The concept of age is much on my mind at the moment. Well, yes, theoretically I will be turning 65 in a few months’ time, thank you so much for bringing this to everyone’s attention, but that’s not what I meant. On the other hand, since you’ve seen fit to open this can of … Read More → "Meet the World’s Smallest, Most Integrated 3D Ultrasonic Sensor"
Perhaps you recognize the name TomTom. It’s a Dutch company, founded in 1991. The company’s original name was Palmtop Software, and the company specialized in software for handheld computers, also known as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), like the Psion family and Windows CE devices. As that market dwindled, the company pivoted to location technology based on GPS. Adopting a new name and mission, TomTom introduced … Read More → "Will Carmakers Adopt TomTom’s IndiGO Open, Integrated Digital Cockpit Software Platform?"
Have you heard that the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which produces globally applicable standards for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), recently launched a new Industry Specification Group on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (ISG RIS)?
There’s no need to hang your head in shame if this is new news to you. To be honest, I didn’t even know that … Read More → "Welcome to a World of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces"
I was just chatting with Mark Lippett, who is CEO at the British chip company XMOS. Mark was telling me that they recently announced the launch of their XVF3610 and XVF3615 voice processors. These little beauties will power the next generation of high-performance two-microphone voice interfaces for wireless speakers, TVs, set-top boxes, smart home appliances, gateway products, and more. We will be talking about these in … Read More → "Next-Gen Voice Interfaces for Smart Things and Loquacious Folks"
Before we plunge headfirst into the fray with gusto and abandon and — of course — aplomb, I’d like to make mention of the fact that I am a huge fan of virtual reality and augmented reality. We should also remind ourselves that, as I discussed in my What the FAQ … Read More → "The Metaverse is Coming and GridRaster Is Ready to Take Us There"