Life Without DropBox? Unthinkable! Max’s Cool Beans 4/18/2014 8 comments Once you've installed the DropBox app on your computers, anytime you create or edit a file on one machine, that file is automatically replicated on all of your other machines.
Will ‘Makers’ Help Chip Guys’ Bottom Line? Blog 4/18/2014 20 comments Are you seeing this newborn love among "makers," board vendors, and chip companies? What mystifies me is not so much the love part, but how anyone could eventually mistake this infatuation for good business.
Sensors Combat Corrosion Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 4/17/2014 Post a comment The energy Piplines Cooperative Research Centre and Deakin University (Australia) are working on an innovative sensor able to monitor corrosion-related pipeline damage.
The Big Fat Indian Election Blog 4/16/2014 6 comments Technology and data analysis have come to play a crucial role in India's national election where 815 million eligible voters will cast their vote in more than 930,000 polling booths.
Motorola People, Products Remembered Blog 4/16/2014 27 comments As some of the remaining elements of Motorola are being absorbed into companies such as Lenovo and Zebra, I thought it was a good time to talk about people and products we remember.
Obokata Scandal Puts Research in Peril Blog 4/12/2014 29 comments The STAP stem cell research scandal has exposed a number of important issues fundamental to science and the politics of science. Critically, it poses questions about the apparent lack of research rigor in Japan.
Max's BADASS Display, Part 2 Max’s Cool Beans 4/11/2014 11 comments With regard to look-and-feel, Max's BADASS Display will be presented in a cabinet boasting a "wood-and-brass" motif is the Steampunk genre.
SSDs are a Short-Term Phenomenon Blog 4/11/2014 4 comments I know this sounds like a sacrilege so early in the frenzied adoption of SSDs, but this format is a clumsy kludge driven by the industry’s fixation on the fact that flash is persistent
Siemens & McAfee Partner Up Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 4/10/2014 1 comment It makes perfect sense that Siemens’ Industry Sector and McAfee, a division of Intel Security, are beefing up their partnership to enhance industrial security.
Industrial System Fault Alerts Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 4/10/2014 2 comments When you need to know right away regarding any anomalies in electrical signal, analog voltage, analog current, or the presence or absence of data on an RS485 bus, there’s a system monitoring device that can check and alert-on them all.
Kangaroo Bot Hops With Extreme Efficiency The Engineering Life - Around the Web 4/9/2014 1 comment In the world of robotic animals, Festo is certainly a shining star. Their latest creation, the Kangaroo, shows off interesting methods of recapturing pneumatic energy.