In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar.
Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Soon it will take only the click of a mouse or finger swipe on a tablet to explore some of the Galapagos Islands' most remote areas, surrounding waters and unique creatures.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses and other molecules. Having such sensitive biosensing capabilities in the field could enable on-the-spot tracking of groundwater contamination, combine the phone’s GPS data...
Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing. The electrode is made of silver nanowires covered with a material called graphene, an extremely thin layer of carbon. The hybrid material shows promise as a possible replacement...
“We spent 15 percent of home energy on gadgets in 2009, and we’re buying more gadgets all the time,” says Peter Fischer of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Fischer lets you know right away that while it’s scientific curiosity that inspires his research at the Lab’s Advanced Light Source (ALS), he intends it to help solve pressing problems.
After four years of development, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One entertainment console and touted it as an all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and doing everything in between. Microsoft wants the Xbox One to be central to your living room, so it packed the new Xbox with such features as the ability to change TV channels through voice commands.
Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code using a text message each time they sign in to Twitter.com. Besides their username and password, users will have to enter the code as well to log in.
EIC Solutions, Inc. offers a digital temperature control (DTC) for fine-tuning of temperature inside air conditioned electronic enclosures. The DTC is fully programmable. Features include a tolerance of +/- 1° F through the use of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control scheme.
The M12-FM series is a new Omega connector that will ensure accuracy for your applications. The M12-FM Series features male pins and female sockets made of thermocouple material, straight or right angled connection styles, and a wide selection of connection options.
WAGO Corporation's picoMAX and picoMAX eCOM Pluggable Connector Systems are certified UL 1059 and 1977, CB (Certification Body), and CSA. These international certifications confirm the all-new design's technical properties as connector and terminal block components.
Littelfuse, Inc. has created a NASA Exploration & Discovery Experience for the engineering community as part of its 2013 Speed2Design promotion. Winning design engineers will get an opportunity to go behind the scenes to spend time with NASA engineers at two premiere NASA facilities. Littelfuse will host Speed2Design TechTalk events at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif...
Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. [NYSE:ARX], has announced the release of the TETRA Enhanced Data Service (TEDS) option for the 3920 Digital and Analog Radio Test Set. This operation enables the technician or engineer to use the 3920 for verifying the operation of TEDS mobile stations and base stations.
GS1 and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) are collaborating to enable bar code scanning features built directly into mobile devices. This will make it easier for application developers to allow their apps to scan and link to trusted content.
An open forum addressing the latest broadband home-services trends and Smart Home requirements will be hosted in Shenzhen on June 18 by HGI, the leading global organisation for publishing requirements for the digital Smart Home. This event, part of HGI’s regular quarterly meeting, will feature presentations from two of China’s leading service providers and will take place from June 18-21 at the Westin Hotel, Shenzhen.
QuickLogic Corporation [NASDAQ: QUIK], the innovator of ultra-low-power programmable Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced that its Parallel Camera Interface (CAM I/F) for Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) now supports the Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Operating System (OS).
ANADIGICS, Inc. [Nasdaq: ANAD] has announced that the Company’s AWL9581 802.11ac front-end IC (FEIC), AWT6651 ProEficient power amplifier (PA), AWT6624 HELP4 PA, and AWC6323 HELP3E dual-band PA enable wireless connectivity in the Galaxy S 4 by Samsung Electronics. This feature-rich smartphone offers a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel camera, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
H.B. Fuller Company [NYSE: FUL] has announced that the company is entering the growing electronics and assembly materials market with a total solutions “eco-system” approach that includes materials, processes and equipment support from the concept phase to the consumer’s hands.
Spirent Communications has announced that its 8100 Location Technology Solution (LTS) now offers support for end-to-end Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) E911 testing. As North American carriers race to successfully deploy VoLTE, they also recognize their requirement to provide FCC-mandated E911 services.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale – meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are two inches wide, or larger.
A self-proclaimed nerd by trade, John Andrus, Founder of Livi Design, is turning ordinary smartphones into laptops with the launch of the Casetop. After the iPhone debuted, Andrus knew that smartphones were going to become a disruptive technology. So why not do more to harness the devices power? After asking this question, he sat down and started designing his idea.
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color. The breakthrough by a team of theoretical and applied physicists and engineers at Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) is described this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Now that tech darling Apple Inc. has been dragged front and center into the debate over the U.S. tax code, lawmakers are hoping that the spotlight on such a high-profile company could be the catalyst for Congress to take action to close loopholes or reform the law.
Microsoft is the last of the three big video game console makers to unveil its latest gaming system. The unveiling comes nearly eight years after the Xbox 360 went on sale. It follows last fall's debut of Nintendo's Wii U and a preview in February of the upcoming PlayStation 4 from Sony.
Sprint Nextel Corp. is offering 14 percent more than before for the stake in wireless data network operator Clearwire Corp. it does not already own, but a large shareholder said the offer was still inadequate. Sprint said Tuesday that it is offering $3.40 per share, or $2.5 billion, for the remainder of Clearwire Corp. Its previous offer, from December, was for $2.97 per share.
Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the 40th company anniversary milestone of Glenn Smith, Mouser’s President and Chief Executive Officer.