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The Importance of Design in Solving Real Problems
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9/16/2014   Post a comment
Product design is more important now than ever, thanks to the increasing popularity of wearable technology.
Technology That Knows Who You Are: The Nymi Wristband
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9/16/2014   Post a comment
The Nymi is a wristband that uses your cardiac rhythm or your unique heartbeat to identify who you are and then relays your identity to any connected technology you own via Bluetooth.
Orbis & Dr. Duino: A Tale of Maker Happiness
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9/16/2014   2 comments
While creating an Arduino-based art project, Guido Bonelli realized there was a need for a special test shield to help debug his system. A Kickstarter project was born.
ATPG: It's What's Inside the Simulation That Counts
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9/16/2014   Post a comment
Cell-aware testing can improve test coverage in simulations, but there are costs.
NHTSA's on the Spot — Finally
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9/15/2014   12 comments
Why is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration such a slacker at enforcing safety laws? A US Senate subcommittee wants to investigate.
Apple, Samsung in 20nm Race
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9/15/2014   4 comments
Apple and Samsung are poised to ship their first smartphones using 20nm mobile processors, but they are applying the silicon technology in radically different ways.
Oh, No! My Antique Analog Meter Has Twitched Its Last
Max’s Cool Beans  
9/15/2014   20 comments
One of Max Maxfield's treasured analog meters has shrugged off this mortal coil. He's hoping a member of the EETimes community can point him toward a replacement.
Blame It on Dilbert
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9/15/2014   24 comments
Dilbert remains a great source of comic relief, but the misimpressions from that comic about marketing should be viewed as nothing more than a spoof.
RadioShack: The End Is Nigh!
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9/15/2014   68 comments
Perhaps this is the natural order of business -- Darwinism and RadioShack's impending demise open the door wider for companies like SparkFun and Adafruit to grow.
3D Printing Mass Appeal: 5 to 10 Years Away, Says Gartner
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9/15/2014   Post a comment
Gartner Hype Cycle pegs wearables, connected homes, and consumer 3D printing as 5 to 10 years away from becoming popular among most consumers.
Netflix Releases Print the Legend Trailer
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9/15/2014   Post a comment
The documentary will be available on the streaming network September 26.
ROW Spells Next Big Thing
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9/15/2014   2 comments
Emerging markets are the next big thing for an electronics industry hungry for growth and innovation both in supply and demand.
EUV Needs a Plan B
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9/15/2014   4 comments
Engineers need to squeeze every drop of life possible from semiconductor technology, but the current EUV light source program may be putting too much wood behind to risky a single arrow.
What To Do While Waiting for Apple iPhone6 Teardown
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9/14/2014   12 comments
Teardown.com will have full Apple iPhone6 teardown next week. Here's what to do until then.
Embedded Systems Programming Languages
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9/12/2014   5 comments
Specialized languages have been developed to address the unique requirements of embedded developers, but none have found universal acceptance.
Ethernet: Ticket to Driverless Car
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9/12/2014   5 comments
New vehicle applications will depend on high data rates that cannot possibly be supported by today's CAN, LIN, and FlexRay systems. The "eyes and ears" for self-driving systems, for example, will need a high-bandwidth Ethernet backbone.
Introducing 4 AXYZ's 3D Printing Wood Machines
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9/12/2014   Post a comment
4 AXYZ is in the additive manufacturing business. But instead of printing with plastic, the company has developed technology that would allow it to create the first 3D printing machine to manufacture solid wood products.
Talking About Cool Ideas With Proto Labs
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9/12/2014   Post a comment
Proto Labs expects to announce its next winners Oct. 7.
Creating an 8x8x8 3D LED Cube: Testing the 8x8 Panels
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9/12/2014   33 comments
Creating an 8x8x8 3D tri-color LED cube from the ground up involves a variety of tasks, one of which is burn-in-testing the eight 8x8 panels before assembling them into the final cube.
3D IP: Intellectual Property Issues for Innovators
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9/12/2014   Post a comment
Patience Jones will be talking about "3D IP: Intellectual Property Issues for Innovators" at our upcoming conference in San Francisco this September.
Friday Quiz: Electrical Heroes
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9/12/2014   4 comments
Test your knowledge of electrical history.
Could AMS' Expansion Be Bad News for Europe?
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9/12/2014   Post a comment
An Austrian chip manufacturer getting hold of another wafer fab has to be good news for Europe, right? Yes, unless….
World’s First 3D Printed Car Live Printed This Week
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9/11/2014   1 comment
History will be made this week as Local Motors live prints the first 3D printer car followed by its first drive this Saturday.
Innovative Technique for Depicting PCBs Using Tiny Figurines
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9/11/2014   22 comments
Alan Winstanley has been taking lots of photographs depicting a computer motherboard as a city populated with tiny figurines.
Drone Fun & Teardown at ARM TechCon
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9/11/2014   4 comments
A mini-drone will be dissected by IoT World's editor in chief at ARM Techcon this year and then some lucky audience member will win a new drone for his or her own tinkering fun.
Improving Touch Technologies Through Better Haptics
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9/11/2014   2 comments
Designers of Things speaker Jack Lindsay is an expert on haptics. We caught up with him to talk about the haptics space and how this new interaction with technology will change our relationship with tech and one another.
