AI / ML
Thinking About Communications, and a Farewell
April 17, 2015
It Started with the WOM
April 1, 2015
APEC Opens with a Blizzard of Product Disclosures
March 16, 2015
Ideas and Media
Feb. 24, 2015
Feb. 2, 2015
Jan. 26, 2015
The Temperature Digitizer Jim Williams Might Have Wished For 25 Years Ago
Nov. 25, 2014
Are CubeSats Adding to Space Junk?
Sept. 29, 2014
“CubeSats are supposed to come down within 25 years. However, there is no enforcement of this rule.”
Agilent T&M becomes Keysight; the Old HP Labs Keep the Agilent Name
Aug. 2, 2014
The old Agilent, you may remember, was spun off from HP in 1999, when the company decided to divest itself of any products that were not computers or computer peripherals. HP ...
Who Was This Mho Guy?
July 1, 2014
The old-fashioned unit, cycles/second, which was helpful in solving equations by dimensional analysis, became the Hertz, which required an extra element in the equation.
The Maker/HackerSphere Evolves
June 27, 2014
"Finally, on the Maker theme, let’s not forget the oldest Makers, the ham radio community."
Google Glass Guts Prove Surprisingly Cheap
May 14, 2014
"The BoM (Bill of Materials) cost for the $1,500 Glass is $152.47."
Conflict Minerals and the Tantalum Capacitor Supply Chain
May 12, 2014
" . . . tantalum electrolytics, without stretching the analogy too far, might be considered the “blood diamonds” of electronics."
How the World's Smallest UPS Was Designed
April 13, 2014
PMBus, GaN, And More Dominate APEC 2014
March 21, 2014
Engineers Who Write? (For a Living)
March 6, 2014
Of Beatles and English Cars
Feb. 18, 2014
Armstrong and Sarnoff, 101 Years Ago
Jan. 30, 2014
"validation of the regenerative detector was a significant inflection point in the history of communication.
Meditations on Security and the NSA
Jan. 21, 2014
"My nephew was taking out the garbage when the Street-View truck was going by, and he flipped them the bird."
Keysight: The New Kid’s Got Some Living Up to Do
Jan. 8, 2014
"Well, I have a funny name myself; I’m not going to rag them on it."
Expect Collaboration and Innovation In 2014
Dec. 21, 2013
"The first looks at universities and entrepreneurial incubation programs. These collaborations provide facilities, professorial expertise, and grad-student labor in return for...
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