Human hotspots – wireless for your body The Engineering Life--Around the Web 8/29/2012 8 comments Wireless connectivity is already fairly ubiquitous, but with ever more devices getting hooked up to the net, will the final frontier become the human body?
Will there be a Nokia Win8 tablet? The Engineering Life--Around the Web 8/24/2012 8 comments When Microsoft first announced the Surface, everyone was overwhelmed, Microsoft for the first time, would be building a complete experience, combining both hardware and software into one holistic product.
Today’s special: 3D printed meat The Engineering Life--Around the Web 8/15/2012 23 comments Fire up the grill for the latest in 3-D printing. Modern Meadow, a Missouri-based start-up has secured backing from billionaire Peter Thiel’s philanthropic foundation to create printable meat.
T-Shirt OS – wearable, shareable, programmable clothing The Engineering Life--Around the Web 8/15/2012 22 comments T-shirts have long been vehicles of personal expression. Be it your faded old Slayer T, your snippet of snark brashly emblazoned across your chest, your favorite comic book character set to fabric, or just your plain old white vest complete with a few coffee stains; your t-shirt tells people something about who you are. So what if you could change it, constantly, by making it digitally interactive?
Qualcomm Now Has Intel Inside The Engineering Life--Around the Web 8/10/2012 13 comments This week the semiconductor industry saw two high profile pieces of career news; Anand Chandrasekher (former senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group) was hired by Qualcomm as chief marketing officer, and John Byrne was promoted to chief sales officer at AMD.
Solar powered soldiers The Engineering Life--Around the Web 8/2/2012 3 comments MC10, a startup specializing in flexible electronics, has signed a one year contract with the US Army to develop and test solar cell technology for military use.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...