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posted in March 2012
Freescale Unveils Computing Architecture for Industrial HMIs
News 
3/28/2012  18 comments
A new multicore processor portfolio could simplify the "consumerization" of the industrial market, enabling rich interfaces to be more easily integrated into products such as refrigerators, exercise equipment, patient monitors, and industrial automation systems.
Thomas Dolby Says Tech's Going Direct
News 
3/28/2012  5 comments
Thomas Dolby, best known for his 1980s hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” delivered the keynote during DESIGN West in San Jose, Calif., this week.
Monoxide Detector Balky About Batteries
Made by Monkeys 
3/22/2012  48 comments
In order to put the batteries in this carbon monoxide detector, you have to break it.
Ford Hands-Free Liftgate
DNTV 
3/21/2012  7 comments
The technology uses capacitive sensors to recognize the presence of the driver’s foot and shin.
Apple iPad 3 Teardown
News 
3/21/2012  24 comments
The third generation of Apple Inc.'s wildly successful iPad media tablet features a modified version of Apple's A5 processor, A5X, which has a larger floor plan to include quad-core graphics, according to a teardown analysis.
Case of the Dirty Water Backflow
Sherlock Ohms 
3/16/2012  13 comments
The dirty water at the end of the wash cycle may not be a problem with the washer itself.
Slideshow: Design Apps for the Mobile Engineer
CAD/CAM Corner 
3/15/2012  29 comments
There is a growing variety of mobile design tool apps available, providing engineers with on-the-go access to everything from 3D viewing and markup capabilities, to specialized utilities and technical calculators.
Chevy Volt Revealed: Teardown Videos
News 
3/14/2012  17 comments
After driving a Chevy Volt across the country, we took it apart.
Fitting the Fan Into a Wrong-Size Hole
Sherlock Ohms 
3/14/2012  18 comments
Trying to fit a a too-large fan into a too-small wall mount can be a problem. If you can't make the wall hole larger, you have to make the fan smaller.
New iPad May Shave Apple’s Tablet Margins
News 
3/12/2012  6 comments
Apple will cut into its profit margins with its latest iPad and discounts on the iPad 2, according to estimates from UBM TechInsights.
Washer Bearings Washed Out Early
Made by Monkeys 
3/9/2012  27 comments
Even though the bearings gave out early, this consumer still swears by front-load washing machines.
Apple’s Siri Springs to Life in 3D
CAD/CAM Corner 
3/8/2012  14 comments
Shapeways’ contest to visualize Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant in the iPhone 4S, shows just how comfortable the general public is getting with 3D printing technology.
Wearable Fabric Could Power Your iPhone
News 
3/1/2012  30 comments
A lightweight, flexible fabric could use body heat to power devices like iPods or iPhones.




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