Gesture-Controlled Spiderbots Understand…

At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China, April 8 and 9, company CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrated continued improvements in Curie, a button-sized microcomputer based on the Intel 32-bit Quark SE system on a chip for wearable devices. Krzanich wore a Curie-powered wristband and controlled four machine spiders using a series of hand gestures…

Woz Wows with Humanitarianism

AUSTIN, Texas — The creator of the first Apple personal computer — the Apple I — spoke about the past, present and future of innovation during his keynote at the Freescale Technology Forum 2015 here (June 23). Says Wozniak, innovators today have the wrong motivation — to make money — whereas in his day, innovation…

element14 Community kicks off new design competition – The Vertical Farming Challenge 


Chicago – element14, the world's largest electronic design community, announces today the launch of its latest design competition – the Vertical Farming Challenge. Sponsored by Silicon Labs and Wurth Elektronik, with support from the Association for Vertical Farming and Green Spirit Farms, element14 will select 15 engineers to build indoor vertical gardens using technologies and…

Apple Watch Teardown Proves It’s Hard To Fix

Apple's mobile devices are generally not easy for do-it-yourselfers to fix. The Apple Watch, which launches today, proves no exception. iFixit’s teardown of Apple's new wearable shows the construction makes it all-but-impossible to repair. iFixit says the watch bands are easy to remove and swap, but points out they don't conform to industry standards. Given…

Medical Maker Aims Implant at Congenital Scoliosis

Here's an example of engineering truly improving lives and one inspiring young maker. Harry Paul, 18, is a freshman at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, studying biochemistry and community health. Paul was born with congenital scoliosis, a spinal deformity caused by vertebrae that are not properly formed and that takes several pediatric surgeries to manage.…

Loftware Releases Spectrum 2.5.3 Enterprise Labeling Solution

Portsmouth, NH — Loftware, Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Labeling Solutions, today announced additional enhancements to their revolutionary 100% browser based, all-in-one Enterprise Labeling Solution, releasing Loftware Spectrum® 2.5.3. This release adds to Spectrum’s unmatched label design capability, intelligent on-demand printing and innovative architecture. Powerful new features include a new Text Box field, which…