Prying Eyes: Opening up a DSL gateway
In this teardown, we disassemble a DSL modem-plus-router, a CenturyLink-branded ZyXEL PK5001Z,without doing any permanent damage to it.
Prying Eyes: Shocking 12V AC adapters
Prepare to be shocked with this tear down, which explores a really dirty side of Chinese manufacturing. It makes you wonder how deeply this sort of thing permeates the industry.
Exploring the realm of 12V adapters
While in the process of transitioning his house to 100% LEDness, the author turned to power sources. But then the problems started.
Poor design results to raspy radios
Some radios have high distortion even at low volume. The result was to make speech and music always take on a raspy effect, which is quite objectionable.
Scientific results evaluation: Irreproducible results
In this instalment, we will how you how easy it is for the demons of random processes to wipe out otherwise convincing results.
The search for new ribbon microphone angle
Learn about the design changes, along with improved magnets that became available in the 1990s, that contributed to the success of Ribbon Microphone by Royer Labs.
Prying Eyes: Amazon's Dash Button
In this teardown, we find out how much hardware Amazon was able to squeeze into such a diminutive bill-of-materials budget.
Scientific results evaluation: Rules of Thumb
In this instalment, we discuss the rules of thumb for distinguishing strong results from weak. Yes, there's math, but it is pretty simple.
Scientific results evaluation: Systematic bias
In this three-part series, we will cover the concepts you need to distinguish strong results from weak and to understand why some results seem more conclusive than they really are.
Prying Eyes: MoCA adapter's death by lightning strike
The victim of this teardown is a lightning-zapped Actiontec ECB2200 MoCA adapter. We begin by perusing its outsides, and then proceed to examine the PCB.
Dissipating high heat at lower surface temperature
The technology may have applications with some types of solar energy, advanced lasers, power electronics and may enhance operations at large electric generating facilities.
IoT, wearables enter Disney Kingdom
Disney invests $1 billion in the Internet of Things with Disney's Magic Band IoT system. Find out in the article how the band uses IoT to both grow revenue and increase efficiency.
Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.
Fusing DDC with low voltage tech for IoT, wearables
The team up aims to develop a best-in-class extreme-low power (ELP) platform for IC fabrication with the associated ecosystem to enable chip designs for energy-critical wearable and IoT devices.
LED atomic structure opens up to reveal defect
A team of researchers revealed that that there is a type of defect that exists in the atomic structure of an LED that drags performance, and removing this would provide more longer-lasting LEDs.
Sharing solutions, standardisation key to designing the future
In an ESC Boston address, MIT Media Lab's research scientist and inventor Kipp Bradford talked about designing the future and how engineering has to work together with designers, artists and society.
Price, interface issues: Obstacles for VR adoption
Despite offering considerable novelty, the latest VR products need better graphics, friendlier interfaces and lower prices to attract consumers.
No surprises from Apple
Apple's "Let Us Loop You In" intro event last Monday leaves very little new to patrons with the introduction of the iPhone SE being tagged as 'iPhone 6s in iPhone 5s clothing.'
Element 14 partners with Startupbootcamp accelerator programme
The programme will select 10 startups from around the world for an intensive three-month development process beginning September 2016 at the prototyping lab at Cocoon Networks in London.
Eclipse Edje aims to accelerate IoT with Java API
The Eclipse Edje Open Source IoT Project will define application programming interfaces (APIs) for resource-constrained devices that provide the basic services essential to IoT applications.