Mobile Phones Will Serve as Central Hub to “Internet of Things”

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#NYT#Trends At a keynote event during this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs talked about how mobile technology could be used to connect non-phone, non-tablet devices and objects to the Internet. This concept is generally referred to as the “Internet of Things,” or, as Dr. Jacobs says, “the Internet of Everything.”In this future where everything is Web-connected, mobile phones will serve as the hub, or the remote control, for all the things around you. It will operate as your 6th sense for the machine-to-machine network of devices.Mobile Phone is Hub of Internet of Things sarah perez Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Dr. Jacobs began his talk by looking back on the history of mobile. “Ten years ago, voice was killer app,” he said. Now voice is less and less important, while data is increasingly so. People expect data everyone – more than phones, tablets, and e-readers – “going forward, everything is going to be connected.”And in this new network, where inanimate objects are Internet-enabled, your mobile phone will sit in the center of this Web of things. It will help you orchestrate the interactions of the things around you and provide real-time access to all sorts of info, including the people you meet, the places you go and the content that’s available there.The phone is the key to authenticating with these connected devices and taking their content with you, wherever you go.Developments NeededBut in order to support this emerging machine-to-machine environment (M2M), there are several things that will be needed. First, there needs to be peer-to-peer support between devices. You should be able to discover the objects in a room with devices that are operating at a very low power level. This technology should even be down to the physical layer of device, he said, and the interactions it enables shouldn’t need to hop on the cellular data network to occur – they should bypass it.That means that modern devices will need to support multiple radios in addition to the cellular radio. They should also have a local radio, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, satellite, NFC (near field communication), etc. End users won’t care how it works – they just expect the phone to connect to the fastest connection available to them at the present time.In this multi-radio environment, radios will become embedded into all sorts of devices, consumer electronics and otherwise. This will lead to an explosion of data on the network. For operators, that means they’ll need to figure out how to make their networks run more efficiently to accommodate the data traffic.By 2014, said Dr. Jacobs, 70% of all consumer electronics devices will be connected to the Internet.Another facet of the development of this Web of things will be the creation of devices with increased capabilities. Devices will have multi-core processors, multi-mode radios, 3D capture and play abilities and other sensors. Augmented reality will come into play, too – that is, looking through your phone’s camera, you can “see” a data layer over top the “real” world.Mobile Sensors & Health One of the major areas of development in this Internet of Things is in wireless health . By 2014, there will be greater than 400 million wearable wireless sensors shipped. Just like the Internet helps you feel more connected with other people, these wearable devices will help you feel more connected to your healthcare professional. You will have a sense that you’re being looked after. There’s an economic incentive here too – the management of chromic disease accounts for three quarters of health care costs, Dr. Jacobs said. Your phone will act as the hub for the wireless sensors around you, connecting you to this information about your health.Initially, emerging markets may see developments in wireless health first, simply because of need, but these developments will come to more developed markets as well.At the end of the speech, Dr. Jacobs said that it’s an exciting time in the mobile industry – it’s as exciting as the beginning of the mobile Internet itself. We can’t help but agree.Disclosure: The author’s travel, hotel and conferences expenses were paid for by Qualcomm. They did not request this coverage, it’s just interesting. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

You Don’t Need to Speak to the CEO

first_imgFor a long time, salespeople were taught to start their pursuit of their dream client as high up in the organization as possible. The idea was that by starting high in the organization, you could gain the support of “the authority,” and their support would allow you to create an opportunity with the people who work for that person. Somehow that advice turned into calling a C-level executive, particularly the CEO, the ultimate authority and one who can bind the organization to a deal.One of the common criticisms of cold outreach is that CEOs aren’t going to take your call or read your email. This is a very poor argument against proactively opening a relationship with your dream clients because it isn’t likely that you need to speak to the CEO to create or win a deal. The Chief Executive Officer of a company generally has people on their team they count on to make decisions in their areas of responsibility. If the CEO is running a small business, they aren’t going to be as difficult to reach or as well staffed as, say, Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase.The truth of the matter is, as I have written here before, a good starting point for developing a new relationship within your dream client’s company is what I call the CEO of the Problem, that person who is responsible for producing the outcomes with which you can help. That person may be the CEO in a small company, but as the size of your targets grow, that becomes less and less likely.The title for the person you need to speak with might be the Director of Operations of the Omaha facility. The best person for you to reach might be the Vice President of Human Resources or Marketing Operations or the IT Director or The Head of Sanitation in the Albuquerque plant. Even though you may not be thrilled about it, your best contact might be the Purchasing Officer over  in the Office Supplies category who is located in Duluth, Georgia.If you want to create an opportunity, your cold outreach needs to begin with the person who is deeply concerned with what you sell and may perceive you as a strategic partner and a source of competitive advantage. There are a few things that make cold outreach difficult, the first of which is the idea that you need to call on people with titles that indicate they would have very little to do with a decision to buy what you sell. The second challenge is having nothing of value to trade for the time you are asking the CEO of the Problem to give you.You make cold outreach easier and more powerful when you target the right contacts and when you have a professional pursuit plan that speaks to their challenges. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

