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 &#822

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 a

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 traditiona

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 it

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 back

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, acco

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 t

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

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 technolog

Engineers Build Ugly Products

Why do engineers build ugly products? What is it in the nature of engineering or the software development process that leads to user interfaces that are impossible for users to actually use?

3D Printing Company Stratasys Is Buying GrabCAD For Around $100M, Beating Out Autodesk, Adobe

Some M&A activity afoot in the world of hardware design: GrabCAD, an online community that has been described as the ‘Github for mechanical engineers’, is getting acquired by 3D prin

Upverter Raises $2.3M To Be The Online Collaboration Layer For Hardware Engineering

Toronto-based startup and online electronic design automation platform and hardware hacker community has raised $2.3 million in seed funding, the company revealed to TechCrunch today. The funding is f

Foundation Video: Melody McCloskey Of StyleSeat On Getting Investors Involved In A Beauty Startup

In the most recent episode of my <a target="_blank" href="">Foundation</a> video series, I sat down with the founder of <a target="_blank" href="">StyleSea

Startups Court Dev Bootcamp’s Ruby Grads: 88% Have Offers At Average Of $79K

This year, Shereef Bishay came up with an ambitious engineering and educational challenge: Try to take 20 aspiring developers, at various levels of ability, teach them Ruby on Rails, and have them job

Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Into Finance

<img src="" /> After having been a tech executive for many years, I needed to take a break, and I wanted to give back to society.

Japanese Engineers Create Human Powered Exoskeleton Suit (Video)

<img src="" />This here is a Japanese engineering project called Skeletonics. This passive exoskeleton doesn't have any servomechan

Maybe There is Hope for Silicon Valley (and the World) After All

<img src="">Living in Silicon Valley, one gets used to meeting people who are optimistic and who talk about changing the world. Bu

Shortage of Engineers or a Glut: No Simple Answer

<img src=""> Ask a child if there is a shortage of ice cream in the world, and no doubt, the response will be an emphatic <em>yes—there c

Self Launching Sailplane Uses Jet Engine To Get Off The Ground

<img src="" />Sailplanes are fun and all, but they are gliders at heart and for the most part, you have to tow a glider up int

Craig Barrett Takes On Vivek Wadhwa In The Tech Education Debate

<img src=""> <em><strong>Editor's note</strong>: The most valuable employees of any technology company are the engineers and scientist
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