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10 Creative Single-Board Computer Projects from Makers
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12/24/2014   Post a comment
2014 was no slouch for DIY designs for single-board computers. From in-pocket security to robots for the arts, open-source hardware provided the basis for a plethora of interesting devices.
12 Top Power Stories of 2014
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12/23/2014   Post a comment
Here are a dozen of the most significant and interesting power-related developments that occurred over the past year.
10 Tech Gifts to Buy Your Engineer for Christmas
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12/21/2014   13 comments
Here is a list of last minute ideas for making your engineer smile on Christmas day.
10 Flash Drives That Will Turn Heads (& Store Your Data!)
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12/21/2014   18 comments
Today's flash drives have come a long way with iconic designs and larger storage capacities that almost guarantee they won't be forgotten under a pile of desk clutter or chucked into a junk drawer.
Holiday Movies to Geek Out About
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12/19/2014   3 comments
EE Times wants to ensure domestic bliss with a handy guide to science, tech, engineering, and math-related movies that the whole family can enjoy. Some of the season's neatest films are tailor made for the family geek(s) and those who love them.
10 Hot & Cool NASA Innovations
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12/19/2014   3 comments
Partnering with industry, NASA has developed new technologies that are not only hot and cold but also tiny and out of this world. Ranging from nano structures to asteroids, check out what NASA has been up to.
11 Views of IEDM
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12/17/2014   4 comments
This week's International Electron Devices Meeting inspired new hope for Moore's law, with significant achievements reported by Intel, IBM, and TSMC in finFET process technology at 16 and 14 nm nodes.
Printed Electronics Reviving Older Industries
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12/12/2014   1 comment
Opportunities still abound in many areas of printed electronics. Here's how two traditional industries are getting creative and reviving themselves through printed electronics.
10 Tech Gadgets to Stuff in Your Own Stocking This Holiday
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12/12/2014   2 comments
Top ten time-saving, life-improving, questionably-necessary tech gadgets
10 Faceless Instruments That Appeared in 2014
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12/12/2014   5 comments
The trend is clear: Faceless instruments are taking hold. Knobs and buttons will still be around, but PCs and tablets are gaining ground, especially in RF and wireless.
AnDevCon Highlights Embedded, Open-Source
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12/11/2014   1 comment
Application performance management, speakers, and giant green androids abounded at the Android Developer Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area, November 18 through November 21.
7 Recent Medical Device Failures Catching FDA's Eye
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12/5/2014   9 comments
Inadequate instructions, component issues, and assembly errors -- those are but some of the causes behind recent medical device recalls and serious warnings announced by the FDA.Here are some of the major medical device failure events since January.
Exclusive NIST Tour Shows Off Quantum Physics' ARTIQ
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12/5/2014   1 comment
In part one of an exclusive interview, the National Institute for Science and Technology explains ARTIQ (Advanced Real-Time Infrastructure for Quantum physics) -- an open-source control system for laser-cooled trapped ion experiments.
How Salaries Stack Up in US Medtech Hubs
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12/3/2014   Post a comment
Location, location, location. Engineers designing medical devices can expect to make a higher salary in certain cities. EE Times' sister site QMED reveals the most lucrative locations. Does it match your experience?
Top 10 Undergrad Supply Chain Programs
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11/29/2014   Post a comment
More than ever before, undergrads who are looking to enter the supply chain profession can choose from plenty of programs.
9 Top Tech From Electronica 2014
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11/28/2014   3 comments
After 50 years, Europe's bellwether conference Electronica shows the state of the art is small powerful boards, automotive vehicle to infrastructure, and Internet of Things.
12 Startups I Saw at Demo
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11/21/2014   9 comments
The consumer Internet of Things sector is getting crowded and maybe a bit ahead of itself, a Nest co-founder said at the Demo event, where a handful of smart-home startups showed their wares.
7 Controllers for Internet of Things
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11/18/2014   16 comments
Here are 7 up-and-coming controllers for Internet of Things as seen at 2014 Electronica show last week.
14 Views of Samsung's Dev Con
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11/14/2014   11 comments
At its conference, Samsung reached out to developers in an effort to build growth markets around its smartphones and tablets in digital health, the smart home, virtual reality, and wearables.
Gizmos & Gadgets From Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular
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11/4/2014   Post a comment
A portable satellite hotspot, the first commercially available facial recognition for home monitoring devices, and other interesting technologies all make an appearance at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular in San Francisco.
Big SBC RAM Roundup
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11/4/2014   4 comments
Single-board computers gaining more random access memory as the newest models hit the market.
Rocket Failure Underscores Dangers of Spaceflight
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10/31/2014   16 comments
Getting into space is risky business, as witnessed by the explosion of Antares. This survey of early failures reminds us just how risky.
London Comms Museum Ticks All the Right Boxes
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10/31/2014   2 comments
London's Science Museum communications and IT sectors tick all the right boxes.
Sweden's Self-Driving Cars for Sustainable Mobility
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10/28/2014   13 comments
Volvo has launched its Drive Me project in normal driving conditions on public roads in Gothenburg, Sweden. The automaker plans to have 100 autonomous vehicles on public roads by 2017.
Reinvention of Broadcast TV: 10 Things to Know
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10/23/2014   42 comments
As US consumers grow more comfortable with streaming video mobile devices while continuing to watch cable and satellite TV, terrestrial broadcasters find themselves fighting to redefine an over-the-air digital broadcast system that's now almost 20 years old.
Ethernet Dike Sprouts Cracks
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10/17/2014   15 comments
At least a half dozen new efforts are sprouting up to patch gaps in Ethernet, forcing engineers to reconsider the road map for the ubiquitous networking technology.
