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Can ideological engineering save the day?
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9/25/2012   18 comments
The National Academy of Engineering believes it could boost the number of engineering graduates by leveraging Generation Y’s ideology. But is it enough?
Facebook, Verizon and Samsung back NFC hackathon
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9/24/2012   1 comment
In the technology industry, trends come and go, buzz increases and decreases, fashions fall in and out of favor. Two crazes that don’t seem to be going out of style anytime soon, however, are the movements towards near field communication and hackathons.
Survey claims over half of Americans "disappointed" by iphone 5
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9/13/2012   17 comments
It has not even been 24 hours since Apple released its latest iteration of the now iconic iPhone, yet according to flash polls and several press releases cluttering up my inbox, “over half of Americans are ‘disappointed’ with the iPhone5,” and believe it brings “nothing new” to consumers.
SARAH 0.5 - Smart carpet
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9/6/2012   5 comments
Much to the joy of any Eureka fans out there, we are one step closer to SARAH (Self Actuated Residential Automated Habitat) becoming a reality. A team at the University of Manchester has developed a carpet that can detect the walking patterns of those who use it.


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The vast majority of the embedded designers I know typically create MCU-based systems -- they rarely even consider using a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).

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A Book For All Reasons
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Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

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Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
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Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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