Hurricane Sandy filmed from space The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/30/2012 7 comments NASA released a video of post-tropical cyclone Sandy, shot from the International Space Station, this morning, as many cities in the Northeast U.S. began picking up the pieces after the destruction.
Steve Jobs’s 260-foot iYacht sets sail The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/30/2012 3 comments A little more than a year after Apple co-founder’s death, a yacht he helped design has been spotted floating in Dutch waters, near the city of Aalsmeer.
Scratching the Surface: Microsoft’s Apple Envy and failure of Windows RT The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/22/2012 17 comments The Redmond-based software giant is blazing a new trail in an attempt to stay relevant in an increasingly Apple/Google-centric device world. While the rationale for Microsoft’s change is sound, the two divergent paths being taken is turning the PC eco-system on its head, as the firm prepares for war not only with Apple, but with the very customers who helped build its software empire.
A finer body of men… The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/19/2012 8 comments Well, things are certainly bouncing along merrily here in the pleasure dome (my office). In fact, I just took place in a jolly interesting email exchange…
Mega-cool audio reality costume The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/16/2012 2 comments The people at Think Geek keep on coming up with things I never knew I wanted (until I see them) and that I cannot afford, like...
Why can't good engineers get good jobs? The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/10/2012 67 comments Are online job applications more of a hindrance than a help? Was your dream job easier to land before the Monster.com’s, Careerbuilder’s and Google got involved? And is job software filtering good people out for the most minor reasons?
Xi3: Most un-boring desktop PC ever The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/8/2012 12 comments If you thought the desktop computer was dead, think again.
Hardware startup Xi3 says it’s on a mission to “change the way computers are built, serviced and upgraded,” by eliminating obsolescence and stuffing as much into a tiny, gorgeous little cube as it can. Welcome to modular computing at its cutest.
Will crowdfunding solar projects work? The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/3/2012 6 comments Mosaic, an online marketplace connecting investors to solar projects, announced it has come up with funding for its 6th large solar project in rather unusual fashion… by crowdsourcing it, Kickstarter style.
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. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.