Telematics & Android: What The OS Means For Connected Cars
In November of 2007, Google announced the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), which consisted of 34 companies whose goal is to “…accelerate innovation in mobile and offer consumers a richer, less expensive, and better mobile experience.” The OHA planned to achieve this goal by introducing the first free and open mobile OS, which we now know [...]Read more
Connectivity & Customer Service: How The Internet Of Things Is Changing Consumer Relations
As the adage states: the customer is always right. Companies like Zappos, Dillards, and probably even your local “ma-and-pa” grocery store have built their reputations on remarkable customer service. Zappos, for example, stands out from the clutter by encouraging website visitors to call their headquarters with any questions, 24-7. They’ve provided a unique personal touch [...]Read more
What’s All This Talk About The Internet Of Things?
When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) we are talking about connecting everyday objects to the internet via low power signals. Kevin Ashton is credited with coining the phrase and being one of the first to write about the concept. He discusses how humans are great at doing many things, but capturing clean [...]Read more
Embedded Systems 101: What Is An Embedded System?
When you hear the phrase “embedded system,” it’s easy to tune out and think: that’s tech talk. But the truth is, the concept of an embedded system is actually pretty easy to understand. Simply put, an embedded system is a computer system built within a larger mechanical system. Think of the alien controlling the larger [...]Read more
Embedded In Our Society: A History Of Embedded Operating Systems
While Android and Linux are relatively new to the scene, the concept of an embedded operating system is not as recent of a development as you may think. In fact, the history of embedded systems dates back to the 1960′s. But the technology has come quite a long way since then, and the evolution is [...]Read more
Big Brother, Big Data: How Embedded Technology Is Improving Data Collection & Tracking
Big data makes it possible to track and record information in ways George Orwell only dreamt…nay…night-terrored about. The “big brothers” in this digital age are the people behind the scenes taking billions and trillions of data points and making decisions based on the analysis. But fear not – this kind of information can be used [...]Read more
Android Medical Technology: The Healthcare System Gets An Update
It’s no secret that Android is transforming everything from turning on the television to higher education. More and more, Android-powered devices are found on the roads, the schools, and even in your kitchen. But Android is doing more than just making daily life more convenient; in the medical industry embedded Android technology is helping save [...]Read more
Credit Card Sized Computing For Embedded Solutions: A Comparison Of Raspberry Pi vs ODROID-U3
Over the past 18 months, bare bones, mini-computing has surged in popularity due to low prices and high customization. These ARMs average roughly the size of a credit card and are great for those tinkerers looking to develop specialized, low-cost/no frills desktop replacements. They’re also perfect for building customized embedded solutions. The number one ARM [...]Read more
Smart TVs vs. Set Top Boxes: A Home Entertainment Showdown
Home entertainment has come a long way since the days of strategizing with aluminum foil-topped black and white boxes. Embedded systems have made it possible to create a gaming, TV watching, and internet browsing experience in your home that rivals most movie theaters. Shopping for televisions used to be easy. Did you want a 13, [...]Read more
Smart Technology Update: Google Acquisitions Past, Present, & What They Mean For The Future
When the Internet powerhouse Google purchases a company, it makes news. Funny that a corporation so visible to hundreds of millions online every day, can keep such suspense over their next move. Technology newsfeeds like Techcrunch and Mashable instantly predict “what this move means” for the future of the company and for the future of [...]Read more
- Connectivity & Customer Service: How The Internet Of Things Is Changing Consumer Relations
- What’s All This Talk About The Internet Of Things?
- Telematics & Android: What The OS Means For Connected Cars
- Embedded Systems 101: What Is An Embedded System?
- Embedded In Our Society: A History Of Embedded Operating Systems