Advertisement
Consumer
Subscribe to Consumer
View Sample

FREE WDD Email Newsletter

Don't Sound the Death Knell for the PC Just Yet

January 8, 2015 9:11 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and boring ...                       

Fashion Designers Spruce up Smartwatches at CES

January 8, 2015 9:10 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches that people will want to wear all day and night ...                                

New Wi-Fi Routers Meet Heavy Networking Demands

January 7, 2015 3:02 pm | by TP-LINK | Product Releases | Comments

The Archer C2600 utilizes Qualcomm® VIVE™ 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology delivering speeds of up to 2.6Gbps using the 2.4GHz band at 800Mbps and the 5GHz band at 1733Mbps. It also features Qualcomm® MU | EFX – the multi-user MIMO technology designed to make Wi-Fi work more efficiently to multiply performance ... 

Advertisement

AT&T Hackathon Delivers Tools for IOT

January 7, 2015 12:42 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

At AT&T’s annual Hackathon and Developer Summit, the plan is to be ready for the predicted Internet of Things explosion ...                                   

Driver Assist Makes Hollywood Fiction a Reality

January 7, 2015 12:29 pm | by Bosch | News | Comments

Bosch has been working on automated driving since 2011 at two locations – Palo Alto, California, and Abstatt, Germany ...                                 

Bosch Sensortec Launches Combo MEMS Solution with Integrated Gas Sensor

January 7, 2015 12:14 pm | by Bosch | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding Bosch Sensortec's existing family of environmental sensors, the BME680 integrates a gas sensor with best-in-class air pressure, humidity and ambient air temperature sensing functions within a single 3.0 x 3.0 mm2 footprint package ...                 

If You Talk to Your Thermostat, Will it Listen?

January 7, 2015 12:07 pm | by Vineet Ganju, Conexant | Blogs | Comments

“TV power on.” “Set thermostat to 65 degrees.” “Speaker, play classical music.” Interacting with the devices in a Smart Home using voice is a trend that has the biggest players in the consumer electronics space taking notice. From speakers that hear and respond to commands to intelligent thermostats ... 

CES: Is IoT Too Low-Concept for Consumers?

January 7, 2015 12:02 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things will connect the world as never before — with all internet-ready devices and the supporting infrastructure — and the tech is burning up the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. But given that this is the Consumer Electronics Show, I’m forced to ponder whether IoT ... 

Advertisement

Photos of the Day: Smart Solutions for a Connected World

January 7, 2015 10:50 am | by Bosch | News | Comments

The world is becoming more connected, and at times, it seems as though the Internet and globalization have developed a momentum of their own. Companies like Bosch can help shape these developments. At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015, Bosch will be ...                    

3D-Printed Robotic Spider Dress Fights Off Strangers

January 7, 2015 10:33 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Germaphobes rejoice! There is, at long last, a clothing option designed especially with you in mind. Well, at least if you're okay with wearing a terrifying contraption. Objectively speaking, the look of this dress alone should have people keeping their distance from you, but it also will reach out (and freak out) anyone who ... 

Ericsson Showcases a Networked Society at 2015 International CES

January 6, 2015 5:50 pm | by Ericsson | News | Comments

During 2015 International CES, Ericsson will showcase a Networked Society where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential ...                    

You Can Now Charge Your Phone Wirelessly at Starbucks—for Free.

January 6, 2015 5:09 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Duracell Powermat and Starbucks announced that they have begun a national rollout of Powermat wireless charging in Starbucks beginning with stores in San Francisco's Bay Area. From WiFi and the in-store Digital Network to mobile payment and digital music downloads, Starbucks hopes to anticipate their ... 

A New Security System for the Internet

January 6, 2015 3:58 pm | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford computer scientists have extended two popular web browsers to make surfing safer while also empowering web developers to deliver creative new services ...                      

Advertisement

OKW’s New Round & Oval SYNERGY Extruded Enclosures

January 6, 2015 12:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added new Round and Oval models to its new range of SYNERGY electronic enclosures – its first to be manufactured from both plastic and aluminum ...  

Photos of the Day: Curved Phones, Smarter Homes, Fuel Cells at CES

January 6, 2015 11:46 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Go ahead, peek at our patents. Toyota will allow others to use several thousand of its patented or patent-pending technologies for free to speed the development of its hydrogen-powered car dubbed the Mirai, due to be sold in the ... 

A Sustainable, Connected Future is Just a 'Click' Away

January 6, 2015 11:46 am | by Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC | News | Comments

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH speaks at the Bosch Press Conference, International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). As I started my day – perhaps like you – I... Checked my e-mail. Received a text from my daughter ... 

See Invisible Motion, Hear Silent Sounds

January 6, 2015 11:22 am | by Michael Rubinstein, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Video researcher Michael Rubinstein plays us clip after jaw-dropping clip showing ...                    

MIT's Thermal Imaging Cars Track Energy Leaks

January 6, 2015 10:29 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In 2007, Google unleashed a fleet of cars with roof-mounted cameras to provide street-level images of roads around the world. Now MIT spinout Essess is bringing similar “drive-by” innovations to energy efficiency in homes and businesses ...               

Sense by Hello: One of the Year's Most-Backed Kickstarter Projects

January 6, 2015 10:13 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it's a place where creators and "backers" make projects come to life. The creators set a funding goal and deadline and if backers like the project, they can pledge money to help get the ball rolling. Kickstarter funding is an all-or-nothing type deal, meaning if the projects don't hit ... 

First Smartwatch-Sized Wearable Development Kit

January 6, 2015 9:18 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

PNI Sensor Corp. introduced SENtrode, the first wearable development kit integrating sensors, PNI’s SENtral sensor hub, sensor fusion algorithms, programmable processor and wireless capabilities into a bracelet-sized form factor. SENtrode speeds design-to-delivery of smartwatches, activity and wellness monitors and ... 

Smart Gadgets Take Center Stage at CES

January 5, 2015 2:08 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for ... 

NSF Grant to Turn Smartphones Into Biodetectors

January 5, 2015 1:58 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

When you go to the doctor to see if you have a sore throat, she’ll usually swab inside your mouth and then send a sample to the lab for analysis. This process generally takes a few days, by which time you’ll probably know whether you’re sick or not, anyway. Imagine that, instead, the doctor just slips out her smartphone, takes a ...

Tomorrow's Tech-Most-Wanted at Eureka Park

January 2, 2015 3:57 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Smarter home systems, better batteries, more wearable tech, and totally outside-the-box electronics with the potential to usher in the next generation of high-tech living can be found in one place in January. That place is Eureka Park, an area dedicated to up-and-coming technology born from fundamental science and ... 

Innate Behavior Determines How We Steer Our Car

January 2, 2015 9:54 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have solved a 70 year old mystery in traffic research: an until now inexplicable jerkiness when we steer a vehicle. The discovery may lead to safety systems in cars that can correct dangerous steering movements before they occur. The ability to predict what a driver is ... 

Detecting Extraterrestrial Life Through Motion

January 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Looking for life on other planets is not straightforward. It usually relies on chemical detection, which might be limited or even completely irrelevant to alien biology. On the other hand, motion is a trait of all life, and can be used to identify microorganisms without any need of chemical foreknowledge. EPFL scientists have now ... 

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading