Content posted in August 2012
Taiwan rolls smart lighting specs
Blog 8/14/2012 Post a comment
In an attempt to create a highly integrated supply chain and improve its ability to compete in the LED arena, Taiwan has placed five intelligent lighting system standards on the table.
London Calling: Deutsche does M2M
Blog 8/10/2012 3 comments
Software development is a fast moving business. Before the Qt development framework is fully established Nokia has had to sell it on and the lure of the Internet of Things is exciting Deutsche Telekom.
Siggraph 2012: Nvidia takes Maximus to new levels
Blog 8/9/2012 Post a comment
With the opening of Siggraph, Nvidia took aim at high-end of workstations with a refresh to the company’s relatively new Maximus platform. Just six months after the first shipments of the Maximus solutions, which combine a Quadro graphics card with a Tesla HPC graphics card in a single workstation, Nvidia has announced the Maximus 2.
Massacre at IBM, a case study
Blog 8/9/2012 15 comments
This is a story about how a team pivoted and succeeded by synchronizing product and customer development. Though it’s about a team in a large company, it’s equally applicable to a startup teams.
Yoshida in China: Rare earths rarer
Blog 8/9/2012 5 comments
China will shut down about one-fifth of its rare earths production capacity under new industry rules. Analysts fear that the rules’ strict implementation could see production further erode.
Siggraph: AMD launches next-gen FirePro for designers
Blog 8/8/2012 Post a comment
AMD kicked off SIGGRAPH with the launch of a new family of FirePro graphics cards: the W9000, W8000, W7000, and W5000. Aimed primarily at design and imaging applications like digital content creation, CAD/CAM, and medical imaging, the new family of FirePro cards continues AMD’s commitment to the graphics for workstations.
Siggraph: ARM rolls new cores, market gains
Blog 8/8/2012 1 comment
Although much of the excitement around SIGGRAPH is on the high-end of computing, there is still much more in terms of graphics technology being announced and displayed, especially for the billions of mobile devices being shipped annually.
The quiet defiance of the Beijing motorist
Blog 8/6/2012 21 comments
The rigidity of Chinese government’s control over people’s lives is well documented. Many foreign observers (including myself), however, often naively assume that people in China are equally rigid about complying with government rules.
Long Live Curiosity
Blog 8/6/2012 2 comments
The newest of the Mars Rovers, Curiosity, touched down successfully on Mars oat 10:31 p.m. PDT on Sunday, August 5, 2012.
Uplandia - a short story
Blog 8/4/2012 Post a comment
[Editor’s note: the following is the first installment in a story series based around a fictional future controlled by an all-powerful algorithm. Part 1984, part Brave New World, Uplandia looks at what life might be like if the digital divide ever rips society apart at the seams]
Littelfuse's Thane Parker amps up circuit protection
Blog 8/3/2012 1 comment
Life ain't always easy for today’s design engineers. Pressured by the ever quicker cycle turnarounds for new products, engineers who once had months of multiple attempts to get a design right are finding their window of test opportunities squeezed. But that doesn’t mean they can simply cut corners.
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