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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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