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  • Dr. Martin Cooper: The father of the mobile phone weighs in on the state of the wireless industry

    Dr. Martin Cooper: The father of the mobile phone weighs in on the state of the wireless industry

    I’ve just attended the keynote address given by Dr. Martin Cooper. Never heard of him? You know him indirectly, as he’s the inventor of something most everyone uses every day: the mobile phone. At the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, Cooper presented an interesting look at the current state of the wireless industry, identifying a handful of problems and how he thinks they… Read More

  • Mini Motorby Billboard Displays Your Name

    Mini Motorby Billboard Displays Your Name

    Whether you like Mini Coopers or not, you gotta give some credit to Mini for coming up with an idea like this. Certain tolls in cities where RFID passes are used (EZPass in NJ/NY) have an electronic billboard with a talking Mini Cooper who’ll spit out your name when you drive through. It works by grabbing your name off of the RFID information passed along when you pay the toll. Right now… Read More