Content posted in August 2008
Nerdiest music ever?
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 8/29/2008 1 comment
Here's a video that combines the two of my favorite things: music and old-school technology.
Bebop to the Boolean Boogie EDITION #3
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/29/2008 Post a comment
The only electronics book where you can simultaneously learn about state machines, musical socks, Reed-Muller logic, and the best time of the day to eat smoked fish!
Reading the tea leaves
Blog 8/29/2008 1 comment
The EDA industry is in the process of changing from focusing mostly on technology leaders to providing support to hte majority of IC designers.
Handbags and horsepowers
Automotive DesignLine Blog 8/28/2008 Post a comment
A study has investigated the differences between the genders regarding the car of their dreams. The results are surprising well, somehow.
It’s time to vote...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/28/2008 Post a comment
...on a new tagline for Newnes' engineering books. Here are the top 10 entries, now it's over to you...
Blog 8/28/2008 Post a comment
It seems there's a bit of a flaw in the iPhone that enables easy access to such private information as emails and contacts. 'Lock the device,' you may say. Ah, well, it happens when it is locked.
Clones R Us
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/27/2008 1 comment
Have you visited the Dream Technologies International website, which boasts that you can order human or animal clones...
The Hacker's Diet
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 8/27/2008 Post a comment
The definitive guide on how to lose weight and hair through stress and poor nutrition!
4 (2 x 2)
Automotive DesignLine Blog 8/26/2008 Post a comment
Driving impressions of four four-seaters we've recently tested.
Okay so this puzzle is easy
Blog 8/25/2008 Post a comment
I had only one winner for Wireless Words 3 Crossword Puzzle. What happened? Okay so if that one was way to difficult for most of you--except for my winner, David N. Springer--you're at least going to have to show some speed to finish Wireless Words 4 on time to win.
Back to the drawing board
Power Management DesignLine Blog 8/25/2008 Post a comment
Silver-zinc batteries, which feature a water based chemistry and have the added benefit of being recyclable, may prove a solution in the long-term but it will be several years before they have proven themselves in consumer applications around the globe.
Opinion: The electronic car's the star
Blog 8/25/2008 Post a comment
In times when the public rages over skyrocketing prices for gasoline and diesel, a segment of the electronics industry hitherto working unseen and disregarded by most users suddenly finds itself in the glare of public interest: automotive electronics.
Intel aims at set-top-boxes
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 8/22/2008 1 comment
Intel's new processor takes aim at the set-top-box market. Will set-top-box king MIPS fend them off?
FCC Chairman continues free broadband wireless push
Blog 8/22/2008 2 comments
Going back to the 700-Mhz wireless spectrum auction earlier this year, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has made it clear that he views free broadband wireless service as critical to the future of the US. He defines the need for free broadband as a "social obligation." But how often is the access as opposed to a good PC the problem?
Small talk with machines
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 8/20/2008 Post a comment
Human machine interfaces (HMIs) enable the interaction of humans with computers, systems and computerised machines. Now innovations in speech control could replace traditional HMIs by enabling talking to the machines.
Laptop case rules will lengthen security waits
Blog 8/18/2008 Post a comment
New TSA rules may allow encased laptops through airport security. I couldn't visualize a suitable laptop case design when I read that an acceptable case must have a dedicated compartment for the PC, and that the case could have no pockets inside or outside that compartment. It sounded to me as if the rules describe a simple sleeve that certainly wouldn't serve the way my Swiss Army backpack serves.
Automotive DesignLine Blog 8/18/2008 Post a comment
Driving a hydrogen fueled BMW is not so much a revelation as reaffirmation of its technology.
Now that's low power!
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 8/17/2008 Post a comment
You want low power? How does 27 uW/MHz sound? That's what Cambridge Consultants is claiming for its new XAP5 processor.
Blog 8/14/2008 Post a comment
I think that I've finally stumped you. I have not had one entry for this week's Wireless Words Crossword Puzzle 3. What's up?
Foot prickle and multimedia
Automotive DesignLine Blog 8/14/2008 Post a comment
Stimulus satiation is a big word too big for some multimedia designers who are working to open up additional bandwidth in our nervous system. There are unused channels into our brains. Be ready to utilize them!
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