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Mobile payment systems: secure network architectures and protocols
Téllez J., Zeadally S., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 133 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319230-32-0)
These days, if you go shopping in any of China’s major cities, one thing that you will probably not see is people making purchases using cash, or for that matter credit cards. Whether buying a TV, a burger, or groceries, the majority of reta...
Feb 12 2019
Personal assistants: emerging computational technologies
Costa A., Julian V., Novais P., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 220 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319625-29-4)
For those of us who have reached a certain age, the term “personal assistant” brings up images of a PalmPilot or something similar. Today, we might think of Cortana or Siri. On the other hand, an increasing concern in developed Western...
Aug 30 2018
Fog computing in the Internet of Things: intelligence at the edge
Rahmani A., Liljeberg P., Preden J., Jantsch A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 172 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319576-38-1)
The book is central to the understanding and advanced study of fog computing. It follows an effective model, based on eight scientific papers of a very high level, and is suitable for readers who want an introduction to the area, according to an o...
May 10 2018
Wearable IoT data stream traceability in a distributed health information system
Lomotey R., Pry J., Sriramoju S. Pervasive and Mobile Computing 40 692-707, 2017. Type: Article
Personal use of wearable Internet of Things (IoT) devices for health monitoring is rapidly expanding. For medical use, routing continuous streams of this data raises new security, safety, and complexity concerns. This paper explores traceability b...
Apr 5 2018
Principles of mobile communication (4th ed.)
Stüber G., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 717 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319556-14-7)
Mobile communication technologies have moved us a step closer to realizing the aim of ubiquitous access, anytime on the move. Cellular wireless systems have evolved over the past three decades from the analog-based first-generation standard to a d...
Mar 2 2018
Wireless networking and mobile data management
Ghosh R., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 546 pp. Type: Book
This book, which is divided into two parts, presents a solid foundation to wireless technologies and their management. In the beginning, there are eight pages of acronym definitions. That goes to show the heavy usage of acronyms in the wireless in...
Feb 5 2018
iOS programming: the Big Nerd Ranch guide (6th ed.)
Keur C., Hillegass A., Big Nerd Ranch Guides, Atlanta, GA, 2017. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134682-33-4)
In the world of mobile operating systems, iOS market share accounted for 19.91 percent (compared to Android’s 73.54 percent) at the end of 2017 . However, in terms of revenue share, in the same year consumers spent at Apple’s App St...
Jan 29 2018
The electronics revolution: inventing the future
Williams J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 286 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319490-87-8)
It is likely that no technological change in the history of humanity has happened as quickly, as pervasively, and as drastically as the introduction of electronics. Only just over a hundred years ago, the electron was discovered. Since then, progr...
Jan 17 2018
Mobile sensors and context-aware computing
Gajjar M., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2017. 356 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128016-60-2)
I am disappointed in this book. I’m an engineer designing distributed Internet of Things (IoT) systems as well as a part-time college instructor, and I was hoping for a future-oriented discussion of the evolution of contextual computing. Whi...
Nov 16 2017
Rolling out 5G: use cases, applications, and technology solutions
Badic B., Drewes C., Karls I., Mueck M., Apress, New York, NY, 2016. 138 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484215-07-4)
5G telephones! How long ago was 4G? 4G long-term evolution (LTE)? It was introduced about eight years ago--eons in technology years--and is still being deployed in many areas. It also continues to evolve. This book discusses both sides o...
Nov 7 2017
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