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MakerBot goes bigger, with head-sized 3-D printer

January 7, 2014 9:28 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Write | News | Comments

MakerBot, the New York-based maker of 3-D printers, is releasing its largest model yet: one that can print objects the size of someone's head. The MakerBot Replicator Z18 can print objects 12 by 12 by 18 inches large. That's six times larger than MakerBot's standard Replicator. The machine, which deposits melted plastic dot by tiny dot, will cost about $6,500.

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Intel says its processors are now 'conflict-free'

January 7, 2014 9:26 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Write | News | Comments

Intel Corp., the world's largest maker of computer processors, says its processors are now free of minerals from mines held by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It's the first major U.S. technology company to make such a claim about its products. It's the fruit of four years of work by the company to determine the sources of four crucial metals widely used in electronics manufacturing: tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold.

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Tesla station to bring electric cars to Wyoming

January 7, 2014 9:25 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the least populated county in the least populated state, old Ford and Chevy pickup trucks roam — and rule — the roads. Finding a Tesla, the sleek and pricey all-electric car, around these ranching towns is about as likely as spotting the mythical jackalope. And yet, one day last month, a Model S sedan pulled quietly in at the America's Best Value Inn Covered Wagon Motel in Lusk, population 1,557.

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High-speed hard-switching 650-V IGBTs promise improved switching performance and efficiency

January 7, 2014 9:25 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation is expanding its 650V XPTIGBT product portfolio. With current ratings ranging from 16 A to 200 A, these new devices are designed to achieve an optimal balance between the turn-off energy loss and on-state voltage, especially

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Back to the future? Time travel missing on Twitter

January 7, 2014 9:23 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Time travelers, if they really exist, seem to be keeping their adventures to themselves. Researchers with perhaps a bit too much time on their hands conducted an extensive Internet and social media search for evidence of time travelers going back in history and then bragging about it online.

Hybrid coupler offers low profile, high performance

January 7, 2014 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 3 dB hybrid coupler from Anaren. The low profile, high performance X3C25F1-03S, the latest Femto-sized coupler in the Xinger® III family of products from Anaren, has been miniaturized to a 3 mm x 5 mm footprint without sacrificing electrical performance.

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Sony launches SmartBand with life-logging app

January 7, 2014 9:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony is delving further into the wearable computing market with SmartBand, a waterproof wristband that tracks everything from daily physical activities and nightly sleep patterns to how much you've socialized with friends. The sensor-packed band has no display and interacts wirelessly with an Android smartphone or tablet through an app called Lifelog. It keeps a daily record of activities and recommends actions for the future.

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High voltage power supplies offer flexibility to attain peak performance

January 7, 2014 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AM4014-CE1 and the AM8014-CE1 are micro-controller based variable high voltage power supplies with a regulated Vout range from 1.0kV to 4.0kV with the AM4014-CE1 type and 1.0kV to 8.0kV with the AM8014-CE1 type. These power supplies with micro-controller based features add flexibility for the designer to optimize the required voltage levels to attain the peak performance levels of their equipment or system with one multi-featured power device for a complete range system evaluation.

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Sensor hub offers low-power, flexible option

January 7, 2014 9:05 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the SSC7102—a low-power, flexible and turnkey sensor hub that makes implementing sensor fusion easy and provides an extremely large selection of supported sensors.  In fact, Microchip directly partnered with multiple industry-leading sensor manufacturers and sensor-fusion specialists to create this solution, enabling faster time to market without the need for sensor-fusion expertise.

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Sony to sell waterproof phone through T-Mobile

January 6, 2014 11:28 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony has unveiled a waterproof smartphone that sports a 21 megapixel camera and expands what users can do with it underwater. Sony Corp. said the new Xperia Z1s can be submerged as much as 4.5 feet deep for up to 30 minutes, compared with just 3 feet for last summer's Xperia Z. The Z was water...

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Samsung teams up with Comcast for ultra-HD movies

January 6, 2014 10:03 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of TVs, said Monday that it is tackling the problem of getting ultra-high-definition content to its new TV sets by teaming up with the Internet streaming services of Comcast, Netflix and Amazon. Like other TV makers, Samsung is betting that a...

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This is what a backwards keyboard looks like

January 6, 2014 4:41 pm | by Allegra Sparta, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

The TrewGrip backwards keyboard looks like a toy, but it’s a lot more expensive than your average LeapFrog. The Mobile QWERTY keyboard from TrewGrip will set you back anywhere from $250 to $350 when they hit the market later this year. This keyboard seems one of those advancements that’s just “technology for the sake of new technology” instead of something that will actually be useful and popular. At least it looks kind of cool.

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New software battle coming to smart TVs

January 6, 2014 4:28 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

More choice — and confusion — is coming to the next generation of TVs. At least three new software systems were announced Monday for Internet-connected television sets, which let viewers watch Internet video and interact with friends online on the big screen. The new smart TV operating systems...

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Low-power sensor hub helps ease sensor fusion implementation

January 6, 2014 2:41 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the SSC7102—a low-power, flexible and turnkey sensor hub that makes implementing sensor fusion easy and provides a large selection of supported sensors. The company directly partnered with multiple industry-leading sensor manufacturers and

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Sensor combines pressure, humidity and temperature measurement

January 6, 2014 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bosch Sensortec announced the BME280 Integrated Environmental Unit, which combines sensors for pressure, humidity and temperature in a single package. This sensor has been developed to support a broad range of emerging high performance applications such as

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