The Week In Review: IoT

Analysis Adam Greenfield writes about the privacy and technology issues raised by the Internet of Things in this piece, an adapted extract from his new book, "Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life." “The Internet of Things presents many new possibilities, and it would be foolish to dismiss those possibilities out of hand. But we would also be wise to approach the entire domain wi... » read more

Traffic Jam?

This week, the first week in which school was out of session for the summer, I noticed that my commute to work was much shorter than it had been, reduced from about 25 minutes to 15 minutes. It’s always hard for me to believe that such a simple thing, as fewer drivers on the road due to summer vacations, is enough to cause such wild swings in commute times. I took advantage of the additional ... » read more

One-on-One: Smarter Architectures

Edward Lee, distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science professor at the [getentity id="22165" comment="UC Berkeley"], sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about what is needed to maximize the usefulness of the [getkc id="76" comment="Internet of Things"] and how our perceptions need to shift to take advantage of this technology. What follows are excerpts o... » read more