The Pebble has a lot of rough edges, but it does a good job of demonstrating the potential of "wearable" computing. Apple has filed patents that demonstrate it's working on a watch, and other "smart" watches are proliferating. The Pebble has impeccable underdog credibility as the brain child of a 26-year-old Canadian entrepreneur who struggled to find money to make it until he posted his project on the fundraising site Kickstarter.
The Smart SoftPLC and Smart Gateway products from SotPLC Corporation now support up to (2) channels of Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus (DH+) protocol. This interface provides the lowest cost, most comprehensive connectivity to A-B DH+ on the market.
AVX has introduced a new series of miniature, Frameless, tantalum polymer SMD capacitors. Utilizing proprietary FRAMELESS technology, the new F38 Series surface-mount capacitors provide high capacitance in miniature M and S cases for high volumetric efficiency.
Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government's efforts to obtain data from Internet users. The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which reviews government requests to spy on individuals, ruled Monday that information should be made public about a 2008 case.
South Korean investigators on Tuesday blamed rival North Korea for a cyberattack last month on dozens of South Korean media and government websites, including those of the president and prime minister. The biggest piece of evidence linking Pyongyang to the attacks on June 25.
Yahoo is hoping the inactive IDs will be claimed by people who will use them to log into its website and discover a series of changes to its email, home page, and other services that have been made since Marissa Mayer became the company's CEO a year ago.
In this episode of ECN's Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, graphene gets colder; the solar-impulse airplane completes its cross-country journey; and a laser gatling gun that features six blue 1.4-W class 4 lasers.
Cypress Semiconductor has released new components for PSoC Creator 2.2, the integrated design environment (IDE) for Cypress’s PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip architectures. The Component Pack 6 update includes four new PSoC Components—pre-verified “virtual chips.”
This week in WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Pentek has announced the SystemFlow Simulator for its Talon analog and digital recording systems; Scientists have demonstrated the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional digital data by femtosecond laser writing; a new satellite system covering the Arctic region; and a wireless range extender that creates wireless connectivity where ever you go.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Sunday for tougher European and global rules on data protection amid fallout from recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs. Merkel pledged that Germany will take a "very strict position" in ongoing talks on European Union-wide data rules.
Edward Snowden has highly sensitive documents on how the National Security Agency is structured and operates that could harm the U.S. government, but has insisted that they not be made public, a journalist close to the NSA leaker said. Greenwald said he believes the disclosure of the information in the documents would not prove harmful to Americans or their national security, but that Snowden has insisted they not be made public.
Microsoft has decided its entire business needs a new operating system. CEO Steve Ballmer is restructuring the company to cope with a quickening pace of technological change that has left the world's largest software maker a step behind its two biggest rivals, Apple and Google.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re building drones with a do-it-yourself kit, making batteries out of wood, rewriting the rulebook on solar cars, and creating e-skin that can sense touch and temperature.
New York is fast becoming a major center for new technology fuelled by an increase of more than 30% in venture capital since 2007 prompting the emergence the natural outgrowth of Hackerspaces. Increasing interest in North America for their easyRadio Advanced range of RF Wireless Modules...
Janus Remote Communications has announced that their HSPA910CF “common footprint” plug-in HSPA+ (3G) modems, HSPA910T2 “2nd Generation (3G) Standard Terminus,” and HSPA400AP (3G) “Intelligent Terminus,” have all achieved Rogers product certification.
In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it’s possible to write computer programs using ordinary language rather than special-purpose programming languages.
Apple milked the popularity of its iTunes store to form an illegal cartel with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge decided in a case swayed by the words of the late Steve Jobs. Wednesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan sided with government regulators' contention that Apple joined five major book publishers to gang up Amazon.com in a price-fixing conspiracy.
An original Apple computer from 1976 sold Monday for $387,750 at a Christie's online-only auction. Bolaffi, an Italian collections company, says in a statement that it bought the computer. The seller was a retired school psychologist from Sacramento, CA.
MEN Micro has released the versatile, high-performance F22P, the latest CompactPCI PlusIO SBC (single board computer) that uses Intel’s 3rd generation Core i7 processor. Offering processing speeds of up to 3.3 GHz using Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, the low power SBC delivers excellent graphics performance for computing environments.
Vishay Intertechnology has extended its VJ X8R series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for high-temperature applications. To save board space, the devices are now offered in the 0402 case size. In addition, the 0603 and 0805 case sizes have been enhanced with a higher voltage rating of 100 V.
A Rice University laboratory pioneering memory devices that use cheap, plentiful silicon oxide to store data has pushed them a step further with chips that show the technology's practicality. A paper on the new work appears this week in the journal Advanced Materials.
A British intelligence report said Wednesday that other nations are hiring hackers to launch attacks against their enemies, a trend it described as particularly worrying. The warning over cybermercenaries came in an annual report published by Britain's Intelligence and Security Committee.
The judge at a New York civil anti-trust trial has found that Apple conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices. The ruling was issued Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
How much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology. In the era of intense government surveillance and secret court orders, a murky multimillion-dollar market has emerged.
Radicom Research has announced the release of their RW8200 Embedded Serial to Wi-Fi Modules. It integrates a M3 Cortex host processor, Broadcom’s BCM44362 Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) and an embedded processor.