IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

Issue 4 • Oct. 2014

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

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  • [Masthead]

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  • Smartphones and the Internet of Servants [Notes from the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):4 - 9
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  • Farewell! [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):10 - 78
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  • IEEE CE Soceity Fellow Kees Immink Receives Honorary Degree [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Introduction to the IEEE 1874 Open Manual Format, "oManual" [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • Behind the Scenes at ICCE 2014 [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):14 - 20
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  • ISCE 2014, Jeju Island, Korea [Society News]

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  • Celebrating the Santa Clara Valley Chapter's 10th Anniversary [Society News]

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  • New CEA Study—Electricity Usage Per Home Falls [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):22 - 23
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    Despite their significantly higher market penetration in U.S. homes, consumer electronics (CE) now account for a lower percentage of electricity usage per household than they did three years ago, according to new research released today recently by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The study Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2013 [1], says CE devices accounted f... View full abstract»

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  • Left to Their Own Devices [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):23 - 81
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  • Champions in Our Midst: Immink helped jump-start the digital video and audio revolution.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):24 - 30
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    Welcome to a new series of articles for IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. One of the benefits of joining the IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society is that you get access to senior engineers and researchers from our industry. They are often at our conferences, workshops, and local Chapter meetings and frequently play an active role in the organization of Society activities. View full abstract»

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  • Trustworthy Computing for the Cloud-Mobile Era: A Leap Forward in Systems Architecture.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):31 - 39
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    The past decade has transformed computing in astounding ways: Who could have predicted, back in 2004, that cloud computing was about to change so profoundly?to democratize in many respects?the availability of computing, storage, and networking? Who could have imagined the transformation of client computing that resulted from the combination of pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure for application dev... View full abstract»

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  • Smartphone Security: An overview of emerging threats.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):40 - 44
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    The mobile threat landscape has undergone rapid growth as smartphones have increased in popularity. The first generation of mobile threats saw attackers relying on various scams delivered through SMS. As the technology progressed and Web browsers, e-mail clients, and custom applications became standard on smartphones, attackers started exploiting new possibilities beyond traditional e-mail spam an... View full abstract»

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  • The Wearables Revolution: Is Standardization a Help or a Hindrance?: Mainstream technology or just a passing phase?

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):45 - 50
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    It seems that scarcely a day goes by without some new announcement about wearable technologies. Although wearable technology products have been around for some time, the current high level of interest can be traced back to January 2014, with a series of announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This prompted an article in The Wall Street Journal with the headline ?Wearable Gadge... View full abstract»

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  • How Smart Are Smartphones?: Bridging the marketing and information technology gap.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):51 - 54
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    The term "smart" has become widespread in consumer electronics in recent years, reflecting the consumers' need for devices that assist them in their daily activities. The term has a long history of usage in marketing science as one of the most appealing ways of promoting or advertising a product, brand, or service. However, even today, there is much controversy in the definition of this term and e... View full abstract»

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  • Digital Beauty: The good, the bad, and the (not-so) ugly.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):55 - 62
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    Today, digital retouching of your pictures is made possible in the latest smartphones and cameras at the touch of a button. What is more, all of this can be achieved transparently to the user, in real time, just as the image is acquired or added afterwards, allowing users to manipulate and enhance individual faces according to their personal preferences. View full abstract»

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  • Factors Influencing the Acceptance of Technology by Older People: How the elderly in Brazil feel about using electronics.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):63 - 68
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    This article aims to analyze the acceptance of technology by the elderly as well as the variables that influence the acceptance and insertion of technological devices into everyday life. It is a transversal, qualitative, quantitative, and analytical study. The procedures of data collection included a socioeconomic questionnaire, an instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) scale, an acceptanc... View full abstract»

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  • Violence and Aberration in the Age of Social Media: Transforming the advanced communication technology into a better facilitative tool.

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):69 - 74
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    Social media and the Internet have brought into being many new methods of communication and person-to-person interaction, changing the way people relate and interact with each other. However, there are negative as well as positive aspects to this sociotechnological revolution. Unfortunately, the negative social issues receive far less attention and study. This article points out three relevant phe... View full abstract»

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  • Patenting Complexity [IP Corner]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):75 - 78
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    One of the hallmarks of consumer electronics (CE) products and systems is that, while the product concept is often simple, these products themselves are never simple in their engineering aspects. This short article has only covered three of a much larger number of patents related to the CD drive, and the full engineering details are far more complex and intertwined. But this does serve as a useful... View full abstract»

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  • Connected Things [Bits Versus Electrons]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):79 - 81
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  • How Data Centers Provide Consumer Services [The Art of Storage]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):82 - 85
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    The mobile devices that we use every day, and that seemingly have unlimited access to information, have limited storage capacity and processing power (storage capacities are usually fewer than 128 GB). They are dependent upon digital storage and servers in remote data centers that are accessible over the Internet, often called the cloud. The usefulness of these mobile consumer products and the ser... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile Power [Product Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):86 - 88
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  • Driverless Cars and Driverless Vacuums: Will the Madness Never End? [Product Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):88 - 91
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Aims & Scope

The scope covers the following areas that are related to “consumer electronics” and other topics considered of interest to consumer electronics: video technology, audio technology, white goods, home care products, mobile communications, gaming, air care products, home medical devices, fitness devices, home automation and networking devices, consumer solar technology, home theater, digital imaging, in-vehicle technology, wireless technology, cable and satellite technology, home security, domestic lighting, human interface, artificial intelligence, home computing, video technology, and consumer storage technology.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief

Saraju P. Mohanty
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
University of North Texas, USA
saraju.mohanty@unt.edu