6 Steps to Closing the Reverse Logistics Loop

To get the most out of reverse logistics efforts, electronics OEMs need to create a closed loop system that maximizes product and material management. That can take time and effort, but can result in substantial return on investment. “Typically, when an OEM, who has the biggest responsibility for reverse logistics and the largest investment in…

Arrow to Add Hitachi Data Systems Cloud Storage to the ArrowSphere Cloud Services Marketplace

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced it has added Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving, delivered by Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), to Arrow's cloud service portfolio and the ArrowSphere cloud marketplace in the United States. Arrow solution providers can now offer Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving to their customers and provide…

3D-Printed Instruments Used in Live Concert

Lund University professor Olaf Diegel and a band comprising students at the Swedish school's Malmö Academy of Music recently put on what they called the world's first live concert of its kind, using only 3D-printed instruments. A drum kit, a keyboard, and two electric guitars, were part of the September show. Diegel, a design engineer…

Google Glass & Lookalikes Find Niches

Portland, Ore. — Real-world applications of head-mounted displays (HMDs) like Google Glass, Epson's Moverio, and Recon's Jet have been a solution looking for a problem. But the applications for these head-worn output devices are finally materializing thanks to their integration with an appropriate input device: the Thalmic Labs' Myo — an armband controller that is…

Internet of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point

It all began more than four years ago with HD Moore's groundbreaking research in embedded device security — VoIP, DSL, SCADA, printers, videoconferencing, and switching equipment — found exposed on the public Internet and sporting diagnostics backdoors put in place by developers. The holes could allow an attacker access to read and write memory and…

Woz Riffs on Watches, Engineering

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Woz showed off his nixie tube watch and gave the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch a big thumbs down in a public appearance here. Steve Wozniak, the designer of the original Apple personal computer, was in top form, firing off opinions in his characteristic, rapid, stream-of-consciousness style on everything from innovation…