CES: Carnival Corp Personifies Key to Monetizing IoT

CES: Carnival Corp Personifies Key to Monetizing IoT
by Mitch Heins on 01-09-2017 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedWhen one thinks of CES, one typically thinks of the latest in virtual reality or huge super high resolution televisions, sophisticated drones and robots. However, what caught my eye this year came from a company you don’t typically associate with high tech gadgets and that was Carnival Corporation. Yep, the company… Read More


IoT Tutorial: Chapter 14 – Wearables IoT Systems and Applications

IoT Tutorial: Chapter 14 – Wearables IoT Systems and Applications

Introducing Wearables
Wearables are small electronic devices, which comprise one or more sensors and are associated with clothing or worn accessories such as watches, wristbands, glasses and jewelry. Wearables come also with some sort of computational capability, which enables them to capture and process data about the physical… Read More


Apple Watch – A Great New Design, Needs More

Apple Watch – A Great New Design, Needs More
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-06-2015 at 7:00 pm

During 52[SUP]nd[/SUP] DAC, there was a special session where a brand new Apple watch was opened and each of its components was shown with a brief description about it. I found this tear down session a great innovative idea coming from DAC organizers; actually two buzzing products, AppleWatch and DJI’s Phantom Drone were opened… Read More


Three Colorful Bytes from the NXP History

Three Colorful Bytes from the NXP History
by Majeed Ahmad on 03-04-2015 at 7:00 pm

The proposed merger of NXP and Freescale, which creates a bigger semiconductor outfit, also brings forth some fascinating history bytes from the technology heritage that these two spin-offs carry from their respective corporate parents. In 2006, Philips Electronics sold its chip business division Philips Semiconductors… Read More


STMicro to Showcase Turnkey NFC Design at MWC

STMicro to Showcase Turnkey NFC Design at MWC
by Majeed Ahmad on 03-01-2015 at 10:00 pm

Near-field communication (NFC) technology is finally realizing its potential, thanks to the impetus provided by Apple Pay, and it’s becoming evident from the pre-Mobile World Congress (MWC) buzz coming from several makers of chips, smartphones and wearable devices.

Among the companies displaying NFC products at the 2015 … Read More


Really Apple? Tanazania Leads US in Mobile Payments

Really Apple? Tanazania Leads US in Mobile Payments
by Paul McLellan on 09-23-2014 at 1:00 am

Image RemovedI was in Tanzania a few weeks ago. One of the conceits that we have in the US is that we lead the world in technology. That is true in many areas but in mobile the US is a laggard. Just look at the fuss made about NFC payments in the new iPhone given that Japan had mobile payments over a decade ago.

Another area where the US is a laggard,… Read More


No, gosh darn it, I said the NFC is near!

No, gosh darn it, I said the NFC is near!
by Don Dingee on 03-22-2012 at 11:24 am

Getting a feature to take off in today’s smartphone market is tricky. It requires a combination of hardware support, OS support, app integration, and maybe most importantly carrier adoption. Ideas that seem ready technologically, like NFC, get stopped in their tracks by silly things like the William J. LePetomaine Thruway… Read More


NFC, Why is this a big deal?

NFC, Why is this a big deal?
by Daniel Nenni on 01-18-2012 at 7:00 am

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NFCis all over the news. Payments from your phone, yeah! I was wondering why this is a big deal, and why it has taken so long to gain momentum. I was issued a RFID enabled employee badge (JavaCard) 10 years ago while working at Sun. RFID is now so prevalent that Walmart attaches RFID tags to clothes. I spent an hour wading … Read More