A computer’s operating system, the layer of software between you and the hardware, has changed remarkably over the past few decades. At the beginning a user had to interact with levers and switches, then came screens and DOS, the Apple’s Macintosh and Microsoft’s Windows, and, finally, the internet. These slowly wormed their way into our … Continue reading Who will be the winner in the next computing revolution?
While the smartwatch market took a tumble in the latest quarter, the overall wearables market grew 3.1 per cent year over year in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Total wearables shipments reached 23 million in the quarter, according to data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Basic wearables, primarily … Continue reading Wearable market grows above three per cent
With the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), the embedded systems that constitute the IoT nodes are growing in diversity. STMicroelectronics will showcase its latest solutions for embedded systems, including a Smart-Home demonstration that benefits from one of the industry’s richest IoT development ecosystems at Embedded Technology 2016. In its Smart-Home demonstration, ST highlights … Continue reading New generation of sensors set to change home automation
Parrot has announced the launch of the Parrot Disco – a fixed-wing drone that provides the fully immersive flight experience, claims the manufacturer. The ultra-lightweight Parrot Disco can reach top speeds of 80 km/h and offers 45 minutes of flight time. Previous piloting experience isn’t necessary as it takes-off and lands automatically and comes fully … Continue reading Total immersive flying with Parrot Drone
HP is buying Samsung’s printer business for US$1.05 billion with an eye on integrating the best of both companies printing technologies in a move that the HP believes will “disrupt and reinvent” the copier industry, which it says hasn’t innovated in decades. “Copiers are outdated, complicated machines with dozens of replaceable parts requiring inefficient service … Continue reading HP buys up Samsung’s printer business
Power management company Eaton has launched an Australian developed wall mount power system for oil and gas, mining, and transportation industries that require battery backed DC power. The system is also suitable for industrial control, electrical switching and telecommunications industries as well any business that designs and manufactures large turnkey process control systems. Traditionally, DC … Continue reading Aussie developed mount power system
Belden has announced the newest industrial Ethernet switch from Hirschmann – the GREYHOUND 1040. This full Gigabit Ethernet switch delivers on the high-bandwidth and data speed needs of industrial networks and offers a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) fiber port option – a first for the industry. The GREYHOUND 1040 switch supports up to 28 Gigabit … Continue reading Mid-range Gigabit speed switch for industrial networks
STMicroelectronics and Securitag Assembly Group (SAG), a leading supplier of RFID transponders have announced a tiny NFC Ferrite Tag that uses STMicroelectronics’ ST25 NFC tag IC for IoT (Internet of Things) data-transmission applications. Small, light, and thin, the NFC Ferrite Tag can be surface-mounted during production through the metal pad that can be directly soldered … Continue reading STMicroelectronics and SAG combine to deliver high-performance NFC Tags for IoT
HTC has announced the launch of the new HTC Desire 825 that includes a 5.5 inch 720p display and a polycarbonate design with chromatic accent, designed to enhance the character of the device. Available in Graphite Grey, the HTC Desire 825 features 24-bit, Hi-Res audio certified sound, HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, 13MP main camera … Continue reading HTC launches new mid-range phone
RMIT and CSIRO researchers are working to improve personal safety in the mining industry, by developing wearable personal safety systems.
AUSTRALIAN advanced electronics company Codan has entered into a US$7.9 million contract under which it will supply HF radio equipment to a longstanding military customer.
NEC has developed a prototype of an A4-sized massive-element Active Antenna System (AA)S for 5G small cell base stations.
RESEARCHERS in Japan have achieved the world’s fastest wireless transmission speeds thanks to a new CMOS wireless transceiver chip which operates across a broad range of frequencies.
FUJITSU has developed a gallium-nitride (GaN) power amplifier with the world’s highest output performance for W-band wireless transmissions.
AUSTRALIAN company Quantum Resources will acquire Israel-based RFID company LogiTag Systems.
THE mobile communication industry will be starting the transition to 5G networks in 2016, claims TrendForce.
A VISITING epidemiologist and toxicologist will lecture about the biological impacts of mobile phones and wireless devices in NSW and Victoria in November 2015.
RESEARCHERS at MIT have developed a technology that can use reflections of wireless signals off the human body to identify, track and monitor people.
Super thin optical fibres and near lossless Wi-Fi, radio or mobile phone transmissions could be on the way, thanks to the work of a team of researchers in developing “echo-less” lights.
ETHERSTACK’S trunked radio network will be deployed by the US Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), following a winning tender by its US subsidiary and its distribution partner, Icom America.