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Railtec DIN Rail PCB Holders from OKW

February 4, 2014 8:40 am | Comments

OKW’s RAILTEC PCB holders are designed for mounting open PCB assemblies on standard DIN rails installed in equipment housings and control cabinets. The holders conform to DIN Rail standards EN 50 022 and EN 50 035. Electronics engineers find these PCB holders extremely useful because they can be mounted to two different size DIN rails....

Engineering Update Episode #43: A 3-story, 755 passenger concept plane

January 30, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update: A 3-story, 755 passenger concept plane: The SkyWhale might not sound like the greatest name in the world for an airplane, but it's a pretty apt description for this flying beast. A minesweeping robot: Unfortunately, the task of clearing the mines is often prohibitively expensive or complicated....

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Engineering Update #42: The GoPro-carrying Pocket Drone

January 23, 2014 3:05 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week's edition of Engineering Update: The GoPro-carrying Pocket Drone: The Pocket Drone is a miniature, foldable tricopter designed to carry a GoPro camera. SeeThru smart glasses: The newest in smart glasses is called SeeThru, from French company, Laster Technologies.

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Engineering Update #41: Talking to your appliances

January 16, 2014 2:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week’s episode sponsored by Mouser: Communicating with your smart appliances: The LG HomeChat service allows homeowners to more or less talk to any smart appliances in their home from a cell phone. NASA’s newest primate robot...

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Top 10 from CES 2014

January 15, 2014 1:13 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

CES 2014 broke records, as CES seems to do every year, and with the massive amount of people and the overflowing number of vendors, it’s easy to miss a lot. That’s why editors Chris Fox and Jason Lomberg traveled to Las Vegas and compiled the Top Ten from CES 2014.

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Engineering Update #40: Augmented reality contact lenses

January 9, 2014 2:09 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week’s headlines: Wearable electronics take the spotlight at CES: Several companies are expected to unveil wearable computing devices at CES that are easier to use, extend battery life, and tap into the power of gestures, social networks, and cloud computing.  An open-source platform for mind-machine melding...

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CES 2014: Qualcomm details their smart gateway platform

January 8, 2014 2:35 pm | Comments

Michael Cubbage, the Director of Business Development with Qualcomm Atheros, discusses the company's smart gateway platform, taking chip technology from the mobile part of Qualcomm. Their recently announced Qualcomm Internet Processor (IPQ) enables a robust Smarthome platform....

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CES 2014: Imagination Technologies' wearable device portfolio

January 8, 2014 2:20 pm | Comments

Imagination Technologies, a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies, discusses wearable devices and their technology that goes into and enables them. Imagination is known for creating and licensing market-leading processor solutions for graphics, video, and display....

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CES 2014: ADI's HDMI and DSP development platform

January 8, 2014 2:02 pm | Comments

Denis Lebrecque with Analog Devices discusses one of the company's latest announcements, their HDMI and DSP development platform for AVRs, soundbars, and other devices that incorporate high-performance audio and video. It is a complete development system.

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CES 2014: Playing foosball with 3M touchscreen technology

January 8, 2014 1:51 pm | Comments

Sometimes, technology can enable vital applications that benefit the future of humanity and raise the collective standard of life. And sometimes you play foosball. Here we are taking a little break, playing table football (that's the world's definition) using 3M's touchscreen technology.

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CES 2014: Hillcrest Laboratories' motion applications

January 7, 2014 2:30 pm | Comments

Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Hillcrest Labs, demos some of the motion applications the company has been working on, and being the good sport he is, Chad even shows off his bowling "skills". Hillcrest Labs is the leading global supplier of software and hardware for motion-enabled products.

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CES 2014: GreenPeak discusses the Smart Home

January 7, 2014 2:17 pm | Comments

At the ZigBee Pavilion at the 2014 International CES, Cees Links, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GreenPeak discusses the Smart Home and how GreenPeak's solutions can enable the connected home. GreenPeak Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company enabling the third wave of wireless data communication....

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CES 2014: Tech trends

January 2, 2014 11:14 am | by International CES | Comments

We find ourselves at a monumental crossroads in the history of tech as we head into the 2014 International CES. See the trends that are recasting and ultimately redefining the user experience as tech moves from an enabler to a destination at CES.

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Engineering Update #39: A functioning car made from Legos

January 2, 2014 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

The Super Awesome Micro Project is a car just like any other, only its made entirely of Legos. Stave Sammartino and Raul Oaida used 500,000 Lego pieces to construct the vehicle which features a car engine made from lego pieces that runs on air.

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Engineering Update #38: The world's stealthiest submarine

December 19, 2013 1:23 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics: The Royal Navy's newest nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine — powered by a Rolls-Royce PWR3 nuclear reactor, the Successors are promised to be one of the stealthiest submarines in the world.

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