Battery management permanently checks the age, state of charge and operational reliability Never again a flat battery RUB researchers develop an early warning system for vehicle batteries Battery management permanently checks the age, state of charge and operational reliability A flat battery can turn an unsuspecting car driver into an unintentional pedestrian.
by Peter Pachal Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a Windows 8 tablet with something special inside. An Intel Atom chip ("Clover Trail") powers the device, bringing fully featured Windows -- not Windows RT -- to a tablet device. Angle View The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is just 0.
A fundamental characteristic of quantum physics is the fact that two or more particles can exhibit correlations stronger than classically allowed. This unique characteristic applies particularly to quantum entanglement: as soon as the quantum state of a particle is measured the state of its entangled partner changes accordingly, regardless of how far apart the two entangled particles might be.
Efficient manufacture and optimized conductivity Electron microscopy (cross-section, left, and facing view) shows an even distribution of indium titanium oxide nanocrystals essential for a highly conductive, transparent thin film. Thin, conductive films are useful in displays and solar cells.
Two researchers have reprised in the journal Energy Policy their groundbreaking finding that improvements in lighting — from candles to gas lamps to electric bulbs — historically have led to increased light consumption rather than lower overall energy use by society. Sandia researcher Jeff Tsao and colleagues have published a follow-up paper in the journal Energy Policy regarding the productivity gains to be realized with LED lighting.
Today, MetroPCS is announcing what it calls the "world’s first launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services," beating out Korean SK Telecom’s claim by just one day. For the most part, US carriers aren’t planning to adopt VoLTE on a wide scale until 2013, but MetroPCS announced its plan to move early during an earnings call in February .
By John Donovan, Low-Power Design, for Convergence Communications LLC The Texas Instruments CC1110 Mini Development Kit is an inexpensive, full featured development kit that provides a fast way to start low-power sub-GHz (868 to 915 MHz) wireless projects. The CC1110 Mini Development Kit (see Figure 1) is designed for rapid prototyping of wireless alarm and security systems, industrial monitoring and control applications, and wireless sensor networks.
"> My post about podcasting earlier this week attracted a lot of insightful comments. There were also a few insulting comments, but overall the feedback showcased what makes podcasts worth consuming: passionate voices . Not coincidentally, passion is also what makes blogs a vital part of the media world.
When a magnitude 6.7 " target=_blank> earthquake struck the Philippines Monday, residents and local media outlets used "> Twitter and "> Facebook to alert residents and quell tsunami-inspired panic. But they're not the only ones using social media to sound a digital alarm when disaster strikes.
"> WhitePages is introducing a new Android app today called Current Caller ID that displays not just the name of callers but also their recent status updates from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, plus information from their location, such as weather and news. Yep, this might just be the ultimate app for chit-chat.
Starbucks has partnered with Square and will offer its mobile payment system soon, where all you need is your name to pay for your coffee. A potentially market-changing partnership between Square, the mobile payments company, and Starbucks, the coffee chain, has been announced . Besides investing in Square, Starbucks will start processing its credit card payments through the company, and will be offering customers the chance to pay for their coffees using Square's app too.
At 10:30 in the morning a few weeks ago I hopped into a plain white van, a mysterious briefcase carefully laid out on the passenger's seat abuzz with phones. Into the afternoon, the driver answered my probing questions about long hours on the road, awkward run-ins with the cops, and flashed guns.
A new study shows that users are more satisfied with their tablets than their smartphones, and among tablets the iPad is king. Compared to smartphones, people are more satisfied with their tablets -- and of all tablets, they especially love the iPad , according to a new report by ComScore .
Computer failure happens. The loss of important data can hobble your productivity, your business and leave a hole in your digital memory. While many now conduct their work and play on far-flung servers (we store our messages in Gmail and keep our family photos on Facebook ), there are likely critical files on your PC or smartphone that would not be recoverable in the event of hardware failure.
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Just a simple light switch, you say? Look closer. Think Automatic's Luminode dimmer switch hides both a processor and a mesh network connection that lets every switch in the home coordinate with each other.