Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that has drawn some decidedly juvenile pranks, is looking to impose more discipline with new restrictions on the editing of articles. The latest changes come as Wikipedia tries to balance a need for credibility and a desire for openness. While anyone can still edit entries, the site is testing pages that won't register changes until they are approved by an experienced Wikipedia editor.
Internet criminals might be rethinking a favorite scam for stealing people's personal information. A report being released Wednesday by IBM Corp. shows a big drop in the volume of "phishing" e-mails, in which fraud artists send what looks like a legitimate message from a bank or some other company.
The CXLdp low pressure transducer from Ashcroft is available with jumper-selectable 0-5 vdc or 0-10 vdc outputs, as well as the original 4-20 mA output configuration. The CXLdp is available in bidirectional and unidirectional ranges from 0/0.1 through 0/25.0” H20 and in accuracies of ±0.8 percent and 0.4 percent FS.
Incorporating an integral sprocket or pulley, the RWT 350/360 TorqSense from Sensor Technology purportedly mounts in moments. For mounting in tight spaces, the RWT350/360 has its control electronics separate from the sensing head. The torque measuring system is intended for plants driven by a belt or chain drive.
With working temperature up to 105oC, the RL3-10 rocker switch series from Phaseda has 10 A 125 VAC UL approved rating. It comes in both single pole and double pole versions. The switch has On/Off function, On/Off/On, On/On, plus momentary spring return as well. The body is made from PA66, and contacts of silver alloy.
The UK is considering a law that would force ISPs to cut off service to those accused of illegally downloading movies and/or music. This has the potential to reignite an old debate—one that’s persisted since the term “digital media” was invented. Our handling of this issue has profound ramifications for the future of the entertainment industry.
South Korea launched its first rocket Tuesday, just months after rival North Korea's launch drew international anger, but space officials said the satellite it carried failed to enter its intended orbit. A Science Ministry statement called the launch a "partial success," as the satellite separated from the rocket normally before entering a different orbit. The launch could boost South Korea's space ambitions, but the North warned it would keep a close eye on the international response. There was no immediate comment from North Korea.
This time, scientists are excited to find nothing. In results announced today, a huge physics experiment built to detect gravitational waves has yet to find any. Rather than be disappointed by the null findings, physicists say the results were expected, and in fact help them narrow down possibilities for what the universe was like just after it was born.
Shipped with demo code that enables functionality as a USB mouse or joystick using the accelerometer, Microchip's MPLAB Starter Kit contains all of the materials and software needed to evaluate the PIC18 8-bit MCU family in low-power USB and touch-sensing applications.
Liberty, SC - Rohan Jhunjhunwala is passionate about robotics and technology. As a student at the Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon, Jhunjhunwala, a mechanical engineering leader on the school’s competitive robotics society, was approached to build a robotics system for the elephants at the Oregon Zoo.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA will try again to launch the shuttle Discovery to the international space station on Wednesday after having to call it off early Tuesday because of thunderstorms.
Apple Inc.'s latest operating system software, Snow Leopard, will go on sale this Friday. The Mac OS X version 10.6 software will debut at Apple's retail stores and authorized resellers nationwide. Apple's online store is now taking pre-orders. Snow Leopard's release comes days before its promised September launch. It precedes by two months the launch of Microsoft Corp.'s next operating system, Windows 7.
Microsoft Corp. is giving people with regular cell phones access to the same kinds of programs that smart phone owners have embraced. Microsoft's OneApp software, announced Monday, is aimed at developing countries where so-called "feature phones" and prepaid systems are prevalent. Microsoft's first partner is Blue Label Telecoms Group of South Africa, which sells prepaid cell phone minutes.
Intended for embedded applications or any computing system that runs a real-time operating system, a family of embedded clocks from Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has a life cycle of from five to seven years. The embedded clocks are SMBus programmable and feature spread spectrum. They are available in packages ranging from 48 to 72 pins
Fitted with four GigaLAN ports, the LE-575 5.25” form factor fanless SBC from BVM is intended for such applications as IDS/IPS, Anti-virus, VPN gateway, and UTM. Up to 2 GB DDR2 memory is supported and 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 4 x GigaLAN, 2 x mini-PCI, 2 x 150MB/s SATA interfaces