Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
Mettler Toledo has announced its Rainin SmartStand, a smart stand that the company claims will transform how labs manage their pipettes.
The fourth industrial revolution brings us the convergence of effectively unlimited computer power, ever-smarter artificial intelligence (AI) and globalisation. These technologies will combine to challenge our understanding of what it means to be a worker, and even what it means to be human.
Proposals on digital and data solutions for local communities are being encouraged in the Federal Government’s $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.
Lattice Semiconductor has announced its new iCE40 UltraPlus FPGA devices, which are energy-efficient and programmable mobile heterogeneous computing (MHC) solutions.
Panasonic has launched the FZ-A2 Android tablet, which it claims is the world’s lightest fully-rugged Android 10.1″ Toughpad tablet.
A Lego model of an Australian city is helping to illustrate the potential of smart technology.
EnergyAustralia has announced a $9.3 million partnership with Brisbane-based solar inverter system developer, Redback Technologies, which will see users being able to control their energy consumption through a smart phone.
Telstra, in partnership with Ericsson, has tested one of the world’s first 5G radio test beds in Melbourne.
Google is working on a way to allow its self-driving cars to detect and respond to the presence of emergency vehicles.
Samsung’s newest wearable utilises smart technology to monitor the size of the user’s waist.
Royal Caribbean International’s US$1 billion Ovation of the Seas will not only be the biggest ship to ever call Australia home, but it will also be the most technologically advanced, according to the company.
The ambient light sensors used in smartphones, tablets and notebooks on a number of browsers could be monitoring and gathering information on their users in ways that compromise their privacy.
In an attempt to adapt to a shrinking camera market and a growing automation market, Canon intends to sell its image sensors to manufacturers for use in autonomous vehicles, robots and other automated machines.
Chicago is rolling out the first 50 of 500 sensors that will be installed across the city to measure everything from air quality to pedestrian traffic. The project – dubbed the Array of Things – is the first of its kind in a US city.
The Camille Bauer SINEAX, 4-quadrant, AM 1000, 2000 (both class 1) and 3000 (class 0.5S) intelligent panel meters are suitable for 3-wire, 4-wire, single and 3-phase balanced, unbalanced and open wye circuits.
Samsung has unveiled a prototype for a “digital eye”, built using IBM’s neuromorphic (brain-like) TrueNorth processors.
Rockwell Automation has released the IP67-rated Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock IO-Link master, which can access detailed sensor diagnostics in harsh operating environments.
IBM has brought artificial intelligence (AI) one step closer to reality by creating technology that imitates the brain’s neurons.
The use of smart streetlights in LA is saving the city millions of dollars while providing a backbone for its smart city initiative, which is improving traffic infrastructure, mobile broadband, electric vehicles and public safety.