Content posted in August 2014
The Internet of Overhyped Things
Blog 8/27/2014 10 comments
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact, it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
Apple's iPhone 6: What to Expect
Blog 8/27/2014 3 comments
What will the iPhone 6 look like? And when will it be available? Current rumors and supposed-part leaks are incomplete and sometimes even contradictory. Here's another best guess.
Aging Brass: Cow Poop vs. Horse Doo-Doo
Max’s Cool Beans 8/27/2014 55 comments
There are myriad ways to artificially age brass, including the use of salt, vinegar, ammonia, and temperature. The more daring among us may also consider cow and/or horse manure.
Getting Your First Sales Pick Right
Blog 8/27/2014 5 comments
A company needs to create a repeatable sales process to grow and thrive. This means a template for a successful customer engagement can be described and taught to new team members, who are expected to become productive in a few months.
Live Chat Wednesday, Aug. 27: Is iPhone Relevant?
Blog 8/26/2014 7 comments
Join industry analysts and EE Times editors for a live online chat on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, to discuss the iPhone 6 announcement and whether Apple phones are still relevant in a growing, Android-based, inexpensive market.
Bitcoin Bill Begs Questions
Blog 8/26/2014 1 comment
A California law passed in late June attempted to legalize the use of alternative currencies such as Bitcoin, but the law falls short in at least one area and raises questions in others.
In Search of Bleriot’s Plane and Foucault Pendulum
Blog 8/25/2014 23 comments
The Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris should delight every engineer. It's focused on materials, mechanics, and scientific instruments, and how technological advances have been applied to the development of energy, transportation, construction, and communication systems.
Video Codecs in Close Battle
Blog 8/25/2014 6 comments
The next-generation video codecs -- HEVC H.265 and Google’s VP9 -- are in a close battle, one that will play out as the age of 4K video is just starting to dawn.
A Checkup from the Neckup
Break Points 8/20/2014 Post a comment
Who do you use as a sounding board? Jack Ganssle sees the value in having the right person to tell your troubles to -- if only just for a brain tune-up.
China Wants to Be No. 1
Blog 8/20/2014 14 comments
China aims to produce half the semiconductors it consumes by 2020, and it hopes to consume many of them in locally made smartphones, too.
Engineers: Join Humanitarian Shout Out
Blog 8/19/2014 22 comments
It's World Humanitarian Day: Share your stories with colleagues about efforts you, family, and colleagues make the world a better place. ESC's program manager gets the conversation started.
Synthesize Your Own RTOS for Free!
Max’s Cool Beans 8/19/2014 11 comments
SynthOS automatically "synthesizes" an application-specific operating system (ASOS) -- for use on an FPGA, MCU, or SoC -- that is optimized for your application.
Security Expert’s IP Raises Issues
Blog 8/18/2014 1 comment
Security expert Keith Alexander aims to file patents on behavioral modeling techniques that are raising issues because they could have their roots in insights he gained working in top US government posts.
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