Embedded Internet Systems bricks to build the Internet of things and Other Dreams

At one time we had to think of Internet connectivity only from the perspective of desktop and laptop computers. Then it went on to personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other handhelds,...

Twinkie, Twinkie little LEDs

SEPTEMBER 2011: Big things come in small packages. This statement holds 100 per cent true for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which are now celebrated for many salient features including small form factor,...

Being Different Helps

Capturing images in the wild—with no power Suppose you are camping or trekking and your camera runs out of power just when you are witnessing a breath-taking sunset that you want to...

Various DSL Technologies And How They Differ

 The rapid development in the field of information technologies has led to the appearance of new services that require high-speed data transmission technologies. For example, services like voice-over-IP, video streaming, teleworking,...

Internet of Things Inspired Products

GPS device that projects routes on the road Open Sight is a navigational aid for cyclists, developed by designer Kim Tae-Jin. Tae-Jin felt that traditional GPS navigation devices are distracting as people...

How to Set up a Solar Farm?

With abundant sunlight 300 days in a year, cost advantage in the production of solar cells and modules, and the impetus provided by the rolling out of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar...

How Secure is your GSM network?

The idea of cell-based mobile radio systems originated at Bell Laboratories, USA, in the early 1970s. However, mobile cellular systems were not introduced for commercial use until the 1980s. During the...

Digital Television Demystified

Broadcasting a high volume of information requires a very wide bandwidth, which for analogue television is five to six megahertz. For digital video broadcasting (DVB) ten times the analogue bandwidth or...
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Rooftop Solar Plants a Viable Business Opportunity

For organisations planning to shift from conventional energy to solar power use, a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant can not only be a money saver but also money spinner with excess...

How to Secure your Laptop

Just having your laptop locked up in a laptop bag is not enough to deter thieves. You need to have certain measures in place to prevent the laptop from getting stolen,...

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