Goodbye, Fundamental Kilogram & Ampere
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9/11/2014   25 comments
The basics of our vital system of defining primary units are changing radically. An article explains and explores the changes, as well as the implications.
Fashionable Wearables at Toronto Men's Fashion Week
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9/10/2014   Post a comment
Wearables lit up the runway in Toronto as brain-sensing headbands and LED clothing walked the catwalk in a wearable tech fashion show at Toronto Men's Fashion Week.
Enhancing Electronic Enterprises With Edison Emanations
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9/10/2014   15 comments
Max Maxfield may take a look at those reproductions of vintage-style light bulbs known as Edison Bulbs to enhance the look and feel of his hobby projects.
Tryout: Teledyne LeCroy WaveSurfer 3000 Oscilloscope
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9/10/2014   Post a comment
The WaveSurfer 3000's Maui user interface lets you get products quickly.
Mobile Operators Want SIMs in Every IoT Sensor
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9/10/2014   Post a comment
GSMA group says its Embedded SIM architecture is key to deploying a worldwide Internet of Things.
Game-Changing Breakthrough at IEEE S3S 2014
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9/10/2014   5 comments
It is fitting that the IEEE S3S Conference 2014 would be the forum at which a key decisive breakthrough for monolithic 3D IC technology will be presented.
Are Formal Apps a Trojan Horse?
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9/10/2014   11 comments
Formal verification has threatened to become mainstream almost forever. However, could it be that “formal apps” are the disguised guest that finally see us realize the Kathryn Kranen prediction that “formal will dominate verification”?
Apple Watch: 4 Things to Like, 3 Not So Much
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9/10/2014   34 comments
Remember, Apple Watch won’t hit the market until 2015. But as far as I know now, here are a few Apple hits and possible misses.
3D Printer Says Open IP to Make Cool Things
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9/10/2014   Post a comment
Hasbro and Shapeways embarked on a new venture maybe never before attempted by a major brand: allowing fan art to flourish. Duann Scott of 3D-printing platform vendor Shapeways tells how mutually successful the venture was in his talk "Opening Up IP to Make Really Cool Things" at Designer of Things conference.
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
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9/9/2014   1 comment
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
Capturing a UART Design in MyHDL & Testing It in an FPGA
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9/9/2014   14 comments
In this article, André Castelan Prado captures a simple UART in MyHDL, verifies it using a testbench, and then generates equivalent VHDL to be synthesised and loaded into an FPGA.
The Nature of Test Capacity
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9/9/2014   Post a comment
The unique nature of test capacity requires it to be managed in a unique way.
Apple Watch Misnomer: Wireless Charging
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9/9/2014   10 comments
The Apple Watch also came out at Apple's grand debutante ball for the next-gen iPhone. The Cult of Apple may be the kick in pants the smartwatch market needs, but this watch's charging method does little to advance the wireless charging standards battle.
FCC Chairman Takes On Wireless Industry
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9/9/2014   2 comments
FCC Chairmon Tom Wheeler came out swinging against the wireless carriers at CTIA's Super Mobility Week conference.
Be Generous With Your Content
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9/9/2014   1 comment
Answer this question: Are you committed to content in your marketing? If not, your company may die.
Last Week to Register for DoT 2014 With Special Pricing
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9/9/2014   Post a comment
Advance rates for Designers of Things expire Friday, Sept. 12. Register this week to save up to $150 on your VIP, Tech, or Demo Pass.
For a Hardware Startup, Version 2.0 Is 'Made in America'
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9/9/2014   8 comments
A San Francisco entrepreneur moves manufacturing from China to the Bay Area, and the twist is that production is cheaper here.
Apple of Greenpeace's Eye?
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9/9/2014   1 comment
Environmental group Greenpeace has called on companies in the consumer electronics sector to follow and maybe even exceed Apple’s example in reducing the damage it does to the environment.
Aging Brass: New Book Explains All
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9/9/2014   16 comments
A new book -- Patina: 300+ Coloration Effects for Jewelers & Metalsmiths -- contains page after page of pictures and descriptions of the treatments that were used to get the effects you see.
Wearables Wrapup: IFA, Unpacked & Motorola Launch Announcements
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9/8/2014   Post a comment
Last week was a whirlwind of product launches for wearable tech as a couple of big events were held around the world. Asus, Sony, Samsung, and Motorola unveiled technology you can wear on your wrists, your face, and even your ears. We recap the wearables you can expect from these companies this year.
Introducing Flexoelectricity
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9/8/2014   5 comments
Flexoelectricity is a rather obscure effect whereby a dielectric can become electrically polarized when bent and, conversely, can bend when polarized -- sort of like the piezoelectric effect, but different.
RPiSoC: PSoC-Based Board Boosts Raspberry Pi's Capabilities
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9/8/2014   6 comments
The RPiSoC, which is based on the PSoC 5LP, can be used to off-load a Raspberry Pi while also working with Arduino shields and Digilent Pmods.
In Pseudoscience Grounding Trend, EEs Unintentionally Lead the Way
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9/8/2014   21 comments
Some companies think you need to personally be at equipotential with Earth for better health and a sense of well being, but electrical engineers have always used grounding straps.
Apple iPhone: 12 Pivotal Moments
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9/8/2014   Post a comment
With Apple expected to announce iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014, we look back at some key milestones in iPhone history.
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