EEs' Gifts for The Holidays

Good things come in small packages, it has been said, and this holiday season should leave no doubt about it

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EEs' Gifts for The Holidays

Good things come in small packages, it has been said, and this holiday season should leave no doubt about it. If your nearest and dearest hands you a gift the size of a small paperback book, you might be the lucky owner of a US $900 full-featured digital camcorder or a computer printer.

For high-tech gifts, this holiday season will be remembered as the year when the small became tiny and the tiny became downright minuscule. Not since the early 1960s, when compact transistor radios made it even more fun to be a teenager, sports fan, or pop-music maven, has miniaturization so firmly ruled the consumer electronics kingdom.

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Video Friday: Drone in a Cage

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

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A drone inside of a protective geometric cage flies through a dark rain

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.

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Remembering 1982 IEEE President Robert Larson

He was a supporter of several IEEE programs including Smart Village

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Robert Larson [left] with IEEE Life Fellow Eric Herz, who served as IEEE general manager and executive director.

IEEE History Center

Robert E. Larson, 1982 IEEE president, died on 10 March at the age of 83.

An active volunteer who held many high-level positions throughout the organization, Larson was the 1975–1976 president of the IEEE Control Systems Society and also served as IEEE Foundation president.

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This Gift Will Help Your Aspiring Engineer Learn Technology

Know someone that is hard to shop for? We have the perfect gift for you.

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