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An eBay for engineering talent
Blog  
11/30/2012   1 comment
UK initiative offers something of a cross between an online matchmaker and an engineering careers site.
3-D printing electronic devices...that work!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/28/2012   8 comments
Scientists at the University of Warwick say they have invented a simple and inexpensive conductive plastic composite able to work in even today’s low-cost 3-D printers.
GM's Chevrolets first to get Siri
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/28/2012   1 comment
The firm made the announcement at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on Tuesday, saying it would be the first of nine car makers to adopt Apple’s talking butler service, starting with the Chevrolet Sonic LTZ, RS, Spark 1LT and 2LT.
Video: Samsung stresses its smartphones
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/27/2012   5 comments
Samsung is out to show the world how tough it is, or at least, how tough its smartphones are, with a newly released video showing the various (and rather rigorous looking) stress tests it puts its devices through.
My favorite Cyber Monday deals
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/26/2012   Post a comment
Pickings were not as great as I'd hoped, but here are a few Cyber Monday deals that piqued my interest.
Comment: re: Taser for kids - 11/26/2012
Comment: re: Gratitude List, 2012 - 11/26/2012
Video: Samsung stresses its smartphones
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11/26/2012   Post a comment
Samsung is out to show the world how tough it is, or at least, how tough its smartphones are, with a newly released video showing the various (and rather rigorous looking) stress tests it puts its devices through.
Comment: re: Fighting fires with fuses - 11/21/2012
Freescale's i.MX 7 canned as firm refocuses
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/21/2012   5 comments
The mobile and tablet market can be a money maker for some and a deal breaker for others. For Freescale, it seems to be the latter, with the firm choosing to discontinue its high end i.MX 7 mobile processor line, in favor of lower powered chips aimed more at the internet of things.
Fighting fires with fuses
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/20/2012   3 comments
Capdevielle’s day to day job consists of being on the front lines of circuit safety, answering scores of queries on a daily basis from engineers about product design, and where fuses fit in.
Comment: re: Videoconferencing gets real - 11/19/2012
Comment: re: Videoconferencing gets real - 11/19/2012
Comment: re: Videoconferencing gets real - 11/19/2012
Videoconferencing gets real
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/17/2012   18 comments
Panacast is a new system meant to emulate human visual perspective, in order to achieve real-time video streaming with a 200° field of view.
SPARC founder: Chip industry sorely needs innovation
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/16/2012   6 comments
All human progress depends on the unreasonable man, said Khosla, lamenting the lack of innovation in the modern chip space and imploring engineers to have the guts to go that one step further, beyond the logical, beyond the assumed possible.
Company Perks; important or trivial?
Blog  
11/14/2012   9 comments
Free gourmet food, plush offices, personal training sessions at the corporate gym and time off to develop pet projects; more and more firms are upping the stakes to win potential employees over. But do the perks really matter? And more importantly, do they matter to you?
Sinofsky: Ambitious, abrasive, out of work
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/14/2012   7 comments
While some mourned the loss of a figure dubbed "Microsoft's Steve Jobs" by the press, others claimed it was precisely Sinofsky's Apple-style arrogance that brought him down.
Nvidia's Tesla K20 debuts at SC12
News & Analysis  
11/13/2012   Post a comment
GPU accelerators said to be the firm’s highest performance, most efficient to date.
Virus killer? Manhunt for McAfee founder
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/13/2012   6 comments
McAfee's founder is wanted by Belizean police on suspicion that he murdered an American expatriate.
Circuit protection; shock tactics in real time
Engineering Investigations  
11/12/2012   2 comments
When you’re dealing with something as volatile as electricity, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. At least, that’s what fuse maker Littelfuse believes, and the reason why the firm is putting its not so little weight behind an initiative that promises to deliver rapid responses, in real time, to engineers working on designs requiring circuit protection.
Comment: re: Teardown: Apple iPad 4 - 11/12/2012
IBM's Watson now a medical student
Blog  
11/5/2012   3 comments
Supercomputer of Jeopardy fame set for new role—evaluating medical case scenarios and diagnoses submitted by doctors.
Caption contest: In space, no one can hear you win!
Design Contests & Competitions  
11/3/2012   Post a comment
Gravitational pull has drawn voters to one caption over all others...
Wearable electronics - a $1.5 billion market in 2014
Blog  
11/3/2012   2 comments
Wearable computing, a market which includes smart glasses and other head-mounted displays, should come to over $1.5 billion in the next couple of years, largely driven by consumer spending on fitness, multi-functional devices, and healthcare.
Wizard of Woz? Caption contest
Design Contests & Competitions  
11/2/2012   38 comments
This month's caption competition is simply magical!
Kidnapped engineers enslaved by drug cartels
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/2/2012   21 comments
Engineers are being kidnapped by Mexican drug lords like the deadly Zetas to build shadow communication networks to allow the cartels to communicate.
SPARC at 25: Larry Ellison a 'chip zealot', says Mark Hurd
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/2/2012   10 comments
Oracle exec Mark Hurd promised the company (with Ellison’s blessing) would seize the microprocessor lead from IBM over the coming year.
Internet of Things accelerator launched
News & Analysis  
11/1/2012   1 comment
Newly announced program has already garnered partnership support from ARM, Unilever, Neul and Raspberry Pi.
Hobbit safety video from Air New Zealand
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/1/2012   6 comments
As you embark on your long and exciting journey to New Zealand, you’ll be happy to know that a great adventure awaits you on board, in the form of a particularly well made Hobbit themed safety video, just in time for the big film’s release.


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