Do Engineers Dream of Electric Sheep?
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10/17/2014   65 comments
Frustration, confusion, and fear are among the most common themes that haunt engineers in their dreams, which are frequently centered on work and school.
An Exceptional DIY Hardware & Software Conference
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10/13/2014   Post a comment
The EHSM isn't your ordinary software or hardware conference centered on buzzwords. This open-source conference in Hamburg, Germany, drew a variety of participants to create projects and share knowledge.
10 Industrial Robot Applications
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10/10/2014   1 comment
Robotics are allowing for safer work and greater factory productivity. Here's how.
What I Saw at PCB West 2014
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10/10/2014   17 comments
Flexible circuits still rule in this snapshot of this year's PCB West.
Slideshow: Maxim Integrates IoT
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10/10/2014   3 comments
The Internet of Things in its industrial and consumer flavors was a main focus for Maxim's annual demo day for its chips and reference designs.
Get 20 Takes on ARM Tech Con
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10/3/2014   6 comments
ARM servers are progressing, but not ready for prime time, the race is on to a mainstream FinFET node, and IoT continued to appear everywhere at this year’s ARM Tech Con.
Peek Into BMW's Ultimate Driving Museum
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9/30/2014   28 comments
BMW Welt and BMW Museum, located next to BMW headquarters and its engine/automobile plant, has reportedly become a popular destination for tourists visiting Bavaria, almost rivaling King Ludwig's 19th century Neuschwanstein Castle.
Vote on Cool Idea Award From Designers of Things
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9/23/2014   1 comment
Check out the interesting innovations up for Proto Labs' Cool Idea! Award at Designers of Things conference in San Francisco.
Top 10 Candidates for Next-Gen Storage
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9/22/2014   6 comments
What's the next step in the evolution of memory? This slideshow gives you the top 10 candidates for next-generation memory devices.
Maker Faire Meets the Big Apple
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9/22/2014   2 comments
Hundreds of large companies, startups, maker spaces, and scientists converged at Maker Faire, held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens this weekend. Makers big and small came with curiosity to play with hundreds of projects.
Q’comm Does Watches, Glasses, Robots
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9/19/2014   4 comments
Qualcomm showed design wins in smartwatches, VR glasses, and robots at its annual Uplinq event where it also gave updates on AllJoyn and its efforts in smartphones and WiFi.
18 Views of the Silicon Horizon
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9/18/2014   6 comments
Semiconductors are poised for high single-digit growth this year and beyond, IC Insights said in an annual forecast that explored trends in China, capital equipment, fabless companies, and more.
Slideshow: Boeing, SpaceX Take US Back to Space Station
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9/17/2014   7 comments
NASA tapped Boeing Co., the safe but more expensive choice, and upstart Space Exploration Technologies Inc., or SpaceX, on Sept. 16 to provide spacecraft and launchers that would deliver astronauts and perhaps even space tourists to the space station by as early as 2017.
19 Views of IDF 2014
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9/12/2014   3 comments
Intel tipped a Xeon-class processor for microservers, a 3D camera, and plans for a password- and wire-free PC this year at IDF, where Rick Merritt had brief, strange encounters with Sergey Brin and a banana piano.
Edison Leads Intel into Wearables
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9/9/2014   9 comments
Intel released its Edison PC on a module, giving away development boards free to attendees at its annual developer forum here in hopes os staking out a position for its x86 in the emerging Internet of Things.
Top 10 Mega Telescopes Today & To Come
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9/5/2014   8 comments
Humans can now peer out into the universe through the entirety of the electomagnetic spectrum back 13.7 billion years and the view is improving. Here are 10 mega telescopes that should be household words.
Back to School Essentials for Learning Tech
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9/4/2014   2 comments
The STEM movement is full throttle. With classes and at-home STEM Education kits sprouting up all over the country, the next generation will have the tools needed to be the most innovative generation of the century.
Android Wear: Where Are the Wares
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9/1/2014   2 comments
Here are examples of some of the watches that use Android Wear.
9 Insights From Hot Interconnects
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8/29/2014   4 comments
Facebook described its network switch, while experts picked apart flaws in Ethernet, WiFi, InfiniBand, Linux, last-mile connections, and more at Hot Interconnects where one next-big-thing was silicon photonics.
9 Notorious Automotive Electronics Recalls
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8/28/2014   12 comments
It's been a banner year so far for automotive recalls, including problems stemming from badly written code, flawed machinery and or flawed electronics. Here is a look at 8 of the recent automotive recalls involving electronics (hardware or software).
Mobile Engineering: 10 Cheap, Mostly Android Apps
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8/26/2014   6 comments
Whether Android- or Apple-based, your mobile phone can be an engineering design tool with the right apps. Here are a handful of popular apps that engineers use to tackle engineering tasks.
25 Views of Hot Chips 2014
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8/18/2014   3 comments
ARM commanded much of the spotlight at Hot Chips 2014, but the event made it clear Intel maintains its position as king of the microprocessor hill.
Parrot AR.Drone2.0 – GPS Edition Teardown
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8/16/2014   7 comments
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – GPS Edition released this year has its own flight recorder and is host to a TI OMAP APU, Micron's 128MB flash, and Atheros Low-Power 802.11 b/g/n WiFi controller. Take a peek inside.
Freescale's 2 Billionth MEMS/Sensor
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8/12/2014   1 comment
Freescale ships its 2 billionth MEMS/sensor and celebrates by recounting its accomplishments in a slideshow.
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