Content posted in October 2012
Why can't good engineers get good jobs?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/10/2012 67 comments
Are online job applications more of a hindrance than a help? Was your dream job easier to land before the Monster.com’s, Careerbuilder’s and Google got involved? And is job software filtering good people out for the most minor reasons?
Well, Swoosh Me!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 10/10/2012 19 comments
I am somewhat flabbergasted, because a "swoosh" just took me completely by surprise.
ARM ups competition with new IP
Blog 10/10/2012 Post a comment
In its quest to expand into new markets, ARM announced two new intellectual property blocks that will enable it to better target networking and communications applications. ARM announced the introduction to the CoreLink CCN-504 network IP (essentially an on-die network) and the CoreLink DMC-520 dynamic memory controller.
Great balls of robot
Engineering Pop Culture! 10/9/2012 2 comments
Simple looking on the outside, wildly complex on the inside, but mostly just a whole lot of fun to play with, Sphero from robotics company, Orbotix, is rolling full speed ahead.
Patents, innovation and misuse
Blog 10/9/2012 1 comment
A few weeks ago, I had some words to say about a patent prior art search contest and even more with some Apple filings. Here is some updated information…
Xi3: Most un-boring desktop PC ever
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/8/2012 12 comments
If you thought the desktop computer was dead, think again.
Hardware startup Xi3 says it’s on a mission to “change the way computers are built, serviced and upgraded,” by eliminating obsolescence and stuffing as much into a tiny, gorgeous little cube as it can. Welcome to modular computing at its cutest.
The singularity: machine made cocktails
Blog 10/5/2012 8 comments
Powered by an Arduino Mega 2560 microprocessor project board, the Inebriator is designed to make it almost effortless to mix up perfect cocktails in seconds without the hassle of having to look up ingredients or carefully measure out spirits and mixers.
Will crowdfunding solar projects work?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/3/2012 6 comments
Mosaic, an online marketplace connecting investors to solar projects, announced it has come up with funding for its 6th large solar project in rather unusual fashion… by crowdsourcing it, Kickstarter style.
Protectionism threatens the technology industry
Blog 10/3/2012 5 comments
As the lines between segments of the technology value chain blur, competition between what normally would be partners grows. When this occurs, companies tend to retreat from supporting solutions from other vendors, and some times, even industry standards. We are seeing many examples of companies crossing the lines of the traditional value chain.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – October 3rd
Blog 10/3/2012 Post a comment
JEDEC, Jasper, eMemory, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Mentor, Teledyne LeCroy, Globalfoundries, IBM, Intermolecular, Synopsys, Open-Silicon, ARM, EDAC, Sand 9, Sidense and Kilopass made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Power2U 4 Me!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 10/2/2012 11 comments
Of course I should have turned off the power first, but "I R an Engineer" and I know what I'm doing…
August's caption contest winner announced!
Design Contests & Competitions 10/1/2012 Post a comment
As we leave behind the sweltering summer months and prepare ourselves for the oncoming arctic chill of winter, I am mindful of the fact that there is some unfinished business to be settled here at EE Life; namely, August’s caption contest.
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More