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Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

March 12, 2015 9:10 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites. The latest weapon is aimed at websites riddled with "unwanted software" - a term that Google uses to describe secretly ...

Flow cell concept car has 1,000 km range

March 12, 2015 9:03 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A concept car using the first low-voltage flow cell engine in the world was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 3. The Quantino, one of two new models introduced by nanoFlowcell at the show, is powered by a two-sided flow cell....

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This is what a MiG-29 takeoff looks like (from between the engines)

March 11, 2015 4:35 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

There are many videos of fighter jets on the internet (and quite a  number here on ECN) but this is the first one we've seen with this particular angle. This is a MiG-29 launching off of an aircraft carrier as recorded by a camera placed between the twin engines. 

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ZMDI honored with the “Best Company for Innovation & Sustainability for Power Management in Asia” for 2015

March 11, 2015 2:22 pm | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) announces that it is the proud recipient of the 2015 regional “Best Company for Innovation and Sustainability Award for Asia” from the International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR) magazine. The presenter stated that ...

Flying cars, robot petting zoo: It's South by Southwest time

March 11, 2015 1:19 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Flying cars and a robot petting zoo. Mobile wallets and net neutrality. The most outlandish ideas of the future and tech trends shaping the world today will be in focus as the freewheeling South by Southwest Interactive Festival kicks off Friday....

Court scraps Dutch data retention law, cites privacy concern

March 11, 2015 1:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A judge scrapped the Netherlands' data retention law Wednesday, saying that while it helps solve crimes it also breaches the privacy of telephone and Internet users. The ruling by a judge in The Hague followed a similar decision in April by the European Union's top court....

Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions

March 11, 2015 1:10 pm | by GREG KELLER Associated Press | News | Comments

"Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures. The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially dangerous....

Virtual reality helps soldiers cope with PTSD

March 11, 2015 12:55 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

We’ve come a long way in our treatment (and understanding) of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During WWI, a soldier exhibiting signs of PTSD — be it mental or physical trauma — was “shell-shocked.” If he was lucky, he was pulled off ...

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Mil/Aero cable assembly challenges require “out of the box” options

March 11, 2015 12:31 pm | by Steve Jones, Vice President, BTC Electronic Components | Articles | Comments

As avionics and military vehicle control systems continue to become more and more complex, many military and aerospace manufacturers and customers have faced the challenge of having to create increasingly sophisticated cable assemblies, wiring harnesses, and test cables ...

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From the Top: The future of wearables

March 11, 2015 10:54 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

In the final part of this three part series, Editorial Director David Mantey and Nick Langston, (@NickLangstonJr) the head of electronic manufacturer, TE Connectivity’s Wearable Team based out of Menlo Park, California discuss the future of the wearables market and its place in the industry.  

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From the Top: The best location for innovation

March 11, 2015 10:51 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

In part two of this three part series, Editorial Director David Mantey and Nick Langston, (@NickLangstonJr) the head of electronic manufacturer, TE Connectivity’s Wearable Team based out of Menlo Park, California  discuss the importance of the location and set up of the TE lab.

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Smartphones and wearables top shopping lists in 2015

March 11, 2015 8:43 am | News | Comments

FatWallet.com announced results from its annual Electronics Shopping Survey and INFOGRAPHIC. The study revealed 75% of consumers will buy new electronics this year (up 4% from 2014) and 36% will spend $500 or more (up 19% from 2014) ...

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Inflating to decelerate spacecraft

March 11, 2015 8:02 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Thanks in part to the research of Benjamin Goldman, a fourth-year PhD candidate in Duke’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, this scenario may one day become a reality. As a NASA Pathways student trainee ...

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Top 5 common mistakes to avoid in power electronics design

March 11, 2015 7:45 am | by Tom Colella, Electrocube | Articles | Comments

With more than 50 years in the electronics industry, we thought it would be helpful to assemble a top five list of the most common mistakes that occur during the design of power electronics systems. This information comes from our observations and yes, some of our own experiences ...

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Test kit measures cable length and generates tone levels

March 10, 2015 4:01 pm | by Platinum Tools | Platinum Tools | Product Releases | Comments

Platinum Tools is proud to announce that it will debut the Net Prowler Pro Test Kit during 2015 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 15-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth #5036. The Net Prowler Pro Test Kit (P/NTNP850K1) is now shipping with an MSRP of $999.95. A tester-only kit ...

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