Convince Me Why I Should Care About VR Blog 3/26/2015 9 comments When I go to a conference and see bobble-headed enthusiasts wearing some kind of virtual reality goggles, spinning around in chairs, craning their necks to see some distant corner of a virtual world Ė Iím both completely disinterested and oddly intrigued.
Patent Suits Have Global Impacts Blog 3/26/2015 1 comment Companies found guilty of patent infringement, even those under an injunction, may be permitted to carry out some global activities, according to a recent court decision.
Ethernet Masquerading as Chaos Blog 3/23/2015 1 comment The chairman of the 400 Gbit/s Ethernet effort describes its status in the context of all four major Ethernet standards efforts in the works.
Never Say Never When it Comes to Measurement Blog 3/23/2015 1 comment Einstein analyzed the dynamics of Brownian motion, noting that particle velocity could never be measured due to the small scale. But, some innovative tools and techniques are making that measurement possible.
What? That .Sucks! Maxís Cool Beans 3/18/2015 2 comments The folks in charge of the Internet are opening up all sorts of top-level domain names, and the guys and gals at Vox Populi have landed '.sucks'
Can You Use Supercaps to Power Electric Vehicles? Blog 3/18/2015 5 comments The high energy density of supercapacitors makes them seem like a good fit for EVs compared to batteries, and one such suggestion was awarded an honorable mentionóbut is it really technically viable, or even a good idea?
BBC Plugs Kids into Programming Blog 3/16/2015 14 comments The BBC will give a new development board for budding Makers to every 11-year-old in the UK next fall, echoing its BBC Micro initiative a generation ago, and raising similar hopes and controversies.
The Measurement Pillow Blog 3/16/2015 1 comment The founder of a company called Proper Pillow is looking to crowd-fund a project to develop a pillow with sensors that monitor your sleep.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...