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Rob Spiegel

Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
4/18/2014  2
Beginning on Monday, April 21, and running through Friday, April 25, the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center will present Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX.

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10 Engineering Toys From Your Youth
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
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Boomers and early Gen-Xers will recognize these toys that once appealed to young engineers. Like me, many of you probably owned all of them, and spent countless hours playing with them.

George Hsu

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George Hsu, PNI Sensor Corp.
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Elizabeth Montalbano

GE, PowerStream Team Up on Microgrid to Showcase Renewables
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
4/17/2014  1
The Canadian energy company PowerStream has teamed up with GE on a microgrid demonstration project designed to raise public and consumer awareness about renewables and alternative ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

10 Ways Robots Are Better Than Us
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
4/16/2014  21
There's been a lot of talk lately about robots replacing humans in a variety of jobs, along with worries that robots will soon take over the world and even become more powerful than ...

Cabe Atwell

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AMD Fires Up to Release New Graphics Card
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
4/16/2014  1
AMD is as ambitious as any other computing company when it comes to its hardware. However, with its latest graphics card it is going to be raising the bar for the possible ...

Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

Teardown: Dismantling the Samsung Galaxy S5
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
4/15/2014  14
Every so often, the Earth-bound teardown team at iFixit gazes skyward. Today, they look to take the Samsung Galaxy S5 to pieces. Will this device be immortalized among the stars of ...

Richard Nass

Industry 4.0 Is Really My IIoT
Richard Nass, Brand Director
4/15/2014  2
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region -- and arguably a different ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
Slideshow: Automotive Infotainment Still 'Bugs' Luxury Vehicles
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
4/14/2014  7
There's good news and bad news regarding the sub-systems of today's late-model vehicles. The good news is that new engines and transmissions are more trouble-free than in the past. ...


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