Archive for February, 2013

Connected Car: Embedded or Not?

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 28th, 2013

General Motors and AT&T are demonstrating LTE connected cars at Mobile World Congress, to show off what might be possible, from streaming live videos or security cameras on the road, to games and vehicle to vehicle communications. Or, the car could just offer up a 4G LTE hot spot for tablets, smartphones, and other mobile […]

Human Powered Helicopter Flight Today

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 28th, 2013

Students from the University of Maryland hope to keep a human-powered helicopter aloft for at least one minute today and win one of the most elusive prizes in aviation, the $250,000 Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter prize. The 71-pound Gamera II is powered by a combination of hand and foot pedaling by a single pilot, who must […]

Digital Signage Expo

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 28th, 2013

The big Mobile World Conference in Barcelona isn’t the only flashy trade show this week. The Digital Signage Expo, the largest tradeshow dedicated to digital signage is winding down in Las Vegas, with cellular signage, digital billboards and interactive touchscreens getting lots of attention. Announcements at DSE 13 included: Samsung is showcasing their Smart Signage […]

WiGig: 60 GHz WiFi Rolls Out

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 28th, 2013

Today, Dell began shipping a laptop with the option to add Qualcomm Tri-band WiGig (at 60 GHz) as well as Wi-Fi. Dell’s Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks, using “Tri-band” encompasses the two bands used by 802.11n Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz and 5 GHz, as well as the new 802.11ad WiGig band at 60 GHz. The Dell Latitude 6430u includes […]

LTE Broadcast Mobilizes at MWC

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2013

Telstra and Verizon are preparing to test LTE Broadcast, which sends broadcast television signals over LTE networks. The Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service is an LTE standard that uses existing cellular infrastructure, and radio frequencies, but broadcasts the same signal to any number of people. LTE Broadcast allows the operator to shape its broadcast coverage […]

Waze: Now Cloud Controlled

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 27th, 2013

Waze, the popular crowd-sourced traffic app for Android and IOS, has just gotten an update so users can submit road closings to the app and the changes will instantly propagate to help guide people around traffic jams and road closings. Waze 3.6 is the first real-time crowdsourced solution. Waze features nearly 40 million drivers and […]