Content tagged with Consumer Electronics
How 3D Printing Can Be More Than Prototyping
Engineering Materials 9/29/2016
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How 3D printing fits into the digital thread, and the relationship between its uses for prototyping and for manufacturing, was the subject of a talk by Proto Labs' Rich Baker at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.
A New Era for DSPs
Electronics News 9/28/2016
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Digital signal processors are gaining momentum in applications from voice activation to sports watches to holographic computing.
These Kickstarter Gadgets Deserve to be Funded
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
New Nanoscale Structures Give Metals a Boost
Engineering Materials 9/19/2016
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How can automakers, aerospace contractors, and other OEMs get new metal alloys that are stronger, harder, and can survive ever higher temperatures? One way is to redesign their crystalline structures at the nanoscale and microscale.
VR Is Having a Hard Time, But It's Here to Stay
While market reports show slow going for virtual reality adoption, noted video game developer Chuck Carter says VR is here to stay, and that video games will be the driving force behind all of its applications, from entertainment to enterprise.
The 9 Worst Apple Products of All Time
Perfection is a laudable, but ultimately unattainable, goal, even for the world's most successful consumer electronics company. You know the hits; here are Apple's all-time greatest misses.
Lessons From BattleBots on Engineering and Combat
Ahead of their appearance at Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, we look at some of the engineering behind two robots from the hit show, BattleBots, as well as some tried-and-true fighting tactics engineers should keep in mind when taking their own robots into battle.
The Autonomous Zombie Defense System
Gadget Freak 8/18/2016
Halloween will be here before you know it. And the zombie apocalypse may come even sooner. Best to prepare yourself by building your own security system to safeguard against the walking dead.
The 20 Best Cities for Engineering Jobs
If you are an engineer looking for a new gig, it may be time to move. Forbes and SpareFoot.com both weighed in recently with their top cities in which to secure the best engineering jobs, and they clearly disagree.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the company's plans for a Interplanetary Transport System that would make it possible to create a self-sustaining city on Mars.
Two studies by leading companies show that energy plants are bullish on deploying IoT. They’re using connectivity for planning, productivity gains, and safety.
Proto Labs, known for its super-fast-turn prototyping and low-volume production services with multiple materials and processes, has added another service to its repertoire: rapid overmolding.
Technology has proven over and over again to be tremendously empowering, to individuals and organizations alike. Misuse that power, however, and you might find yourself in big trouble.
Steadfast in its belief that diesel engines are right for the times, General Motors is expanding US availability of the compression-ignited technology in Chevrolet cars and light trucks.
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