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Content posted in September 2012
Power2U – What a jolly good idea!
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9/20/2012   9 comments
In addition to two regular power sockets, this little beauty also has two USB ports capable of charging iPhones and iPads.
A package just arrived on my desk…
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9/14/2012   32 comments
What if I were to find myself an old Webster wire recorder and load this spool, would I hear an ethereal voice saying something like…
I want a Beard Beanie!
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9/12/2012   9 comments
I know I'm being silly, but I just ran across something called a "Beard Beanie" that I think is really fun in a strange sort of way...
"Under the hood" of Altera's 20nm offerings
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9/10/2012   Post a comment
While chatting with Misha Burich, CTO at Altera, I learned myriad tidbits of trivia and nuggets of knowledge of which I was previously unaware…
Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver TV Remote -- I WANT!!!
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9/6/2012   9 comments
I'm too young for all of this excitement. I just saw a Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Programmable TV Remote.
Which science fiction books SHOULD be made into films?
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9/4/2012   136 comments
Over the years I've often thought "I wish they would make this into a film!" Here are a few suggestions off the top of my head...


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The Best of the Best Videos on YouTube
Max Maxfield
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A couple of days ago, my chum Paul was visiting me in my office. He'd wandered over from his cubicle in the next bay to take a brief coffee break. This week, Paul had been admiring the ...

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...