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Can China Mobile Outpace 'Free' Mobile Apps?
Skype's co-founder once predicted that telephones would eventually become just an app. He foresaw a doomsday scenario for phone companies. We're seeing the inkling of it in China Mobile's latest financial results.
Pointers, Functions, Pointers to Functions, Eeek!
Max is wearing his sad face, because he cannot wrap his brain around a problem pertaining to pointers.
Altera's FPGA DSP Goes Hardcore
Having hardened floating-point DSP blocks in FPGAs opens the door to a wide range of military and commercial applications, and also reduces time-to-market.
Scale-Out Storage Has Limits
Disk may scale as your storage needs increase, but what do you do when your datacenter is maxed out?
Startup Makes First MEMS Bio-Tag Sales
Bluechiip, an Australian startup, has started selling its own passive ID and temperature-sensing devices using MEMS technology. The company is targeting the healthcare and research markets.
Max's BADASS Display, Part 4
Before Max actually starts to create the front panel for a project like his BADASS Display, he first creates a paper and cardboard prototype.
Report: Magnetic RAM Set for 50% CAGR
In the next five years, magnetic RAM is expected to replace older storage technologies such as DRAM and SRAM in many computing devices. This means sales are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 50 percent during this time.
Bluetooth LE Promises Fewer Cables, Less Weight in Cars
Bluetooth Low Energy technology is about to get exploited for opening and closing doors and windows, or adjusting seats, mirrors and lighting - wirelessly -- by touching a smartphone or punching a wirelessly controlled in-vehicle button.
Wearable Contest Takes to the Air
Wearable World, a San Francisco-based wearable Internet of Things incubator/accelerator, announces a competition in partnership with American Airlines for developers interested travel technology. The two-part competition begins June 6 in San Francisco with a final round on July 11 at San Francisco International Airport. Winners will get to work on their devices with the airline.
OpenSSL Shows Cost of 'Free'
The Heartbleed bug may be a media frenzy over a small, quickly patched bug, but it raises important questions about open-source software.
Samsung Attacks: Case Against Apple Begins
Samsung's infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage as well as for video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
Cadence to Acquire Jasper
The merger will create the most comprehensive set of verification tools, according to the companies.
Nike FuelBand Layoffs: A Pivot in Wearables?
Nike, a distant third in a three-company race to sell connected fitness trackers, is reportedly laying off members of its FuelBand design and engineering team while wooing developers and boosting its social network.
Neuromorphic Roadmap Plots Analog Path
Human-brain-like cognitive computers will employ mixed-signal neuromorphic SoCs, according to the roadmap plotted by Georgia Tech researchers.
Google's Project Tango Helps Robots Fly on ISS
Google's experimental, 3D-navigating Project Tango will form the brains of NASA's SPHERES robots.
SSD Survey Highlights Misconceptions About Encryption & Performance
Most respondents of an SNIA survey employ SSDs in storage subsystems, but those using them in mobile space notably avoided using encryption technologies, despite being the most vulnerable.
FPGAs as ASIC Alternatives: Past & Future
From the 28nm technology node going forward, the FPGA industry needs to open up for a broad range of innovation so as to continue offering better products.
BMW Has Most Advanced Connectivity
In the rush to create a better connected car, a new study finds that BMW is ahead of other car makers.
Slideshow: 10 Embedded Design Trends
Among 10 trends in the 2014 version of our annual survey, Bluetooth is on the rise and FPGAs on the decline in embedded systems designs.
Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.