Archive for the 'wireless' Category

iPad vs Galaxy Tab smackdown

April 14, 2012

[Updated Aug 25, 2012] – Before launching into this review, which pits Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 against Apple’s iPad 2, I took a few days to familiarize myself with the Galaxy Tab’s Android 3.1 (“Honeycomb”) OS. The thing is, I’d already used iOS on an iPod Touch for two years, but was a rank newbie when it came to Android.

Infographic depicts radio’s 120-year history

February 8, 2012

Sonos, a leading innovator of Internet radio and wireless music-streaming devices, has created a “History of Radio Infographic” that traces 120 years of evolution from the first radio frequencies observed by Tesla in 1892 to today’s Internet radio services.

The role of V2X communications in driver assistance systems

January 5, 2012

Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communications technologies can aid advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by helping “extend a vehicle’s field of vision,” according to Benjamin Oberkersch, PR officer for Daimler AG and simTD, the firm’s V2X field test project.

Review: ViewSonic’s $169 7-inch Android tablet

December 19, 2011

With a dizzying array of 7-inch Android tablets quietly penetrating the market this year, we wondered how well the lower-priced 7-inch tablets performed. ViewSonic’s ViewPad 7e ran virtually everything we threw at it, and did so surprisingly well.


U.S. connected vehicle conference debuts in March

November 30, 2011

U.K.-based Telematics Update is introducing a new conference devoted to transportation applications involving vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

Nook Tablet vs Kindle Fire: comparing specs

November 7, 2011

Barnes & Noble has added a new 7-inch color tablet to its Nook line, positioning it head-to-head with Amazon’s recently announced Kindle Fire. For $50 over the Kindle Fire’s $199 price, the Nook Tablet offers double the built-in RAM and flash memory, and adds a microSD slot plus a built-in mic.


Survey probes iPad-style tablet use preferences

November 2, 2011

A recent survey probed the reasons why consumers buy iPad-style tablets, and where and how the devices are being used. Interestingly, non-iPad users reported 30 minutes more daily tablet use, on average, than iPad users.

Android smartwatch smackdown!

October 27, 2011

Two startups are about to go “chrono y chrono” with competing Android smartwatch gizmos. The “I’m Watch” exclusively targets smartwatch applications, whereas the “WIMM Platform” is meant to create “a new market of connected wearable devices that deliver timely, relevant information at a glance” — of which smartwatches are but one example.

RIP Steve Jobs — photos from his street corner

October 8, 2011

A quiet walk by the home of Steve and Laurene Powell Jobs this morning presented the opportunity to share in the outpouring of love, respect, and admiration for one of the greatest technology innovators of our time. Below are some photos that provide a sense of the ongoing spontaneous tribute to Steve from the Palo Alto community and beyond.

In-depth review: Sonos Play:3 music-streamer

October 7, 2011

Sonos has added a new member to its wireless music-streaming device family. “Play:3” lowers the bar on size, power consumption, and cost, and is intended for kitchens, bedrooms, and other small- to mid-sized rooms.