‘Congress not honouring poll promises’

first_imgAccusing the ruling Congress government in Punjab of betraying the people, especially farmers, by going back on its election promises, the Shiromani Akali Dal on Thursday announced that it will ‘gherao’ the State Assembly on March 20, when the budget session begins, in protest.‘Farmers hit hard’“We will protest because the Congress government has betrayed the people of Punjab by not fulfilling its poll promises. Farmers, peasants and the poorer sections of society have been hit the most,” said SAD senior vice-president Daljeet Singh Cheema.Mr. Cheema said the decision was taken by the party’s core committee and thousands of party workers accompanied by senior leaders would reach Chandigarh on protest day.last_img read more


first_imgIbrahimovic slotted past Steve Mandanda from the penalty Ibrahimovic slotted past Steve Mandanda from the penalty spot to put PSG back in front on 47 minutes, before Paris record goalscorer played in Cavani to steer home a third nine minutes later after Chile international Mauricio Isla lost possession in midfield.Matuidi then released Ibrahimovic to stroke home a fourth on 82 minutes and guarantee PSG a 10th successive win over Marseille, despite Batshuayi converting a rebound three minutes from the end after Sirigu could only Benjamin Mendys low shot.Blanc then withdrew Ibrahimovic, who will leave Paris when his contract expires at the end of June, to a rapturous ovation late on in the final act of a remarkable chapter in PSGs history. AFP AH AHlast_img read more

Ex-employee sues Valve, seeks $3 million

first_imgAccording to a lawsuit obtained by the gaming site Polygon, a former translator working with the Valve, the company behind classic games such as Half Life, DOTA, Portal and the popular gaming service Steam is suing the company for an alleged sum of more than $3 million.  The plaintiff has cited “a hostile work environment” following a sex reassignment surgery as grounds for a wrongful termination in the case.She says that she was let go after she filed a complaint against her supervisor alleging discrimination, retaliation and four other causes in her lawsuit. The suit was filed on April 12th and Valve has denied all wrongdoing so far. The employee worked at the Washington state headquarters and told the company she would undergo gender transition which required a move to Los Angeles where her doctors were and it would aid her recovery process while she continued to work.According to her, Valve accommodated her request with the condition that she be reclassified as an independent contractor due to related disabilities like depression. The translator was fired after she filed a complaint against her supervisor luring people to work for free as translators by making several false promises. She believes she was fired because the supervisor was uncomfortable with her transgender status and would refer to her as “it”. Valve told her that she was being relocated to Washington but decided to terminate her contract instead.The lawsuit is seeking $1 million each for general and special damages, $150,000 for unpaid wages and penalties and a further $1 million for loss of earnings. The suit also asks for punitive damages to be decided by court. Valve has denied all the allegations and seeks the complaint to be dismissed.  For more on this story, you can read the original Polygon article here .advertisementlast_img read more

French Open: The real Serena finally shows up but it’s all in vain

first_imgThe real Serena Williams finally turned up at the French Open on Saturday in pursuit of a 22nd grand slam singles title but it was to no avail as she lost to a tenacious opponent who beat her at her own power game. (Also read: Djokovic, Murray eye milestones in blockbuster French Open final)In contrast to her listless quarter and semi-final performances in labouring past two players outside the world’s top 50, the American looked more like her menacing self as she traded high-octane blows with Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza.The return of Williams’ trademark screams after key points also pointed to a more focused approach on her fourth successive day on court than she had shown, when ostensibly fresher, during Thursday’s and Friday’s matches. (Also read: Spanish pair denies Bryans 17th major title) A share of the professional-era record tally of singles crowns held by Steffi Graf would have been hers had she won but it was Muguruza who triumphed 7-5 6-4.Earlier in the tournament Williams appeared to view the landmark with indifference, telling reporters on Friday “(there’s) nothing I can do about it”.But her committed contribution to Saturday’s captivating final suggested that, perhaps with an awareness of diminishing opportunities as she approaches her 35th birthday, she cared more than she was willing to admit.In the end the better player won and Williams denied suggestions that, after the defeat added to January’s Australian Open final reverse at the hands of German Angelique Kerber, the pressure of gunning for number 22 might be getting to her.advertisementThe American, not wanting to use a niggly adductor muscle or a tough playing schedule as excuses, seemed relieved it was all over, at least for a few weeks until the drama decamps to Wimbledon.”I think in Australia…Kerber made 16 errors in three sets…so what do you do in that situation? Today Garbine played unbelievable,” Williams told reporters.”The only thing I can do is just keep trying.”last_img read more

Inter state matches venue finalised

first_imgMohali, Sep 7 (PTI) North Zone Representative Committee here today finalised the venues for the Inter State National Championship matches for the year 2016-2017 to be staged in North Zone. The decision was taken at a meeting of the North Zone Representative Committee at I S Bindra Cricket Stadium PCA Mohali. The meeting was attended by Sunil Dev, Honorary Sports Secretary, DDCA & Convener North Zone, Surinder Singh representative of Haryana Cricket Association, Prem Thakur from Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Deepak Sharma from Punjab Cricket Association, Iqbal Shah from Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association and Deepak Ahluwalia from Services Sports Control Board. “The committee discussed and finalise the venues for the Inter State National Championship matches for the year 2016-2017 to be staged in North Zone,” Sunil Dev said after the meeting. Dev said that the North Zone Inter State Under 14 tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy will be held in the month of January, 2017 after discussing the dates and venue with the members. PTI VJ AH AHlast_img read more

