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4|22|2014 MADISON, Wis. — Like it or not, smartphones and cars are becoming inseparable -- with Bluetooth Low Energy as the communication technology that ties them ...

4|21|2014 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bluetooth, FreeRTOS, and multiprocressing are all on the rise in embedded systems, according to our latest annual survey, released in ...

4|17|2014 SAN FRANCISCO -- As several major companies roll out 802.11ac solutions with multi-user, multiple input-multiple output (MU-MIMO), local startup Quantenna ...

4|17|2014 The US military research agency that helped turn unmanned aerial vehicles from noisy hobbyist toys into far-ranging platforms for real-time surveillance (and ...

4|17|2014 MADISON, Wis. — ON Semiconductor doesn’t usually come off as a powerhouse in image sensor technology, largely because the $2.8 billion company has a ...

4|16|2014 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Mod is back, according to officials from Google's Project Ara team. The module developers kit for the open-source, build-your-own ...

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To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

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