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
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.