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Computer jargon baffles users, hinders security

February 19, 2010 11:39 am | News | Comments

Computer jargon, a "tick box" culture and unimaginative advertising are discouraging Internet users from learning how to protect themselves online. Faced with such gobbledegook, many of the world's nearly 2 billion Internet users conclude that security is for "experts" and fail to take responsibility for the security of their own patch of cyberspace...

ITC to investigate Apple complaint vs Nokia

February 19, 2010 11:34 am | News | Comments

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday it has agreed to investigate Apple Inc's patent infringement complaint against Nokia Oyj, as the legal battle between the two technology heavyweights continues to play out.

The Internet will make you smarter, say experts

February 19, 2010 11:29 am | News | Comments

An online survey of 895 Web users and experts found more than three-quarters believe the Internet will make people smarter in the next 10 years, according to results released on Friday. Most of the respondents also said the Internet would improve reading and writing by 2020, according to the study...


Pa. school: Webcams used only on missing laptops

February 19, 2010 11:22 am | News | Comments

A suburban Philadelphia school district accused of spying on students at home via school-issued computers told parents it only activated the webcams to find missing laptops. The schools' technology and security departments would activate the webcam when any of the 2,300 student laptops were reported lost or stolen, Lower Merion School District Superintendent Christopher McGinley said.

A Simple Solution for Powering LED Streetlights

February 19, 2010 11:04 am | by Brian King, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

As LEDs continue to penetrate the market and replace last generation light sources, new engineering challenges arise. These challenges come in the form of thermal, optical and electrical issues. For the electrical engineer, maximizing efficiency is usually at the top of the list. However, selecting the proper LED driver topology sometimes can be dictated by the application.


High-Brightness SMT Tricolor LEDs Are Water Resistant

February 19, 2010 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced it has developed compact high-brightness water-resistant tricolor surface mount light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for use in indoor and outdoor full color signs and displays. The company’s ASMT-YTBO plastic leaded chip carrier (PLCC)-6 Blackbody and ASMT-QTCO industry standard PLCC-4 LEDs have been


HD Color Camera Features Backside Illumination, 1280 x 1024 Resolution

February 19, 2010 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Teli America launched the model CSDS60CM3 high-definition (HD) color camera for the industrial vision marketplace. Able to achieve exceptional picture quality with smearless imaging, the model CSDS60CM3 can also successfully


Lab plays key role in DOE’s artificial retina project

February 19, 2010 10:42 am | News | Comments

A team at Livermore Lab are hard at work on three major components to the artificial retina project: a thin-film electrode array, a biocompatible electronics package, and the ocular surgical tool that will let physicians install the array.


LED Light Engines Accelerate Development, Prototyping of SSL Apps

February 19, 2010 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Future Lighting Solutions announced an exclusive line of light engines designed to accelerate the development, prototyping and delivery of solid state lighting applications as well as reduce fixture development costs. The first light engines in the


Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory Collaborate to Offer Scholarships and Internships to Students in the Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE)

February 19, 2010 10:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Stony Brook students enrolled in the Women in Science and Engineering Program (WISE) are eligible for scholarships of up to $3,500 to recognize their achievements in research in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and technology fields. In addition, four internships at...

New algorithm to improve video game quality

February 19, 2010 10:16 am | News | Comments

McGuire and Luebke have developed a new method for computerizing lighting and light sources that will allow video game graphics to approach film quality.


Crystal Oscillator Drift

February 19, 2010 9:37 am | Videos | Comments

Dave of the EEVblog explains the what how and why of measuring crystal clock oscillator drift over time.


Ultra-HD Video and 3D Video on the Horizon

February 19, 2010 9:21 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

As High-Definition (HD) video has hit its stride worldwide, the TV and film industry are looking ahead to the next new thing.


The Importance of Higher Power Quality

February 19, 2010 9:12 am | by Chad Hall, COO, Ioxus | Blogs | Comments

Most people are ignorant about the issues facing the utilities industry in its effort to provide high-quality, reliable power.

Stainless Steel M12 Connectors with New Specifications

February 19, 2010 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA announces an upgraded version of its M12 stainless steel connectors. The upgrade includes larger cable outlets and increased environmental protection with high-grade seals. The newly upgraded connectors are ideally suited for applications in the food and beverage industry, chemical plants, and process automation.



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