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posted in August 2012
Intel energizes wireless charging effort
News & Analysis  
8/30/2012   9 comments
Intel has selected mixed-signal fabless chip company Integrated Device Technology to make transmitter and receiver ICs to implement Intel's resonant wireless energy transfer technology.
Consumer audio: Is accurate sound overrated?
Audio DesignLine Blog  
8/29/2012   35 comments
Should high-end headphones and speakers be designed for "good sound" rather than for technical accuracy? One consumer audio blogger thinks so.
Touchless control sensor modules add multifunctional capabilities to LED lighting
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8/24/2012   Post a comment
Touchless sensor modules now available from Rapid Electronics, add multifunctional capabilities to LED lighting, allowing users to switch and dim lighting in response to hand gestures and proximity, without the need for physical contact.
Philips and Daintree highlight ZigBee for wireless lighting controls
News & Analysis  
8/13/2012   Post a comment
Wireless Lighting expert company Daintree Networks and Dutch electric giant Philips have signed an agreement to develop advanced lighting controls products for commercial buildings through the use of open standards.
Wafer-scale CMOS X-ray imaging for medical apps
Design How-To  
8/10/2012   Post a comment
There is a growing interest in the use of solid-state based X-ray medical imaging and detection systems in the replacement of conventional diagnostic imaging techniques. One of these technologies is wafer-scale CMOS sensor-based imaging, which can bring advantages in terms of performance such as high resolution, high dynamic range and low noise capabilities.
3-D technology to improve cancer treatment
News & Analysis  
8/7/2012   7 comments
As part of a a three-year project, researchers at the University of Lincoln in Great Britain said they will develop 3-D imaging technology for cancer patients receiving proton therapy.
Diverse application base fuels sensor growth
News & Analysis  
8/6/2012   1 comment
The market for magnetic sensors is projected to grow by 13 percent in 2012 after surging by more than 22 percent last year, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli.
Component prices plunging on economic uncertainty, says IHS
News & Analysis  
8/3/2012   2 comments
Macro-economic uncertainty is spurring large price declines for a broad range of electronic parts, creating a near-term buying opportunity for buyers, according to market research firm IHS-iSuppli.


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Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...