8/27/2010 7:45 AM EDT
What to do when a product's safety labeling contradicts the design itself
post comment 20 comments last comment ReneCardenas
To wswbln: I agree, we have allowed our society to seek legal recourse at every instance of self ...
8/17/2010 9:31 AM EDT
An engineer's tale shows how quickly the leading edge can become the bleeding edge when new components are unexpectedly cancelled or never produced
post comment 18 comments last comment Patk0317
Then there is the flip side of the coin. Using devices that are nearing end of life cycle. Not ...
8/4/2010 11:00 PM EDT
A mower is designed to capture the cut grass, but dumps some out instead
post comment 7 comments last comment Chinaeu
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7/29/2010 5:14 PM EDT
Apple’s recent troubles raise questions about who exactly is empowered to stop-ship when a product doesn’t conform to design requirements
post comment 16 comments last comment IqbalSingh.Josan
Engineers definitely have the right to say "no". Please refer IEEE Code of Ethics for engineers at ...
7/20/2010 7:30 AM EDT
A physicist is horrified to discover a reactor running at full power
post comment 18 comments last comment squarewheels
I can't comment about the reactor operators, but where I went to school, we had a subcritical ...
7/14/2010 8:27 AM EDT
Keeping track of files is a headache when a camera insists on renumbering them
post comment 4 comments last comment ylshih
This kind of debilitated file system (or other similar user interface "features") makes you wonder ...
7/14/2010 4:11 AM EDT
A circuit designer is on the case when a client’s PCBs inexplicably can’t pass a functional test after three years
post comment 4 comments last comment Bellhop
I remember a case where new PCBs exhibited increased audio noise. One trace was inexplicably thicker ...
By Steve Corak, Contributor
7/13/2010 7:00 AM EDT
A stop top reminds us that the appropriateness of a design is all in the eye of the beholder
post comment 7 comments last comment Corak
Courtesy of Google, I just discovered that a friendly editor submitted this posting for me, along ...
Charles Glorioso, EE Life Guru
7/7/2010 5:33 AM EDT
An engineer decides a name-brand appliance with less than a 36-month life isn't worth the added cost
post comment 8 comments last comment t.alex
The more complex the product is, the higher chance it will fail early :)
7/5/2010 5:26 PM EDT
Elaborate fakes that appear to be based on Faraday’s Law; in reality the components have as much functionality as a pet rock
post comment 4 comments last comment Megatester1
This seems a bit ridiculous. Why not just get rechargeable batteries for your flashlights? ...