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New optical materials break digital connectivity barriers

March 18, 2015 2:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

From computers, tablets, and smartphones to cars, homes, and public transportation, our world is more digitally connected every day. The technology required to support the exchange of massive quantities of data is critical.

Coffee and code: Software giant opens Silicon Valley cafe

March 18, 2015 12:55 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or Facebook....

Facebook explains what posts are not allowed on its network

March 18, 2015 12:51 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook is trying to clarify what posts, images and other content it allows on its site and why. In an update to its community standards page, the world's largest online social network gave users more guidance on why ...

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Google's moonshots, gender bias at South by Southwest

March 18, 2015 12:44 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. The head of Google's (X) division talked about testing driverless cars ...

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'Distracted driving' at an all-time high; new approaches needed

March 18, 2015 12:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Young, inexperienced drivers have always gotten into more automobile accidents, but if you add in a lot of distractions, it's a recipe for disaster - and a new Pacific Northwest research program is learning more about these risks while identifying ...

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Here's what Buzz Aldrin thinks about a trip to Mars

March 18, 2015 12:35 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

News outlets everywhere have been drooling over the idea of the Mars One mission, despite a few massive holes--financial and technological--in the plan, but it's always interesting to read how die-hard space fans feel about it.

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Inflatable satellite antennas reduce the military’s burden

March 18, 2015 12:31 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

GATR Technologies’ portable satellite antennas aren’t hot off the presses, but seeing them in person at the Satellite 2015 Expo in Washington DC was mesmerizing. The inflatable communications hubs are amongst ...

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How ethernet will save the connected car

March 18, 2015 10:59 am | by Martin Nuss, Vitesse Semiconductor | Blogs | Comments

Mobility is a given in today’s hyper-connected world. This is especially true in cars where, at least in the U.S. – the second largest automobile market...

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What's your best idea for Sci-Fi inspired technology?

March 18, 2015 10:47 am | by Sagar Jethani, Head of Content, element14 | Blogs | Comments

What’s your favorite science fiction movie? Maybe it’s a classic, like Star Wars: Episode IV, or a more modern film like Interstellar.

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Why the gender pay gap matters for manufacturing

March 18, 2015 10:39 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Blogs | Comments

In West Virginia, a woman who works full-time year-round will make 67.3 cents for every dollar made by her male coworker according to Employment and Earnings, the first report of The Status of Women in the States: 2015 project....

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Freedom platform ideal for evaluating low power Cortex-M0+ based designs

March 18, 2015 10:37 am | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

The new Freescale Kinetis KL27/17 Cortex-M0+ based Freedom Platform with USB is ideal for evaluating low power Cortex-M0+ based designs that require USB capability. The Kinetis KL series of MCUs is one of the most energy efficient MCUs in its class....

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Wall rack enclosure includes adjustable front and rear rails

March 18, 2015 10:04 am | by Video Mount Products | Product Releases | Comments

Now shipping, the ERWEN-15E (15 space) has an MSRP of $419.00. “The ERWEN-15E is a workhorse of a wall mounted rack enclosure,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. “Where space is at a premium, getting equipment off the floor and on the wall is a must....

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Photos of the Day: The Satellite 2015 expo

March 18, 2015 9:33 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | News | Comments

SATELLITE 2015 had "communications solutions for every end-user of satellite communications and serves a wide range of markets including: commercial, enterprise, broadcast, broadband, scientific research, maritime ...

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Data acquisition system designed for harsh environments

March 18, 2015 8:58 am | by HBI, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

HBM , Inc. has introduced two new modules for its SomatXR Data Acquisition System.

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Synchronous buck regulator provide output tracking and sequencing for FPGAs

March 18, 2015 8:52 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8002B synchronous buck (step-down) switching regulator that delivers up to 2A of continuous output current from a 2.7V to 5.5V input supply. The device’s 2MHz switching frequency provides superior transient response, and its key features ...

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