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Current Wireless Technology Trends Reported at Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference 2015

Current Wireless Technology Trends Reported at Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference 2015

One of the sessions I attended at Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference (TCC) was about wireless technology trends. Sponsored by W. Bradley Electric, Inc. (WBE) and presented by Paul Billings with no commercial statements, it was very informative about how current wireless technologies are applied to buildings. I summarize this session below. Paul Billings Connected Devices, [...]

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SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 2

SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Local vs. Remote Networks If we look at network infrastructure, we notice that there are two major parts. One is local networks and the other is remote networks. The remote networks correspond to clouds that provide remote computing (cloud computing). Note that clouds could consist of multiple smaller [...]

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SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 1

SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 1

Both Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are hot topics these days. There was an interesting panel discussion of these two topics together at the recent Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015 at Levi’s stadium. The session was titled SDN and Next Generation Communication Infrastructure for End-to-End Connectivity in the IoT [...]

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Fever Alarm Armband: A Wearable, Printable, Temperature Sensor

Fever Alarm Armband: A Wearable, Printable, Temperature Sensor

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a “fever alarm armband,” a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, San Francisco, on 22-26 February, 2015. The flexible organic components developed for this device are well-suited [...]

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New Algorithms Locate Where a Video Was Filmed From Its Images and Sounds

New Algorithms Locate Where a Video Was Filmed From Its Images and Sounds

Researchers from the Ramón Llull University (Spain) have created a system capable of geolocating videos by comparing their audiovisual content with a worldwide multimedia database. In the future this could help to find people who have gone missing after posting images on social networks, or even to recognise locations of terrorist executions. Many of the [...]

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Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015

Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015

One of the unknown useful conferences in Silicon Valley is thrown by Fujitsu America. If you know the Japanese ICT market, you should know Fujitsu is one of the major players in Japan. But it is not well known in the US that it ranks 7th in the server market and 4th in the ICT [...]

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Programming Safety into Self-driving Cars: Better AI Algorithms for Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

Programming Safety into Self-driving Cars: Better AI Algorithms for Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

For decades, researchers in artificial intelligence, or AI, worked on specialized problems, developing theoretical concepts and workable algorithms for various aspects of the field. Computer vision, planning and reasoning experts all struggled independently in areas that many thought would be easy to solve, but which proved incredibly difficult. However, in recent years, as the individual [...]

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Internet of Things and Embedded Systems, Part 1

Internet of Things and Embedded Systems, Part 1

I am not a purist when it comes to defining terms, so I am sure some readers may object to my saying that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a new name for what we used to call telematics, M2M, SCADA, WoT, Connected World, and the Industrial Internet. IoT is sometimes called the Internet of [...]

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Privacy? Huge Identity Theft Risks

Privacy? Huge Identity Theft Risks

In this week’s issue of the journal Science, MIT researchers report that just four fairly vague pieces of information — the dates and locations of four purchases — are enough to identify 90 percent of the people in a data set recording three months of credit-card transactions by 1.1 million users.   When the researchers [...]

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Agricultural Robot Checks Up On Grape Vines

Agricultural Robot Checks Up On Grape Vines

A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and artificial intelligence systems, which will help manage vineyards. This robot will provide reliable, fast and objective information on the state of the vineyards to grapegrowers, such as [...]

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