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Big Iron Shines at Hot Chips
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8/29/2013   6 comments
IBM and Oracle showed competing Power 8 and M6 server CPUs at the annual Stanford event where Microsoft and others put in a few surprises.
The Archives of Factory Automation
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8/29/2013   7 comments
I love slideshows. Here’s one on what automated manufacturing, robotics, the factory floor, automotive, and production used to look like. Can you imagine working in these environments today?
Slideshow: In Search of the Ideal User Interface in Cars
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8/28/2013   42 comments
In the UI battle, stakes are high for automakers, as their automotive dashboards could be rendered obsolete by smartphones and tablets drivers are increasingly bringing into cars.
Qualcomm Opens DSP Core
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8/27/2013   8 comments
The mobile chip vendor will invite third-party programmers to write apps for its Hexagon core and has been asked to license the part to other chip vendors.
Inside M'soft Xbox One
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8/26/2013   25 comments
Xbox One sports a new Kinect with a homegrown time-of-flight sensor and an SoC that puts CPU and GPU cores on one coherent memory bus.
Shakers Who Moved
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8/22/2013   13 comments
This has been a year of a changing of the CEO guard across the semiconductor landscape.
Tour Google's Software Defined Net
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8/21/2013   Post a comment
The search giant gave one of the most detailed talks to date about B4, its internal WAN pioneering principles of software defined networking.
A Glimpse of NASA Technology
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8/21/2013   17 comments
In a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA Ames Research Center, Design News' Chuck Murray shows some of the work being done by the agency.
The Biggest-Little Revolution: 10 Single-Board Computers for Under $100
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8/20/2013   44 comments
Tiny, powerful, and versatile, these inexpensive, single-board computers have started a renaissance of creativity that fits into the palm of one’s hand.
Big Deals of 2013
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8/19/2013   12 comments
EE Times takes a brief look at five big acquisitions made or announced in 2013 that are likely to impact the electronics landscape for years.
Slideshow: Flash Innovators Flood Show
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8/16/2013   5 comments
A tour of the show floor at the Flash Memory Summit shows that flash chips are plugging into new sockets in servers, networks, and even smartphones.
Slideshow: When Engineers Brew Beer
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8/15/2013   14 comments
The ancient tradition of brewing beer doesn't need to be complex, but that doesn't mean we can't make it complex.
Slideshow: Microcontrollers in the Kitchen – 5 Tasty Projects
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8/8/2013   20 comments
Microcontrollers aren't just for industrial controls. Designers are finding uses for them just where you might least expect it, in the kitchen.
Top 10 BeagleBoard Projects
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8/1/2013   13 comments
BeagleBoard had its fifth birthday this week. We celebrate the 10 coolest BeagleBoard projects since 2008 in this slideshow.


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To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

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Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
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This year, for EELive! I had a little surprise that I was quite eager to share. Qualcomm had given us a TOQ smart watch in order to award someone a prize. We were given complete freedom to ...

Design Contests & Competitions
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Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
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Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

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Frankenstein's Fix: The Winners Announced!
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The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

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