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DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the Robots
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6/28/2014   8 comments
DARPA to robots: This time no tethers, no human assistance, spotty wireless, and do all your tasks faster. DARPA Robotic Challenge deadline is extended so teams can work on the more rigorous problems. Meet the robots in this slideshow.
Intel Future Showcase Is Solar, Secure, 3D
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6/26/2014   3 comments
The Intel Future Showcase looked at how the intersection of hardware for mobile devices and the IoT will power innovation. From advanced tablets to connected prototyping boards and smart cars, the company hopes the future will be a more secure and immersive experience.
Top 10 Supercomputers Worldwide
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6/26/2014   10 comments
China's National University of Defense Technology wins Top500 supercomputer contest for the third time in a row.
Though Still Viewed as Hype, IoT Gaining Engineers' Attention
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6/26/2014   15 comments
Design engineers may view today’s Internet of Things (IoT) as still too unreliable, difficult-to-use, unconfigurable, insecure, standard-less, and the source of unnecessary user frustration. But 50% of embedded engineers say that it is very or extremely important to their product strategies today.
MEMS Microphones Busting Out All Over
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6/24/2014   13 comments
Once portrayed as a dead-end market destined to become a mere commodity where the most important parameter was cost, MEMS microphones today are driven by smartphones/tablets/laptops with IoT/wearables/automotive quickening pace. MEMS mics' added value has no bound in sight.
10 Free Math Analysis & Design Tools for Engineers
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6/21/2014   31 comments
Back by popular demand is another round of free tools that engineers and do-it-yourselfers can use with their projects.
Industrial Bots to Awaken Mom-Pop Manufacturing
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6/20/2014   14 comments
A consistent increase in sales of industrial robots marks the start of the era of the robotics revolution.
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.


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