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What To Do While Waiting for Apple iPhone6 Teardown
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9/14/2014   1 comment
Teardown.com will have full Apple iPhone6 teardown next week. Here's what to do until then.
Embedded Systems Programming Languages
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9/12/2014   Post a comment
Specialized languages have been developed to address the unique requirements of embedded developers, but none have found universal acceptance.
Ethernet: Ticket to Driverless Car
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9/12/2014   3 comments
New vehicle applications will depend on high data rates that cannot possibly be supported by today's CAN, LIN, and FlexRay systems. The "eyes and ears" for self-driving systems, for example, will need a high-bandwidth Ethernet backbone.
Introducing 4 AXYZ's 3D Printing Wood Machines
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9/12/2014   Post a comment
4 AXYZ is in the additive manufacturing business. But instead of printing with plastic, the company has developed technology that would allow it to create the first 3D printing machine to manufacture solid wood products.
Talking About Cool Ideas With Proto Labs
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9/12/2014   Post a comment
Proto Labs expects to announce its next winners Oct. 7.
Creating an 8x8x8 3D LED Cube: Testing the 8x8 Panels
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9/12/2014   29 comments
Creating an 8x8x8 3D tri-color LED cube from the ground up involves a variety of tasks, one of which is burn-in-testing the eight 8x8 panels before assembling them into the final cube.
3D IP: Intellectual Property Issues for Innovators
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9/12/2014   Post a comment
Patience Jones will be talking about "3D IP: Intellectual Property Issues for Innovators" at our upcoming conference in San Francisco this September.
Could AMS' Expansion Be Bad News for Europe?
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9/12/2014   Post a comment
An Austrian chip manufacturer getting hold of another wafer fab has to be good news for Europe, right? Yes, unless….
World’s First 3D Printed Car Live Printed This Week
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9/11/2014   Post a comment
History will be made this week as Local Motors live prints the first 3D printer car followed by its first drive this Saturday.
Improving Touch Technologies Through Better Haptics
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9/11/2014   1 comment
Designers of Things speaker Jack Lindsay is an expert on haptics. We caught up with him to talk about the haptics space and how this new interaction with technology will change our relationship with tech and one another.
Fashionable Wearables at Toronto Men's Fashion Week
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9/10/2014   Post a comment
Wearables lit up the runway in Toronto as brain-sensing headbands and LED clothing walked the catwalk in a wearable tech fashion show at Toronto Men's Fashion Week.
Enhancing Electronic Enterprises With Edison Emanations
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9/10/2014   15 comments
Max Maxfield may take a look at those reproductions of vintage-style light bulbs known as Edison Bulbs to enhance the look and feel of his hobby projects.
Mobile Operators Want SIMs in Every IoT Sensor
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9/10/2014   Post a comment
GSMA group says its Embedded SIM architecture is key to deploying a worldwide Internet of Things.
IDF: Tabula Unleashes Extreme 3PLD-Based Coms & Server Boards
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9/10/2014   7 comments
At the Intel Developers Forum, Tabula is demonstrating a suite of extreme performance, FPGA-based communications and server boards.
Marvell's 4K Ultra HD SoC Targets Hybrid Boxes
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9/10/2014   4 comments
Marvell’s new SoC featuring a variety of interfaces (Gigabit Ethernet for IPTV, DVB-T/S input) is designed for “hybrid boxes,” allowing the reception of terrestrial broadcast, pay TV, and IP content on the same platform.
Apple Watch: 4 Things to Like, 3 Not So Much
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9/10/2014   32 comments
Remember, Apple Watch won’t hit the market until 2015. But as far as I know now, here are a few Apple hits and possible misses.
3D Printer Says Open IP to Make Cool Things
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9/10/2014   Post a comment
Hasbro and Shapeways embarked on a new venture maybe never before attempted by a major brand: allowing fan art to flourish. Duann Scott of 3D-printing platform vendor Shapeways tells how mutually successful the venture was in his talk "Opening Up IP to Make Really Cool Things" at Designer of Things conference.
