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posted in October 2012
Yoshida in China: Huawei MIA in Windows Phone 8
Blog  
10/31/2012   7 comments
What’s behind Huawei’s no-show at the Windows Phone 8 announcement, and Microsoft’s waning appetite for the Japanese market?
App developers are weak link for Android security
News & Analysis  
10/30/2012   Post a comment
When it comes to Android app security, what's the weakest link? Mobile handsets, communication links or servers, data centers? We looked for some answers.
Windows Phone OS uses NFC stack from NXP
Design How-To  
10/30/2012   Post a comment
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system will integrate the software stack of the PN544 NFC controller from NXP, according to the Dutch chip company.
Windows Phone 8 targets everyone but business users
News & Analysis  
10/29/2012   19 comments
The most memorable tag line for Windows Phone 8 is: “We reinvented smartphones around YOU.”
Software startup engineers a smarter grid
Design How-To  
10/29/2012   Post a comment
Former semiconductor-industry engineers mine energy data to optimize load, cut costs.
Slideshow: 10 things you should know about Win 8
News & Analysis  
10/25/2012   32 comments
The debut of Microsoft’s latest OS will twist the PC industry into more pretzels than a yoga class. We explore some of the more interesting positions.
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.
Why Microsoft’s Surface will be no-show in Japan
News & Analysis  
10/21/2012   13 comments
Is Microsoft snubbing Japan because of its growing irrelevance as a market? Or is Microsoft wary about its Surface tablet flopping in Japan?
5 reasons why Windows RT should be important
Blog  
10/12/2012   3 comments
First and foremost, Windows RT represents a new day in computing where the consumer can once again choose from multiple architectures by selecting the desired power, performance, features, and price rather than the processor.
JellyBean 4.1.2 rolling out
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
10/9/2012   Post a comment
Google started rolling out Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) very stealthily Tuesday morning.
Vehicle computers to bring buses, commercial vehicles and mobile machinery to the cloud
Product News  
10/8/2012   Post a comment
Kontron is launching a new on-board computer to bring buses, commerical vehicles, mobile construction, agricultural and industrial machinery to the cloud.
OpenFlow net approach struggles to come of age
News & Analysis  
10/4/2012   2 comments
The OpenFlow movement toward software-defined networks is in its infancy, but with the help of four new work groups it is trying to grow up fast.


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Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
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An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely unfamiliar. ...

Max Maxfield

What's the Best Traveling Toolkit?
Max Maxfield
19 comments
A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
41 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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