Product Showcase Blog

Announcing the Arm TechCon Innovation Award Finalists

Publish Date: October 17, 2017
The organizers of Arm TechCon are pleased to announce the nine finalists for the Arm TechCon 2017 Innovation Awards. All of these products demonstrate the Arm ecosystem’s contributions toward the advancement of computing that shape today’s connected world.

How Oculus and Facebook Are Attempting to Make VR Social

Publish Date: October 16, 2017
Anyone who follows the VR (virtual reality) space knew it was only a matter of time. Facebook-owned Oculus VR has officially gone untethered. At its recent Oculus Connect conference the maker of the popular Rift VR headset announced two new developments on its path to fully untethered virtual reality. But behind it all is a strategy to take social media off of your 2D screen and into the virtual world.

New Interconnect IP Supports Machine Learning in Autonomous Cars

Publish Date: October 16, 2017
A new chip interconnect technology offers promise for autonomous car manufacturers who want to employ machine learning in their vehicles.

The EV Trend Is Now Irreversible

Publish Date: October 13, 2017
A few years ago, US consumer acceptance was considered the key to the success of the electric car. No more, though. A collection of other forces have stepped up, relegating US consumer acceptance to a lower rung on the market ladder. So now, even if sales of the Chevy Bolt and the Tesla Model 3 fall flat, even if American consumers let out a collective yawn with the debut of each new battery-powered vehicle, automakers will continue to make real plans to sell new electric cars.

3D Printing Techniques Bettered by Studying How Droplets Freeze on Surfaces

Publish Date: October 13, 2017
Researchers at MIT have made a new, significant discovery in terms of the mechanics involved when droplets come in contact with surfaces, research that could help develop new 3D-printing techniques and improve other applications.

The Linux Steampunk Conference Badge

Publish Date: October 12, 2017
I prototype, write, speak, and consult on physical computing gadgets and wanted a one-off attention-grabbing conference badge that would break the conversational ice when I walked around trade shows. That quest started a few years ago, with the first generation Arduino Pro-Mini and a 1.8” color TFT screen conference badge.

Hardware IoT Development as Simple as Drag and Drop

Publish Date: October 12, 2017
Earlier this year Google held its IO 2017 conference where the latest in Android and Artificial Intelligence tools where presented through demonstrations to attending developers. Some of the software tools discussed at the event were Tensorflow, Kotlin, and Android Things platform using Android Studio. The Android Things session presented new coding features of Android Studio that allow hardware developers to build IoT devices.

Will World War III be fought in the cyber world?

Publish Date: October 11, 2017
Hacking has become a full-time career option, a weapon of mass disruption and a way of compromising privacy on a global scale. The billions of connected devices being bought by businesses and consumers every year is expanding the attack surface at a rapid rate. So, are individuals and industry dealing with the challenge of protecting their devices from cradle to grave? If not, what needs to change and how quickly? Do we now need a more human-centered approach to how we design and engage with technology that reduces our vulnerability to threats and makes us more empowered?

What to Consider When Starting a Services Company

Publish Date: October 11, 2017
It has nearly been 10 years since my business partner and I decided to start our product development professional services firm. By all measures, Intelligent Product Solutions Inc. (IPS) has succeeded well beyond our initial vision. With this milestone approaching, it is worth recounting how and why we came to start IPS and some of the important “lessons learned” along the way.

Eek! DNA-Born Malware at ESC Minneapolis 2017

Publish Date: October 11, 2017
As I've said on several occasions, things are beginning to move very, very quickly in Embedded Space (where no one can hear you scream). Just a couple of years ago, things like machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) were topics that were primarily of academic interest only. Now these technologies are being deployed in all sorts of real-world embedded systems, and we're only just scratching the surface of what's possible.