Edison Leads Intel into Wearables
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9/9/2014   9 comments
Intel released its Edison PC on a module, giving away development boards free to attendees at its annual developer forum here in hopes os staking out a position for its x86 in the emerging Internet of Things.
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
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9/9/2014   1 comment
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
Apple Unveils Watch, iPhone 6
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9/9/2014   10 comments
Apple dives into wearables, debuts two new iPhones -- and promises to revolutionize mobile payments with Apple Pay.
Apple Watch Misnomer: Wireless Charging
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9/9/2014   9 comments
The Apple Watch also came out at Apple's grand debutante ball for the next-gen iPhone. The Cult of Apple may be the kick in pants the smartwatch market needs, but this watch's charging method does little to advance the wireless charging standards battle.
Last Week to Register for DoT 2014 With Special Pricing
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9/9/2014   Post a comment
Advance rates for Designers of Things expire Friday, Sept. 12. Register this week to save up to $150 on your VIP, Tech, or Demo Pass.
Intel Xeon Boosts Workstation & Servers
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9/9/2014   5 comments
Intel said at its developer conference that it has upgraded its Xeon processors for workstations and servers to version three, and that the new Xeons, with 22nm 3D Tri-Gate technology and "per-core" dynamic regulation, have broken world performance records.
Apple of Greenpeace's Eye?
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9/9/2014   1 comment
Environmental group Greenpeace has called on companies in the consumer electronics sector to follow and maybe even exceed Apple’s example in reducing the damage it does to the environment.
Smart Shirts Take the Court at US Open
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9/8/2014   2 comments
Tennis fans attending the US Open this year in New York may have a reason to give the ball boys a second look. Several of them will be sporting the latest in wearable technology -- Polo Tech smart shirts designed by Ralph Lauren.
Wearables Wrapup: IFA, Unpacked & Motorola Launch Announcements
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9/8/2014   Post a comment
Last week was a whirlwind of product launches for wearable tech as a couple of big events were held around the world. Asus, Sony, Samsung, and Motorola unveiled technology you can wear on your wrists, your face, and even your ears. We recap the wearables you can expect from these companies this year.
Introducing Flexoelectricity
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9/8/2014   5 comments
Flexoelectricity is a rather obscure effect whereby a dielectric can become electrically polarized when bent and, conversely, can bend when polarized -- sort of like the piezoelectric effect, but different.
Smartwatch Dev Kit: TI Chronos Not Just for Goal-Line Tech
Teardown  
9/8/2014   12 comments
With smartwatches becoming all the rage, we decided to tear into TI's Chronos development kit to see what makes them tick.
RPiSoC: PSoC-Based Board Boosts Raspberry Pi's Capabilities
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9/8/2014   6 comments
The RPiSoC, which is based on the PSoC 5LP, can be used to off-load a Raspberry Pi while also working with Arduino shields and Digilent Pmods.
Apple iPhone: 12 Pivotal Moments
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9/8/2014   Post a comment
With Apple expected to announce iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014, we look back at some key milestones in iPhone history.
NFC: Locking iPhone Users In
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9/8/2014   21 comments
The biggest game-changer iPhone 6 is expected to bring is a breakthrough Apple has negotiated with mobile carriers, banks, and credit card companies.
Moto X Smartphone, Moto 360 Smartwatch Debut
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9/5/2014   1 comment
Motorola reveals two new smartphones, a Bluetooth headset, and its long-awaited smartwatch.
Is There Life After Touchscreens?
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9/5/2014   3 comments
At the Touch Taiwan show, I saw many display vendors deeply mired in the battle over ever-narrowing bezels, and the never-ending pixel-per-inch war.
4 Hurdles to Securing Internet of Things
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9/4/2014   2 comments
Why locking down even the tiniest embedded devices is a tall order.
