Near field communication An NFC enabled parking meter label used by the city of San Francisco for payment and phone reminders of time remaining. Developed by Cellotape/Tap4Mor. Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches. Bluetooth Sticker Ensures You'll Never Lose Your Cellphone or Keys Again We know you've had to call your cellphone more than a few times to try to remember where you left it. And the car keys? They're never where they're supposed to be. Bitcoin, Energy and the Future of Money — Armchair Economics While it’s impossible to predict how the Bitcoin experiment will pan out, it has already succeeded by creating a decentralized system for settling transactions, and by re-igniting interest in alternate currencies. Here I explore the idea of currency backed by energy. A few months ago I wrote an article, The Joule Standard, which describes the idea of denominating a currency in units of energy (see also joulestandard.com).
Tag Unleashes NFC Technology in Your Smartphone Earlier this week we announced the availability of BlackBerry® OS 7.1 for BlackBerry smartphones – a software update that includes exciting enhancements and app updates, including the introduction of BlackBerry® Tag. I was waiting on the edge of my seat for this announcement, because I have been dying to talk about it with you! I’m a Senior Product Manager at Research In Motion® (RIM®) working on this exciting technology. I think that BlackBerry Tag will make Near Field Communication (NFC) a very real part of BlackBerry users’ daily lives…and it works like magic! Check out the video below for a demonstration of a few of the features that BlackBerry Tag will enable, and read on for all of the details.
Mozilla debuts two Firefox OS developer preview phones — low-end stays the star What's next in mobile? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat's 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. Register now and save $400! With most smartphone makers endlessly obsessed with high-end devices sporting bigger and better specs, Mozilla’s focus on low-end devices with Firefox OS is simply refreshing. Today, the browser maker unveiled two developer preview phones for Firefox OS that it is offering in partnership with Spanish startup Geeksphone, which is building the phones, and Telefonica. True to its low-end focus, Mozilla is placing the spotlight mostly on the less-powerful Keon (above).
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CoreDX DDS Data Distribution Service Middleware | Twin Oaks Computing, Inc CoreDX DDS is an easy-to-use, cross-platform, cross-language Inter-Process Communication (IPC) library. CoreDX DDS is high-performance and low-overhead, with great latency and message throughput numbers. CoreDX DDS provides robust, flexible, and dynamic data communications. Based on Open Standards for guaranteed Interoperability and long term viability, CoreDX DDS is the preferred IPC for a wide variety of distributed software programs: from mobile games and consumer electronic devices to surgical equipment, health care applications, complex DoD systems and robots working in space. CoreDX DDS is essential for effective Open System architectures. Programmers like CoreDX DDS because it is easy to use and provides many features difficult to implement by hand, and not found in other IPC libraries.
Understanding Wireless Routing For IoT Networks | Communications content from Electronic Design The routing of data from source to sink is an integral part of any large-scale wireless sensing and Internet of Things (IoT) solution. Unplugged and/or mobile embedded devices used in such low-powered and lossy network (LLN) applications are always severely constrained in terms of available power. Therefore, energy-efficient routing of data becomes critical to any long-term sustainable solution. Google’s brilliant plan to get millions to adopt its e-money system: Gmail In May 2013, Google soft-launched a straightforward scheme for sending money to other people. It lets you connect Gmail with a Google Wallet account and send money to a friend for free (from a linked bank account) or for a small fee (from a credit card). While the service has been available since last summer to anyone who had a Google Wallet account or had already been sent money via Gmail, Google now seems to be starting to push it out to the broader public. (The company declined to comment for this article; in May it said the rollout would happen “over the next 18 months.”) I seem to be one of the earlier people to have been offered the new feature unbidden, as a promotion in Gmail, and it provides a glimpse of how Google plans to pitch its e-money service to the masses.