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WWDC 2019 Roundup: Exciting New Tools for Developers and Engineers
On June 3rd, Tim Cook and company took to the stage during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The Apple WWDC typically showcases upcoming software updates, though Apple does occasionally unveil new hardware. This year was no different.
The Leading Developments in Next Generation Batteries
Batteries are the subtle powerhouses behind modern electronics. They function essentially to provide startup currents to varying loads and store charges to provide reserve power for portable or grid-scale operation. Lithium-ion batteries, which are the predominant type, pose a number of issues for devices including overheating, limited charge/discharge cycles, and safety concerns.
Preparing for 1 Trillion IoT Devices: Arm’s Neoverse N1 Platform
The use of datacentre-based data processing has become unsustainable due to the rise in connected and intelligent devices. As a result, Arm have partnered with Docker to introduce their latest CPU cores and overall edge-to-cloud infrastructure platform: Neoverse N1.
Which Electrical Engineering Specialisation is Right for You?
There are several engineering fields that university students can choose from, such as computer science, civil, mechanical, electrical, and aeronautics. It’s not surprising that students may find it difficult to select one speciality over another when the time comes.
Enhancing IoT and Wearables with the SensorTile Development Kit
On May 7th, STMicroelectronics—Europe’s largest semiconductor manufacturer—announced its newest contribution to the IoT realm. Dubbed the SensorTile.box, a device that introduces users to wearable sensing and cloud-based data transmission.
British Company Mettis Aerospace Set to Become the World’s First Wi-Fi 6-enabled ‘Smart Factory’
Using Wi-Fi 6, an aerospace plant in the UK is set to become the world's first 'smart factory' when trials begin in Q3/4 2019. Following the deployment of this major technological leap forward in the IoT, the manufacturing industry could benefit heavily.
The ‘Shaking-like-a-leaf’ Energy Harvesting Device That Could Power Mars Rovers
Demonstrating the influence that the natural world has on engineering developments, the University of Warwick’s recent project—a wind harvesting device that apes the highly-shakeable nature of an aspen leaf—may enhance the ways we power Mars rovers.