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Posted Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 by Kim Parnell

Rosemary Coates gave an excellent presentation related to safety issues for hoverboards at the Feb 9, 2016 IEEE-CNSV Meeting. You can find the Abstract and slide presentation here for “Exploding Hoverboards, and Everything You Wanted to Know About Chinese Manufacturing But Were Afraid to Ask”.  This has continued to be a “hot” topic!!  Teardowns of…


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Posted Friday, Mar 11, 2016 by Jonathan Wells

Following the Mobile World Congress last month in Barcelona, the wireless industry is awash with 5G press releases. But are these real or hype? Verizon  announced their first 5G field trials, but T-Mobile’s CTO responded that this was “kind of BS, to be honest.”  AT&T also announced 5G trials in 2016, but their own…


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Posted Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 by Kim Parnell

Renewable energy sources such as Wind and Solar vary significantly in the output power level throughout the day.  The peak output from Wind and Solar will generally not align with the peak power demand on the grid from home and business users.  Further, the peak output is based on factors such as wind velocity…


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Posted Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 by Kim Parnell

In the first round of this suit, Google scored at least a temporary victory in that the judge ruled that a copyright claim could not hinge on simple facts of where points of interest are located. From arstechnica.com : Google, the owner of the traffic app Waze, has managed to beat back a copyright…


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Posted Friday, Jan 1, 2016 by Kim Parnell

IEEE Collabratec is a very useful online community that can be used by both IEEE Members and Non-Members. I am finding great benefit in easily establishing private groups to collaborate, share documents, and message between the group members. IEEE Collabratec™ is an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create —…


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