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April 24, 2019
Waymo picks Detroit factory for self-driving fleet, to be operational by mid-2019
Alphabet Inc’s Waymo said it had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce self-driving cars, looking to the historical heart of the auto industry to build the vehicles ...
Reuters
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for tech industry regulation
Most businesses tend to fear government regulation - the game industry is a perfect example of that. Publisher Electronic Arts even went so far as to push back ...
TechSpot
Strategies For Ensuring a Smooth Assembly Process
Choosing your assembly house is important. A reliable assembly partner will help you avoid costly failures as well as defective and improperly installed components.
Technical Paper
UK to allow Huawei limited access to 5G networks
Britain will allow China's Huawei Technologies limited access to the next generation of mobile network, known as 5G, the Daily Telegraph reported. Britain's National ...
Reuters
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Evers: Foxconn Proposed Renegotiating Wisconsin Deal
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a letter his office released that Foxconn Technology Group approached the state last month about wanting to renegotiate its contract ...
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How the U.S. Can Prepare to Live in China's 5G World
If you believe the triumphalist messaging from U.S. President Donald Trump's White House and from the U.S. telecommunications industry, the United States ...
IEEE Spectrum
The Simple Reason You Are Failing to Be Successful
It is one thing to have big aspirations -- it is another to achieve them. Sometimes, it is a matter of pinpoint what is standing in the way of you achieving your goals ...
Entrepreneur
Computers, not TV, are to blame for increase in US sitting time, study says
There's a key culprit in the battle against sitting. Time spent watching TV and videos has remained consistently high in the United States over the past 15 years, but ...
CNN
Foxconn says its committed to long term job creation
Foxconn Technology Group says it remains committed to "long term" job creation in Wisconsin, after Gov. Tony Evers said it was unrealistic to expect the company to ...
Electronic Products & Technology
Selective Solder System Purchased At Auction
My company purchased a used selective solder machine at an auction. At the time we were not sure what kind of solder was previously used in this system. We ...
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Google, Facebook, Twitter have to do more to fight fake news
Google, Facebook and Twitter have to do more to tackle fake news ahead of key European Parliament elections next month, the European Commission said, as its ...
Reuters
The three challenges keeping cars from being fully autonomous
Understanding where we are in the pursuit of self-driving cars can be as confusing as understanding where we are in the pursuit of AI. Over the past few years, the ...
MIT Technology Review
Securing the Supply Chain of Strategic Minerals
A study focuses on 23 "mineral commodity groups" classified as critical based on the likelihood of supply interruption and the cost of such an interruption.
Circuit Insight - Technology Briefing
Electric vehicle study sees opportunity for utilities
Increasing demand for electric vehicles in the United States over the next decade will create revenue opportunities for electric utilities that invest in greater grid capacity ...
Reuters
How the Supply Chain Can Prepare for Changes to the Amazon Marketplace
If you are a manufacturer or wholesaler, being removed from Amazon Vendor Central might be one of the most stressful things that can happen to your business. ...
EBN
Samsung retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples after defect reports
Samsung Electronics is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, as the firm smarts ...
Reuters
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What common electronic word derives from Transfer Resistor?
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Inspection for Hidden Solder Joints
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"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
Aristotle
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
What common electronic word derives from Transfer Resistor?
Answer: Transistor