Recent Articles

January 16, 2015 8:43 am
Cees Links, CEO, GreenPeak Technologies
The evolution towards the smart home and the day when sensors truly integrate intelligence with your house and your smart phone is well on its way. This process has been in progress for many years and can be broken down into three phases: The Connected Home ...
January 16, 2015 8:34 am
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
I recently attended an Internet of Things (IoT) forum in Cambridge, MA, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of presentation, the quantity of interaction, and the technical depth of discussion. For a meeting unaffiliated with a larger technical conference or trade show ...
January 15, 2015 4:21 pm
Major General Steve Sargeant, USAF (Ret.), and CEO of Marvin Test Solutions
While many industries benefit from more durable test equipment, the term “rugged test and measurement” reaches new heights when it comes to military specifications that include extreme temperature, vibration, humidity, and salt requirements....
January 15, 2015 11:10 am
Andrew Simpson, Content Developer, Gumstix, Inc.
Few things have captivated the technology world’s imagination over the last two years like unmanned aerial vehicles. From airborne home videos, to lifting tanks out of the sea in a swarm, both the fun and practical applications of UAVs seem virtually limitless....
January 14, 2015 12:15 pm
Bernard Vachon, Engineering Director, Cardinal Peak
Last April, the Heartbleed bug caused us to update all our passwords. Then in September, the Shellshock bug forced Linux users to update their bash shell. More recently, the Poodle exploit put an end to SSL 3.0. Network security is constantly ...
January 14, 2015 10:28 am
Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta
Happy New Year engineers! January is usually a time of year where I reflect on the past and think about things that I should be doing in 2015. I say should mostly because I’ve never really used that gym membership (but I do come up with increasingly creative excuses) ...
January 14, 2015 9:31 am
The market has witnessed an increasing number of consumers who prefer large-screen smartphones, considered to be devices with 4.7-inch screens or larger. Apple’s recent launch of two larger-screen iPhones reflects what many analysts see ...
December 16, 2014 9:15 am
Nathan Tracy, Technologist and Manager of Standards for TE Connectivity, Datacomm
With the Internet of Things now upon us, it has the potential to dramatically change our lives at a dizzying pace. Gartner believes that the IoT market will grow from 0.9 billion units today to 26 billion units by 2020, an almost 30-fold increase resulting in ...
December 15, 2014 12:46 pm
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
One of the well-acknowledged lessons from the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks was that federal, state, and local authorities had failed to prepare properly to support first responders with logistics, inter-agency coordination, and ...
December 15, 2014 1:04 pm
Jacques Trichet and Benoit Marchand, Freescale Semiconductor
In the last couple of years, magnetic sensors have emerged in consumer electronics end products such as smart phones, computer tablets, gaming accessories, audio/video devices and personal electronics. This proliferation was enabled by advances in ...
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