Tag Archives: Testing

Designed by Apple in California


Designed by Apple in California chronicles 20 years of Apple design through 450 photographs of products and the processes used to make them. A visual history spanning iMac to Apple Pencil, this hardcover volume is both a testament and a tribute to the meticulous processes of design, engineering, and manufacturing that are singularly Apple

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Hacking your Office


You think about securing your laptop, but what about your desk phone, monitor, or printer? In this Motherboard episode, white hat hacker Ang Cui demonstrates hacks on “embedded devices”—objects that contain computing systems but that you wouldn’t necessarily think of as computers. At his office in New York, Cui shows us how he can turn an office phone or printer into a bugging device using a piece of malware he calls “funtenna.” This exploit makes the equipment transmit data over radio frequencies so it can be picked up by an antenna—without the hacker ever having to go near the device. It’s a pretty high-level hack, but as Cui says, if he’s thought of it, you can imagine someone else has

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ABB & YuMi: Functional Prototypes


The YuMi collaborative industrial robot, developed by ABB Robotics, uses task-specific fingers to manipulate objects. By using an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer to prototype their finger designs for new customers, they sped up the development process from weeks to just a few days

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Dyson 360 Eye: How It’s Engineered


You think designing and testing a product for mass production is easy! Well, this is just a glimpse of the process…

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Liam – An Innovation Story


True innovation means considering what happens to a product at every stage of its life cycle. Liam disassembles your iPhone when it’s no longer functioning, so the materials inside can live on

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The Falcon has landed


On December 21, 2015, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and landed the first stage of the rocket back on land

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An Introduction to Testing


“Testing every component of the spaceship to ensure we fully understand strength and durability is a major ongoing work stream consisting of many thousands of small and large scale tests. In our latest film, Vice President of Safety & Test, Todd Ericson, explores this work and its place in the meticulous preparation and complex array of tasks that must be completed before our new spaceship takes to the air for the first time”

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The Dawn of Killer Robots


Motherboard gains exclusive access to a small fleet of US Army bomb disposal robots—the same platforms the military has weaponized—and to a pair of DARPA’s six-foot-tall bipedal humanoid robots. They meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, renowned physicist Max Tegmark, and others who grapple with the specter of artificial intelligence, killer robots, and a technological precedent forged in the atomic age. It’s a story about the evolving relationship between humans and robots, and what AI in machines bodes for the future of war and the human race.

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