Two new Android phones will look and sound familiar to those who have been paying attention to phones. That's because these two devices are replicas of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One, except they lack most of the bells and whistles added to the original models.
The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States' central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful players has made it the global leader in the surveillance game. Other countries, from dictatorships to democracies, are also avid snoopers, tapping into the high-capacity fiber optic cables to intercept Internet traffic.
Germany's top security official says Internet users worried about their data being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using American websites such as Google and Facebook. Leaked revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's wholesale information on foreign web users has prompted outrage in Europe.
Tribune on has announced a deal to buy Local TV and its 19 TV stations for $2.73 billion. The acquisition makes the media conglomerate the nation's No. 1 local TV broadcaster and broadens its reach to nearly half the country, or more than 50 million households. The deal is the latest in a wave of consolidation sweeping the industry as TV station owners gird for battle in contentious fee negotiations with cable and satellite TV companies.
As Molex Incorporated [NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA], begins its new fiscal year, the company proudly celebrates its 75th year in business serving customers in the global electronics industry. Providing innovative interconnect solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers, the company’s primary markets include data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical and lighting.
When faced with an unusual and challenging technical requirement, FalTech GPS and Syrinix Ltd partnered to design and install a system to monitor the integrity of large-diameter water main pipes deep under the capital’s landscape. FalTech’s GPS repeater systems are deployed in a wide variety of locations where GPS satellite signals are required inside a building,
In this week’s episode of WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Sense+ has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its Smoke and Gas Sensor smart dock and app; researchers have developed a new technology that uses wireless signals to provide non-invasive diagnosis of brain swelling or bleeding; and a hardware/Cloud-based system providing the ability to monitor and control any sensor equipped process or device.
New research pinpoints the current location of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft: It's still in our solar system. Since last summer, the long-running spacecraft has been exploring uncharted territory where the effects of interstellar space, or the space between stars, can be felt.
QuickLogic has announced the availability of an SDIO-to-USB catalog CSSP solution that enables SDIO-based peripheral devices to connect to processors through a USB port. SDIO-based peripheral devices such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and others are becoming much more common, leading to a need for increased support in non-consumer applications.
HEYCo has introduced co-molded nylon and elastomer parts, which function as Liquid Tight Plugs. The plugs have an IP67/68 rating, yet can be pierced by round wire, cable or tubing to function as Liquid Tight Bushings with the same resulting IP67/68 rating.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re powering jets with sugar, making magic boxes for dancers, creating hand manipulators, and driving 186 miles per hour in the fastest electric race car in the world.
The comic-book hero Superman uses his X-ray vision to spot bad guys lurking behind walls and other objects. Now we could all have X-ray vision, thanks to researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Researchers have long attempted to build a device capable of seeing people through walls. However, previous efforts to develop such a system have involved the use of expensive and bulky radar technology.
At the 150th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Gettysburg, many Civil War re-enactors will eschew the use of modern technology, but scores of tourists will embrace it. More than 5,700 Foursquare users have checked in at sites in the historic borough; more than 16,000 Facebook users have liked it. And in the weeks leading up to the anniversary, apps that offer maps and information about key battle spots have surged in popularity.
As the world becomes increasingly connected, the need to ensure the proper functioning of its many underlying networks -- such as the Internet, power grids, global air transportation, and ecological networks -- also is increasing. But controlling networks is very difficult.
An unprecedented project to turn New York's Lake George into the "smartest lake in the world" is being launched and will monitor the lake from its sun-dappled shores to its dark depths in hopes of keeping the Adirondack attraction pristine.
Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] hasannounced that Millitech Inc., a leading provider in millimeter-wave components, assemblies and subsystems for applications in satellite communications, radiometry, radar and remote sensing, has selected Agilent's Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro) and Advanced Design System (ADS) software for use in developing mixers, multipliers and various passive devices.
Optical Communications Group (OCG) announces the installation of the first of four high-count dark fiber cables in to the new Meet Me Room (MMR) at 325 Hudson Street, the carrier-neutral core network interconnection facility strategically located on the fiber-dense crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel in New York City.
PEG Bandwidth, LLC, a provider of high-capacity Ethernet backhaul networks and other wireless infrastructure services, announces it has signed an Ethernet backhaul agreement with a large wireless carrier to support their rollout of 4G mobile broadband services. As the one of the nation’s largest 4G networks, the wireless carrier will leverage PEG Bandwidth’s backhaul expertise to support additional market growth.
Spirent Communications, the leader in testing wireless networks, devices, and services has announced support for Carrier Aggregation testing on its CS8 Mobile Device Tester. As the industry’s simplest and fastest tool for testing and verifying the design of mobile devices, the CS8 helps ensure LTE-Advanced (3GPP Release 10) Carrier Aggregation functionality meets the performance expectations of operators who plan to deploy the technology.
Alpha Micro Wireless has announced that it has signed an agreement with, European antenna innovators, 2J Antenna to supply Alpha Micro Wireless customers with a broad range of high quality TS16949/ISO9001 certified external and embedded antenna solutions.
This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this week's headlines Internet-beaming balloons; battery-free driving on electric roads; an interview with Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan; and a robot that runs like a cat.
The Iris satellite was supposed to be carried aloft from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday. But the launch range recently lost electricity after an equipment failure at a utility substation darkened much of the central coast. The problem is expected to be fixed by Thursday evening.
South Korea's largest mobile operator is this week launching what it says is the world's fastest wireless network. SK Telecom said Wednesday that the LTE-Advanced network can download data at speeds twice as fast as LTE networks and 10 times faster than third generation services. With a transfer rate of 150 megabits per seconds, the network can download an 800 megabyte movie in just 43 seconds.
Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing world.
Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car, which will be demonstrated at a media event next week, finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park.