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Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

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Teardown: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Revealed
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
7/9/2014  1
It has finally come: Microsoft's all-new Surface Pro 3 -- all-new in the sense that it's third in a trilogy of devices. Where the second was actually just a rehashing of the ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
AP Employs Robot Journalists
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
7/9/2014  4
Sometimes churning out story after story can make a journalist feel a bit like a robot. Well, now robots are starting to take over some of the writing work at notable news agencies ...

Richard Nass

STEM Connection
Who Deserves to Make the Big Bucks?
Richard Nass, Brand Director
7/9/2014  5
If you read my column regularly -- and who doesn't? -- you know that some might classify me as a sports junky. Like many people (probably in the millions), I tend to put the great ...

Cabe Atwell

Blog
DARPA Brings Mobile Hotspots to Soldiers
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
7/9/2014  3
Soldiers in the field rely on short-range radios (usually the PRC series) or satellites for communications. Not surprisingly, those devices will sometimes become useless, especially ...

Charles Murray

Captain Hybrid
Slideshow: 2014 Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
7/8/2014  10
For most of the past decade, the term "alternative fuel vehicle" was virtually synonymous with "electric car," but that's not so in 2014.

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
Video: Power Line Perching UAV Doubles Down on Drone Delivery
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
7/8/2014  11
Last December online marketplace Amazon.com unveiled a plan for a delivery system of drones that can deliver packages to people living within 10 miles of a distribution center. ...

C. Michael Reeves

Sherlock Ohms
Porch Light KOs Door Bell
C. Michael Reeves
7/8/2014  5
To make repairs above the front porch ceiling in our 100-year-old house I had to remove the ceiling light fixture. Afterward I was surprised to find that the doorbell didn't work. ...

Cabe Atwell

STEM Connection
Hummingbird Makes Coding Easy
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
7/8/2014  4
If you've ever wanted to learn how to code, here's your chance. Hummingbird is back with a vengeance as it unveils a new robotics kit that can teach anyone the basic of robotic ...

Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

Blog
iPod Touch 5th Gen: The Guts & the Glory
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
7/7/2014  8
Apple has quietly introduced an updated version of the iPod Touch 5th Generation 16 GB. What exactly is Apple trying to sneak past us? We're about to find out.

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Features

Smart Power for Smart Infrastructure
7/8/2014
 0
Remote wireless sensors powered for decades by primary lithium batteries are essential to revitalizing America's aging infrastructure.

ABCs of Micro Molding: Understanding the Differences
7/7/2014
 1
Designing parts using micro molding is similar in many ways to designing with conventional injection molding. But there are a few critical differences. This guide helps engineers navigate the process.

Keeping the Production Line Up
7/7/2014
 1
Ease of diagnostics and advanced parameter data are key reasons IO-Link is on the rise.

Ultracapacitors Can Provide the Necessary Charge for Remote Power
7/3/2014
 4
Similar to a standard capacitor, an ultracap can save the day in many applications.

Plant Networks Are Getting Smart About Security & Safety
7/1/2014
 1
Hackers are getting sneakier and more sophisticated, which means plant personnel need to be more aware of what is going on around them.

Design Renaissance in Manufacturing
6/30/2014
 2
Technology has long been a critical factor in designing products for manufacturing, and that technology has come into full bloom in the last couple years.

SCADA Advances Enhance Efficiency
6/27/2014
 1
SCADA software offers improved user interaction and better integration with other systems.

Smart I/O Simplifies Packaging Automation
6/26/2014
 1
Adding distributed intelligence and advanced processing capabilities via I/O slices can boost performance and provide a replacement for hard-wired safety relays.

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Porch Light KOs Door Bell
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