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Video: Propeller beanies put Design West in a spin
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4/29/2013   2 comments
People were clamoring to attend the free training sessions so as to receive their own wireless mesh networked propeller beanie.
Meet a bacon chef at Design West 2013
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4/19/2013   4 comments
Well, it seems that my "My Cup Runneth Over" on the bacon front, and it's not often you'll hear me say that...
I'd give my right * for that!
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4/18/2013   10 comments
When I'm writing, I often like to include quotes and relevant phrases, but sometimes the words I'm looking for are on the tip of my...
Max is on the bacon train … and it’s not slowing down
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4/17/2013   3 comments
A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I would care to host and moderate a "Shop Talk" session at Design West 2013, but there was one small problem...
I just survived a Hawaiian shirt catastrophe
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4/16/2013   19 comments
Sometime in the wee hours of this morning, whilst I was happily snoozing away, the most humongous sound rattled our house.
The Internet of Things: Boon or Bane of Society?
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4/12/2013   15 comments
On Tuesday April 23 at Design West 2013, I will be hosting and moderating a "Shop Talk" session on the Internet of Things (IoT) from 7:00 to 8:00am.
Maximizing floating-point processing in 20nm FPGAs
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
One talk I really want to attend at Design West is on floating-point processing in FPGAs…
There's a Dru just for you!
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
I'm always amazed by the ways in which folks can take something relatively boring and "jazz it up".
Your FREE Design West Expo Pass is waiting for you!
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
Even if you cannot persuade your company to shell out for an All Access Pass, you can still signup for a Free Expo Only Pass that is worth its weight in gold!
Video: Victorian Steampunk Radiation Suitcase
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4/11/2013   5 comments
This little beauty is equipped with the most sophisticated radiation protection known to Victorian science...
Pass me a tube of Gravity Glue!
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4/10/2013   11 comments
My friend Jack Olson just sent me an email pointing me toward the most AMAZING images…
Your chance to win a wireless mesh networked propeller beanie
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4/4/2013   5 comments
The folks at Synapse Wireless are offering everyone the chance to win a free wireless mesh networked propeller beanie.
Analog Devices Design Conference 2013 boasts experts from ADI, Xilinx, and MathWorks
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4/4/2013   Post a comment
Global design conferences connect attendees with high-performance signal processing experts from ADI, Xilinx, and MathWorks.
The best electronics-related April Fools' spoof ever?
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4/1/2013   60 comments
Over the years I've seen a bunch of really great April Fools' day spoofs.


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

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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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