Paul Whytock

European Editor, Penton Media

Paul Whytock is European Editor for Penton Media's Electronics Division. From his base in London, England, he covers press conferences and industry events throughout the EU for Penton publications and its Engineering TV and Radio services Qualified to HNC Full Technological Certificate standard, Whytock trained as an automotive design engineer with Ford Motor Company prior to entering technical journalism.

Posts by Paul Whytock

in London Calling Dec 16, 2014

Malicious Malware Could Grab Your Christmas Cash

One of the most financially successful and prevalent cyber crimes involves the hacking of retail point-of-sale (PoS). It thus requires systems as....More
in London Calling Nov 21, 2014

Hundreds of Sensors Will Become Your Life-Long Buddies

Industry experts are consistently predicting an electronic connectivity explosion—by the end of this decade nearly 40 billion systems and....More
in London Calling Oct 16, 2014

Keep Those Wearable Technology Power Budgets Lean And Mean

  Visitors to Munich's enormous TechFest, AKA Electronica 2014, will have to be pretty fit to stand any chance of getting around a show that....More
in London Calling Sep 29, 2014

Boris Will Clean Your Dishes While Bob Checks Home Security

  Doing the dishes isn’t the most scintillating of chores, so a robot that picks up your crockery and glassware safely could prove a huge....More
in London Calling Sep 16, 2014

This Tiny Modem Chip Will Cope With The Mega Connectivity Surge Of The IoT

  Convergence and connectivity received an important technical boost recently with the unveiling of the XMM 6255 modem from Intel that can be....More
in London Calling Aug 20, 2014

Life Trackers Could “Open The Door” To Burglars When You’re Not Home

  Are you into self-tracking, life-logging, or quantified self as it's sometimes called? If so, it becomes easy to track and hack lots of....More
in London Calling Jul 31, 2014

Texting Pills and Wireless Contraception

  Methods of medical drug delivery are reaching science fiction levels. For instance, some of today’s pills can text medical professionals....More
in London Calling Jul 23, 2014

Graphene Breakthrough Foretells Computerized Couture Revolution

  Analysts predict that global sales for wearable technology could reach €25million by the end of the decade. No doubt, then, that those....More
in London Calling Jul 01, 2014

These Robots Can Kill You or Cure You

  We don’t have robots that can identify and kill the enemy on the front lines of today’s battlefields yet, but they aren’t....More
in London Calling Jun 20, 2014

How Long Will This Semiconductor Boom Keep Rolling?

  Back in December 2013, Electronic Design Europe took a long, hard look at industry analysts’ and assorted pundits’ predictions for....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 2

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More
Mar 6, 2015
blog

Programming Efficiency: Part 2 2

A number of years ago I did some work on a PABX. The device was electromechanical and far from state of the art, but the owner had been talked into spending a bunch of money expanding it and couldn’t justify scrapping it....More
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 9

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More

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