volkswagen model of the future.
Charity and fitness organizations join together each year to raise millions of dollars, reach millions of walkers, runners and bikers and connect people working toward a common goal. Relay-for-life , an organization that raises money for the American Cancer Society, makes donating easy by hosting events across the United States.
With the rise of Android’s popularity, product managers with an existing iPhone or iPad product are under pressure to port it to Android. While porting from iOS to Android is certainly possible, we have found teams almost always underestimate the amount of effort required. Porting an iOS app is not a trivial matter because there are a number of Android elements not present in iOS, and vice versa.
U-Blox’ LISA-U2 UMTS/HSPA+ Universal Modem Family In many regions of the world there is a strong migration from 2G to 3G networks, especially in regions such as the USA, Japan, Korea and Australia. Almost daily there is news published about service providers informing GSM customers to switch to 3G services: • Japan’s NTT DoCoMo, which provides mobile communication services to over half of all users in Japan, has announced the termination of 2G services by end of 2012.
We all fall for them. The allure of buzzwords and hot topics captures our attention and appeals to an optimistic nature for all things that will make our world better. However, they can also lead us to fall for the hype instead of focusing on credible, real-world applications. This leads into our discussion of the smart grid.
One residence burglary happens every 13 seconds, according to the FBI . Thirty percent of burglaries happen by unlawful entry (breaking in through an unlocked window or door) Sixty percent of burglaries happen by forced entry. Police confirm that 90 percent of property burglaries are preventable.
Tired of fumbling around for keys in your handbag? Do your pants pockets sound out the tune to jingle bells with each step? It’s time to ditch those tacky key chains. What it is: the EC Key, available in two models: the EK2 and EK3, is a wireless locking system that instantly turns your Bluetooth-enabled device into a key.
Thousands of International Professionals to Explore Entire Array of Wireless Communications Technologies at IEEE ICC 2012June 7, 2012 4:55 am | by Heather Ann Sweeney, Associate Marketing Manager, IEEE Communications Society | Comments
Themed “CONNECT – COMMUNICATE – COLLABORATE,” the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), the premier flagship event of the IEEE Communications Society, will hold its next annual conference from June 10 – 15 in Canada’s beautiful capital city of Ottawa.
If you’re not designing Wi-Fi (802.11) into your systems already, you’ll be doing so very soon. Wi-Fi is rapidly establishing itself as the standard wireless connection for industrial devices. It’s a big change, but it needn’t be intimidating. There are plenty of vendors out there who have all of the necessary expertise.
Advertisements parade the bustling world we live in. Billboards, magazines, buildings, websites, public transportation, even the oddest places, such as supermarket eggs, Chinese food cartons, and motion sickness bags on airplanes. For example, we’ve all stood (or sat if you’re lucky) on a subway train, where we are engulfed by advertisements “decorating” the steel walls.
It has been done a thousand times, in museums, government buildings and schools: ancient, lumbering institutions using technology in an attempt to become cutting-edge—and falling flat in the process. We’re not talking about the smart-grid, which shows great potential for consumers and governments alike, or even smart boards, which take education to a different level.
By Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor ECN Magazine Welcome to the future. Google recently announced a new product called "Project Glass" out of super-secret Google[x] Lab. The idea behind the project is creating light-weight augmented-reality glasses that allow the user to access apps, information, messages, texts, and basically anything else available on a smart phone without the bulky interface.
Is there a lemon in your kitchen that you'd really prefer to use as a mouse? Have you ever had a burning desire to make a banana into a digital piano? Perhaps you’ve dreamed of using alphabet soup as a keyboard? If so, you should look into getting yourself a MaKey MaKey. What is it? The MaKey MaKey, designed by MIT Media Lab PhD students Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, is a circuit board that turns everyday objects into touchpads which can interact with your computer.
Harsh environmental conditions demand long-life lithium batteries capable of powering remote wireless sensors reliably for 25+ years The more challenging the environment, the more critical the choice of power management solution. This maxim is especially true if the hostile environment is also located in an inaccessible location, making battery replacement difficult or impossible.
Mobile operators face a wide range of competitive, technical and revenue-related challenges. They must provide a great experience even though many device and app related issues are beyond their control. The pace of technical change, coupled with an unprecedented demand for bandwidth, wreaks havoc on infrastructure planning activities.