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Let’s Get This Party Kickstarted

I saw a presentation today at the Touch Gesture Motion conference by a company called Tactonics where the speaker asserted that most crowdfunding efforts aren't in fact about raising funds - they could get the funds in other ways.

Instead, they're simp…

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I Brick Your Chip

> I just hope they made sure that the end users knew what went wrong.

Okay, but *how* will end users know what went wrong?

For example, my wife's FitBit stopped working a few weeks ago. Was it because of a counterfeit USB chip, or was it just a coi…

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Sights on Systems

What does your team use to coordinate multi-board system designs? How do you make sure that changes to one board are propagated correctly to other affected boards? How do you partition your system into multiple boards in the first place?

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Constraining Light

Are you designing parts of a photonic chip? What do you think about the state of design tools?

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Grabbing Keys Out of Thin Air

There is a long history of security solutions getting better as security flaws are publicised.

What is to keep someone from implementing an unecessary set of 32 bit wide parity registers for a lot of sensitive data. Even if you can see power signatures…

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Clever carpet "printer" brushes pictures onto your rugs

These rugs are so cool.I would like to have this type of rug one at my home so I will search out at http://carpetinmotion.com/denver-hardwood-floors/.

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New Sound in Town

What do you think about Vesper's piezoelectric approach to MEMS microphones?

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New Chips are HIPP

Dick, I hadn't heard of Gartner (I guess it was Dataquest back then) coming up with the acronym FPGA.
I do recall Xilinx and MMI (their second source) briefly using the term PGA (when presumably they felt that LCA was not a broad enough term) but of cou…

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Glass sculptures that look like knitted yarn

Spherical semiconductor retirees will tend to bring a dish or interconnect and SoC idea when invited to dinner.

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The invisible umbrella

Hygroscopic motor technology! Model used to walk around with a 2-edged air knife, so that's her usual personal space give or take the pressure reservoir.

Typhoon microweather is in! No energy needed after the first 70kW to put the 'umbrella' up. Patent…

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