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Extreme Sailing

The Extreme Sailing Series is racing in Boston this weekend. We went down to watch them yesterday. There were three types of boats racing. Courageous Sailing had a bunch of kids out there in...

What happened to the News? 0

What happened to the News?

A couple of days ago after reading the Boston Globe website for news I decided to take a look at what the BBC had on the homepage of its website. There in the center...

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Memorial Day

The highlight of Memorial Day weekend around here is the annual softball game. This was the tenth year that Colleen and Phil have held it. Once again, the weather was great and everyone had...

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ADK

The other cool thing at Google I/O this week was the Android Open Accessory Development Kit. It’s a standard, supported way to write Android apps which talk to an Arduino device. This opens the...

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Buxton Collection

Last year, I mentioned Bill Buxton‘s history of multi-touch UIs. Here’s something else of his you should check out. He’s posted a gallery of his wonderful collection of interesting input devices. It contains a...

AC Power Frequency in Japan 0

AC Power Frequency in Japan

Reading all of the awful news about the tragedy in Japan, I learned an engineering fact which surprised me. As you may know, the AC power systems in different countries operate at different frequencies,...

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Woodie Flowers

This month’s Technology Review has a nice profile of one of my favorites professors from when I was in college.  Be sure to check out all of the pictures too. Woodie pretty much created...