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Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

May 18, 2015 8:08 am | by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch - the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. The rocket, a Proton-M, was launched from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad ...

Don't text 'beer' in Korea: Words that trigger teen alerts

May 18, 2015 8:06 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"Smart Relief" is a mobile app for parental control of Android smartphones. South Korea's government funded the app, which alerts parents to possible bullying based on its monitoring of phrases and words used in smartphone messages and in online searches. The developer ...

Hackers attack German Parliament's internal data system

May 18, 2015 8:03 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say hackers have tried to break into the internal data system of the German Parliament. Ernst Hebeker, a spokesman for Parliament, told the dpa news agency Friday that there was an attack on the internal data systems and that specialists were ...

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Kerry singles out North Korea for Internet abuse

May 18, 2015 8:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is singling out North Korea for repressing its citizens' use of the Internet, calling open and secure cyber access a global right. Kerry told students Monday at prestigious Korea University that authoritarian ...

Crimp-style connectors have a low profile of 3.0 mm

May 18, 2015 7:58 am | by Jst Corporation | Jst Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new LBT A Type Series crimp style connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois, provide a space saving connection for wire-to-board connections that incorporate both power and signal circuits and sequencing for lithium battery and other power connection applications. These SMT connectors have a low profile of 3.0 mm....

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High-speed 5 GS/s LXI digitizers available with up to eight fully synchronous channels

May 18, 2015 7:57 am | by Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

For applications where fast electronic signals in the GHz range must be remotely acquired and analyzed, Spectrum has extended its popular digitizerNETBOX series of LXI based instruments by releasing eight new models. Available with two, four or eight fully synchronous channels the new units feature sampling rates up to 5 GS/s....

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The dying world of innovation

May 18, 2015 7:42 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Innovation is a word that gets thrown around at a lot of companies, but nobody understand more about innovation than Mike Rainone, founder and chief innovation officer at PCDworks, Inc. And, according to him, all those companies tossing out ideas about how to innovate? They’re doing it wrong.

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Adapter solution includes USB Billboard Device Class

May 18, 2015 7:27 am | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced a complete silicon and software solution for USB Type-C to DisplayPort adapters (dongles). The EZ-PD CCG1-based Type-C to DisplayPort Cable solution enables connectivity between a USB Type-C receptacle and a DisplayPort (DP) or Mini DisplayPort (mDP) ...

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When will the 8K display market start?

May 18, 2015 7:02 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

UHD (4K) resolution is becoming mainstream in the high-end TV market. UHD TV panel shipments reached only 63K in 2012, but jumped to 19M in 2014. IHS forecasts 4K TV panel penetration will double in 2015, reaching 15%. Penetration is forecast to increase to ...

New mobile app expands the outreach of SAWBO videos

May 18, 2015 7:02 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Whether the need is to educate people in West Africa about preventing Ebola or to train farmers in Latin America on preventing postharvest loss, Scientific Animations without Borders has an app – and an animated video – for that. SAWBO, an initiative out of the University of Illinois that develops ...

Non-contact sensors monitor breathing and detect human presences

May 18, 2015 6:54 am | by Novelda AS | Product Releases | Comments

Novelda announced two sensor modules for detecting human presence and monitoring respiration, both based on its proprietary XeThru technology. These can detect presence just from the chest movement while breathing, and measure both the rate and depth of breathing, allowing breathing patterns to be ...

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Photos of the Day: Lightfair 2015

May 15, 2015 2:46 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Lightfair 2015, which took the event back to its home at the Javits Center in NYC, was all about the smart systems and integrated lighting solutions.

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IDC and poke-home connectors overcome challenges in harsh applications

May 15, 2015 11:48 am | by Tom Anderson, Connector Product Manager, AVX | Articles | Comments

Connecting wires to a printed circuit board (PCB) in demanding applications presents a challenge for connector manufacturers and design engineers meet the cost, size, and performance goals of a product. Connector manufacturers must keep developmental pace with customer demands....

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Safety technology might have prevented deadly Amtrak crash

May 15, 2015 10:55 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been operating on its tracks and trains....

In land of fakes, Chinese e-commerce giant sells trust

May 15, 2015 10:50 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Before he became a billionaire in e-commerce, Richard Liu was a failure. As a student, Liu started a restaurant in Beijing but went bankrupt. He blames employees who he said stole from him, and when he took a second stab at ...

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