Tag Archives: Internet of Things

Beyond Java Card

When Java Card was created, the market for smart cards was quite simple: chip vendors would design specific chips, chip vendors would develop an operating system for the chips and produce cards embedding the chip. Since then, this market has become much more complicated. For traditional payment and ID, changes are minimal, as card vendors […]

Experimenting NFC, things

Following my little NFC rants, I have kept on experimenting with Android NFC applications and reading about the Internet of Things (experimenting remains harder, here). The combination is trendy these days, as this week will see the launch of a new initiative in France with the French chapter of ACM SIGOPS (in French). I won’t […]

LG Thinq and smart appliances

Beside Motorola’s Atrix 4G and the many tablets, one of the very nice announcements of CES is LG’s Thinq, with significant press coverage. Connecting home appliances sounds kind of obvious, and the ubiquitous availability of smartphones and tablets makes it even more obvious. I have many times left my clean laundry sit in the washer […]