Readers have been asking us for some time now to produce an iPad app for Design News. I'm happy to say that the app is available. It actually has been available for a few months, but we haven't done a great job at getting the word out. Simply go to the app sore, search for "Design News," and voilà. Once you have the app, you can download individual issues of the magazine.
The iPad app provides a great way to catch up on articles from all the issues of the magazine. The articles get posted as the print publication becomes available each month. Once you download the issue, you don't need to be connected to the Net to read it. So you can enjoy your favorite publication in a plane, at the beach, or wherever you happen to be.
Richard, congrats for the deliverables. I have a concern also; most of the members residing outside US are using Android/windows Smartphones, so if you are able to make an app for Android and Windows, that's very helpful.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.