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Sensing a touchy-feely haptic future
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8/24/2012   7 comments
Humans are rather emotional creatures. We rely heavily on our five senses to interact with the world around us, drinking things in with our eyes, ears, nose and mouth. We’re also a touchy-feely bunch, and it turns out, we’re really quite fond of pushing buttons. It’s that whole tactile feeling.
Mixed signals: Where are your manners?
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8/21/2012   16 comments
Everyone knows that speaking with your mouth full is disgusting. It’s equally true that people talking loudly on mobile phones in public places is obnoxious. Put the two together and you literally have a recipe for gastronomical disaster, and restaurateurs are taking note.
Silicon Valley Nation: The end of Silicon Valley?
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8/20/2012   4 comments
Yammer CEO David Sacks thinks Silicon Valley is dead. Really? Really?
Volkswagen engineers underwater car for shark week
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8/15/2012   6 comments
Here on EE Times, we may be more accustomed to writing about FinFETS than shark fins, but we’re about to make an exception.
Video: mobile chips are like pizza
Engineering Pop Culture!  
8/3/2012   5 comments
I don’t know about you, but my biggest challenge in this industry has always been trying to persuade people that hardware is sexy.


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