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Video: New Developments in the Cunning Chronograph Competition
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9/4/2015   5 comments
Steve Manley has taken our capriciously cunning chronograph competition to the next level using his new 3d printer.
IBM mbed with ARM
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9/4/2015   1 comment
IBM is mbed with ARM over connecting Internet of Things devices, using IBM's IoT for Electronics service for mobile, automotive, medical, Smart TVs, appliances or anything else with electronics to IBM's cloud for device management, running analytics in realtime so archives are not just raw data and guaranteeing security with sophisticated deep risk management.
On the High-speed Train to Handset Innovation
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Here's an inside view on China's market dynamics and how local vendors are accelerating their innovations.
Drone Advocates Urge Veto on California Bill
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9/4/2015   11 comments
California’s SB 142, currently being considered by the governor, would prohibit drones from flying over private property without permission.
Wireless and PLC Merge for Novel Mesh Networking
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9/4/2015   Post a comment
Greenvity Communications has found a way to make wireless and powerline communications work together as a single mesh network.
An affordable online CNC prototyping service: Draw2CNC
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9/3/2015   19 comments
The great thing about Draw2CNC (in addition to being free, quick to learn, and easy to use) is that it won't let you create a design that cannot be manufactured.
LED Displays Get Wearable
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9/3/2015   10 comments
A flexible, stretchable fabric-based light-emitting-diode (LED) display is built into a comfortable fabric by Imec and partners.
IoT Goes Emotional
9/3/2015   9 comments
I came across recently a refreshing IoT pitch -- "Emotional Home." The company promoting it is Binatone. The man behind the concept is consumer GPS pioneer Kanwar Chadha.
Flextech Guru Helps U.S. Stretch
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9/3/2015   2 comments
The head of a new initiative to give the U.S. a lead in flexible hybrid electronics talks about the technology, markets and politics of the $165 million effort.
Startups Silicon 60: Why Silicon Gets No Respect
9/2/2015   2 comments
Is any capital flowing to new hardware startups? Who is now nuturing the electronics industry's next generation? Join the debate Sept. 8th on EE Times Radio as EE Times launches the 2015 Silicon 60 list.
Two Drones Just Landed On My Desk
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9/2/2015   15 comments
In which Max discovers the joys of flying drones and capturing videos from the air.
How Secure are Smartwatches? Not Very.
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New analysis indicates that all the smartwatches tested contain significant vulnerabilities, including insufficient authentication, lack of encryption, and privacy problems.
Will our Deep Learning Machines Love Us or Loath Us?
9/2/2015   2 comments
Whose judgment will AI systems use as a basis for their evaluations? Yours, mine, or someone we don't know who may have poor judgment skills?
Google-led Group Preempts HEVC
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9/2/2015   6 comments
Internet giants Google and Cisco have banded together with Amazon and Netflix, two large streaming service players, along with Microsoft, Intel and Mozilla, to establish an Alliance for Open Media to develop “open, royalty-free and interoperable solutions for the next generation of video delivery,” the group said Tuesday (Sept. 1).
New Technologies Secure the IoT & IIoT
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9/1/2015   Post a comment
Traditional security techniques are failing; today's devices & systems need a proactive real-time defense that leverages up-to-the minute threat intelligence and is future-proof.
Chip Firms Target Smaller Customers
9/1/2015   4 comments
Chip firms are increasing efforts to target small customers and startups, which cumulatively buy nearly $80 billion in semiconductors each year.
E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts
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9/1/2015   Post a comment
Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. What has gone wrong?
The Secret Bone Phone: A Tale of Space, Electronics Adventure
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I was perhaps the most passionate of my friends and schoolmates on following every aspect of America’s space program. So when the latest space flight salvo from NASA was going to launch during school hours that June, I wasn’t about to let a silly school rule against pocket radios interfere with my following my heroes' adventures in real time!
Slideshow: Touch Taiwan 2015
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8/31/2015   Post a comment
The touch screen industry is looking for a lift as demand growth for smartphones and tablets hits a lull in 2015. Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute, one of the world’s largest electronics R&D organizations, may have the answer.
'Future Frontier' Sees Drones, Space
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8/31/2015   8 comments
The "Future of Frontier Technologies" report describes what analysts believe will be the most successful technologies in the next five years, from finance drones, space, augmented- and virtual-reality.
Apple Joins Pentagon Alliance to Develop Wearable Tech
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8/31/2015   Post a comment
The Pentagon has announced a Silicon Valley-based manufacturing institute and partnership with a consortium of over 160 companies, universities, and non-profit organizations -- including Apple and Boeing -- to develop high-tech military wearables and ultimately "an end-to-end stretchable electronics 'ecosystem' in the U.S."
Keysight Expands Calibration, Asset Management Services
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8/31/2015   Post a comment
Keysight Technologies, Inc., has purchased Electroservices Enterprises Ltd, a U.K. company specializing in test equipment service and solutions.
Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum
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8/28/2015   6 comments
Debate around spectrum sharing for next generation communications systems continues, following a recommendation by the industry group Wi-Fi Alliance to withhold certification of LTE-Unlicensed equipment. Licensed and unlicensed spectrum management is a critical concern ahead of an expected boom in data needs and connected devices by 2020.
