Content tagged with Consumer Electronics
posted in August 2011
Road to ESC Boston: Silicon vs. the Bad Guys
8/30/2011  3 comments
Joerg Borchert of Infineon Technologies talks about silicon-based security, privacy issues, market drivers, and user needs.
Ahhaproject Designs Bridge Function & Aesthetics
Guest Blogs 
8/29/2011  8 comments
Korean-based design firm Ahhaproject is creating innovative product designs for Electrolux and others.
Thin Films Could Boost Car Battery of Future
Automotive News 
8/24/2011  8 comments
University of Illinois professor Paul Braun has developed a battery structure that offers high power without sacrificing energy.
Bringing FPGAs to Mechanical Engineers
Electronics News 
8/18/2011  1 comment
Xilinx Inc. and National Instruments are trying to make it easier for mechanical engineers and other "domain experts" to employ field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Do You Sympathize With the Automakers?
Automotive News 
8/17/2011  38 comments
California's zero-emission vehicle mandate could hurt automakers, but do we care?
Gadget Freak Case #192: The Ultimate Wireless Volume Control
Gadget Freak 
8/17/2011  22 comments
Andrew Morris decided the usual wireless volume controls don’t offer enough functionality, so he created the ultimate volume control that connects between a computer or MP3 player and an amplified speaker system.
Gadget Freak Case #192: The Ultimate Wireless Volume Control
Gadget Freak 
8/16/2011  4 comments
Andrew Morris created a volume control that connects between a computer and an amplified speaker system.
Road to ESC Boston: Samsung Galaxy Tablet Teardown
Wolfe's Den 
8/16/2011  2 comments
Here's a Samsung Galaxy Tablet teardown video, as a teaser for ESC Boston, which is coming to the Hynes Convention Center, September 26 through 29.
Shape-Shifting Materials Are Packages of Future
Wolfe's Den 
8/15/2011  14 comments
Intel is developing transparent silicon dioxide hemispheres that can shift their shapes under control of electric currents.
What Makes a Great Engineering Manager?
Wolfe's Den 
8/5/2011  12 comments
How do you define great technical leaders?
Monkeys Messed Up My GE Profile Washer
Made by Monkeys 
8/3/2011  25 comments
Watch out for GE's 'green' washers -- this reader found a mess of Monkey engineering.
The Case of the Weird-Performing Transmitters
Sherlock Ohms 
8/1/2011  6 comments
The transmitters kept acting weird – always in the early hours. Call in Sherlock Ohms.

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