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“Digital transformation” – wow, just the sound of these two words screams innovation, future and high-tech. As per definition the term describes the shift of business activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies and their impact across society. The influence of digital transformation on a vast variety of aspects of our (professional) lives and the high impact on the way we execute business is creating opportunities. However the trend is also raising concerns, especially one in particular that I want to assessRead More
Do you love going outside? Is any of the following activities one of your hobbies: hiking, kayaking, cycling, paragliding, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, golf, skiing, snowboarding, kite surfing, drone flying or backpacking? Do you like to be prepared? If you answered these three questions with “Yes” then you will love this: The Skywatch BL – an ultra-compact weather station that fits into the palm of your hand and connects to your smartphone and tablet via Bluetooth. The stunning little device that looks a little like a tiny laser sword (another reasonRead More
Ultrahaptics development kit
Science fiction film directors like Steven Spielberg often seem to have a sixth sense for future technologies. In his movie “Minority Report”, cinemagoers were fascinated seeing Chief John Anderton when he used gesture control in the Precrime department of the Washington Police identifying criminals. About 15 years later the technology finally arrived in the real world. There are different approaches that realize gesture control nowadays, users of such systmes are able to interact with and control devices without physically touching them. Many approaches use cameras and computer vision algorithms toRead More
eCozy smart thermostat
Smart home adoption is rather crawling instead of running towards our homes. The main reason: user experience and security issues. However there is a third important factor – the old technology already installed in our homes and well proven but “un-connectable” to the internet. One of the best examples are the heating systems in most European homes. A huge number of houses and apartments use water radiators mounted to the wall and controlled with a simple nob that you turn in order to adjust the temperature. The good news aboutRead More

Posted On September 7, 2016By Christian JakobIn Events, Lifestyle, Trends & Vision

Things You Need To Know About IFA 2016

The International Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) opened its doors for the last time today. Time to provide you a little summary about the highlights, trends and hot topics of the main meeting place for key retailers, buyers, and experts from the industry and the media. So we could not miss out having a walk through the exhibition halls of the Berlin ExpoCenter City. More exhibitors and the bigger exhibition area compared to last year, show that the industry is booming. Manufactures hustled to introduce their latest innovations and novelties. Products ofRead More
Career at EBV Elektronik
We all know that there’s something magical about every new beginning. No matter if starting a new relationship, moving to a new place, traveling to a new country, the first day in school or when starting a new job – there’s always those special moments that stick in our minds for quite a long period of time. Moments that our new apprentices and students certainly experienced too, when they started their studies at EBV Elektronik yesterday. Three young women and five young men entered the EBV headquarters in Poing nearRead More
TQ of Wearables Roundtable
Technology is getting more and more intelligent and is increasingly influencing our daily lives. Wearable technology, also known as body-borne computers or just wearables, are devices that are on the rise here. Experts even argue that they will be taken for granted in just a few year, because they will provide us support in many areas of our society. So did agree the participants of “The Quintessence” roundtable discussion. Electronic Components Getting Better Markus Strecker, CEO of the technology brand Teiimo, speaks of an astonishing technological development. “In the lastRead More

Posted On June 28, 2016By Christian JakobIn Lifestyle, Technology

Saving Battery Power Is The Key

Most people have certainly been in the situation already, when suddenly and absolutely unexpected the electric device stopped working, because the battery power was used up. It can be a pure disaster for kids when their remote-controlled helicopter or drone does not work anymore because the battery has to be charged yet again. So always in the most inappropriate moment the electric screwdriver, razor or digicam goes belly up. Semiconductor companies like Infineon Technologies tackle such problems and offer devices and solutions for power management, consumption and voltage regulation. ARead More
EBV TQ of Wearable Technology
Some weeks ago we gave you an overview about the contents of the latest issue of our knowledge magazine “The Quintessence of Wearable Technology”(TQ). Besides an overview about the latest developments in the wearables industry we address 3 main segments – consumer, healthcare and industry. The cover story introduces a product that can actually be assigned to the two first of them. “The Dash”, developed by the Munich start-up company Bragi, is the world’s first in-ear computer and is equipped with astonishing features. In this article we would like toRead More
Mesana Smart Patch
With more than 350.000 deaths each year caused by circulatory diseases in Germany alone and costs of more than 50 billion € generated through false diagnostics it’s quite easy to see the potential for innovation in the healthcare segment. The healthcare startup corvolution steps into this market gap and developed a concept based on a sensor patch in order to address issues within circulatory diagnostics and cardiovascular-prevention called Mesana. Basically the solution of the young team from the Karlsruhe institute of technology (KIT) includes a full program including consultation, diagnosis andRead More