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Friday, 30 September 2016

Telecommunications: An Industry in the Midst of Transformation

Sponsored by: Pentair/Schroff
As more vendors in the datacom market adopt Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications, more opportunities are opened for OCP technology to be adopted by the telecommunication industry. System operators are looking to minimize costs, and while existing OCP designs offer a variety of cost and performance benefits, the telecom industry has unique requirements that require tailored solutions. This white paper focuses on different types of next generation OCP solutions for the telecommunication sector that strategically address this growing need.

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Future-proofed Data Center Cooling with Air-to-water Heat Exchanger

Sponsored by: Pentair/Schroff
As the need for information is increasing, so is the need for increased processing power of IT equipment, resulting in increasingly higher processor densities and heat levels. Elevated temperatures result in equipment failure, and ultimately, costly network downtime, making the need for efficient cooling systems more important than ever. This white paper focuses on solutions and applications geared toward maximizing the lifespan and effectiveness of your data center through air-to-water cooling solutions.

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Identifying the Ideal Mechanical PCB Hardware for Electronic Systems

Sponsored by: Pentair/Schroff
With today’s diverse electronic systems applications, a variety of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) hardware and retainer solutions may be deployed to address a broad range of unique protection requirements. This white paper discusses the different types of PCB hardware solutions and their applications –– ranging from general electronic systems requiring basic board retention and placement to complex high-tension, clamping force applications found in high shock and vibration environments, such as industrial and transportation applications.

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Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (9/25-10/1)

Whether you're looking for re-timers or audio codecs, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems

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Reinforce Design Reliability with Reed Relays

This article will help you maximize the reliability of your design when using reed relays, paying particular attention to contact abuse and “hot” versus “cold” switching.

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Jester from Titanfall 2



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Leveraging Open Platform in Low-Cost, Efficient, Reliable and Integrated Building Automation Solutions

Leveraging Open Platform in Low-Cost, Efficient, Reliable and Integrated Building Automation Solutions

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Here, a Digital Mapping Service, Uses Crowd-Sourcing to Plot Roads

Here has revealed a new service that warns drivers about accidents and locates open parking spaces by pooling data from cameras and sensors in different cars.

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11 Myths About Floating-Poly Embedded Flash

Test your knowledge of embedded-flash technology to find out if what you’ve heard is fact or fiction.

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Obi, un robot que alimenta personas incapacitadas [VÍDEOS]



Obi, un robot que alimenta personas incapacitadas [VÍDEOS]


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Still in the process of moving, so here’s a flashback to...



Still in the process of moving, so here’s a flashback to when I made robots without mouths


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La birdo te mata - Rubén Gómez Radioboy drawing



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Titans Return Rumble.. Or is it Frenzie

Titans Return Rumble….. Or is it Frenzie……

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342/365 9 December: An early birthday present

342/365 – 9 December: An early birthday present

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Funko Mystery Minis Science Fiction Series 2: Bender



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Scanning the Spectrum of “Weird Wireless”

We all use the familiar mainstream wireless technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, there are many other unusual and less-well-known wireless types.

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Perseus Smart Mirror – Voice Command & Interactive Display?

Perseus calls itself “the world’s smartest mirror”. What is a smart mirror and why do you need one? Let’s take a closer look today in our Perseus Mirror review.

What is the Perseus Mirror?

Perseus is a hands-free smart mirror that promises to keep you connected while making you “ridiculously good looking.” It claims to change the way you see yourself and make your groggy 7am wake-ups more fun than ever before.

What’s the secret behind Perseus? The mirror comes loaded with features you’ll never find in other mirrors – including things like an HD camera, audio, voice recognition, video streaming, text and social media, and weather updates.

It’s kind of like doing your makeup every morning in a smart display that also happens to reflect its surroundings. You can personalize your mirror however you like – so if you want to watch basketball highlights in the morning or follow-along with a makeup tutorial, then you can do that using the Perseus mirror.

Perseus is priced at around $230 on its early bird offers and is planning to deliver in May 2017. The project recently launched on Kickstarter and has already received its funding target.

We’ll take a closer look at some of the most important Perseus features below.

Perseus Features

Perseus comes with all of the following features:

Video:

Perseus streams video and syncs with popular video platforms like YouTube. In promotional videos for Perseus, users are seen following along with makeup tutorials at the top of the mirror, leaving the rest of the mirror free to reflect your impression.

