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Engineer Hackers Rejuvenate DLP
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6/16/2014   11 comments
Over the last two decades, largely unbeknownst to TI, Digital Light Processing technology has gradually found its way into unintended applications -- industrial and medical included -- thanks to persistent hacking by engineers.
Top 10 Electrical & Computer Engineering Schools by Salary
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6/9/2014   24 comments
Engineering and computer science come out on top as the disciplines with highest salary potential for baccalaureates. Here are the top schools rated by salaries earned by recent grads.
Wearable IoT Center Stage at GlazedCon
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6/5/2014   2 comments
Glazed Conference, held June 3-4 in San Francisco, brought startups and Internet of Things vets together to highlight the burgeoning category of wearable connected devices.
Haute Couture Meets High Tech
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6/4/2014   8 comments
According to Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, fashion lacks microcontrollers. Using microcontrollers, sensors, and 3D printing, Wipprecht believes that the future of fashion is in technology.
Single-Board Supercomputing Comes Home
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5/30/2014   10 comments
Form and function: These supercomputers made of single-board computers are beautiful and compact. They have plenty of uses, render farm being one.
Slideshow: Beyond Google Glass
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5/29/2014   14 comments
A half dozen headset makers demoed devices that aim to leapfrog Google's Project Glass into an emerging 3D augmented-reality market.
Goal-Line Tech Stars in World Cup
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5/24/2014   12 comments
Why this year's World Cup is not to be missed: innovative goal-line technology will help match officials rule for the first time at the football World Cup that kicks off 12th June in Brazil.
IoT on Display at SolidCon
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5/23/2014   10 comments
In the growing Internet of Things, devices that were once strictly mechanical are now blends of hardware and software -- packages of microcontrollers, sensors, and networked software. The result is a connected world full of possibilities for medical, industrial, and commercial verticals.
20 Ways to Boost Fuel Efficiency
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5/21/2014   12 comments
From turbochargers and electric motors, to motor-generators and air conditioning compressors, we present some of the best fuel-sipping innovations.
Maker Faire Meets Silicon Valley
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5/19/2014   11 comments
Many top tech companies came to Maker Faire this year, trying to ride the growing grassroots movement about the joy of design.
A Peculiar List of Pro Sports Stars With BS Degrees
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5/9/2014   10 comments
From tiddlywinks to female wrestling to martial arts to bowling, a few gifted people with engineering degrees have achieved sports stardom -- of sorts, in some cases.
3D User Interfaces: Gestures Meet Drawing Board
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5/6/2014   Post a comment
Virginia Tech wins the IEEE 3D User Interface contest sponsored by the Computer Society of the IEEE.
iFixit: Google’s Project Tango Features Apple Chip
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4/30/2014   4 comments
An iFixit teardown of Google's project Tango finds that a 3D imaging chip from Apple's PrimeSense. The question is whether Apple got the one up on Google with superior technology, or did Google beat Apple to the punch in using the chip first.
Top Free DIY Tools Every EE Needs
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4/30/2014   20 comments
Here's a guide to free electronics design tools you can download from the Internet. You don't need a degree to use them, but it helps.
Slideshow: Verdict Form in Apple v. Samsung
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4/30/2014   Post a comment
Four men and four women from San Jose have started deliberations in the $2 billion patent infringement suit of Apple v. Samsung. Take a look at the verdict form they must fill out.
Slideshow: Chatty Medical Devices & Apps
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4/29/2014   1 comment
Sometimes the best way to tell people how to do something is to talk them through it. That's the idea behind some talking medical devices that instruct people on how to use them.
Sensors Beyond Megapixels
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4/25/2014   24 comments
Cameras installed everywhere aren't there simply for watching you. They exist to help people, systems, and machines make decisions and take action. For machine vision, more megapixels aren't necessarily the answer.
Electronics Flea Market Has More Than Electronics
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4/23/2014   22 comments
The "Flea at MIT" is a monthly swapfest where you can find components, connectors, computers, tools, test equipment, and old radios.
BMW Hybrid, Apple CarPlay: 11 Trends from the NY Auto Show
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
At the 2014 New York Auto show, the focus turned toward hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as infotainment and smartphone integration designs, such as Apple's CarPlay.
Slideshow: 10 Embedded Design Trends
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4/21/2014   22 comments
Among 10 trends in the 2014 version of our annual survey, Bluetooth is on the rise and FPGAs on the decline in embedded systems designs.
10 Space Exploration Trends to Watch
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4/16/2014   14 comments
The machines continue to perform splendidly across the solar system. Yet the uncertainty that now besets the American space program stems from Earth-bound policy failures and a singular lack of imagination.
Billion-Dollar BS Degrees
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4/15/2014   19 comments
Can anyone ever get rich, and we mean really rich, with an engineering degree? We asked ourselves that question after Forbes published its most recent list of the top 100 billionaires in the world.
High-Speed Memory: 6 Technologies to Watch
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4/9/2014   3 comments
When it comes to high-speed memory, what are the hot technologies that can’t afford to ignore? Here are six trends to follow, from DDR4 to the latest in SRAM.
Freescale Tech Lab: Photo Collage
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4/9/2014   1 comment
Welcome to Freescale's tech lab. Here are some of the interesting things we saw on the first day of Freescale Technology Forum 2014.
