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Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

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What Innovations Lay Hidden Inside the Nexus 6?
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
11/28/2014  0
The phablet wars continue. Today we welcome the Nexus 6. A joint collaboration between Google and Motorola, the Nexus 6 is being hailed as the the iPhone 6 Plus's brother from an ...

Jennifer Campbell

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Jennifer Campbell, Executive Editor
11/28/2014  0
Calling all backyard, basement, and garage tinkerers!

Sylvie Barak

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Hack Thanksgiving (Don’t Be a Tech Turkey)!
Sylvie Barak, Contributing Writer
11/27/2014  0
Thanksgiving is a time for family. A time for togetherness. A time for... tech?

Elizabeth Montalbano

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The IoT Comes to Your Backyard
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
11/26/2014  7
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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Robo-Fabric Brings New Dimension to Wearable Tech
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
11/26/2014  2
Researchers have developed a new flexible fabric that integrates both movement and sensors, introducing new potential for technology-embedded clothing and soft robots.

Chris Clouser

Made by Monkeys
Writers Are Getting 3D Printing Wrong
Chris Clouser
11/26/2014  7
Yes, 3D printing is cool. I'm probably in the 90th percentile when it comes to 3D printing, having printed hundreds of parts throughout my career. 3D printing is certainly going to ...

Rob Spiegel

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Engineer Comic Works in PowerPoint
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
11/26/2014  8
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for ...

Sylvie Barak

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How to Design Better 'Things'
Sylvie Barak, Contributing Writer
11/25/2014  9
The Internet of Things is really full of very crappy things. At least according to Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner.

Dave Palmer

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Is Sexism Driving Women Out of Engineering?
Dave Palmer, P.E.
11/25/2014  24
When my daughter decided she wanted to study engineering, I was very proud of her. At the same time, in the back of my mind, I wondered if she knew what she was in for. As a woman ...

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Low-Power Wireless for the IIoT
11/25/2014
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Low-power wireless networking can extend the network edge and improve uptime to support the Industrial Internet of Things.

Supercapacitors: A New Hero in the Spotlight
11/24/2014
 7
"Supercaps” are moving from mundane applications, such as internal battery backup and memory protection, to high-profile smartphones, hybrids, and electric vehicles.

Metal & Ceramic Matrix Composites Beat the Heat
10/24/2014
 2
Engineers are looking more to metal matrix and ceramic matrix composites to solve design & materials problems in thermal management and lighten up industrial turbines and jet engines, as well as traditional aerospace & defense uses.

Portable Wireless Device Characterization Requires Speed & Sensitivity
10/20/2014
 1
To satisfy the market demand for low-power wireless devices, device developers and production test engineers will require an extensive mix of test instrument capabilities.

Innovations in BLDC Motor Driver ICs
10/16/2014
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This article will explain how advances in integrated BLDC drivers featuring on-chip commutation considerably reduce BLDC motor control cost and development time.

COTS Mobile Devices in Automation
10/15/2014
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The emergence of mobile devices in the factory presents a technology advantage using low-cost consumer electronics.

A Level Approach to Automotive Connectivity
10/10/2014
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The auto industry’s ideal connector solution is one that balances performance and cost, while delivering bandwidth to fuel the needs of automotive manufacturers and consumers.

Interactive Packaging Adds Digital User Experience to Consumer Products
9/8/2014
 4
Examples of interactive packaging include wireless sensors and technology on food packages that can let you know the item's expiration date, as well as similar technology on medicines with dosage and other safety and health information.

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