Video: Two Fritos Cans 'Chatting'
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8/28/2015   13 comments
Imagine a gaggle of these cans conversing with each other -- their lids and animatronic eyes popping up and down like a demented game of Whac-A-Mole.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscopes, Part 2
8/28/2015   4 comments
Here's the second set of questions on oscilloscopes, originally published in Test & Measurement World.
Open Source GPU Debuts
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8/27/2015   6 comments
The first open source general-purpose graphics processor was described at Hot Chips along with an open source core more power efficient than an ARM processor.
Revisiting the Woodstock Era with the Perfect Playlist
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8/27/2015   93 comments
If you were tasked with creating the definitive collection of songs that defined the Woodstock era, which tracks would you include and which would you exclude?
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’
8/27/2015   1 comment
If “fitness bands are like hardware Ponzi schemes” where device suppliers must sell more and more new hardware while amusing bored users, can this be sustainable?
Intel's Fabric Supersizes Comm for Data
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8/26/2015   8 comments
Intel's Omni-Path Arcitecture (OPA) build on Infiniband and to provide superior fabric communications among heterogeneous computers from datacenters to supercomputer.
Wireless Charging Visits The Hospital
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Wireless charging is making its way into hospitals with the goal of eliminating power issues in everything from surgical tools to defibrillators.
Opening an FPGA-Based MIPS CPU Core to Universities
8/26/2015   4 comments
Imagination's MIPSfpga program is designed to bring a new CPU architecture education paradigm to universities around the world.
Fabless RF Filters Cut Size, Share Same Die
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8/26/2015   1 comment
The latest high-end smartphones have upwards of 60 discrete radio frequency (RF) filters to address all the bands they must cover worldwide, but Resonant Inc. says it can half that number (or more) plus half their thickness.
Drone Highways: Europe Wants to Get on the Road
8/25/2015   1 comment
Amazon is upping its game for dedicated space for drone delivery, and Europe seems eager to play along.
Want a Deal? Visit Your Local Technology Recycling Store
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8/25/2015   15 comments
It doesn’t matter how crusty you are -- $2.50 for a 15-meter Ethernet cable is bound to being a little smile to your face.
Will Apple Build an Entire Car?
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8/25/2015   19 comments
Whether its creators call it ‘iRod’ or ‘iCar,’ Apple has launched a pedal-to-the-metal drive into the automotive industry, while keeping typically mum, according to industry analysts.
Fantastical Theatre Featured at ESC Minneapolis 2015
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8/25/2015   8 comments
At the forthcoming Embedded System Conference (ESC), the Fantastical Theatre sessions are open to all attendees, including those sporting a Free Demo Hall Pass.
Let Consumers Figure Out a Use Case for EEG
8/25/2015   1 comment
That's what you could think of Imec an Holst Centre’s recent launch of an electroencephalogram (EEG) headset which the research centres hope will seduce consumers.
Startup Wants Better IoT Radios
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8/25/2015   7 comments
Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee won’t cut it for next-generation nodes on the Internet of Things that need to run on tens of microwatts from energy harvesters, said a Hot Chips presenter.
Cellular, Asia Drive RF Sales
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Basestation proliferation in China and the Asia-Pacific region are driving demand for RF power devices, according to a report from ABI Research. The market for RF power devices grew by approximately $1 billion in 2014, over 50% growth year-over-year.
If You Give a Nerd a Microscope...
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8/24/2015   31 comments
Given the right tools -- including a digital microscope -- it's possible for anyone who is reasonable adept to hand-solder electronic systems based on surface-mount technology (SMT).
FarmTech: Drones Above, Robots Below
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8/24/2015   5 comments
Twenty-four hour farming, autonomous tractors and driverless combines are no longer the stuff of agro-science fiction. Agriculture today is moving toward all these innovations.
18 Views of #IDF15
8/24/2015   3 comments
This year's Intel developer Forum amped up the theatrics to engage a younger crowd and engage them in IoT and other products beyond Intel's core PC business.
Cable Runs Affect MEMS Microphone Tests
8/24/2015   1 comment
The explosion of smart devices has meant an explosion of small, low-powered audio components that bring their own special measurement and connectivity challenges.
Albany Research Hub Drives Collaboration
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8/24/2015   Post a comment
The College of Nanoscience and Engineering has grown from a physics department at the State University of New York’s Albany Polytechnic campus to the hub of research and development for New York state.
Awesome Robots, Bizarre Traditions & Magnificent Monowheels
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8/21/2015   17 comments
It's hard to know what our future robot overlords are going to think when they see these videos -- it might be best to start running now!
Smart-Meter ICs on Rise, Predicts Report
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The global market for smart meters is going to be 132 million units in 2015 rising to 150 million units in 2019 providing significant growth opportunities for ICs, according to research firm IHS,
New Opportunities in the $2.2 Billion Conductive Ink Market
8/21/2015   Post a comment
Conductive inks and pastes remain one of the largest and most dynamic sectors in printed electronics.
SK Hynix Invests in Hyperspectral Sensor Startup
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8/21/2015   1 comment
SK Hynix has invested 2.2 billion won (about $1.8 million) in Stratio Technology Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.), a startup developing germanium-based hyperspectral image sensors, according to Korea Times article. SK Hynix has acquired a 9.1 percent stake the article said.
Intel’s Krzanich: CEO Q&A at IDF
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8/21/2015   22 comments
Intel’s chief executive shares his thoughts on topics ranging from Moore’s Law, EUV, China, 3D XPoint and his effects to expand beyond the PC.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
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As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.
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