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Is it real, or is it Photoshopped?
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6/28/2012   9 comments
These days we have all sorts of incredibly sophisticated tools at our disposal, both to create fake images and to detect them.
The EC’s new marketing tactic? Sexism
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6/27/2012   30 comments
In what appears to be an institutional attempt to patronize and condescend to women everywhere, the European Commission’s marketing team has released a YouTube video of a group of giggly girls in lab coats, apparently manicuring their way to a science degree.
Mega-cool micro-design contest
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6/27/2012   Post a comment
I just heard from that young man-about-town Richard Quinnell – the editor of Microcontroller Central – that he's running a micro-design contest.
I love Stanley (and Stanley loves me)
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6/18/2012   22 comments
I'm waiting for someone to say "Excuse me, do you happen to have any jumper cables," so that I can proudly whip out my Stanley...
Why people like the British
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6/18/2012   13 comments
Knowing that I'm from England, a friend just sent me a humorous email that purports to contain true snippets from British Newspapers.
What were they thinking: mowing a lawn
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6/15/2012   9 comments
Child labor laws are somewhat strict in this country, but after you see how much energy kids have, it seems a shame not to try and capture it in some way…
Buzz words can kill the buzz
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6/14/2012   3 comments
Ever been confused by buzzwords, acronyms or other such things in presentations. What are you pet peeves?
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6/6/2012   15 comments
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SparkFun gears up for fourth autonomous vehicle competition (AVC)
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6/6/2012   Post a comment
SparkFun's AVC event welcomes inventors worldwide to battle it out for $1,000 prize in this annual race.
The implant-amped brain
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6/3/2012   6 comments
My grandmother used to tell me, “The world is wiser and weaker.” She spouted many of these gems, but these words came to mind when I read a recent blog.
Weili Dai to grads: Follow your passion
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6/1/2012   3 comments
In a commencement address at UC Berkeley last month, Weili Dai, co-founder of Marvell, urged new engineering grads to follow their passion, not their enthusiasm.


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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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