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CNSV's Brian Berg Talks With Flash Memory Inventors at Flash Memory Summit About Bob Norman's Contributions 1
Posted Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 by Jeff Safire

Flash Memory Summit 2015 Technical Chairperson, Brian Berg, interviews some of the team responsible for creating the first flash drive. Eli Harari, founder and former CEO of SanDisk, along with Firmware Engineer, John Magnan and engineer and current SanDisk CTO, Kevin Conley, discuss the important contributions Bob Norman made to this effort. Norman was…

Electrical Engineering Employment Down 29% from 2006 to 2014 2
Posted Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 by Sean Murphy

Employment for Electrical Engineers and Computer Hardware Engineers 2002 385,000 2004 343,000 2006 382,000 2011 310,000 2012 335,000 2013 300,000 2014 271,000 This table as derived from four widely quoted ComputerWorld articles by Patrick Thibodeau Apr-9-2013 Unemployment rate for electrical engineers soars Jul-11-2013 Electrical engineering employment trending down Jan-16-2014 What STEM shortage? Electrical engineering…

Recent video "Wearable Devices - Just a Fad?" by member, Walt Maclay 3
Posted Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 by Walt Maclay

Looking at wearable devices, many people say “this is just a fad,” and ask, “does anybody really use this for long?” In this short video, Walt Maclay explains why he thinks that wearable devices are just the electronic augmentation of what were traditionally mechanical or optical devices. He maintains that these “smart” wearable devices…

Some Tips For Updating Your LinkedIn and CNSV Profile 4
Posted Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 by Sean Murphy

I read a great article on “LinkedIn Makeover: How to Polish Your Profile” that offered a number of practical suggestions that are not only applicable to a LinkedIn profile but also a CNSV profile: Photo Always use a profile picture. Make sure the image is in focus and is cropped closely enough to show…

Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office lets you ‘use the apps you’re already comfortable with’ 5
Posted Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 by Jeff Safire

Google has launched something quite surprising today: Google Drive for Microsoft Office. That’s right, the company now offers a plugin that lets you edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents stored in Google Drive using Microsoft Office.

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