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People conform to the norm -- even if the norm is a computer

January 14, 2015 1:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Often enough it is human nature to conform. This tendency makes us follow the lead of computers, even if the machines give us the wrong advice. This is the finding of a study in Springer's journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review that investigates how ...

3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism

January 14, 2015 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Autism is a spectrum of closely related disorders diagnosed in patients who exhibit a shared core of symptoms, including delays in learning to communicate and interact socially. Early detection of autism in children is the key for treatments to be ...

DDR4 sockets feature a highly reliable contact structure

January 14, 2015 12:43 pm | by Fujitsu Components | Fujitsu Components America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu introduces JEDEC-compliant, DDR4 DIMM sockets with a highly reliable contact structure that improves intermatability between the DDR4 memory card and pcb socket. The FCN-07 series of card-edge memory module sockets feature a split-beam ...

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Every atom matters when building strong concrete

January 14, 2015 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Even when building big, every atom matters, according to new research on particle-based materials at Rice University. Rice researchers Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Saroosh Jalilvand have published a study showing what happens at the nanoscale....

Review: Smarten up your home with Apple HomeKit

January 14, 2015 12:29 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple didn't attend last week's gadget show but its presence was felt. Many companies have designed "smart" home products that integrate with Apple's HomeKit, an emerging technology for controlling lights and appliances through a mobile app. There are other efforts to ...

The SSL/TLS handshake

January 14, 2015 12:15 pm | by Bernard Vachon, Engineering Director, Cardinal Peak | Articles | Comments

Last April, the Heartbleed bug caused us to update all our passwords. Then in September, the Shellshock bug forced Linux users to update their bash shell. More recently, the Poodle exploit put an end to SSL 3.0. Network security is constantly ...

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Consumer electronics industry recognises need for a better smart TV experience

January 14, 2015 10:39 am | by Philips uWand | News | Comments

Philips uWand announced the findings of its latest Smart TV Report. The research shows a 15% increase in smart TV ownership by industry professionals since 2012. However, despite steady growth, engagement rates continue to be hampered by ...

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CES 2015: How many wearable devices would a person wear?

January 14, 2015 10:32 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Each year, the CES in Las Vegas jump-starts the technology market. It did so this year as well, but what was really different was the lack of real news makers in 2015. In past years, devices, mainly TVs, have occupied headlines, but this year, they lacked any real novelty....

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What will be the "must-have" consumer product in 2015?

January 14, 2015 9:31 am | Broadcom Corp., Quicklogic Corporation | Articles | Comments

The market has witnessed an increasing number of consumers who prefer large-screen smartphones, considered to be devices with 4.7-inch screens or larger. Apple’s recent launch of two larger-screen iPhones reflects what many analysts see ...

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Top 10 from CES 2015: Quantum dots are for real

January 14, 2015 9:06 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Show is arguably the single most important event of the year. And with 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, 3,600 exhibitors, and more than 170,000 attendees — every one of which we got to dodge en route to each appointment ...

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Infineon Technologies AG successfully acquires International Rectifier

January 14, 2015 8:53 am | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG announced the closing of the acquisition of International Rectifier. With effect from today, the El Segundo based company has become part of Infineon following the approval of all necessary regulatory authorities and ...

A favorable outlook for dynamic random-access memory

January 14, 2015 8:34 am | by SEMI | News | Comments

SEMI announced details from the SEMI World Fab Forecast Report illuminating the state of the semiconductor manufacturing industry, coincident with convening SEMI’s Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) in Half Moon Bay, Calif.  Among the insights across ...

Male readers don’t think sexism in science exists

January 14, 2015 8:32 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

There are a lot of studies that attest to the gender gap in STEM fields and the sexism that exists in the hiring process, not to mention what happens when women are actually hired. And I mean a lot of studies. In 1999, a study showed that even with ...

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"Deep thinking" is not just for geniuses

January 13, 2015 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

What is intelligence? What is the nature of creativity, thinking, learning, and even of mind? In his latest book, Deep Thinking: What Mathematics Can Teach Us About the Mind, mathematician William Byers claims that all of these processes have a common ...

Glass for battery electrodes

January 13, 2015 4:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For some time now, energy experts have been adamant that we will need much more clean energy in the future if we are to replace fossil fuel sources and reduce CO2 emissions. For example, electric cars will need to replace the petrol-powered cars driving ...

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