IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

Issue 2 • April 2016

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C1
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  • Call for Articles for October 2016 Special Issue

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Masthead

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  • Writing for IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine [Notes from the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):3 - 9
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  • Errata

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 9
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    In the January 2016 issue of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, the article 'The Dark Side of Video Games" by Katherine Albrecht, Katina Michael, and M.G. Michael contained the incorrect bio for coauthor Katherine Albrecht. Albrecht is currently with StartMail. View full abstract»

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  • Young Professionals at Web Summit-Dublin 2015 [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • Focus on Culture, Ethics, and the Knowledge Society [Conference Reports]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Irish President Michael D. Higgins Addresses IEEE ISTAS 2015 [Conference Reports]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):14 - 17
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  • CE Showcased in Osaka [Conference Reports]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):18 - 27
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  • Promoting Pubs [Publications Round-Up]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):21 - 22
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  • Chapter Chair Meeting at GCCE [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 22
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  • International Workshop on Consumer-Centric Internet of Things Future Directions

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):23 - 26
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  • Reporting from IEEE WF-IoT 2015 [Future Directions]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 23
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  • Reporting from IEEE GCCE 2015 [Future Directions]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • The IEEE in Ireland Initiative: An update on progress and activities

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):28 - 31
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  • FCC: Oppressing the "Maker" or Helping to Make the World a Safer Place for All?

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):32 - 34
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    In many despotic futures as portrayed by overeager authors, governments on every continent try to suppress individual rights to thought, communication, and movement. Often we are told that the government has launched a new law or scheme to limit our individual rights or our ability to exercise free will. Although, as a libertarian, I can understand the fear that one can have for these types of act... View full abstract»

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  • The Quest for the Quality of Things: Can the Internet of Things deliver a promise of the quality of things?

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):35 - 37
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    No one yet knows what the expected proliferation of the many new product categories in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) will look like in the coming years, but one thing is certain; their success or failure will be driven by unwavering consumer demands for increased quality. Simply put, nobody wants an expensive piece of technological wonder that leaves one questioning why it was bought in th... View full abstract»

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  • Enabling 360° visual communications: Next-level applications and connections

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):38 - 43
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    In the late 1990s, the first mobile phones with embedded cameras became widely available, heralding the birth of instant mobile visual communication. Capturing and sharing images using one device became a reality. The first "selfie" was captured by a J-Phone (now SoftBank Mobile) in Japan. In November 2000, the J-SH04 took photos, like the one in Figure 1, at 0.11 MP. At the same time, the Samsung... View full abstract»

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  • Hacking the House Chapter 2: The Boston VoIP doorbell

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):44 - 48
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    In the January 2016 issue of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, I confessed to my Chicago apartment misdeeds that led me to a life of noncriminal behavior of hacking the house. I also mentioned how my constant attempts to integrate more and more technology into our everyday living have challenged my wife's sanity. (I rationalize my behavior by telling her she is performing important beta testing ... View full abstract»

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  • The IoT: Exciting Possibilities for Bettering Lives: Special application scenarios

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):49 - 57
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    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a Network of Recognizable Physical objects (or things). It includes anyone, anything, any service, and any network connected to the Internet used to retrieve information at any time and from anywhere. The IoT is smart enough to offer us solutions for a wide range of applications, including intelligent transportation systems, personal communications, consumer electro... View full abstract»

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  • Design Flow of a Digital IC: The role of digital IC/SOC design in CE products

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):58 - 62
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    The Central Module of Consumer Electronics (CE) products is a miniature-sized IC that finds wide-spectrum applicability from kitchen appliances to automobiles, aircraft, or any embedded systems. The system in these modern CE products is built as an analog/mixed-signal SOC (AMS-SOC). In a typical case, the digital circuits are the main computational modules, whereas the analog or mixed-signal compo... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless sensor network simulation frameworks: A tutorial review: MATLAB/Simulink bests the rest

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):63 - 69
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    A Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is a distributed set of sensors deployed to work together for collective sensing and possible data processing. A WSN can be used to monitor environmental behavior and structural integrity in a variety of application fields, thus becoming an integral part of the consumer electronics of smart buildings in smart cities. Due to ever-increasing population growth, along w... View full abstract»

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  • Biometric Technology and Smartphones: A consideration of the practicalities of a broad adoption of biometrics and the likely impacts

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):70 - 78
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    The Widespread Global Adoption of Smartphones across all demographics and the rapid commoditization of the technology to the point at which an entry-level device can be sold profitably for less than US$100 suggest that we are moving rapidly to a time at which almost everyone will own a smartphone. Or, perhaps more accurately, these devices will own us! They are compelling devices, combining a capa... View full abstract»

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  • IEDs on the Road to Fingerprint Authentication: Biometrics have vulnerabilities that PINs and passwords don't

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):79 - 86
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    Almost every 2016 flagship mobile phone, whether Android- or iOS-based, is set to come with an integrated fingerprint reader. The benefits of fingerprint readers are clear to users, but is the underlying technology really ready for widespread adoption? This article explores some of the background of the challenge of secure user authentication on mobile devices, as well as recent weaknesses identif... View full abstract»

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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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Editor-in-Chief

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