Should the government be able to track your movements based on cell-phone records, without evidence of criminal wrongdoing? A legal showdown on the closely watched issue unfolded Friday in a federal appeals court in Philadelphia, as the Justice Department battled electronic-privacy groups.
Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce a major revamp of its phone software Monday, in an attempt to regain momentum in a crucial market where it's been overshadowed. CEO Steve Ballmer will be speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the world's largest cell phone trade show, and analysts expect him to reveal Windows Mobile 7.
Satellite TV provider DirecTV Inc. is suing its rival, Dish Network Corp., for running an advertisement claiming that Dish delivers the same programs for less money. The TV commercial shows three TV sets broadcasting the same programs, with Dish costing $39.99 a month, DirecTV costing $63.99 and cable TV at $63.83.
Connor-Winfield’s D32G Series of 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm SMT temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) use analog temperature compensation to hold
Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8204M and ISL8206M, the newest members of its family of compact power modules. The ISL8204M and ISL8206M are complete switch-mode power supplies in a single compact surface-mount package. Included within the module is a
General Dynamics Corp. said Friday that it has been awarded an Army training contract that could potentially be worth $387 million.The contract is for work on the Army's computerized simulations that are used to prepare soldiers for situations such as combat. It has an initial value of $56...
STMicroelectronics has introduced an integrated low-noise ultrasound pulse controller. Built using the company’s high-voltage BCD mixed-signal technology, the STHV748 provides four independent channels, each of which generates
Copy protection, watermarks, digital fingerprinting, and conditional access are all Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies used to enforce copyright protection of video content.
Applimotion has taken its UTS slotless frameless motors and created a packaged direct drive motor system for applications that require tight speed control and desirable smoothness. These direct drive motors feature
Extreme Engineering Solutions announced the availability of XCalibur1531, a 6U VME single board computer with Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core MPC8572E PowerQUICC III processor. This SBC is appropriate for
While 3-D hardware is coming out this year, it will cost quite a bit more than the bargain HDTVs of the last few years; expect to pay about $4,000 for a full package.
Even basic vehicles have at least 30 microprocessors, controlling functions like braking, cruise control and entertainment systems.
Microsoft plans to introduce long-awaited new Windows software for powering mobile phones, as the company seeks to regain an edge in the market. The company also has a separate project, code-named Pink, to design a phone aimed at teenagers.
With the A4 chip, Apple has challenged the norms of the mobile device industry, where chip design is usually left to microprocessor companies.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total December exports of $142.7 billion and imports of $182.9 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.2 billion, up from $36.4 billion in November,...