The battle for dominance in the burgeoning digital book market is heating up, putting the spotlight on power management for portable readers. E Ink Corp., which supplies electronic paper displays for many e-readers including Amazon's Kindleâ¢ and Sony's Reader, is teaming up with Marvell Technology Group Ltd. to trim power consumption and size. E Ink is using Marvell's ARMADA 166E application processor, which extends battery life with a zero power hibernation mode. The System-on-Chip also provides a higher level of integration than E Ink had before, helping it make thinner, lighter devices.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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