The best book on Fuzzy Logic? Engineering Pop Culture! 4/23/2012 36 comments I'm looking for a book from which I can get a good grip on Fuzzy Logic – sufficient to allow me to capture and implement a simple algorithm on an MCU or in an FPGA.
Crab computing: building a biological machine Engineering Pop Culture! 4/19/2012 5 comments The buzz around cloud computing is oh so 2011! That’s because the latest and greatest in terms of computational advancements (or should we say "sidesteps") is a sort of biological concept "computer" based on swarms of soldier crabs.
Would the Chinese buy MIPS? Engineering Pop Culture! 4/13/2012 15 comments A number of Chinese companies have made use of the MIPS architecture. Would one or more of them be interested in buying MIPS Technologies Inc. and taking royalties from Broadcom, Cavium, Cisco and others? Would they be allowed to do so?
The Ballad of the Cosworth Vega Engineering Pop Culture! 4/12/2012 11 comments Dave was showing off his new limited edition Vega with a Cosworth racing engine, dual overhead cams and computer controlled fuel injection, when...
The price you pay for a free Windows phone Engineering Pop Culture! 4/3/2012 5 comments In case you haven’t seen the promotion, Microsoft is offering a Windows Phone Challenge at Microsoft stores with the tag line “Will You Get Smoked?” The object is that you pit your smartphone against a Windows phone to do a specific function, determined by the Microsoft representative
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.