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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.


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