engineering

  • Expanding fitness wearables in Africa, Garmin launches a watch line in Ghana with MTN Crunch Network

    Expanding fitness wearables in Africa, Garmin launches a watch line in Ghana with MTN

    Garmin has partnered with mobile telecom giant MTN to launch a line of fitness watches in Ghana. The GPS navigation and sports tech company will offer its vivoFit3, vivoMove, vivoActive, Fenix3, and vivoSmart activity trackers through select MTN Ghana distribution outlets. Read More

  • The Sentry tells you if someone is sneaking up on you while you’re, um, gaming

    The Sentry tells you if someone is sneaking up on you while you’re, um, gaming

    Say you’re, like, um, gaming on your computer with headphones on. And you’re like… um. Really into the game? And someone sneaks up on you from behind and you don’t have time to… pause… the game? The Sentry can help prevent the embarrassment of being seen while… playing games. This fun little device is basically an IR motion sensor that can see… Read More

  • Security researchers can turn headphones into microphones

    Security researchers can turn headphones into microphones

    Security researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have created a proof-of-concept exploit that lets them turn headphones into microphones to secretly record conversations. The PoC, called “Speake(a)r,” first turned headphones connected to a PC into microphones and then tested the quality of sound recorded by a microphone vs. headphones on a target PC. In short, the… Read More

  • Airspace Systems’ ‘Interceptor’ can catch high-speed drones all by itself

    Airspace Systems’ ‘Interceptor’ can catch high-speed drones all by itself

    San Leandro-based Airspace Systems is making a business out of solving the toughest problems facing the emerging drone industry. The company designed a drone of its own, jam-packed with sensors and machine intelligence, to autonomously intercept threatening drones at high speeds and carry them away from large crowds. If you think this sounds difficult, you would be right. Read More

  • Why a design mindset matters Crunch Network

    Why a design mindset matters

    Engineers become engineers because they like to figure out how things fit together, literally and figuratively. This is not always entirely true, but usually. The lines are blurring between traditional engineers who make designs real and the designers who can now “engineer.” Technology is now allowing anyone with a design mindset to engineer a solution. Read More

  • Twitter lays off around 20, shuts down engineering in Bangalore, India

    Twitter lays off around 20, shuts down engineering in Bangalore, India

    Reports may be swirling about Twitter exploring a sale of all or a part of its company, but in the meantime, the social media platform is trimming down internationally. Twitter is shutting down its engineering operations out of Bangalore, India, and it is laying off around 20 engineers in the process, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today. “As part of our normal business review… Read More

  • iZotope, Photoshop for sound, closes another $7.5M in financing

    iZotope, Photoshop for sound, closes another $7.5M in financing

    What does the trailer to Inception, a re-mastered Rolling Stones record and the podcast Serial all have in common? They’re all awesome. Their creators also all used iZotope products in the background to make them shine. iZotope, started by a group of MIT undergrads in 2001, hustled their way onto the competitive music scene by first releasing a free plug-in of a record simulator. Read More

  • Dartmouth graduated more women than men in engineering this year

    Dartmouth graduated more women than men in engineering this year

    Dartmouth just became the first national research university to graduate more women than men in the engineering department. More women have been going into engineering in the last several years, according to the American Society for Engineering Education (AASE), and women made up 37 percent of the class in Dartmouth’s engineering school in 2015. But women tipped the scales this year at… Read More

  • Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte launches engineer genome project

    Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte launches engineer genome project

    Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte, which has raised $3 million in funding, just launched its engineer genome project to foster software-driven, intelligent job-matching. “We figured out the exact list of attributes that top tech companies in Silicon Valley care the most about and specifically, they all kind of agree on the same criteria, but the weight they assign to each one… Read More

  • Engineers bridge the divide between technology and society Crunch Network

    Engineers bridge the divide between technology and society

    One of the many reasons women are under represented in “tech-sector” engineering disciplines such as software, mechanical, electrical, computer and mechatronics engineering is because we’ve done a terrible job conveying how engineers contribute to society in meaningful ways. Many women, as studies have shown, prefer to enter professions where they can have a beneficial impact… Read More

  • Understanding The 3D Printing Ecosystem Crunch Network

    Understanding The 3D Printing Ecosystem

    Excitement about 3D printing has steadily accelerated over the past decade — but this excitement has largely outpaced innovation and development in the field. As a researcher in 3D printing technologies, I’ve built 3D printers using all of the major technologies, as well as more experimental ones. What I’ve learned is that many of these technologies are composed of very… Read More

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