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Nov 23, 2015

Getting at the Core of Windows 10

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Core provides a common platform for all Windows 10 flavors. It provides an ideal platform for embedded applications....More
Nov 06, 2015

An Analog Hydraulic Model You Really Need to See7

Technology Editor Bill Wong had a chance to check out the Bay Model built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is a big, real-world simulation....More
Oct 28, 2015

PCs Fight Back with More Power2

Smartphones and tablets have replaced PCs and laptops for many users, but PC platforms are more functional and powerful than ever....More
Oct 06, 2015

Where Have All the Gamers Gone?1

Gaming is all about performance, but there have been few gains on the CPU side. Game developers are taking advantage....More
Sep 30, 2015

On the Matter of Volkswagen, and Cheating Benchmarks7

You have probably heard about the latest cheating debacle where Volkswagen made its diesel cars look good by changing the engine’s run-time profile....More
Sep 24, 2015

Take Two: Gumstix on the Create 2

Technology Editor Bill Wong takes the iRobot Create 2 out for a stroll using a Gumstix module running ROS....More
Sep 17, 2015

Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015: A Great Combination3

Microsoft’s latest releases are Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015. Together, they are a great combination. Windows 10 targets a range of platforms....More
Sep 16, 2015

9th Grader Ahmed Mohamed's Digital Clock Project Gets Him Arrested27

Ahmed Mohamed is the kind of 9th-grade student science fairs love. He was active in the robotics club in middle school. He knows how to solder. He....More
Sep 04, 2015

Write the FCC Now! Save Wi-Fi12

The FCC is proposing a rule that could prevent intended modification of wireless devices. Find out why that’s a bad idea....More
Sep 02, 2015

The Developer’s IoT Dilemma

Implementing the Internet of Things is not easy, and no one does it from scratch. But choosing partners and solution providers can be daunting....More
Aug 14, 2015

Flash in the 3D Pan

Storage vendors were showing off their latest wares at the Flash Memory Summit. This includes devices like Samsung’s 3D, 48-layer V-NAND chip that....More
Aug 05, 2015

What Does It Mean To Secure the Internet of Things?2

That’s the question everyone was asking at the Embedded Systems Conference....More
Jul 30, 2015

In This Martian Movie, They Get the Details Right4

NASA’s Dr. Jim Green helped Ridley Scott get The Martian as accurate as possible. It looks to be a great space adventure, one that could really....More
Jul 22, 2015

Car-Hacked! Flaw in Jeep Revealed6

Did hackers remotely commandeer a Jeep Cherokee? Apparently, to prove a point....More
Jul 10, 2015

The Changing User Interface1

Quantum Interface’s Precognition user interface utilizes movement and direction to select items —setting it apart from the absolute positioning....More

William Wong

Bill Wong covers Digital, Embedded, Systems and Software topics at Electronic Design. He writes a number of columns, including Lab Bench and alt.embedded, plus Bill's Workbench hands-on column....
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Nov 16, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 2 4

Part 2 gives step-by-step instructions on how to turn a Black & Decker TO1675B convection countertop oven into a temperature-controlled reflow oven....More
Oct 7, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 9

This first part in a series goes through the steps of creating a preliminary design for a small and inexpensive hobbyist/limited-technology-prototype build-and-test capability....More
Sep 16, 2015

What is All This Nanogenerator Stuff, Anyway?

Nanogenerators, which harvest energy from the environment, could be the next big thing in renewable energy....More

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