Week in Review: IoT, Security, Auto

Internet of Things Combining artificial intelligence with unmanned aerial vehicles could provide a quicker and safer alternative to inspecting roadways for cracks, potholes, and other damage, according to a paper posted on arvix.org. “[M]anual visual inspection [is] not only tedious, time-consuming, and costly, but also dangerous for the personnel. Furthermore, the detection results are alwa... » read more

The Wearables Wave Expands Today’s Mobile Experience

By Andrew Frame and Bee Hayes-Thakore There’s no question that the mobile experience is expanding. Today’s smartphones, all powerful computing devices, have made it possible for us to stay connected to the information that matters most to us, offering at-a-glance information in a compact, portable form for extended periods of time. Most of us are always within easy reach of our smartphones... » read more

Big Changes Rock Global Smartphone Market

BANGKOK — One of the many draws for Western travelers here in Thailand and throughout much of Asia, including China, is the availability of cheap consumer electronics. Unfortunately many of these electronic goods — little-known off-brands mimicking better-known counterparts, or white-label devices being passed off as name-brand products to unsuspecting consumers — typically are technologi... » read more