Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago. Devices with this update will start appearing in the coming weeks, and older phones will be eligible for a free upgrade, too.
Your reviews of restaurants, shops, and products, as well as songs and other content bought on the Google Play store could show up in ads that are displayed to your friends, connections, and the broader public when they search on Google. The company calls that feature "shared endorsements."
Technology has given families a way to hear their loved ones' voices long after they've passed, providing them some solace during the grieving process. But the voices aren't saved forever. Many people have discovered the voices unwittingly erased as part of a routine service upgrade to voice mail services.
Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach with applications in materials development for energy capture and storage and for optoelectronic materials.
Audiovox's "mobiletv" gizmo allows you to pick up free TV signals and watch them on Apple and Android mobile devices without eating into your cellular data plan. The accessory doesn't have to be attached to the mobile device physically. Previous mobile TV antennas could hang precariously from the charging port.
BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a savior. Lazaridis said Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he and Fregin are looking to potentially acquire the 92 percent of the shares they don't currently own.
Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.
Samsung's new tablet, Galaxy Note 10.1, gives consumers quick access to the tools they can accomplish with its stylus. Pen Window is one. Another feature lets consumers add notes to a screenshot of what they see. Another lets users clip a section of a Web page and store it with a Web link.
Silicon Image recently announced that its 60 GHz WirelessHD technology is designed into Epson’s newly introduced line of PowerLite Home Cinema 3D 1080p 3LCD projectors—the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030Ube...
Cypress Semiconductor recently introduced a new controller in its TrueTouch Gen5 family that brings noise-immunity touchscreen control technology to superphones, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers...
Teseq has expanded its extensive line of over 60 CDNs (coupling/decoupling networks) for EMC RF conducted immunity testing, according to IEC/EN 61000-4-6, with several new models...
The nRF51922 System-on-Chip will allow the development of products that natively support ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy wireless technology and mean product developers; end users will no longer be forced to choose between these two previously incompatible wireless technologies.
Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new 2-chip version of the Oslon Black Flat LED. As with other LEDs from the Oslon Black Flat family, the new version features a high level of brightness and is suitable for all headlight functions.
Richardson RFPD has announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new ultra-wideband, SMA-connectorized Bias-T from Wavelex.
Skyworks Solutions introduces a low noise amplifier with high linearity and excellent return loss, drawing as low as 5 mA of bias current. Target applications include general purpose ISM band and high frequency wireless metering, sensors, microphones, military, and battery-powered solutions.
Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internet-centric Chrome operating system, borrowing many of the high-end features found in models that cost $1,000 or more. Hewlett-Packard makes the new HP Chromebook 11. Although its price is in line with most other Chrome OS notebooks, the new model sports many design features found in pricier devices, including the $1,299 Chromebook Pixel.
The Galaxy Round has a curved 5.7-inch (14.5 cm) screen using advanced display technology called organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, technology. The Korean company said such a curved screen smartphone is the first in the world. Samsung said the curve will make it easier to grip.
RFMW announces design and sales support for Skyworks SE2432L, a high performance, fully integrated RF Front End Module designed for ZigBee/Smart Energy applications.
AVX recently announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-L Series thin film inductors in 0402, 0603, and 0805 case sizes.
Pulse Electronics has announced in-house capability to integrate passive surface mount technology (SMT) components on 3D laser direct structuring (LDS) antennas. Incorporating SMT components with the 3D LDS antenna structure saves space on the mobile device's printed circuit board and optimizes the use of available space on the antenna.
Silicon Labs has introduced a new family of universal digital video broadcast (DVB) demodulators that support the latest worldwide DVB standards for cable, terrestrial, and satellite reception. Designed to simplify the design of complex, high-performance video front-ends for integrated digital TVs (iDTVs) and set-top boxes (STBs), Silicon Labs’ new Si216x/6x2 family includes dual-channel DVB demodulators targeting multi-receiver iDTV and STB applications.
Advanced Power Electronics has announced a new series of low drop-out linear regulators that include current and thermal shutdown protection features.
The HCJ Series from Stackpole offers a thin film surface mount chip jumper capable of very high current.
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCC) for safety-certified applications. VJ Safety series devices are offered with C0G (NP0) and X7R dielectrics, each offering X1/Y2 and X2 safety classifications with 250 VAC voltage ratings.
Peregrine Semiconductor has announced a very high performance carrier-grade WiFi switch. With the highest isolation by a factor of 50, Peregrine’s switch also offers great linearity, which makes it ideally suited for the fast-growing market of 802.11ac WiFi access points.