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Gates back on top of Forbes' billionaire rankings

March 3, 2014 6:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is once again the world's richest person. Forbes magazine announced its ranking of the world's billionaires Monday. Gates, who led the list for 15 of the past 20 years, won the spot back from Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, who had topped the list for the...

Comcast to buy ad tech firm FreeWheel for $320M

March 3, 2014 5:08 pm | by Ryan Nakashima - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Comcast is buying online ad technology firm FreeWheel Media for about $320 million in a move that supports both its media content and cable businesses. That's according to a person familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal isn't final. The purchase will help...

Apple dials up effort to meld iPhone with cars

March 3, 2014 5:08 pm | by Michael Liedtke - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars. Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are previewing Apple's iPhone technology for cars this week at an auto show in Geneva. The partnerships give Apple an early lead over Google's loosely knit family of...


Detect Wire and Component Tolerance Violations

March 3, 2014 4:26 pm | Events

Design errors due to tolerance violations often lead to the expensive recall of vehicles and equipment. Detection and correction of these errors early in the design chain can eliminate downstream headaches. Many of these errors are due to the lack of adequate tolerance checking leading to assembly problems....


OLED graphic displays feature outline dimensions of 59.0 x 186mm and 62.64 x 25.44 mm

March 3, 2014 4:20 pm | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology (Orlando, FL) announces their new 2.0” of 128*32 and 2.26” of 132*32 OLED TAB Graphic displays. These displays have a built-in SSD1305 IC which has the outline dimensions areas of 59.0 x 186mm and 62.64 x 25.44 mm. These OLEDs display modules make a great option for any application....


Ex-Skype CEO, marketing officer out at Microsoft

March 3, 2014 4:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft says former Skype CEO Tony Bates and Chief Marketing Officer Tami Reller are leaving the company. New CEO Satya Nadella announced the news in a blog post Monday. It's his first big move since he took over from outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer last month. Chris Capossela was promoted to...

3-phase switched PDUs include 415V input support

March 3, 2014 4:03 pm | Tripp Lite | Product Releases | Comments

Tripp Lite (Chicago, IL) has introduced eight 3-phase switched Power Distribution Units (PDUs) in both hardwire and plug-in options that provide up to 28.8kW capacity. These new PDUs support 415V 3-phase input to the rack, a highly efficient means of power distribution....


Ellen's Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment

March 3, 2014 3:08 pm | by David Bauder - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa. It's also a murky example of what is or isn't product placement in a hyper-marketed world....


GreenPeak further strengthens its presence in China

March 3, 2014 2:41 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announced a further strengthening of its commitment to the Chinese market, increasing its business presence and activities throughout this region. “We are delighted that our efforts in the Chinese market for Smart Home technology and ZigBee solutions have surpassed our expectations.” says Cees Links, Founder & CEO. “It is important that an experienced and trusted ZigBee technology expert like GreenPeak can


NASA, Honeywell Celebrate 10 Years of Inspiring Students with FMA Live!

March 3, 2014 2:12 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and Honeywell kicked off the 2014 tour of "FMA Live! Forces in Motion" with middle school students at Wunderlich Intermediate School in Houston today. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this innovative collaboration designed to ignite students' interest in science, technology, engineering...

Apple's iPhone becoming more compatible with cars

March 3, 2014 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with major car makers to make iPhone applications easier for drivers to use while they're on the road. The system announced Monday enables iPhones to plug into cars so drivers will be able to call up maps, make calls and request music with voice commands or a touch on a...

Hitaltech products now available via Beyond Components for the US Market

March 3, 2014 1:09 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

With 19 Distribution locations across North America, Beyond Components are able to service the requirements of Hitaltech’s US customers as well as assist in the generation and management of new opportunities. Hitaltech’s range includes electronic enclosures....

By dark of night, how do bats smell their way to fruit?

March 3, 2014 11:21 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

How do we smell? The answer lies in the 1,000 or so genes that encode what's known as olfactory receptors inside our noses. This gene superfamily constitutes 3 to 6 percent of a mammal's genes. But scientists don't completely understand what odors bind to which receptors, and how this complex...


Boundary scan development system allows boundary scan testing where no netlist is available

March 3, 2014 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

XJTAG (Cambridge, UK) has unleashed version 3.2 of its boundary scan development system. This major new release extends the concept of boundary scan testing to allow engineers to test boards where they do not have access to a netlist. Features include a graphical debugger, for use when developing XJEase code.


Volvo Cars and Apple forge global alliance

March 3, 2014 10:25 am | News | Comments

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and Apple Inc. (Apple) are joining forces to make Apple’s widely-used and hugely admired operating system available to drivers, bringing together one of the world’s most progressive car companies and the world’s most famous technology company.



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