Publishers of general news would find it hard to charge for their content online because too much free content is available, the chief executive of Google Inc said on Thursday.
Panasonic has released an LED bulb that purportedly lasts 19 years. The drawback? It’s only available in Japan (for now, anyway). Could the EverLed line jumpstart solid state lighting? According to Panasonic, the screw-in LED bulb lasts 40 times longer than equivalent incandescents. Obviously, independent testing is needed, but this is an impressive figure.
A lightweight benchtop vibration isolation system has been introduced by Kinetic Systems, Inc. Designed for portability, the ELpF can be easily repositioned on the benchtop, even with a load and in float. Its unique, self-contained design provides this without causing damage to the vibration isolators. It features a
The input signal is v1; the first five harmonic-distortion products are v2 through v6; and the ADC electronic noise is vn. The reciprocal of THD + Noise, the signal-to-noise-and-distortion ratio, or SINAD, is usually expressed in dB. If SINAD is substituted for the signal-to-quantizing-noise ratio, we can define an effective number of bits that a converter would have if its signal-to-quantizing-noise ratio were the same as its SINAD.
Providing an integrated and customized interface, the Silver Series of rugged, graphic, touch-screen operator interface terminals (OIT) from Watlow support features including serial and Ethernet communications with multiple controllers.
Hillcrest’s libfreespace is an open source library that enables rapid development of software applications for use with a wide range of Freespace devices. Motion control can now be added to product categories beyond TV remote controls, game controllers and PC accessories, including
Cablevision Systems Corp. is bringing interactive banner ads to television, allowing viewers to order samples and brochures and even purchase products by clicking the remote on their TV sets. Banner ads will run at the bottom of select TV commercials, in collaboration with at least half a dozen consumer brand advertisers. When viewers click on the ad, the screen will shrink to a quarter of its size and the rest will feature product information.
I am beta testing a new sense. My new sensory organ is a small anklet strap with a LiPo battery and circuit board attached to an electronic compass on the anklet’s side.
As part of a deal announced Thursday, Google is opening up part of its index to the maker of a high-speed publishing machine that can manufacture a paperback-bound book of about 300 pages in under five minutes. The new service is an acknowledgment by the Internet search leader that not everyone wants their books served up on a computer or an electronic reader like those made by Amazon.com Inc. and Sony Inc.
Adobe Systems, the maker of Flash, Acrobat and Photoshop, plans to acquire Utah-based Omniture for $1.8 billion, or $21.50 per share, the companies announced late Tuesday. The deal would combine Adobe's Web design tools with Omniture's Web analytics tools.
A privately built rocket vying for NASA prize money lifted off in the Mojave Desert and flew half of a simulated lunar lander mission Wednesday before an engine problem forced its developers to call off the attempt until next month.
Vodafone UK’s femtocell launch in July appeared to be a significant breakthrough for the technology in Europe. The timing of the move by such a large operator took many in the industry by surprise, and some vendors have spoken of a significant rise in activity since the launch.
Regulating output voltage from 5 V to 48 Vdc in 0.1 V increments, the GTM41076 wall-interchangeable plug-ins from GlobTek provide up to 6 W of continuous output power. Built-in protection features include O.C., S.C., O.V., and thermal. It accepts Universal Input from 90 VAC to 264 Vac, meets safety agency requirements: UL /cUL 1950/60601.1
Molex introduced to the government, commercial and residential construction markets its Transcend Lighting Series of small, interchangeable LED modules address some of the barriers to widespread adoption of SSL technology, including precise heat and current management and the necessary optical design for superior illumination.
National Instruments announced its offering of PXI interface modules for MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429 and AFDX military and aerospace avionics applications as a result of the company’s collaboration with AIM. This offering is appropriate for many military and aerospace design and test engineers working on advanced