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Larry Roberts on Web traffic jams
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5/25/2010   Post a comment
Internet pioneer Larry Roberts shared his thoughts on a way the end growing traffic jams on the Web in a keynote at the Netbook Summit May 2010
Vint Cerf on smart grids, Part 2
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5/25/2010   Post a comment
After a keynote at Connectivity Week, Vint Cerf took questions from the audince on the role of utilities and the dangers of complexity.
Teardown: Consumer Wire Locator (Zircon ElectriScanner)
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5/11/2010   Post a comment
Rich Nass from EE Times and Art Anderson from Microchip performed this teardown of a yet-to-be-released Zircon ElectriScanner live wire locator at ESC. The product is the first electrical scanner that can find AC wires in almost any environment.
Smart Grid Panel: ESC: Smart grid faces security, consumer challenges
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5/10/2010   Post a comment
An array of hurdles ranging from making communications gear secure to understanding consumer behaviors stand in the way of flipping on smart electric grids, according to a panel of experts at the Embedded Systems Conference.
Using Twitter in the Embedded Marketplace
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5/9/2010   Post a comment
Marcom representatives from major technology vendors explain how they use Twitter as a tool to create a community'. They spoke at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, on April 27, 2010.
FitBit teardown and wireless panel
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5/9/2010   Post a comment
Patrick Mannion of EE Times describes the making of the FitBit, a device that measures the wearer's physical exertion and wirelessly transmits and logs the data. After showing the innards, Patrick invites panelists to discuss wireless design.
Electric vehicles: Jason Wolf's keynote at ESC SV 2010
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5/7/2010   Post a comment
Electric vehicle service stations: Jason Wolf of Better Place explains his company's scheme for switching out batteries to extend range of electric vehicles at his keynote address at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, April 29, 2010.
ESC SV 2010 Medical Electronics Panel
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5/6/2010   Post a comment
Rick Merritt of EE Times moderates the New Horizons in Medical Electronics panel at ESC SV 2010. Sponsored by Texas Instruments, the panel includes Mir Imran, Dan Wallace, Steven Dean, and Jon Adams.
Interview with Rich Templeton at ESC SV 2010
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5/4/2010   Post a comment
Rich Templeton has some inspiring words for engineers. Patrick Mannion of EE Times interviewed him directly after his keynote at ESC Silicon Valley on April 28, 2010.
The electric car is now: Jason Wolf, Better Place North America
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5/3/2010   Post a comment
It's just a matter of when, not if, the electric car becomes ubiquitous, says Jason Wolf, the vice president of Better Place North America. Interviewed by Patrick Mannion (EE Times), Wolf says carbon burners will be museum pieces in the near future.
ESC SV 2010 State of Embedded Panel
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5/2/2010   Post a comment
Jack Ganssle, Niall Cooling, and Dan Saks discuss the embedded systems industry in a panel held at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA.
ESC SV 2010 No-holds-barred debate: Standalone processor vs. processor-in-FPGA
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5/2/2010   Post a comment
Jim Turley (CEO, Silicon Insider) and Clive Maxfield (President, Techbites Interactive) debated the virtues of standalone processor vs. processor-in-FPGAs for embedded systems, at the Embedded Systems Conference, April 17, 2010. Sponsored by Actel.
TI CEO Rich Templeton gives keynote at ESC SV 2010
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5/2/2010   Post a comment
There's never been a better time to be an embedded systems engineer, says Rich Templeton, CEO of Texas Instruments, during his keynote at the Embedded Systems Conference on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
Embeddy Awards, ESC SV 2010
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5/1/2010   Post a comment
VDC Research presented their Embeddy awards for best in show at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA, April 29th, 2010.
ESC SV 2010: How to acquire software development expertise
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5/1/2010   Post a comment
Popular speaker Arthur Friedrich outlines strategies for software development engineers who want to reach and stay at the top of the game. The talk, called Acquisition of SW Development Expertise Through Deliberate Practice, was given at ESC SV 2010.
Profile in Design: Yervant Zorian
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5/1/2010   Post a comment
Yervant Zorian, vice president and chief scientist at Virage Logic, describes the challenges of using intellectual property blocks in system designs and ruminates on the design food chain, the IP infrastructure and the need for more industry shows.


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