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These are organized by form and function.

Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, World

These are types of media formats.

Multimedia (Video, Animation), Image (Object), Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text), Haptic, “Other


These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…



Electronic Media (Martindale’s Reference Desk)


electronic : of, relating to, or utilizing devices constructed or working by the methods or principles of electronics — Webster

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Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Electronics is the science of controlling electrical energy electrically, in which the electrons have a fundamental role. Electronics deals with electrical circuits that involve active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes, integrated circuits, associated passive electrical components, and interconnection technologies. Commonly, electronic devices contain circuitry consisting primarily or exclusively of active semiconductors supplemented with passive elements; such a circuit is described as an electronic circuit. — Wikipedia

David Darling’s Internet Encyclopedia of Science, Encyclopædia Britannica

Electronic media are media that use electronics or electromechanical energy for the end-user (audience) to access the content. This is in contrast to static media (mainly print media), which today are most often created electronically, but don’t require electronics to be accessed by the end-user in the printed form. The primary electronic media sources familiar to the general public are better known as video recordings, audio recordings, multimedia presentations, slide presentations, CD-ROM and online content. Most new media are in the form of digital media. However, electronic media may be in either analog or digital format. Although the term is usually associated with content recorded on a storage medium, recordings are not required for live broadcasting and online networking. Any equipment used in the electronic communication process (e.g. television, radio, telephone, desktop computer, game console, handheld device) may also be considered electronic media. — Wikipedia





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Electronics Weekly Electronics Design & Components Tech News

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  • £400k for IoT security design schemes
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    The government has launched a £400,000 funding pot for innovators to design schemes to boost the security of  internet-connected products, Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman announced today. The programme aims to support the development of the market of assurance schemes for the IoT. Assurance schemes demonstrate that a device has undergone independent testing or a robust ... This story continues at £400k for IoT security design schemes Or just read more coverage […]

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    The Bluetooth SIG has announced a partnership with DiiA, an alliance of companies from the lighting and sensor industries. The aim is to speed the adoption of IoT-enabled commercial lighting. The collaboration, it states, will enable the deployment of certified DALI-2 devices and intelligent D4i luminaires, with qualified Bluetooth mesh intelligent lighting-control networks, bringing together ... This story continues at Bluetooth SIG and DiiA form IoT lighting partnership Or just read more […]

  • US opens 6GHz band for Wi-Fi
    by Steve Bush on May 29, 2020 at 9:07 am

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has allocated its 6GHz spectrum to un-licensed use, opening 5.925 – 7.125GHz for uses such as Wi-Fi in the US. Unlicenced users will share it with licensed utility, public safety and wireless back-haul microwave services, and to protect these there are rules including only allowing low-power indoor operations over the ... This story continues at US opens 6GHz band for Wi-Fi Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

  • UK D10 plan to provide alternatives to Huawei
    by David Manners on May 29, 2020 at 8:36 am

    The UK has come up with a plan to provide alternative sources to China for telecoms, pharmaceuticals and other key supplies. The government has proposed to Washington a plan to form a D10 group of ten democracies – the G7 plus India, Korea and Australia – to create alternative sources of supply of 5G and ... This story continues at UK D10 plan to provide alternatives to Huawei Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly