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Susan Fourtané
Member Since: July 31, 2011
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Engineering Ethics Into A Robot
7/16/2014   14 comments
Researchers are exploring how to engineer ethics into artificially intelligent beings that would interact and help humans as socially assistive robots.
Ethical, Autonomous Robots of the Near Future
7/14/2014   20 comments
Morally competent robots might be perfectly programmed to be "better moral creatures than we are" -- or at least better decision makers with fewer inconsistencies.
Industrial Bots to Awaken Mom-Pop Manufacturing
6/20/2014   14 comments
A consistent increase in sales of industrial robots marks the start of the era of the robotics revolution.
The heart of responsible e-waste recycling
6/19/2013   6 comments
Electronic equipment can represent a serious threat to the environment, and the population, if disposed of incorrectly.
A guide to greener electronics
6/14/2013   Post a comment
When Greenpeace released a global Guide to Greener Electronics last November, it carried a refreshing surprise.
Can Samsung overtake Apple in 2013?
5/16/2013   13 comments
Should we admit that there is in fact "a before and after" Apple's iconic CEO Steve Jobs?
Is iPhone upgrade really necessary?
5/10/2013   4 comments
Upgrades that come too fast with too few new features are pushing consumers away from the every-18-months upgrade treadmill.
Apple in Brazil: Deja vu all over again
4/15/2013   6 comments
A decade ago, a Brazilian telecommunications service firm applied to register the trademark "iPhone." Things didn't get messy for years.
Nokia conquers China
4/5/2013   8 comments
Long-awaited good news reached Nokia far from its Finland headquarters in a mighty big market: China.
iPhone vs. iFone: Apple Loses Appeal in Mexico
4/1/2013   4 comments
The Mexico City-based iFone expects compensation from Apple for the use of its brand name? Really? Can't we all just get along, por favor?
Nokia forges on with low-cost Asha 310
News & Analysis  
3/13/2013   2 comments
Nokia Corp. has recently announced the newest low-end member in the Nokia Asha family: Nokia Asha 310.
Is Apple losing its cool?
3/4/2013   10 comments
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is concerned about Apple not being the "cool" computing system for too much longer.

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Vetinari Clock: Additional Possibilities
Max Maxfield
In my previous blog on the topic of my Vetinari Clock project, we pondered a number of possibilities for the positioning of switches on the front panel, and we ended up with a number of ...

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
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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 ...