ACE Awards 2014 Celebrate Ecosystem
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4/6/2014   1 comment
AQuantia wins company of the year, AMD's Lisa Su wins executive of the year at EE Times and EDN's ACE Awards ceremony on Tuesday night; Jack Ganssle and ISSCC' Ken Smith and Laura Fujino also honored for achievement.
10 Versatile Uses for USB Flash Drives
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3/29/2014   1 comment
USB flash drives come into their own with new adaptations for increased functionality.
EE Degree Destinations: 10 More You Should Check Out
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3/27/2014   1 comment
Young engineers are inundated with choices on where to study. We've continued to sort through the deluge to find some excellent choices.
Slideshow: Tour Nvidia's GTC 2014
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3/26/2014   1 comment
Pascal, a 2016-class GPU on a 2.5-D stack with DRAM, was the headliner at Nvidia's annual tech conference here.
EE Job Titles of the Future
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3/24/2014   18 comments
In an ever-evolving, complex industry such as electrical engineering, specialties and necessary skill sets are bound to change. EE and computer science professors are changing the way they teach as equipment becomes less expensive, fields merge, and new needs are created.
LED Industry Innovations: 6 Trends to Follow
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3/19/2014   17 comments
A snapshot of the development forefront for light-emitting diodes and the lighting products based on them.
5 New Products Not to Miss at EE Live!
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3/19/2014   3 comments
We've highlighted five new products that you shouldn't miss at EE Live! in April. Here's a quick tour of what's hot.
OFC: Test Equipment From the Bench to the Field
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3/18/2014   Post a comment
At the annual OFC conference and exhibition, you'll find test products ranging from simple optical power meters to the world's fastest oscilloscopes.
IBM: 11 Historic Changes at Big Blue
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3/18/2014   28 comments
With a track record lasting more than a century, IBM has reinvented itself many times.
Sony SmartEyeglass, Others Featured at Wearables DevCon
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3/12/2014   1 comment
Wearable designs, devices, and prototypes were on display at Wearables DevCon March 5-7 in Burlingame, Calif.
The Local Electronics Store
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3/11/2014   9 comments
Take a look at what you can find at a real electronics store.
BeagleBone: 11 Add-Ons for Expanded Functionality
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3/7/2014   2 comments
EE Times takes a look at 11 additional add-ons for the BeagleBoard single-board computer.
Vote: 6 STEM Programs That Matter
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3/6/2014   10 comments
Help us determine who will win the STEM Impact Award. Voting is open today through March 17.
Radio Shack: Still Relevant for Neighborhood Engineers?
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3/4/2014   41 comments
Is the electronics retailer relevant as a local store? Where do you buy electronic parts?
See Test Equipment at EE Live! 2014
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3/3/2014   Post a comment
Every electronic component, subsystem, and system must be debugged, verified, and characterized. That means test equipment.
10 Intriguing Sci-Tech Oscars
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3/1/2014   1 comment
From GPU to Fast Fourier Transform, the tech you know wins Oscars. Here's a list of 10 of the 19 scientific and technical Oscar awards handed out this year for technical achievements in the motion picture business. Give these true celebs a hand.
Engineers On The Big Sceen
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3/1/2014   13 comments
This is the perfect time to cuddle up with a few flicks, but don’t get caught up in the Oscar bru-ha-ha. Check out these films about engineers who save the day, create new machines, and face seemingly insurmountable challenges.
Firefox OS Smartphone, New Tablets Star at MWC 2014
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2/26/2014   14 comments
At the 2014 Mobile World Congress show in Spain, the inexpensive smartphone was in. In addition to the $25 device running the new mobile Firefox OS, Nokia rolled out new Android devices aimed at users in emerging markets.
10 Engineering Schools You Should Know But Don’t
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2/24/2014   17 comments
Here is a list of 10 of up-and-coming colleges and universities for engineers. The list includes a wide variety of schools including both liberal arts colleges and research universities. The focus is how well they prepare students for the job market.
Sochi Olympics: 6 Technologies That Caught Our Eye
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2/21/2014   4 comments
The 2014 Winter Olympics are coming to an end, but that doesn't mean we can't still marvel at the technology under the collective hood of the competition out there on the slopes and the ice.
BeagleBone: 9 Add-Ons That Power It Past Raspberry Pi
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2/20/2014   14 comments
While the Raspberry Pi continues to dominate the world of single-board computers, the BeagleBone is looking to make up some ground in the market. Our writer breaks down 9 new add-ons to the system.
Slideshow: The Joy of Rotring
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2/20/2014   14 comments
Anyone who was involved in PCB or circuit diagram (schematic) drawing in the pre-computer era is very likely to know the Rotring name.
Slideshow: Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Gains Momentum
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2/14/2014   10 comments
Some experts believe EV batteries might one day boost the prominence of renewables by storing the energy from wind and solar farms.
5 Hot Papers from ISSCC
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2/14/2014   9 comments
More than two dozen scientific papers are on display at this week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. These five technologies showcase the latest innovations from research institutions, startups, and big market players.
7 Presidents Who Thought Like Engineers
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2/14/2014   45 comments
Of the 44 US presidents to date, seven have been most like engineers -- either because they were engineers, they studied engineering in school, or some aspect of what they did reflected an engineer's mentality.
End of Startup Era: Chips Face Innovation Gap
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2/14/2014   34 comments
The startup era is ending, chief executives and investors said, so the semiconductor industry has to find innovation from another source.
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