MWC: Best Wearables for Navel Gazers Blog 2/25/2014 22 comments The Mobile World Congress is showcasing a whole new generation of wearables you have to strap on to your wrist. Junko Yoshida says they are designed for navel gazers, and selfies are for idiots.
Arduino Revives Broken Radio-Controlled Car The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/25/2014 2 comments When it's time to learn how to use your Arduino, your hardest task might be just deciding on a project or platform. Try fixing a broken toy -- it's the perfect solution.
Understanding and Using C Pointers Engineer’s Bookshelf 2/25/2014 7 comments What? An entire book just about pointers? Embedded systems expert Jack Ganssle says this new book about using pointers in C is surprisingly worthwhile.
Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Blog 2/25/2014 3 comments There are a number of next generation memory technologies on the horizon. Here’s a few that merit watching in the next year, including several DRAM alternatives.
Qualcomm, Allwinner & MediaTek All Go Octa Blog 2/24/2014 7 comments If there was any doubt about the potential for octa-core ARM-based processors, the flurry of announcements at MWC puts it to rest. Allwinner, MediaTek, and Qualcomm all announce 8-core SoCs for mobile devices. The new devices join octa-core solutions already available from MediaTek and Samsung.
64-Bit Rush Is On at MWC Blog 2/24/2014 10 comments Intel, Mediatek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are in a race to roll 64-bit mobile apps SoCs at MWC, but until the software is ready, 32-bitters will lead in performance.
Wearable Patent Battles Ahead Blog 2/24/2014 3 comments The rapid rise of wearable computing products will likely spawn another round of patent battles, many of them fought at the International Trade Commission
What’s Happening at SPIE? Blog 2/20/2014 Post a comment As we march down the shrink roadmap, foundries are faced with the unenviable task of having to maintain their time-to-mask targets while managing the lithography related computational complexities and doing so with limited resources.
Industrial Ethernet’s Role in the Factory of the Future Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/20/2014 3 comments This third industrial revolution requires a greener, faster, and smarter way to produce products. The challenge lies in the limited resources available to serve more people using more products, particularly as demand increases in developing countries.
5 Game-Changers at MWC 2014 Blog 2/19/2014 17 comments Beyond Nokia's first Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S5, and Sony's renewed mobile push, I see five big trends destined to change the nature of the Mobile World Congress and the electronics industry at large.
Tech-Based Firm Makes Fun of Engineers -- Not Cool Blog 2/18/2014 6 comments InVisage Technologies Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing a quantum-dot-based film material to enable more efficient light capture in image sensors. So why would it make a video that derides the communications skills of engineers?