Two popular trends rocking the world of consumer electronics are touch enabled surfaces and the Internet of Things. American semiconductor firm Atmel has made both a priority, and to prove it, the firm hit the ground running at CES 2013.
Maxim Integrated showed off its Cardio Leaf t-shirt to demonstrate the integration of sensors with the analog technology that controls them and processes their data. Also showing off its audio products, notably the FlexSound configuration application
Sylvie Barak takes you on a speedy tour of the CES show floor, to see what accessories, gadgets, toys and tech was on offer.
Among the highlights; cute bluetooth speakers, nail printers, bejeweled iphone cases, LED lights, waterproof tablets and more
IP company Rambus may have struggled with a bad reputation as a patent troll in the past, but the firm says it is now moving in another direction to make good on its inventions. At CES they were showing off an LED lightbulb and a visual search TV.
Pepcom's technology showcase at CES 2013 has 100ís of companies showing off their consumer wares to fans. Everything from voice-control watches to Ubuntu smartphones and life-vests that pulsate wirelessly to the beat of your ipod.
At CES, Intel announced a pull-in of its low powered processors from 4th gen. to 3rd gen. Ivy bridge products, exceeding even its own stated power targets, for what the company hopes will produce thinner, lighter, longer battery life devices.
Showing a range of touch, eye tracking and voice demos at CES, Intel made good on its claims to change the way consumers interact with machines, now it just remains to be seen whether everyone will take to that with as much enthusiasm as Intel.
ClearStory CEO Sharmila Mulligan gives the elevator pitch on her company, explaining that it buffers business users from the technical aspects of data analysis, while providing a deep look at disparate data types.
Little Dwolla, barely two years old, with all of about 40 employees in the technology hotbed of Iowa, has big intentions. It has created a modern payment network, and it aims to change how money moves. Dwolla CEO Ben Milne explains how.
BYTE tried out Exec's business concierge service at the W Hotel, for only $25/hour. Exec co-founder and CEO Justin Kan appeared on InformationWeek's Valley View to give us a deeper dive into the tech driving the service and how he plans to expand.
Microsoft Windows Phone Sr Product Manager gives us a deeper dive into the features of Windows Phone 8, discusses Microsoft's approach to apps and developers, and shows off some of the newest hardware from Nokia, HTC and Samsung.
On Valley View, we took a deep dive into Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft Senior Product Manager, Greg Sullivan. We also talked with Ben Milne, CEO of e-payments upstart Dwolla, and Justin Kan, CEO of Exec. Also see our elevator pitch segment.
Oracle has built, acquired and assembled the pieces to build a complete technology stack, and it will run on premise, or in the cloud (Oracle's). We caught up with Oracle President Mark Hurd and Oracle customers to assess where Oracle is heading.
During a lengthy one-on-one interview, Oracle President Mark Hurd talks about what Oracle is doing in the cloud, with engineered systems, applications and more, and he faces a few sharp questions about Oracle's competitive battles.
Taptera CEO and Co-Founder Chris O'Connor gives the Valley View judges his elevator pitch, talking about how his company is creating useful applications for employees, and a secure infrastructure that CIOs will like.
Some of the most innovative new enterprise technologies come from start-ups, but doing business with them can be risky, given their unproven products and short track records. With Anthony Bettini, Co-Founder and CEO of Appthority.
Some of the most innovative new enterprise technologies come from start-ups, but doing business with them can be risky, given their unproven products and short track records. With Steve Garrity, Co-Founder and CTO of Hearsay Social.
SAP has been a long-time leader in enterprise software, doing battle with the likes of Oracle on ERP and CRM, and IBM on business intelligence. But SAP is on a mission of profound change. Whatís next for SAP? How will it execute on its new strategy?
When considering how data analytics can change business decision-making, Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini is thinking big. His team has created a collaboration environment that combines data and video on wall-sized screens.
In a BYOD age, organizations are struggling to ensure a healthy application ecosystem for end users. So many technology choices offer to help: corporate app stores, MDM solutions and more. Appthority promises to screen apps before they're deployed.
How serious is Google about enterprise IT needs? That boundless company that re-invented search and created the Android mobile operating system seems to dip its toes into nearly every viable digital market, from media to social to cloud.
BYTE takes a first look at a Windows 8 Preview on Samsung's Series 7 Slate. Microsoft is eager to get their Office suite tablet and touch ready, but a lot of the functionality may be lost without bluetooth accessories.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage to announce the new release of Office, one that considers the cloud first and is in line with Microsoft's concept of the modern office. In terms of innovation, Ballmer says that it feels like it's 1995.
Bringing billions or rows of data into an in-memory analysis environment, SAS Visual Analytics blends Hadoop processing power with advanced data visualization. Watch the demo to see high-scale prediction from an iPad app.
Framehawk demonstrates how its technology combines the best of two worlds: Native mobile experiences for the end user, and secure corporate apps on the back end. Framehawk accomplishes this using its proprietary protocol.
MDM is a hot topic, and there are tons of players in the space. Zenprise has emerged as one of the early leaders. We get a demonstration of how the software works, both on the back end (the IT side) and the front end (the end user side).
Google Art Project data lead Piotr Adamczyk demonstrates not only the site, containing some 30,000 pieces of art, but also its integration with Google Plus Hangouts, designed for virtual video tours and collaboration.
Google Ventures is Google's investment arm, but unlike similar entities at technology companies, Google is hands on, helping with engineering, product, marketing and other talent that a startup might need to succeed. Partner David Krane explains.
Our June episode of Valley View featured plenty of news and deep dives from Google, given that the show aired during Google I/O, the company's developer conference. We featured news from the conference, guests from Google, SAS and Zenprise.
At the CTIA conference in New Orleans, we got a demo of MasterCard's PayPass Wallet. It can be used to book airplane tickets online, pay for cabs when you're roaming around, or even buy a coke with your phone. All using NFC technology.
ARM Lead Mobile Strategist, James Bruce, joins InformationWeek's Art Wittmann at the whiteboard to talk about why virtualization is such an important trend for smartphones, and how ARM's Cortext-A15 will enable that virtualization in hardware.
We pluck two lucky audience members from the Valley View crowd to give us an elevator pitch. We feature Aurasma (part of HP's Autonomy). It makes an augmented reality app. Also Stephen Harris, VP of US products for Hitachi Consulting.
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