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september 2015 Motion engine beats gestures Augmented theatre: a 100% French feat During this summer’s Avignon festival, French cultural startup Theatre in Paris provided foreign theatre goers seethrough and customizable surtitles. A 3D cursor for a 3D world With the advent of smartphones and smartwatches, how users interact with computers or smart devices in an inherently 3D world begs rethinking. Startup revives smartphones’ joysticks: rear-mount 24 26 26 27 - ENERGY HARVESTING An adaptive power management solution for energy harvesting TNatcore takes silver out of photovoltaics Paper-thin solar charger fits inside a notebook ‘Aqueous solar flow’ battery lasts longer Thin film solar cells may rival silicon 30 34 34 35 36 - MICROWAVE & RF CIRCUITS IoT network concerns The Internet of Things lacks a wide area network with broad coverage and low cost, according to a panel of expert working to bridge the gap to fuel IoT deployments. Millimeter waves hitch a ride Changes to radio rules 5G the Free WiFi Killer 5G may be not much more than a moniker for what comes after 4G, but Intel clarified its vision recently at a keynote during the Intel Developer Forum 2015. ‘Funtenna’ hack turns IoT devices into radios 38 40 41 42 43 reader offeR This month, Altera is giving away three of its second-generation Nios II Embedded Evaluation Kit (NEEK), worth $359 each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. 46 distribution corner opinion Is 3D XPoint based on phase-change memory? Let consumers figure out a use case for EEG 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY Ex-Google engineers promise ultra-low cost Android PC Sensors, liquid crystals make “omnifocal” glasses Perfect vision – all the time – is the claim from startup Deep Optics Ltd. Fraunhofer rolls security platform for cars CEO interview: Ambiq sees broader options for low voltage Mike Noonen from Ambiq Micro, discusses the focus and opportunities for his company designing circuits that can operate below the threshold voltage its transistors. Automotive electronics complexity at tipping point ‘Test city’ opens for autonomous cars 3D fingerprint scanner beats Apple’s Password security is already becoming a thing of the past with biometrics taking their place. CoolCube circuit stacking moves to FinFET process 3D printing for photonics: a British initiative Is NextInput next winner in Apple products? Notebook displays shrink, Chromebook’s 11-inch a winner, says IHS Drones’ agenda: new spectrum As the term UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) suggests, drones are supposed to fly autonomously. And there’s the rub. DESI GN & PRODUCTS 6 8 10 12 14 14 16 17 17 18 18 20 SPECIAL FOCUSES: - HAPTICS & USER INTERFACES Haptic prosthesis gives back natural feel for missing limb Austrian researcher develops a sensor-laden artificial limb able to let the wearer feel the surface he or she is walking on. 22 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe September 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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