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This app finds the closest bathroom (no, seriously)

January 27, 2015 | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Yelp is a great resource for finding local restaurants in unfamiliar surroundings. But an app that pinpoints the closest restroom? That’s a new one. Airpnp promises just that — a quick and easy way to find the nearest John. Like Fandango, you enter your location ...

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Towards a scientific process freed from systemic bias

January 26, 2015 4:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Research on how science works - the science of science - can benefit from studying the digital traces generated during the research process, such as peer-reviewed publications. This type of research is crucial for the future of science and that of scientists....

How to trick a fitness tracker

January 26, 2015 4:19 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Fitness trackers are good at tracking steps on a walk, but not so much at tracking how many calories someone burns, said a study begun by the American Council on Exercise. Researcher Caitlin Stackpool and her team from the University of Wisconsin ...

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Students master math using Kinect for Windows

January 26, 2015 3:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Picture this: a classroom full of 9-year-olds are up and moving around, contorting their bodies and waving their arms. But it's not gym period or even music class getting them moving -- these kids are learning math. That's what a math class should look like....

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NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

January 26, 2015 3:50 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

It's showtime for Pluto. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 3 billion miles and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto. Sunday, it begins photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet....

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Board equipped with ready-to-use connectivity

January 26, 2015 3:26 pm | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

The Atmel SMART SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra is a member of Atmel’s Xplained fast prototyping and evaluation platforms. The board is based on the Atmel SAMA5D4 microprocessor and comes with a rich set of ready-to-use connectivity, an LCD and HDMI interface ...

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Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China

January 26, 2015 3:24 pm | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market. Motorola was a mobile phone pioneer in China but pulled out in 2013 after its acquisition....

Burn-in test socket includes exposed pad

January 26, 2015 3:23 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new stamped spring pin socket addressing burn-in test requirements for testing 74 lead QFN - CBT-QFN-7038. The contactor used in CBT-QFN-7038 socket is a stamped spring pin with 15 gram ...

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Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

January 26, 2015 3:22 pm | by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world...

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Man takes responsibility for drone over White House

January 26, 2015 3:18 pm | by JOSH LEDERMAN and JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later came forward to say ...

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Pushbutton reset IC features low quiescent current

January 26, 2015 3:06 pm | by Torex Semiconductor Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The Torex XC6190 series Pushbutton Reset IC is used to reboot a system. Typical end products include wearable devices, Smart Phones, fitness bands and other devices which need a reboot function. The XC6190 has an extremely low quiescent current....

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RF switch supports a frequency range from DC through 8000 MHz

January 26, 2015 3:04 pm | by Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine’s PE42020 is a single-pole double throw (SPDT) True DC RF switch that supports a wide frequency range from DC (zero Hz) through 8000 MHz. A configurable 50-ohm absorptive or open reflective switch, PE42020 exhibits high power handling of ...

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A huge advance in semiconducting graphene

January 26, 2015 12:11 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California, Berkeley has demonstrated a new way to change the amount of electrons that reside in a given region within a piece of graphene, they have a...

China takes over lead from Europe in 2013 photovoltaic installations

January 26, 2015 11:36 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A booming photovoltaic market in Asia has propelled China to a global leader in photovoltaic energy installations in 2013, according to the latest edition of the JRC's PV Status Report. The EU has retained its domination in cumulative installed capacity....

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Brain-wave headset crowdsourced

January 26, 2015 11:15 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

British company Flexctrl Ltd. is crowdfunding a headset designed to enable users to control wireless devices with brain activity. The indiegogo campaign, which began on Dec. 23, has raised £741 ($1,112) out of its £125,000 ($187,000) goal as of Jan. 27....

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Is China’s TV industry slowing down?

January 26, 2015 11:12 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Recently, two leading local brands announced their TV shipment results in 2014, Skyworth only grew 1% Y/Y in China, 24% Y/Y in overseas market (mainly OEMs); TCL’s overall sales volume of LCD TV decreased 3.5% to 16.57 million sets....

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