The quadcopter, which was developed at TU Vienna, can negotiate its way through a room completely on its own. It does not need any human interference, and in contrast to other models, it is not assisted by any external computer. All the necessary computing power in on board; the image processing is done by a standard smartphone.
Nano-sized gas sensors in mobile telephones that measure the atmospheric humidity are nothing new as such. However, so far it was necessary to rely on complex lithographic methods to produce the required nano-structure of the sensors, and they have the added disadvantage that they do not work well on uneven surfaces.
Smartphones are getting bigger as people use them more to watch movies and play games. A new one from Samsung is beyond big. With a screen measuring 6.3 inches diagonally, the Galaxy Mega is almost as big as a 7-inch tablet computer. The difference: It makes phone calls.
In a partnership between NTU, JTC, and Induct Technologies, and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), an autonomous electric shuttle manufactured by Induct is expected to ply the two kilometer route providing a safe, reliable, and environmentally-friendly alternative mode of transportation.
In a story that has everyone talking, Elon Musk of Paypal, Tesla Motors, and Space X fame has announced his newest plan for revamping the world of public transportation. The system is called Hyperloop and it would allow passengers to travel the 350 miles from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes.
When U.S pilots encounter enemy air defenses, onboard electronic warfare (EW) systems protect them by interfering with incoming radar signals – a technique known as electronic attack (EA) or jamming. Conversely, electronic protection (EP) technology prevents hostile forces from using EA methods to disable U.S. radar equipment assets.
As LTE networks start to mature across the world, more and more carriers are looking introduce voice services on LTE networks using a technology called Voice over LTE (VoLTE). What is not always understood is that voice services on LTE are very different from those on 2G and 3G networks. An appreciation of the differences leads us to the conclusion that we must think and act differently for 4G.
Applications for superconducting wires, which carry electricity without resistance when cooled to a critical temperature, include underground transmission cables, transformers, and large-scale motors and generators. But these applications require wires to operate under different temperature and magnetic field regimes.
Techies tinker at Lego play stations in workplaces. Engineers mentor competitive Lego League teams. Designers use them to mock up larger projects ideas. And executives stand Lego creations on their desks alongside family photos. The new Mindstorms sets are simpler for the younger crowd and more versatile for sophisticated users than two earlier versions.
A Delaware judge on Friday dealt a blow to activist investor Carl Icahn's effort to stop CEO and founder Michael Dell's $24.8 billion buyout offer for the struggling computer maker. He refused to fast-track proceedings on Icahn's claims that Dell directors have betrayed their duties to shareholders in trying to win support for Michael Dell's bid.
Heins would receive $48 million in equity awards, based on the company's share price at the end of its latest fiscal year, according to a regulatory filing earlier this year. He would also get $7.5 million in compensation for his salary and bonus under the change of control provisions in his contract.
Research calling for the use of a wearable computing system installed in a helmet to protect construction workers from carbon monoxide poisoning, a serious lethal threat in this industry, has garnered the Virginia Tech investigators a Best Paper Award from a prestigious scientific and engineering community.
Skyworks Solutions announced that MediaTek is leveraging several of Skyworks’ front-end solutions in their innovative, dual-core MT6572 platform which is supporting multiple leading tier-one smartphone manufacturers in emerging markets.
AVX Corporation has 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. Currently unique in their ability to provide extremely low inductance values (0.56nH) and ultra-tight inductor tolerances (±0.05nH)...
Trimble has announced the addition of the Micro-LTE to its ThingMagic Mercury 6e Series of embedded UHF RFID modules. The Micro-LTE joins the ThingMagic Micro to create a family of the smallest, 2-port, high-performance RFID modules on the market.
A team of experts on gallium nitride technologies from GaN Systems is presenting a major conference paper at the 224th ECS Electrochemical Energy Summit (San Francisco, California October 27 – November 1). “Characterisations and performance of D-Mode GaN HEMT transistor used in a cascode configuration”...
Agilent Technologies Furthers Investigative Potential of Scanning Microwave Microscopy via Enhanced EMPro SoftwareAugust 15, 2013 3:06 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments
Agilent Technologies has announced a new application available in the latest version of its EMPro modeling software. This new application lets researchers perform electromagnetic simulations to help interpret the experiments they do using scanning microwave microscopy.
Ingram Micro has announced a multi-year agreement with SquareTradeSquareTrade, the number-one-rated mobile device protection plan, trusted by millions of customers. Ingram Micro Mobility will provide all mobile device lifecycle services and back-end supply chain operations for SquareTrade, creating unrivaled reliability and consistency across its operations.
Calysto has announced that the company is partnering with GMIC - Silicon Valley's Largest Mobile Conference, which will take place from October 21-23 in San Francisco. Calysto’s partner, GMIC Silicon Valley, hosts mobile executives, entrepreneurs, developers and investors from around the globe...
A new report from Informa Telecoms & Media highlights the fact that LTE is the fastest-growing mobile network technology, with operators, infrastructure vendors, handset manufacturers and chipset providers rallying to evolve their products and services.
Although customer relationship management (CRM) is a mature market from an enterprise perspective, many organizations across all sectors and regions of the world continue to invest in CRM systems, says global analyst firm Ovum. Some organizations are already into their third or even fourth deployments.
Agilent Technologies Opens Ninth Calibration Center in Americas for Electronic Measurement InstrumentsAugust 15, 2013 2:39 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments
Agilent Technologies has announced the opening of a new calibration center in Phoenix, Ariz. Now owners of Agilent electronic measurement instruments in the area can receive true local OEM calibrations, with measurements performed using OEM procedures for every warranted specification.
Consumers waiting for Microsoft's revamped version of its latest Windows operating system will be able to get the software beginning Oct. 17. The release date for Windows 8.1 is nearly a year after the debut of Windows 8, a dramatic overhaul of the operating system that has been powering most personal computers for decades.
A team at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering has developed a novel way to build what many see as the next generation memory storage devices for portable electronic devices including smart phones, tablets, laptops, and digital cameras.
Antivirus software running on your computer has one big weak point - if a new virus is released before the antivirus provider knows about it or before the next scheduled antivirus software update, your system can be infected. Such zero-day infections are common.