The days of having to hang up and start another call to switch from voice to video calls look to be numbered with LG demonstrating seamless switching from voice to video over an LTE network at Mobile World Congress 2012. The system also allows the real-time sharing of videos over an LTE network as they are being recorded, which should prove handy for newshounds. While the demonstration was based on LG’s proprietary technology, the company…"LG will launch LTE-capable smartphones with voice-to-video conversion later this year."
The global RF market remains vibrant, with rapid expansion into many vertical markets, including automatic ID and security, asset tracking, automatic toll collection systems, telemetry, oceanographic, animal research, SCADA, utility smart-grid metering, and more. New applications are emerging continuously as RF communications converges with other technologies such as real-time locating systems (RTLS), Wi-Fi, and wireless sensor networks (WSN). Each successive generation of RF device uses smaller form factors yet demands increased power for greater product…"RF technology:The global RF market remains vibrant"
Process automation projects are most often driven by bottom line results, return on investment and an appropriate value position or justification. More and more, systems are expected to: • Provide access to quantitative measurement points of important processes• Detect and correct problems immediately• Measure trends• Pinpoint and eliminate bottlenecks• Control larger and more complex processes within a large geographic area• Maintain constant communications and an uninterrupted power sourceAll of this can be accomplished with the…"Review what a SCADA system is and its function within the automation process."
Quad-core smartphones are stealing the show at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, Spain this week. We’ve already seen LG’s first model take center stage, with HTC’s One X snapping at its heels, and now China’s Huawei Device is hoping to trump the competition by launching what is claimed to the be the fastest smartphone in the world – the Huawei Ascend D quad.Huawei is no stranger to claiming accolades for its products, having claimed the world’s…"Huawei Device has launched the Ascend D quad-core smartphone at MWC 2012, which is claimed to be fastest in the world"
A new iPad is on the horizon. Apple sent out invites today to an event next Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where it promises to “have something you really have to see. And touch.” The event, set to go down at 10am, and is widely speculated to be the announcement of the iPad 3. The iPad 3 is rumored to have an updated 2048 x 1536 “Retina” display,…"Apple sent out invites to an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where it is expected to announce the iPad 3"
The JetFlow hydration widget is a little bit old school and a little bit new school. It pulls the dirty, moldy, bacteria-ridden hydration bladder out of your backpack and replaces it with a good old-fashioned water bottle you can toss in the recycling bin or dishwasher – but with much of the function of a hydration bladder intact.Hydration packs are fickle, moody animals. They’re super-friendly when you’re out on the trail, keeping your whistle moistened…"The JetFlow hydration widget is a little bit old school"
We first covered this story back in August, when news surfaced of an unusual hotel being constructed in the bowels of ex-Russian aircraft carrier the Kiev – the centerpiece of an 80,000 square meter (20 acre) state-supported military theme park in Tianjin, China. Three carriers were purchased from the Russians around 1996, and while one is being fitted out to become China’s first real aircraft carrier, the other two have found employment as a casino…"The Tianjin Aircraft Carrier Hotel in China,Open for Public"
For the past 150 years, ophthalmologists have used the Snellen chart – with its rows of letters in descending sizes – to check patients’ vision. While it has done the job reasonably well, PediaVision CEO David Melnik believes that his Spot device offers some distinct advantages. Most importantly, instead of being required to read and recite letters, patients simply look into the device as it takes some pictures. Based on those images, it will proceed…"Spot is a New Camera-like Device for Detecting Vision Problems"
Sony Sony has chosen this year’s Mobile World Congress to announce two new Android-powered additions to its Xperia NXT line: the Xperia P and Xperia U. The new devices slot in below the Xperia S announced at CES 2012 in Sony’s NXT series, which is designed to allow easy connection to other devices, allowing the viewing of content from your phone on not only the smartphone’s screen, but also a TV, laptop, or tablet. The…"NXT series of Xperia smartphones: Xperia U and Xperia P"
Those looking for a little more screen real estate to scribble on than offered by the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note now have the Galaxy Note 10.1. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is a little more powerful than Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 thanks to a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor vs the Tab’s 1 GHz. It also has a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera,…"Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona"