Beating battery drain from “MIT News”

by Leigh Anne Varney on October 29, 2014

Startup’s power-conserving chip may increase smartphone battery life, save energy in cell towers.

Article by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
October 28, 2014

mit-newsStream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a concern. Now a technology developed by MIT spinout Eta Devices could help a phone’s battery last perhaps twice as long, and help to conserve energy in cell towers.

Read the article

{ 0 comments }

energy

Article By ROMAN KILISEK

A new study commissioned by the United Nations revised its global population projection upward to 13.2 billion people by 2100 – including billions of new middle-class consumers. According to Germany’s Spiegel Online, the study’s lead researchers give this high population growth scenario a probability of 95 percent to materialize.

82148686-1024x683Unsurprisingly, increasing total consumption in the developing world – from a much lower baseline than in advanced Western economies – will occur in lockstep with the surging need for energy to generate electricity given the projected increase in prosperity across the globe and accompanying improved living standards as more consumers and businesses gain access to reliable electricity.

Read the article 

{ 0 comments }

Opinion: Apple Watch isn’t what women want from “Market Watch”

September 14, 2014

Article By Therese Poletti SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — It’s not on the market until early next year, but the Apple Watch is getting a lot of glowing, almost fawning, first looks. For instance, the New York Times described it as “stunning to look at, with a variety of faces and watchbands that bear more in […]

Read the full article →

Spiralling energy consumption from “The Guardian”

September 11, 2014

Article by Martin LaMonica The mobile industry has flourished in recent years by delivering faster network speeds to the billions of phones and tablets now in consumers’ hands. But for future growth to continue at the same pace – and bring billions of more devices online – telecom engineers need to solve a new challenge: […]

Read the full article →

14 Tech Predictions from “World Economic Forum”

September 4, 2014

By Fulvia Montresor We asked our 2015 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world. From printable organs to the “internet of everywhere,” here are their predictions for our near-term future. Renewables will power mobile networks We have become dependent on mobile communications in our daily lives, but the […]

Read the full article →

Hands-free smartphone use while driving from “The Examiner”

July 26, 2014

The National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration says that at any given minute across America, about 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or fooling with electronic devices while they are driving. In 2011, nearly half a million Americans were injured in motor vehicle crashes when a driver was distracted. Now, distracted can mean anything from […]

Read the full article →

Audio Has Finally Come of Age from “Innovation Insights”

June 18, 2014

by Rajeev Kapur Leave it to Apple to stir it up again. Last week’s completion of the Beats purchase sends a loud and clear message. Audio has finally come of age. Great audio. No, scratch that. Awesome audio and custom audio services will drive entertainment forward from here on out. It’s been tuning up for […]

Read the full article →

The Chip that will Change the Mobile Market from “Wireless Magazine”

May 28, 2014

Link to the article  

Read the full article →

StrongLoop data sync and replication from “Dr. Dobb’s”

May 28, 2014

Article by Adrian Bridgwater Node.js solutions company StrongLoop is now providing replication and offline synchronization in its LoopBack API framework. Loopback is an open source API framework written in Node.js used to connect devices to enterprise data sources. This new functionality is available for Oracle, SQL Server, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and any LoopBack connector, which […]

Read the full article →

Cover story, interview and article about Sonic Emotion in EEWeb Pulse

April 29, 2014

Read the article in EEWeb Pulse        

Read the full article →

StrongLoop Updates Its DevOps solution from “eWeek”

April 18, 2014

StrongLoop updates its DevOps solution, StrongOps 2.0, with new cluster management, error reporting and other features. StrongLoop, a provider of Node.js solutions, has announced the general availability of StrongOps 2.0, a Node.js-specific application lifecycle management (ALM) solution that includes both monitoring and DevOps capabilities for Linux, Windows and Mac. Node.js continues to gain popularity for […]

Read the full article →

Node JavaScript Gets Ready for the Enterprise from “Programmable Web”

April 1, 2014

Node.js started life as an implementation of JavaScript found in the Google Chrome browser that is optimized for event-driven, non-blocking I/O applications. Originally, Node.js found favor in organizations that needed to build real-time applications to manage distributed devices such as routers and switches. But as Node.js has evolved, it has also been widely adopted to […]

Read the full article →

GigaOm Pundit Suggests Enterprises Have Gone From Hadoop to ‘Hadumping’

March 21, 2014

NEWS ANALYSIS:  Discussion at a GigaOm conference shows that Hadoop isn’t a big success when enterprises blindly compile huge volumes of disparate data without knowing what to do with it. I attended GigaOm’s Structure Data conference last year, and the conference was all about the promise of Hadoop, big data and unstructured data, which is […]

Read the full article →

SXSW: How 3D Audio Could Direct Walkers, Bikers, Joggers with Sound from “evolver.fm”

March 20, 2014

Sonic Emotion makes an app called HeadQuake (free, iOS) that adds 3D dimensionality to your downloaded music. It’s pretty neat — not only does the sound get more “present” with the 3D feature turned on, but you can drag the speakers forward or back, or move the “band” playing the music closer or farther away. It […]

Read the full article →

Chip Makers Vie to Power Faster Mobile Networks from “The Wall Street Journal”

February 25, 2014

Chip makers are racing to deliver the next major advance in cellular networks, egged on by Qualcomm Inc. and rivals eager to reduce its dominance in the field. The companies—which include Intel Corp. and Broadcom Corp.—are using the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week to demonstrate long-discussed extensions of the technology now used in […]

Read the full article →

Envelope tracking: a game-changer for smartphones? from “EE Times”

February 25, 2014

Eta Devices, Inc., a spin-off from the electrical engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is unveiling a envelope tracking platform technology, ETAdvanced, which the company claims will extend the battery life of smartphones by up to 50%. Read the article by Paul Buckley

Read the full article →

Smart Radio Chips from “MIT Technology Review”

February 7, 2014

The Hottest Technology Not on Display at CES: Smart Radio Chips. Smartphone battle moves from software to hardware with a crucial component to cut power consumption and allow faster data transmission. Beyond the glitz of the International Consumer Electronics Show, the wireless industry faces a fundamental problem: more features and faster data transmission are draining […]

Read the full article →

Intertrust Content Protection from “Digits”

October 18, 2013

Intertrust is far from a household word, but the Silicon Valley company developed digital content protection before the Internet arrived and made news with high-stakes patent suits against MicrosoftMSFT +0.81% and AppleAAPL +0.68%. Now it’s helping to start other companies. The 23-year-old company–once public but privately held since 2003 under a transaction that made Sony […]

Read the full article →

Bay Area Lineup for Demo expo

October 18, 2013

Smart helmets that give bikers eyes in the back of their heads, a who’s who database for Google Glass wearers and software that reads video watchers’ facial expressions. Those are three of the ideas being touted by the dozen startups from Silicon Valley and the surrounding area at the big Demo Fall show in Santa […]

Read the full article →

Demo Fall 2013 Takes Place October 15-17, 2013

September 20, 2013

A unified experience across all your devices. Their full-featured suite of mobile apps will allow you to access all of your files and conversations while on the go. Learn more about Kabuto at Demo, link below for more info. For over 22 years DEMO has built an unmatched track record of selecting, coaching, promoting and making […]

Read the full article →