In this episode of the HotSpot, Thalmic Labs introduces its wearable gesture-controlled arm band; Hewlett-Packard re-enters the tablet market; Microchip announces its BodyCam technology; and InfoMotion Sports Technologies unveils its 94Fifty sensor basketball.
The two biggest — and bitterest — rivals in the smartphone market will have to endure another bruising trial after a federal judge ruled that jurors miscalculated nearly half the $1 billion in damages it found Samsung Electronics owed Apple Inc. for patent infringement.
Power has come of age as a defining parameter in electronic systems. Whether maximizing battery life, keeping an enclosure cool, or passing large currents more efficiently, projects now start with power in mind. In 2013 we will see the continued migration of power technologies from research to commercial availability.
At the world's largest cellphone trade show, the 70,000 attendees are encouraged to use their cellphones —instead their keycards— to get past the turnstiles at the door. But very few people took the chance to do that. The process of setting up the phone to act as a keycard proved too much of a hassle.
Presiding Judge Ichiro Otaka rejected Samsung's claim for damages over a data transmission technology patent. The latest ruling in the ongoing global legal battle between the two rivals concerned Apple's iPhone 3GS and 4 smartphones as well as two types of iPads.
Google plans to cling to its bulging stash of cash to pay for potential acquisitions and other technology investments that might boost future profits, a top executive said Thursday. Patrick Pichette, who oversees Google Inc.'s bank accounts as the company's chief financial officer.
Raspberry Pi made its European debut on the element14 stand at Embedded World 2012. To celebrate an extraordinary year for the category defining ARM based microcomputer, element14 presented key innovators behind Raspberry Pi, Co-Founder Pete Lomas, and ecosystem developer and PiFace designer Dr Andrew Robinson
In this episode of Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, researchers at the University of Michigan are studying cockroaches in order to advance robotic technology; 3D wearable, wireless, thumb-activated, space recognition, Bluetooth 4.0 low-energy protocol mouse called Mycestro.
InfoMotion Sports Technologies has revealed it 94Fifty sensor basketball that utilizes technology from Texas Instruments to become the first and most advanced digital sport product to measure a player’s skills in real time.
A team of neuroengineers based at Brown University has developed a fully implantable and rechargeable wireless brain sensor capable of relaying real-time broadband signals from up to 100 neurons in freely moving subjects. Several copies of the novel low-power device, described in the Journal of Neural Engineering.
Apple CEO Tim Cook sought to reassure shareholders worried about the company's sagging stock price that the iPhone and iPad maker is on the verge of inventing more breakthrough products that will prove it hasn't lost its creative edge. True to Apple's secretive nature, Cook didn't provide any further product details.
In this corner of a world obsessed with the latest tech gadget, Migicovsky is this week's hotshot as his start-up company rolls out its new, high-tech Pebble smart watches. The $150, postage stamp-sized computer on a band is tethered wirelessly to a wearer's Android or iPhone.
On the floor of the world's largest cellphone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, he's looking at the screen of his iPod Touch, taking a few steps, and then looking again. Now and then he backtracks or turns, and looks again. Slowly, he confines his movements to a smaller and smaller area. Then he drops to his knees, and checks the screen again. He scrabbles forward.
Millions of tons of food are thrown away each year because the 'best before' date has passed. But this date is always a cautious estimate, which means a lot of still-edible food is thrown away. Wouldn't it be handy if the packaging could 'test' whether the contents are still safe to eat?
The junior league of smartphone operating systems is getting more competitive. Phones from yet another contender — Tizen — will go on sale this year with a view to eventually competing with the industry leaders, Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive. Welcome to the next phase of the wireless revolution.
Microchip Technology Inc. has announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany its BodyCom technology, which provides designers with the world’s first framework for using the human body as a secure communication channel.
IAR Systems has announced the launch of IAR Academy, an educational offering aimed at new as well as experienced users of IAR Embedded Workbench, the world-leading development tool suite for embedded applications.
The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, and Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., one of the leaders in small cell technology, have announced the launch of a next-generation, high-performing metrocell reference design, supporting 20MHz LTE FDD.
The Aricent Group has announced the addition of end-to-end VoLTE capabilities to its comprehensive LTE offering comprising of IMS Client Application, eNodeB, EPC, and IMS Servers. With more than 50 business engagements in the LTE domain worldwide, Aricent is a leading supplier of LTE software solutions...
Gemalto will present its expanded portfolio of Cinterion Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. Delivering a unique combination of end-to-end technology, the comprehensive offering includes a range of advanced M2M wireless modules enabling reliable communications.
AirHop Communications, Inc. has announced the availability of vSONTM, a self-organized network (SON) virtualization software platform that gives operators a key tool for heterogeneous network (HetNet) planning and deployment.
Life-Spot is a highly efficient and universal cell phone charging station for the home, office and business which includes 4 micro USB ports, 2 Apple lightning ports and 2 Apple 30pin dock connectors. What is one thing all mobile phones have in common?
Many commercial robotic arms perform what roboticists call “pick and place” tasks: The arm picks up an object in one location and places it in another. Usually, the objects — say, automobile components along an assembly line — are positioned so that the arm can easily grasp them; the appendage that does the grasping may even be tailored to the objects’ shape.
Internet users who illegally share music, movies or television shows online could soon receive warning notices from the nation's five major Internet service providers. The Copyright Alert System, organized by the recording and film industry, is being activated this week to target consumers using peer-to-peer software.