Personalized Dashboard:

Perseus comes with a personalized dashboard where you can put apps and widgets wherever you like. You can customize how you see your text message alerts, for example, and weather updates. Or you can post inspirational quotes, stock symbols, and other updates. It’s all customizable via the Perseus companion app – so you control the mirror from your smartphone.

Camera:

Perseus comes with a front-facing camera to let you take the perfect selfies. The creators of Perseus acknowledge that you already have an HD camera on your phone. However, they recommend using Perseus’s camera to track your outfits from day to day, take “time lapse”-style photo collages in the same place every day, or get a 360 degree view of your outfit.

Traffic Info:

Perseus posts traffic delay information right on the screen next to your Google or iCloud account information. Like everything else on Perseus, this is all customizable.

Microphone and Speaker:

Perseus uses a microphone and speaker to identify users and load different user profiles. It doesn’t actually recognize your voice – you just program a unique phrase into the mirror.

These are the current features in Perseus. In the future, the team plans to roll out unique features like the ability to hold a product’s QR code up to your mirror and then have that product delivered to your house – similar to the Amazon Dash but with one fewer button (you only press one button on the Amazon Dash).

Other planned future features include augmented reality that lets you play with accessories and new outfits. There’s also a plan to incorporate third party aps by releasing an SDK.

Perseus Tech Specs

Perseus comes with all of the following tech features and tech specs:

-Patent-pending annealed anti-fog glass

-2 GHz quad core processor

-2GB RAM

-Extended range Wi-Fi adaptor

-Integrated Bluetooth 4.0

-High-quality microphone

-Speaker

Perseus also comes with water-resistant technology. The mirror isn’t waterproof, so you can’t hang it inside your shower or submerge it in water. However, the mirror’s components are enclosed to protect from heat or humidity damage. The makers of Perseus claim that it will work fine in a steamy bathroom wall no matter how you like your showers.

How to Use Perseus

Using Perseus is straightforward. Here’s a basic overview:

-Hang it on your wall (all purchases come with a mounting kit) or use the stand (available as an add-on for $20) to mount it to a tabletop, bathroom counter, or vanity

-When purchasing Perseus, you can choose from a range of 7 different frame colors

Perseus Pricing

Perseus is available through Kickstarter with estimated deliveries starting in May 2017. Here’s how the current pricing and donation options work:

-$2+: Personalized thank you email.

-$25+: Personally-signed thank you card and sticker from the company.

-$30+: High-quality, soft t-shirt that says “This Is My Selfie Shirt” on it.

-$199+: One Perseus (Super Early Bird)

-$249+: One Perseus (Kickstarter Special)

-$399: Two Perseus mirrors

-$499+: One Perseus mirror + influence of retail beta apps & dedicated support (retail edition

-$999+: Perseus development kit with beta software and early access to production model.

-$10,000+: Be the voice of Persi, the voice behind the mirror

Perseus is scheduled to ship in April to May 2017, depending on how early you made your purchase.

Who Makes Perseus?

Perseus is made by an NYC-based startup named Perseus Mirrors. That company was founded by three students at the Wharton School of Business, all of whom have “simultaneous passions for geeky hacking and aesthetic charm”. The three include Erik Skantze (CEO), Antina Lee (CMO), and Nikhil Srivastava (COO).

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If you want to purchase the Perseus mirror or learn more about Perseus mirror pricing, you’ll find it available today at their Kickstarter page here.

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Smart Devices Require Smarter Test Systems

Sponsored by National Instruments

Smart devices present new challenges to test leaders responsible for ensuring device quality at increasingly lower costs. To test their smart devices, organizations are transitioning from the status quo of rack-and-stack box instruments and closed-architecture ATE to smarter test systems that shorten time to market and drive down cost.

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Norman and the bots

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The Future of Wi-Fi Revealed

How will WiGig, HaLow, White-Fi, and the other new technologies transform our wireless world?

How will WiGig, HaLow, White-Fi, and the other new technologies transform our wireless world?

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Nevers c’est never, mais c’est toujours

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BLE v4.2: Creating Faster, More Secure, Power-Efficient Designs—Part 2

In the second part of this article series on Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2, we talk about privacy and security features and how they impact system performance.

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Open 7 – Does Telebrands’ Seven In One Can Opener Work?

Open 7 is a can opener that was designed to help open cans, bottles, and other food containers. The product was registered in July 2016. Read this review to find out about Open7 today.

What is Open 7?

