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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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Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
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An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely unfamiliar. ...

Max Maxfield

What's the Best Traveling Toolkit?
Max Maxfield
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A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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