William Wong

Technical Editor, Penton Media

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. Bill is a Georgia Tech alumni with a B.S in Electrical Engineering and a master's degree in computer science for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
He has written a dozen books and was the first Director of PC Labs at PC Magazine. He has worked in the computer and publication industry for almost 40 years and has been with Electronic Design since 2000. He helps run the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair in Mercer County, NJ.

Posts by William Wong

Jul 30, 2015

In This Martian Movie, They Get the Details Right

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 Revealed

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

The Changing User Interface

Quantum Interface’s Precognition user interface utilizes movement and direction to select items —setting it apart from the absolute positioning....More
Jul 06, 2015

Really—it’s a Feature, Not a Bug

Technology Editor Bill Wong has an issue with the Canon MX860 printer (and bad design, in general)....More
Jun 29, 2015

Musings from FTF 2015

This could be the last Freescale Technology Forum before the merge with NXP. There were definitely things to see....More
Jun 19, 2015

Running the iRobot Create 2

The iRobot Create 2 is a vacuum-turned-STEM platform. Here’s a look at what comes in the box....More
Jun 12, 2015

Java Turns 20—So What Else is New?

New programming languages come and go, but Java and C/C++ may not be the only ones to keep an eye on....More
Jun 05, 2015

Home Security Defense in Depth

Technology Editor Bill Wong examines the challenges of addressing home security with a defense-in-depth approach....More
May 26, 2015

Safety Document Package Targets ADAS

The paper trail is critical to getting various approvals or certifications and it needs to start at the lowest level. This is why ARM’s latest....More
May 12, 2015

#IntelISEF Students Flock to Pittsburgh for Director’s Farewell Bash

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh is where thousands of top students are competing and having fun with SparkFun’s....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements 7

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More
May 29, 2015
blog

Engineering Education: Fact and Fiction 5

I have taken a keen interest in the dialogue (that has been going on for many years) about the quality of engineering education in the U.S....More
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 4

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More

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