Open 7 is a multi-function can opener. It was designed to be used as a hand operated, manual can opener. The Open 7 is also safer than a standard can opener. It has a handle that flips out and then is operated with a crank. The lid is completely removed off the can once the Open 7 is used. You can then drop it directly into the garbage can after that. Open 7 is an as seen on TV product that can now be purchased via online with a very good deal that is currently running. As of now, you can purchase Open 7 can openers for the low price of 2 for price of one at $19.99. That includes shipping and handling and you can count on receiving your can opener in 3-6 weeks.

How Does Open 7 Work?

They claim it is different than any other can opener in history. Once you use the Open 7, the can lid cannot hurt anyone. It removes the can lid without creating sharp edges. But the can edge itself could still be sharp.

The Open 7 is pretty straight forward to use. A bottle opener is on the can opener. There are also hooks for pull tabs on cans. Different parts of the opener allow you to pop jars open and slice open bags as well. The construction seems pretty solid, and it’s likely the can opener will operate exactly as they say it will. The can opener is very sleek in design and it looks a lot nicer than other can openers. It’s likely the Open 7 is a lot more effective than many other kitchen tools with multi uses. There are not a lot of reviews on the can opener as of now, but it will likely get 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5.

They claim that opening cans will now be very simple. There will not be any more struggle like there has been in the past with other can openers. he ergonomic grip of the can opener makes it easy for left and righties to use it. And it doesn’t need any charging or batteries. Also, you don’t have to have the Open 7 plugged in while you use it. It is completely hand operated. Apparently, the Open 7 is genuinely safer to use than other can openers and works way better.

It looks like the Open 7 cleans up easy to and is designed to not rust. They claim that many other can openers rust and are dangerous to use once they rust over. So that may be another benefit of using the Open 7 is you’ll never have to worry about rusty, dirty can openers again.

What Does Open 7 Cost?

You can pick up the Open 7 right now for only $19.99 with free shipping. And as of now, if you order quickly, you’ll get a second Open 7 for Free for no charge whatsoever. According to the people at Open 7, you’ll likely not be able to get a second can opener for free for very long.

One thing to be aware of when ordering the Open 7 is that it could take as long as 3-6 weeks to get the open 7. They are a new company, so it’s likely they don’t have a huge stock of the can openers. There is a customer service number you can call if you have any issues with your order or make a mistake. Processing for your order could take along as 24 hours to complete. Your charge will also likely take 24 hours to complete.

What Do Open 7 Customers Say?

There are no reviews for the Open 7 as of now. It is a very new company, so it is likely it could time to see reviews. You’ll have to try the Open 7 for yourself as of now in order to find out how good it actually works.

It’s likely when customers do start reviewing the Open 7, they’ve appreciate the sleek design. It looks like it stores very easy and is solidly built. They’ll also most likely appreciate all the functions the can opener offers vs regular can opener. And since you get two, it seems like it’s a lot more valuable than other can openers.

Plus, if you include the value of the several different multi tools, the Open 7 is definitely worth its money. Oftentimes, you see regular can openers for the same price without the multi-function capabilities and for only one.

Pros

  • Multi-functional tool that has a lot of uses
  • Sleek looking and solid built
  • Buy one get one free deal

Cons

  • No reviews as of now on the quality of the product
  • 3-6 weeks’ delivery time which is a bit excessive
  • No guarantee on the functionality of the product

Should I Buy Open 7?

Likely the product will work as intended. And since you can buy two for the price of one, you’ll likely get your money’s worth. Final verdict on the Open 7 can opener and multi-use kitchen tool, yes. Buy it, get two for the price of one and you’ll most likely find they operate better than other cheaply made can openers.

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First Computer-Generated Music Recording Remastered

Researchers have remastered the recording, which was found to be severely distorted. The restoration highlights Alan Turing’s role in transforming computers into musical instruments.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Clone of Electronic Design Library - Focus on: Bob Pease on Analog Vol. 1

eBook: A compendium of articles from legendary electronic design engineer Bob Pease, Volume I

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Nevers c'est never, mais c'est toujours



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LOVE me ROBOT



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Engineering the Internet of Things

Sponsored by ANSYS, Inc.
All around us connected devices are proliferating. These developments come with the promise of making us healthier and safer, as well as more efficient, innovative, competitive and profitable. The Internet of Things, or IoT, which holds great potential, also presents new challenges to the engineers tasked with building the devices.

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Training battle action Robokore - Android & iOS apps - Free



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Pepper chatting me up



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The Falling Soldier 2



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