Organic Electronics: A Market Growing Wild

Enabled by the evolution of polymer materials and improved manufacturing techniques, Organic and Large Area Electronics (OLAE) are taking off. It's a market worth keeping an eye on. Although still in early stages, this market promises strong and steady growth, analysts say. “The value chain of the organic electronics market is closely interlinked with the…

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IoT in Protocol War, Says Startup

SAN JOSE, Calif. — There's no clear end in sight for the protocol wars in the Internet of Things, says the chief technologist of a building controls startup. The CTO of Enlighted, which developed its own 802.15.4 protocols, believes the outlook for Zigbee is particularly dim. The IoT needs a set of open APIs and…

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Internet of Things: Engineering for Everyone

Not too long ago, the idea of open-source was synonymous with “free,” because, of course, there is no upfront cost involved. That perception was successfully realigned, through education, towards “liberty,” the freedom to use the resource without cost. Open-source software The distinction is important because, in order for open-source to continue to grow, it requires…

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WiFi to Switch on IoT Appliances

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The long-held vision of connected home appliances is becoming a reality. White goods makers such as Electrolux, Haier, and their competitors in the AllSeen Alliance are gearing up refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, and more that ride WiFi networks and run Linux. The group will stage a demo of connected appliances at…

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Recommended Holiday Reading: Mass Capitalism Offers Tech-Based Solutions for Embattled Global Economies

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — A new book by Apek Mulay, “Mass Capitalism: A Blueprint for Economic Revival,” (www.ApekMulay.com), presents solutions to the economic problems threatening the United States as well as global economies having capitalist systems. “What I propose would help establish a free-market economy in the United States and lead to a balanced economy,…

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