Here’s one of those weird Kevin Bacon connection things. What in the world can the movie “21”, set to open this week, have in common with CAD world? The flick is about a group of MIT students who take on the Vegas casinos in the early 1990s and beat the odds, winning millions.
The upcoming movie, which starts Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne, among others, is based on the non-fiction book by Ben Mezrich, entitled “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions.” The MIT team employed advanced counting techniques, which the casinos didn’t like, but were considered legal.
Anyway, the CAD twist to all of this is that one of the original MIT blackjack team members was no other than Jon Hirschtick, the founder of SolidWorks. Hirschtick used his nearly $1 million winnings to help start the CAD leader, which was founded in 1993 and bought by Dassault Systemes in 1997.
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.
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