A group of Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called on the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Google Inc's ability to block calls to rural telephone exchanges. Google's Voice service is at the heart of a dispute between the world's largest Internet search company and Apple Inc over why Google's voice application is not available on the popular iPhone.
Available in 2-pole to 24-pole configurations, the 805 Series PCB blocks from WAGO has an internal jumper system for commoning, The push-button-actuated blocks have 3.5mm pin spacing for conductors AWG 24–16 and are UL/CUL certified at 300V/10A.
Based on ThinFilm chip technology with two p-n junctions, the infrared Platinum Stack DRAGON from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors can generate an optical output of nearly 1 W from a driving current of 1 A.
With a static current consumption of just 200 µA, the MCP9804 Temperature Sensor from Microchip has a temperature accuracy of +/- 1° C from -40 to +125°C. Available in an 8-pin MSOP or 2 mm x 3 mm DFN package
Crouzet North America's V-line of miniature and subminiature snap-action switches purportedly feature an industry-first design that includes diagnostic functionality and longer overtravel. The line includes 2mm of plunger overtravel, current ratings from 1 mA (5 v) to 2 A (14 V)
There are a number of technology trends that are profoundly changing how engineers are designing machines with motion control. Two among these stand out for their potential impact on cost, ease of assembly, and serviceability. These are the continual reduction of the size of the motion amplifier, and the advent of low cost, high-speed digital networks.
The arrest of a New Yorker for using Twitter to alert protesters to police movements at a meeting of world leaders in Pittsburgh last month would be deemed a human rights violation if it happened in Iran or China, rights activists charge.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission warned Wednesday of "a looming spectrum crisis" if the government fails to find ways to come up with more bandwidth for mobile devices. Julius Genachowski said the government is
Four years after being placed on the Endangered Species List, the dwindling sea otters of southwest Alaska on Wednesday were given an important recovery tool. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated nearly 5,900 square miles as critical habitat for sea otters in the Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea and Alaska Peninsula. The designated area includes all nearshore waters.
It's a pain to keep track of the chargers that go with cell phones, media players and other small electronics. It's even more annoying to stuff multiple power cords and adapters in your bag when you go out of town. What if you could charge things without plugging them in?
A defibrillator was credited with stopping a bullet in the chest of a gunshot victim. Doctors in Florida said the 61-year-old unidentified man had an Medtronic implantable cardiac defibrillator to prevent sudden cardiac arrest. The October edition of the journal Heart Rhythm said the man
The Justice Department is looking into allegations that IBM Corp. has abused its dominant position in the market for mainframe computers, the data-crunching heavy lifters of the computing world that IBM introduced in the 1960s and which are now used to process some of the most sensitive data in banking, government and health care.
IPhones aren't the only cutting-edge devices on AT&T Inc.'s wireless network. A startup is set to announce that it's making pill-bottle caps that use Ma Bell's network to remind you to take your medicine.
Now that's one big foot. Paleontologists in eastern France have reported the discovery of some of the largest dinosaur footprints ever documented, measuring about 1.4 meters to 1.5 meters (4.6 feet to 4.9 feet) in diameter. The site of the find, high in the Jura mountains, was once a literal sauropod stomping ground
Earth can breathe a sigh of relief. NASA on Wednesday downgraded the odds of an 885-foot asteroid striking the planet in 2036. Scientists initially believed there was a 1-in-45,000 chance that Apophis could hit the planet on April 13, 2036. But the threat was lowered to a 1-in-250,000 chance after researchers recalculated the asteroid's path.