QuickLogic's Sub-150µW Smartphone/Wearable Sensor Hub
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9/4/2014   1 comment
Need to integrate accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, pressure, temperature, humidity, ambient light, gesture, proximity and heart rate monitor sensors? QuickLogic's ArcticLink 3 S2 has you covered.
6 Things I Expect at IDF
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9/4/2014   5 comments
The annual Intel Developer Conference will put a spotlight on the Internet of Things, Broadwell processors, 14nm process technology, new server CPUs and hopefully more.
Can Curved AMOLED Give Samsung a Clear Edge?
News & Analysis  
9/4/2014   4 comments
Samsung springs a surprise at IFA 2014 in Berlin by revealing the Galaxy Note Edge, a curved 2,560 x 1,440-pixel AMOLED phablet with a wraparound screen that can display notifications, icons, and news scrolling like a ticker.
Testing for Security: Key to Automotive Development
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9/4/2014   Post a comment
Safety has always been a key concern for automotive companies, and safety specifically related to electronic systems has been a strong focus for semiconductor, Tier 1, and OEM companies in the past decade.
Startup Gestures for Home Control
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9/4/2014   Post a comment
Clapping to turn lights on and off may too gimmicky in the unfolding Internet of Things, so a Minnesota startup is taking home automation into the 21st century. Playtabase aims to manufacture its Reemo automation system as a bridge product between ease of access and health.
Can China Buy Its Way Into Global IC Industry?
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9/4/2014   12 comments
By taking over OmniVision, China will gain instant access to the global market. Such a deal also generates demand for volume production of CMOS image sensors in China -- enough to fill SMIC’s capacity.
Super Cheap Windows Devices Emerge At IFA
News & Analysis  
9/3/2014   11 comments
Asus, Acer, and Toshiba announce some of the most affordable Windows devices ever at the IFA trade show in Berlin, with prices as low as $120. Is the user experience up to snuff?
4 Big Trends From ESC Brazil
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9/3/2014   5 comments
Brazil’s vibrant embedded systems engineering community was out in full force at ESC Brazil 2014 last week. Here’s a look at four of the biggest-buzz-generating trends we saw at the show.
Trillion Sensors Not Likely
Break Points  
9/2/2014   14 comments
The trillion-sensor world is not going to happen anytime soon. Just do the math.
IoE: Internet of Earthquakes?
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9/2/2014   9 comments
Wakeup call: Data scientists at Jawbone recently published findings on the quake’s effect on sleep. Ninety-three percent of Jawbone UP wearers in Napa, Sonoma, Vallejo, and Fairfield -- all less than 15 miles from the epicenter -- woke up at 3:20 a.m. when shaking began.
Apple iPhone 6: Mobile Payments Pioneer?
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9/2/2014   Post a comment
Apple's latest iPhone could help bring mobile payments to the mainstream.
Anatomy of an ARM Server Chip
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9/2/2014   3 comments
Four out of the top five server IC companies prefer ARM. The server market bloodied ARM in recent years, but ARM is bouncing back with help from the popularity of the ARMv8 64-bit architecture.
IoT Gives Old Technology New Life
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9/2/2014   2 comments
Cypress Semiconductor sees a great deal of potential for SONOS technology, dating back to the 1960s, for addressing scaling and power challenges in Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Andes Ready to Rumble in CPU War
News & Analysis  
9/2/2014   3 comments
With ARM reigning as king of the CPU IP market and Android dominating mobile operating systems, is there any room for anyone with new architectures to challenge these leaders’ well established ecosystems? Andes says yes.
Intel Wearables Contest Goes New Age
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9/1/2014   Post a comment
Emotional prosthetics, modular smartbands and sixth sense necklaces make up finalists for Intel’s Make It Wearable Challenge.
Android Wear: Where Are the Wares
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9/1/2014   Post a comment
Here are examples of some of the watches that use Android Wear.
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