Posts posted in December 2014
Internet of Things: Engineering for Everyone
Dan Radic 12/30/2014 (11) comments
The emergence of open-source development platforms, developed and maintained by dedicated volunteers, has effectively raised the level of abstraction to a point where non-experts can now use these platforms.
WiFi to Switch on IoT Appliances
Rick Merritt 12/29/2014 (7) comments
Electrolux says it is one of several white good makers about to roll out smart appliances using WiFi, Linux, and AllJoyn to connect with the cloud and each other.
DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine
Rick Merritt 12/24/2014 (2) comments
DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
Top Robot Stories of 2014
Rich Quinnell 12/23/2014 (22) comments
Robots have fascinated us for centuries, but now we are realizing those visions. Here are some of the top robot stories that amazed and delighted us this past year.
Get Gifted in Sales & Ops Planning
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 12/19/2014 Post a comment
Sales and operations planning is critical to supply chain success. The most gifted supply chain organizations make S&OP a priority using these tips for success.
7 Questions With Broadcom’s CTO
Rick Merritt 12/18/2014 (1) comment
Broadcom's co-founder and chief technologist talks about Moore's Law, his plans for 16nm FinFET tape-outs in 2015, IoT platform wars, and shifts in the engineering profession.
IoT Metro Network Race Is On
Rick Merritt 12/17/2014 (3) comments
The startup Sigfox aims to raise more than $70 million by early next year to fund a US national IoT network using its 900MHz software, and it has a partner for a satellite version.
Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries!
Max Maxfield 12/12/2014 (10) comments
Around 3 billion batteries are discarded in the United States each year, releasing all sorts of unpleasant substances -- including mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel -- into the environment.
Building the Mobile Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 12/12/2014 (10) comments
Mobile apps will shortly become a mainstay of the average supply chain as organizations come to understand the huge benefits to logistics and supply chain activities.
A Simple Measurement Mystery
Bill Schweber 12/10/2014 (4) comments
Sometimes even data and modest, small observations don’t add up, and we have no way to knowing for sure where the problem lies, or whether there even is one.
Smart Panel Ponders AI's Future
Jessica Lipsky 12/9/2014 (4) comments
Artificial intelligence is well on its way to entering the market by 2025, but it may look different than the public has imagined. AI could give systems the ability to talk to each other quickly and simply or to reason and make inferences.
Design 2.0: A New Moore’s Law
Rick Merritt 12/8/2014 (2) comments
Something I am calling Design 2.0 is bubbling up in the engineering community, injecting new energy into the profession. In many ways, it's the new Moore’s Law.
Do You Feel IoT Device Fatigue Yet?
Junko Yoshida 12/4/2014 (2) comments
After the novelty of the wearable device wears off, will consumers settle into device fatigue or out-and-out revolt? Who wants the whole neighborhood knowing you forgot to brush your teeth?
Intel X86 Eyes Google Glass
Jessica Lipsky 12/2/2014 (1) comment
The next generation of Google Glass may have new guts, as an Intel x86 processor is expected to replace the Texas Instruments Omap chip.
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