There’s the Food Network for foodies, CNN for news junkies and now CADCAMNETtv for those addicted to being in the know when it comes to happenings affecting the CAD industry.
The Internet-based broadcast, updated bi-weekly, serves up a news-format show, complete with a fresh-faced anchor woman, who dishes on everything from recent earnings announcements to product updates to scandals rocking the CAD world. A visit to the site this week found a wide-ranging mix of stories, from PTC terminating a long-term partnership with PLM vendor SofTech to a report on the arrest of a suspected thief stealing source code from CAD vendor Alibre Software. The anchor woman can sound a little bit like those reporters covering the Hollywood scene, but if you can stomach the cheeky reporting style, the site does deliver some important CAD and PLM-related sound bites in a fun and entertaining way.
CADCAMNETtv, a collaboration between Ash Bridge Media LLC and Alkemedia Productions LLC, is also now offering RSS feeds and Podcasts on the site to round out its CAD content. The RSS news feed will also lets subscribers know when new CCNtv broadcasts have been posted.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.