Will ‘Makers’ Change Shenzhen? Blog 3/17/2014 2 comments Yang Yang, founder of RPTechWorks, who teaches how to build 3D printers and also sells them, believes that “labor intensive” Shenzhen, China, will eventually become a city known for fast prototyping with “shortened development cycles.”
Platform Wars Get Scorecard Blog 3/17/2014 1 comment The big competitors in digital technology are racing to create rival content ecosystems that attract high-value users, says a Parks Associates analyst.
LEDC: Business Card-Sized LED Clock The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/13/2014 1 comment Looking for a fun project to show off? A simple clock catches people's attention, especially if it's the size of a business card.
Robot Drones Sniff Chemicals Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/13/2014 5 comments The US Army, NevadaNano, and the University of Nevada are knee deep in a project whereby a robot drone will sense chemicals via sensors while in flight.
Yoshida in China: Why 'WeChat' Blog 3/13/2014 13 comments The technology companies here seem to believe their highest priority is to get China’s dynamic Internet players -- chiefly, Alibaba and Tencent -- on their side, talking them into pairing new services with their new technologies.
Brian's Portable Electronics Lab The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/11/2014 4 comments There's a pretty good chance you've used your dining room table for a project at some point. If you've done that, you should check out this portable electronics lab.
Mobile & Smart TV Disparity Blog 3/7/2014 6 comments For the smart TV to remain relevant in the growing strength of second screen devices, it must engender an applications development community that will provide as rich a selection of apps as is available on smartphones and tablets.
NXP: 'We Need to Be More Chinese' Blog 3/6/2014 9 comments When Drue Freeman, NXP’s senior vice president, was asked why a fabless automotive chip JV in China, he said: “We’ve kept thinking we need to be more Chinese than we already are.”
Open Source HW Panel At EE Live! The Engineering Life - Around the Web 3/6/2014 Post a comment Open source hardware is causing a lot of confusion when it comes to commercial products. This panel will hopefully shed some light on the subject.