My Mom the Radio Star
Maxís Cool Beans 3/30/2015 11 comments
Max's Mom was just interviewed on the radio. He says that she will be "dining out at the hairdressers" for weeks on this.
It's an Analog World
Blog 3/30/2015 9 comments
It's an Analog World: A handful of companies have risen to the challenge of specifying and supporting programmable analog chips.
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.
Fear of Formication
Maxís Cool Beans 3/25/2015 53 comments
Even the definition of formication can be deceiving, because this word is derived from 'formica,' which is the Latin word for 'ant.'
EUV Makes Headway At Last
Blog 3/24/2015 2 comments
Research on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is making real progress, encouraging semiconductor makers to reconsider their road maps.
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.
A Manifesto for Makers
Blog 3/20/2015 37 comments
The maker ethos is not unlike that of the athlete and can be found in faraway Russia or the local Maker Faire, says veteran engineer Lee Felsenstein.
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?
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'
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.