Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

May 24, 2016, Society for Information Display symposium, San Francisco—Steven Bathiche from Microsoft talked about the ongoing changes in all facets of computing. The changes over time include processing power, form factors, and interactivity. The next generations of computing will continue the levels of changes. Computers have evolved from room-sized behemoths requiring many kilowatts of [...]

April 20 , 2015, Cloud Security Alliance, San Francisco—Mark Goodman, an author, described the ongoing and increasing challenges for security and our other infrastructure. Many threats are already here and the potential for serious damage is increasing. Goodman started out as a police officer and noted many trends of crime over time. Criminals were early [...]

January 2015 – Pepcom is a co-located event held at the kickoff to the 2015 CES in Las Vegas. This year the event, which was themed for the 1980’s, featured over 200 exhibitors with products ranging from accessories to hardware to software/apps for the Consumer Electronics space. The technology theme was – 2013 & 2014 [...]

April 1, 2014, San Jose, CA—Imagination Technologies once again attended a show and introduced a host of new and updated products. The focus at the EE Live! Conference and Expo was on embedded products, especially wearables and IoT. For this sector of the embedded space, the key issues are in battery life, size, and performance. [...]

February 10, 2014, ISSCC, San Francisco—Susie Wee from Cisco talked about the evolution of network technologies and their impact on user experiences. The technologies are changing to offer better user experiences, and defining the needs for the this next generation of equipment is important. The applications drive changes in networks over time. Early networks were [...]

February 10, 2014, ISSCC, San Francisco—Ming-Kai Tsai from MediaTek presented his vision of the next generation cloud and how it will call for new technology to overcome the many challenges. Cloud 1.0 has seen the construction of major infrastructures, and now we will soon see how this system of systems will evolve. Taiwan has changed [...]

June 5, 2013, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—Steve Mann from Toronto University is considered one of the founding fathers of wearable computers. He provided a historical perspective and a look into the possible futures of AR. The origins of wearable computers started with welding glasses. These are dark lenses to protect the eyes from [...]

June 4, 2013, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—Bruce Sterling, author and futurist described the emerging technologies and directions for the augmented society. The nature of people is changing, and the rate of change in various technologies is accelerating those changes in the society. The technology industries are getting more involved in augmented functions. Google’s [...]

une 4, 2013, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—Avi Bar-Zeev from Syntertainment talked about “Inside the Looking Glass”. AR is starting to become cool as the devices get smaller and more functional. The newest technologies are blurring the distinctions between augmented and virtual realities and making them into a spectrum of experiences. Eventually, the hardware [...]

February 14, 2013 EECS, University of California, Berkeley—The annual EECS status update focused on cloud and computer-based functions, and a number of grad-students presented elevator-pitch information on some of the specific activities in those research centers. Matei Zaharai from the AMP (Algorithms, Machines, and People) Lab noted that big data needs more types of analysis, [...]