4/9/2013 11:26 AM EDT
While we accept the necessity of IP, everyone seems to have plenty of grips as well. What are your biggest complaints about IP developers or users?
post comment 6 comments last comment M_S
I've been using some IP from Altera for a DDR2 SDRAM memory controller. I have not been able to get ...
4/5/2013 11:20 AM EDT
I am getting on my soapbox today to complain about the way tickets are sold for large concerts. This may not be true where you are but this is the way it is done in Portland…
post comment 2 comments last comment WKetel
In the Detroit area the original problem was that scalpers would purchase all of the good seats at ...
3/26/2013 1:54 PM EDT
Thanks to some type of hardware/software glitch, my inexpensive MP3 player just won't shut down.
post comment 13 comments last comment MarvA
I've had to use the 7-second rule on the power button on every computer that I've dealt with in the ...
3/22/2013 11:34 AM EDT
It is amazing what some people consider simple or complex. While time is not the most rational number system and decimal might be easier, this patent has another idea…
post comment 16 comments last comment Sparky_Watt
I don't know why he picked 36. 12 is also divisible by 2, 3, and 4. 60 is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, ...
3/18/2013 8:09 AM EDT
The new Galaxy S4 smartphone from Samsung will be able to use its camera to watch you watching it.
post comment 11 comments last comment OmegaMan
Harrison Ford is playing Colonel Graff, the man responsible for Ender's training.
3/5/2013 4:40 PM EST
My friend has an iPhone, which he believes has been compromised.
post comment 4 comments last comment mrmobile
Q: Is there any way to determine if your iPhone has been compromised? A: Not for normal people. The ...
3/1/2013 1:19 PM EST
Determining thermal effects on general purpose pc boards is tough, but it’s another story to control PCB reliability in mission critical applications where device failure is not an option.
post comment 1 comment last comment DaStargzer
The first thing I noticed in the graph was that the Ground Temperature has a larger swing than the ...
3/1/2013 11:08 AM EST
Crazy patents are often the work of a single person who wants to become a mad inventor, but large corporations do it as well…
post comment 3 comments last comment GSKrasle
They should put two motion-engines and an ink-jet printhead in the mouse, so that it prints on a ...
2/22/2013 11:10 AM EST
OK, so perhaps that is a little premature, but Apple thinks the idea has enough merit that they have filed a patent about it. At the moment it has not be granted, but it does provide some interesting insights…
post comment 1 comment last comment Michael.McManus
A bi-stable spring? I think that's what my daughter would call a "slap bracelet", think of a metal ...
2/15/2013 11:07 AM EST
I love it when something thinks they are being really clever and yet it is also clear that they don’t have a clue. How many ways would this invention not work…
post comment 18 comments last comment Steve_B
The key issue in a patent is not the figure or description, which are just examples, but the ...