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Trump Win Could Mean Big Questions for Manufacturing

By Rob Spiegel | November 9, 2016

Donald Trump wins the US presidential election, leaving questions about industrial and manufacturing policies.

The Internet of Things is Too Thingy

By Sylvie Barak | November 9, 2016

Cees Links, a pioneer of the wireless data industry, doesn't see the connection between the IoT and the things themselves, but all the focus on the actual devices, he says, is missing the point and making everyone confused about what the business opportunity and actual potential for the industry is.

Where Do You Want to be in 2017?

November 8, 2016

As we come into these last months of 2016, it's time to consider where you want to be, as a professional engineer, next year.

2016's Top 20 US Graduate Engineering Programs

By Rob Spiegel | November 7, 2016

Here's a look at the top-ranked US graduate engineering schools. We've included tuition costs and salary averages for grads.

Google Pixel XL Teardown: Going Toe-to-Toe With iPhone

By Chris Wiltz | November 4, 2016

Google has made its debut into smarthphone design with the Pixel and Pixel XL. But how do they stack up to their most direct competition, the iPhone 7? iFixit tore down the Pixel XL to find out.

Learning to Drive -- A Rite of Passage?

November 3, 2016

As I look at the exciting developments in advanced driver assistance systems and the promise of fully autonomous vehicles, I wonder -- will I get to drive a car in the future? Or more realistically -- will my children?

You Say Tomato, and I say Chocolate

November 2, 2016

With the kind of technology developed by TI DLP Products and Analog Devices, I may soon have the ability to pick the right peach, enjoy the perfect oyster, ensure that my medicine is safe, and so much more.

5 Reasons Why You Need a Golden Mousetrap Award

By Jennifer Campbell | November 2, 2016

The Golden Mousetrap Awards celebrate the success of the American people, companies, and technologies that are driving progress in product design and manufacturing. Don't miss out - enter today!

Better Than Harvard: 15 Best Buys in Engineering Education

By Charles Murray | October 31, 2016

Harvard and Yale are regarded as the national gold standard in college education, but not in engineering.

13 Horror Movies About Technology Gone Wrong

By Chris Wiltz | October 28, 2016

We celebrate Halloween with a look at 13 of the scariest technology-based horror movies of all time, as well as some real-life technologies that bare a frightening resemblance to what's on screen.