Tesla, Edison, and the Patent Office

Positive and Negative Poles in the World of Electricity

by Jim Turley

Elon Musk is a guy so rich that he builds real-life rocket ships for fun.

He also builds electric cars. Or, more accurately, he built a company, Tesla Motors, that builds electric cars. Before that, he made money by handling other people’s money via PayPal. He grew up in Canada, so he’s also a nice guy.

Evidently Mr. Musk is also something of a philanthropist, because last month he gave away Tesla’s patents. Yup, just gave ’em away. Want to build an electric car that competes with Tesla’s? Knock yourself out; here’s the key technology you’ll be needing.  Read More


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When Wireless Means Cellular in the IoT

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Off to the Android Races

Posted on 07/24/14 at 9:23 AM by EEMBCpres

Hi. One quick comment pertaining to your sentence "Since the idea is to benchmark the platform, not the program, doubling up on optimized and non-optimized code makes sense."
EEMBC uses the terms peak and base, respectively, to refer to the CPU portion o…

Improved FPGA Tool Results

Posted on 07/23/14 at 8:38 PM by JohnSwan

JohnSwan
Fresh approach. They're exploring the constraint space in the cloud.

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It's Season 1 of CSI:Miami, surely; but the Poor Taste Conference cred. is surely the monopsony behind the production run.

An Irregular Street Scene

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How do you see the pros and cons of plasma dicing?

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