Bitcoin: A technological and economic game changer?
Detractors say it''s nothing more than a Ponzi scheme and doomed to fail, but Bitcoin''s technology and open-source nature could prove to be a global economic game changer.
Teardown: See what''s inside Xbox One
Xbox has no surprises in the box, with showings from Marvell, Freescale Kinetis, Nuvoton, SK Hynix SDRAM, among others.
Is it time for your watch to get smarter?
Smartwatches could be the next big thing in the consumer electronics market, but they need to get smarter to really take off.
Wireless power: Accommodating new industry standards
This article reviews the wireless power sector and the relevance of magnetic induction and magnetic resonance technologies, as well as how chip manufacturers of MI wireless power receiver ICs can help overcome the dual standards issue for MI technology.
USB audio: Asynchronous is the only choice for compromise-free audio
A reaction to recent criticism of asynchronous USB audio clocking.
Loudspeaker operation: The superiority of current drive over voltage drive
This article argues that the nearly universal approach used for driving loudspeakers - voltage drive - is gravely flawed. It offers an overview of the disadvantages of voltage drive compared to current drive on the performance of electrodynamic loudspeakers, and considers the possible reasons for it...
Active noise cancellation: Trends, concepts, and technical challenges
New developments in active noise cancellation (ANC) technology mean that ANC headsets can be manufactured more cost effectively, and are therefore within reach of the mass consumer market.
Teardown: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 still the category leader
TechInsights breaks down the processors, memory, and design wins in this teardown of the Galaxy Note 3.
CRC testing in video applications: The stages of CRC
CRCs can be employed across many facets of the development phase of a video product to gauge the performance of the video signal chain - during thermal testing, PS testing, layout changes, final software configuration changes, and even cable selection.
Alternative HMIs: 10 unique ways to interact with techStories 1 - 10 of 400
These 10 alternative HMIs are far from being common choices to the keyboard and mouse today, or even tomorrow. But these human-machine interfaces could one day make each user an Ironman, in their own way.