Rathore says Savita will get all help from government

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI) Unemployed for last nine years despite her on-field exploits, there is good news for Savita Punia as Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today assured the Indian womens hockey team goalkeeper of all the support she needs.”Have asked my team to obtain details on our #AsiaCup2017 star, Savita Punia. Will ensure she receives all the support possible from Govt. Our motto: #SuvidhaAurSamman,” Rathore, an Olympic silver medallist in shooting, tweeted.Savita played a crucial role in Indias title triumph in the recent Womens Asia Cup and secure a berth in next years World Cup, pulling off the final winning save to deny higher- ranked China.India had failed to qualify for the last World Cup and finished ninth in the 2010 edition.Punia, who hails from Hisar in Haryana, made her international debut in 2008 and has just completed 150 caps in Asia Cup. She started playing hockey as per the wish of her grandfather Mahinder Singh and starred in Indias bronze medal effort in Junior Asia Cup in 2009.”I am very happy that I could contribute in teams win. I (will) work harder to bring more laurels and will not let my unemployment affect my game,” the 27-year-old Punia had said after the teams return from Japan.”I have been trying for a job for the last nine years. I was promised a job under the Haryana Governments Medal Lao, Naukri Pao scheme, but I have only been given assurances by the officers.” PTI AH CM CMlast_img read more

VadaTech: NVMe HBA AMC modules with dual/quad M.2 SSD’s

first_img Continue Reading Previous Cypress: Semper NOR Flash meets automotive ISO 26262 functional safetyNext Microchip: PIC and AVR MCUs increase system performance in closed-loop control applications VadaTech announces the AMC640 and AMC641. The AMC640 is an M.2 Host Bus Adapter (HBA) which supports up to four M.2 type 2280 and /or 22110 style storage devices. The NVMe storage provides high speed and low latency read/write to the SSD devices.The AMC640 has PCIe Gen3 x8 or dual x4 routed to the fabric ports 4-11. Flexible user configuration allows each M.2 to be routed to ports 4-7, 8-11 or 4-11. The user can route ports 4-7 or8-11 to any combination of the M.2 modules or to none (e.g. ports 4-7 to one M.2 and 8-11 to three more M.2). When not used, ports 4-7 or 8-11 can be disabled to avoid clashing with other fabrics in the system.The AMC641 has Dual M.2 NVMe capability and PCIe Gen3 dual x4 routed to the fabric ports 4-11. Ports 4-7 are routed to M.2 disk 1 and ports 8-11 are routed to M.2 disk 2).Both the AMC640 and AMC641 are available in air-cooled (MTCA.0 and MTCA.1) and rugged conduction-cooled versions (MTCA.2 or MTCA.3).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Syslogic: railway computer for predictive maintenance

first_img Continue Reading Previous emtrion introduces compact module with i.MX 8M Mini processorNext SECO launches new COM Express Type 7 product line Nowadays, predictive maintenance is an important success factor for railway operators. It uses diagnostic data so that maintenance cycles can be planned at an early stage. Downtimes and maintenance costs are reduced. Accordingly, all major railway vehicle manufacturers offer their own predictive maintenance systems. As a specialist for embedded systems that are suitable for railways, Syslogic’s railway computers provide the ideal hardware basis for predictive maintenance.Railway computers by Syslogic provide the perfect hardware foundation for efficient use of railway vehicles. Syslogic supplies various large railway vehicle manufacturers with railway computers. Among others, Stadler Rail uses Syslogic equipment for its RDS (Rail Data Services) remote analysis system. This system records all diagnostic and operating data of the railway vehicles and stores them in a fleet database. Maintenance intervals can thus be planned precisely. Unplanned downtimes and maintenance times are avoided. Railway operators benefit from high efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Passengers in turn benefit from reliable railway operations.The latest railway computer from Syslogic is based on a Jetson-TX2 module by Nvidia. It provides ideal conditions for GPU-accelerated processing of process data and paves the way for integration of deep learning functions. This opens up new possibilities for predictive maintenance as well as cognitive image recognition (computer vision). This in turn makes semi-automated and highly automated driving possible. This is equally intriguing for railway operators and railway vehicle manufacturers, as it not only improves cost-effectiveness, but also safety on railways.All railway computers from Syslogic are designed to meet the high demands of railway operations. They are passively cooled and feature a robust housing with screw-on M12 connectors. This makes them resistant to shock and vibration. They are also suitable for the wider temperature range from –40 to +70 °C. These railway computers also meet railway standards EN50155, Class OT 4, and EN45545 (fire protection).In addition to high performance and robustness, Syslogic relies on simple commissioning of its railway computers. The devices are delivered with a preinstalled operating system. A complete developer environment (JetPack) including CUDA libraries and Deep Learning Framework is also installed on the AI Railway Computer.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more