On Friday, Senator Al Franken asked Apple for more clarity on privacy and security concerns he has with its use of fingerprint recognition technology in the new iPhone 5S. Franken said that the fingerprint system could be potentially disastrous for users if someone does eventually hack it.
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a low voltage, miniature TCXO; a satellite with the mission to clean up space; EnerSys Buys Purcell Systems for $115M; and resistive switching devices.
MTGx and RocketSpace welcomes you to the first ever Google Glass Hackathon event. It brings together over 40 developer teams to present product ideas and solutions which explore the groundbreaking potential of Google Glass as an entertainment accessory and second screen device.
An overnight campout for the new iPhone turned chaotic Friday morning when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store and a man's plan to hire homeless people to wait in line for the coveted devices backfired, authorities said.
Microsoft is expected to announce new Surface tablet computers, including a version with a smaller screen to compete with Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad Mini. The company has an announcement event scheduled in New York on Monday. It comes about a month before Microsoft releases an update to its Windows 8 operating system.
Device certification is complex for OEMs, because carriers differ in requirements and processes to deploy devices on their respective networks. It is hard to predict development costs, schedule/predict time-to-market, and navigate certification processes. And, re-branding an already-certified product is costly.
It’s Friday!!!!! And in this episode of Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we’re talking about Owlet, which is helping parents obtain a snapshot into their child’s well-being with their new Owlet Vitals Monitor that works with your very own smartphone.
Nokia says it will pay outgoing CEO Stephen Elop a compensation package of some $25 million (19 million euros) when he leaves the company to move over to Microsoft. In proxy statements to shareholders published Thursday, the Finnish company says the amount includes Elop's base salary and equity awards of about 14.6 million euros.
Google is bringing its digital wallet to the iPhone in its latest attempt to upstage Apple on its own popular device. Thursday's release of the Google Wallet app represents a challenge to the Passbook program that Apple has built into the iPhone's operating system.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re wearing scalp sensors in space, pouring drinks with one-armed robotic bartenders, flying a scorpion prototype, and dancing between a designer’s dream and an engineer’s nightmare.
Qantek has introduced their new QTC3 Series Surface Mount Tuning Fork Crystal, their second smallest package in the QTC family at 32.768 KHz. The QTC3, measuring a miniature 3.2 x 1.5 x 0.65 mm, is specifically designed for high-density circuit applications, requiring a reliable and precise Time of Day frequency source, operable in wide temperature ranges.
Elsys Instruments has developed a new software driver that makes its entire range of data acquisition products fully compatible with LabVIEW.
Parallel nvSRAM chosen for best-in-class speed, reliability, and lower voltage operation to help enable higher performance storage
Aydogan Ozcan, a professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and his team have created a portable smartphone attachment that can be used to perform sophisticated field testing to detect viruses and bacteria without the need for bulky and expensive microscopes and lab equipment. The device weighs less than half a pound.
Passcodes are such a pain that I've relaxed the security settings on my Android phone. I'm willing to forgo the extra safety, just so I'm asked to punch in the code less often. When I got my hands on Apple's new iPhone 5S, one of the first things I tried was a feature that allows you to bypass the passcode using a fingerprint.
Many of the changes in Apple's operating system for mobile devices are cosmetic. Gone are three-dimensional icons that mimic real-world counterparts, such as a magazine rack for the Newsstand app. They are replaced by larger, two-dimensional icons sporting abstract designs and pastel colors.
Microsoft said Tuesday that its board approved a 22 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program.The new dividend represents an increase of 5 cents over the world's largest software company's previous dividend.
Hittite Microwave has launched a new power amplifier which maintains excellent performance over its operating frequency range. The new amplifier, HMC6981LS6, is ideal for high linearity point-to-point and point-to-multi-point radios, SATCOM, military, and space applications.
Agilent Technologies introduced the M9099 Waveform Creator, a modular software application that supports analog and digital modulation formats, for the Agilent M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator.
Apple shares continued to slip Monday on concerns about early demand for the company's newest iPhone. Apple is now taking orders for one of its newest iPhones. The stripped-down, lower-cost 5C model is expected to help boost sales in China and other areas.
Though sphero has the RC-esque appearance of a toy, the design really has tinkerers in mind. With two different layers of software programmability, the Sphero has an array of games and utilities. Sphero comes with access to an open-source SDK (software development kit) that allows users to interface with the robot at very high levels with, through an Android or iOS app.
Using premier beams of ultraviolet light at the ALS, a DOE national user facility for synchrotron radiation, the collaboration has reported the first demonstration of high-temperature superconductivity in the surface of a topological insulator – a unique class of advanced materials that are electrically insulating on the inside but conducting on the surface.
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, a new radar-based technology that detects heartbeats under cement; a superior technique that makes sense of the vast quantities of video; a new high-speed cellular solution designed to fast track M2M application development on mobile networks; and a secure safety network for children.
With love as its starting point, a new startup, BeLuvv has combined wearable devices with software applications and created Guardian, the world’s first wearable designed specifically for children and their safety. Featuring replaceable outer cases, Guardian wearables come in vibrant colors to match children’s clothing. Not only does Guardian represent milestone in children’s safety, it is also a fashion statement.
The Federal Trade Commission is looking into a set of policy changes that Facebook proposed in late August, though the agency says it's part of a routine monitoring of the company's privacy practices. The changes, which have not yet gone into effect, have drawn criticism from privacy groups concerned about how the world's largest online social network uses its members' photos and other information in advertisements.