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What were they thinking: Newspapers want a cut of Google’s pie
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11/30/2012   6 comments
Greed is at work everywhere and when someone is successful, everyone wants to freeload. That is what is going on with publishers in Europe…
3-D printing electronic devices...that work!
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11/28/2012   8 comments
Scientists at the University of Warwick say they have invented a simple and inexpensive conductive plastic composite able to work in even today’s low-cost 3-D printers.
GM's Chevrolets first to get Siri
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11/28/2012   1 comment
The firm made the announcement at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on Tuesday, saying it would be the first of nine car makers to adopt Apple’s talking butler service, starting with the Chevrolet Sonic LTZ, RS, Spark 1LT and 2LT.
Video: Samsung stresses its smartphones
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11/27/2012   5 comments
Samsung is out to show the world how tough it is, or at least, how tough its smartphones are, with a newly released video showing the various (and rather rigorous looking) stress tests it puts its devices through.
My favorite Cyber Monday deals
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11/26/2012   Post a comment
Pickings were not as great as I'd hoped, but here are a few Cyber Monday deals that piqued my interest.
Freescale's i.MX 7 canned as firm refocuses
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11/21/2012   6 comments
The mobile and tablet market can be a money maker for some and a deal breaker for others. For Freescale, it seems to be the latter, with the firm choosing to discontinue its high end i.MX 7 mobile processor line, in favor of lower powered chips aimed more at the internet of things.
Fighting fires with fuses
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11/20/2012   3 comments
Capdevielle’s day to day job consists of being on the front lines of circuit safety, answering scores of queries on a daily basis from engineers about product design, and where fuses fit in.
Videoconferencing gets real
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11/17/2012   18 comments
Panacast is a new system meant to emulate human visual perspective, in order to achieve real-time video streaming with a 200° field of view.
SPARC founder: Chip industry sorely needs innovation
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11/16/2012   6 comments
All human progress depends on the unreasonable man, said Khosla, lamenting the lack of innovation in the modern chip space and imploring engineers to have the guts to go that one step further, beyond the logical, beyond the assumed possible.
Sinofsky: Ambitious, abrasive, out of work
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11/14/2012   7 comments
While some mourned the loss of a figure dubbed "Microsoft's Steve Jobs" by the press, others claimed it was precisely Sinofsky's Apple-style arrogance that brought him down.
Virus killer? Manhunt for McAfee founder
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11/13/2012   6 comments
McAfee's founder is wanted by Belizean police on suspicion that he murdered an American expatriate.
Kidnapped engineers enslaved by drug cartels
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11/2/2012   21 comments
Engineers are being kidnapped by Mexican drug lords like the deadly Zetas to build shadow communication networks to allow the cartels to communicate.
SPARC at 25: Larry Ellison a 'chip zealot', says Mark Hurd
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11/2/2012   9 comments
Oracle exec Mark Hurd promised the company (with Ellison’s blessing) would seize the microprocessor lead from IBM over the coming year.


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