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Elektra Awards: 2014 finalists named

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2014 has published the shortlisted finalists in each of its 16 award categories. An outstanding number of companies entered the awards this year, presenting their product launches, business initiatives and commercial achievements. Those entries which most impressed a panel of independent judges are listed…

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Google, MediaTek push Andoid One smartphones in India

Google has teamed up with mobile chipset firm MediaTek to encourage manufacturers to bring lower cost Android smartphones to market. The smartphone design called Android One is aimed at what Google called the  “super-midmarket” in emerging markets such as India. The first set of Android One smartphones based on…

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Smart meters a waste of money, say MPs

Smart meters will only save 2% on consumers’ bills – an average £26 per household per year – according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – a committee of MPs – which disagrees with the opinion of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that smart meters will lower bills and make switching…

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Intel tweaks Edison as dev boards roll

Intel has tweaked its SD card-sized embedded processing development board, dubbed Edison, which is its attempt to break the x86 processors into hobbyist and low cost prototyping, currently the domain of ARM-based Arduino, BeagleBone and perhaps Raspberry Pi. The original SD card-sized module had a 400MHz Intel…

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