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Hacking a SmartTV at EE Live!
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3/27/2014   5 comments
The zombies you watch or play in video games on your smart TV may be less scary than the abilities of hackers using the same device. Researchers from iSEC Partners will go into depth about the vulnerabilities of smart televisions at EE Live!, in a talk titled “The Outer Limits: Hacking a Smart TV.”
Intel Straps on Basis Health Band
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3/26/2014   5 comments
Intel officially a announced the purchase of San Franscisco-based smartwatch startup Basis Science. The acquisition comes as Intel attempts to push into the wearables sphere as a market leader.
Mentor Graphics Acquires Berkeley Design Automation
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3/24/2014   1 comment
Mentor Graphics hopes to broaden its customer base into the nanometer sphere with the purchase of Berkeley Design Automation, an analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification company.
EE Job Titles of the Future
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3/24/2014   18 comments
In an ever-evolving, complex industry such as electrical engineering, specialties and necessary skill sets are bound to change. EE and computer science professors are changing the way they teach as equipment becomes less expensive, fields merge, and new needs are created.
Samsung, Microsoft Charge Up WPC
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3/20/2014   4 comments
Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Microsoft are the newest members of the Wireless Power Consortium’s Board of Directors. WPC, the industry group backing the Qi wireless charging standard.
Toyota Pays $1.2B to Settle DOJ Probe
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3/19/2014   19 comments
The Justice Department issued a deferred prosecution agreement with Toyota, under which the company must pay $1.2 billion, admit to misleading customers, and one count of wire fraud. The ruling follows a criminal investigation into Toyota’s sudden acceleration case, which led to a recall in 2009 and 2010.
Fairchild Refocuses on Mobile, Green Tech
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3/19/2014   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor, one of Silicon Valley’s founding companies, launched a new brand as part of its renewed focus on today's hot markets in mobile and green electronics.
Intersil's Restructure Powers On
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3/17/2014   6 comments
After being off the tech radar in recent years, Silicon Valley-based Intersil is reemerging as a streamlined power management company. On the eve of his year anniversary Necip Sayiner, Intersil’s new president and CEO, said he is hopeful about the company’s trajectory.
Wireless Charging Revenue to Rise 40-Fold in 4 Years
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3/13/2014   14 comments
New products and industry partnerships are paving the way for mass increases in global market revenue for wireless charging solutions. According to IHS, the market for wireless charging hardware used in mobile devices will rise nearly forty fold during the next four years.
Experts Look to SDN for Optical Network Future
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3/13/2014   Post a comment
Software-defined networking (SDN) will be the future of optical networking, according speakers at the OFC Conference, held March 11-13 in San Francisco. SDN will help curb ongoing issues bandwidth capacity.
Sony SmartEyeglass, Others Featured at Wearables DevCon
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3/12/2014   1 comment
Wearable designs, devices, and prototypes were on display at Wearables DevCon March 5-7 in Burlingame, Calif.
Google Glass Success Depends on Niche Apps
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3/6/2014   1 comment
Prototyping applications will be key to the success of Google Glass and other wearable glasses, speakers at Wearables DevCon said. The conference was designed for wearable makers, software developers and app creators.

Intel Reportedly Buying Smartwatch Startup
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3/4/2014   2 comments
Intel may have purchased smartphone startup Basis, as part of the tech giant’s new focus on wearables and the Internet of Things. San Francisco-based Basis may have sold for between $100 -$150 million.
Engineers On The Big Sceen
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3/1/2014   13 comments
This is the perfect time to cuddle up with a few flicks, but don’t get caught up in the Oscar bru-ha-ha. Check out these films about engineers who save the day, create new machines, and face seemingly insurmountable challenges.


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