2017-01-17 - Scott Deuty

In patenting, what ideas should be kept secret?

A patent aims to protect my idea, so that I could monetise it without fear of competition.

- Scott Deuty

Engineers’ battle against patent trolls

Patent trolls cost companies money spent on defence that could otherwise be spent on innovations.

2017-01-06 - R.D. Pai

India: A giant awakening to IoT, Industry 4.0?

In recent years, India has taken many by surprise with initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Start-up India, and the electronics industry is poised for a paradigm shift.

2017-01-01 - Bill Schweber

Debunking wire wrapping’s presumed unreliability

Learning to do wire wrap has taught engineer Bill Schweber not to assume what would and what wouldn't work well.

2016-12-30 - Steve Taranovich

Can electronics deter illegal seizures, IP theft?

What forms of intellectual property and technology protection may be deployed in underwater drones?

2016-12-26 - Kevin Deierling

25 is the new 10: 2017 predictions for networking

The 10Gbit/second Ethernet market will peak in 2017 and start to decline in 2018, pushed aside by 25, 50 and 100GbE.

- Junko Yoshida

Zuckerbutt: Why Jarvis is both good and bad news

Mark Zuckerberg's simple AI system is capable of choosing and playing music, turning lights on and off and recognising visitors at the door.

2016-12-22 - Bill Schweber

Dell embeds IC in adapter: Good idea or marketing trick?

Apparently, new Dell laptops have an internal third-wire connection, which allows Dell (and the laptop) to verify that the adapter is a genuine Dell unit.

2016-12-20 - Rick Merritt

IEEE wants engineers to put AI ethics on priority list

IEEE's initiative raises a list of provocative questions, such as whether mixed-reality systems could be used for mind control or therapy.

2016-12-19 - Rick Merritt

Will Trump take back manufacturing jobs?

Obama had earlier asked Steve Jobs to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Trump is on the same page and might favour Silicon Valley.