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The future of motion-sensing technology

January 14, 2010 9:51 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

Among its many virtues, Sci-Fi is very good at predicting real-world technology. The Steven Spielberg film, Minority Report, predicted two recent favorites—E-Ink and multi-touch. Ever since the latter hit theaters, scientists, researchers, engineers, and technophiles have been clamoring to reproduce the film’s futuristic touch screen technology.


Inductive Touch Demonstration

January 14, 2010 7:35 am | Videos | Comments

A Microchip Application engineer gives an overview of the new PICDEM Inductive Touch development kit including the MPLAB mTouch plug in.


What Are Your Reasons for Saving Energy?

January 14, 2010 5:54 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, Elizabeth discussed how saving energy could be contagious. There are various reasons people are energy consci


LEDs Address Demanding Traffic Applications

January 14, 2010 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marktech Optoelectronics announced the availability of Toshiba’s TLxK series red and amber LEDs. The TLxK series has color, brightness and radiation patterns that are suited for traffic and sign applications. These include, but are not limited to 


Eastman Kodak sues Apple, RIM over digital cameras

January 14, 2010 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eastman Kodak is suing Apple and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion over technology related to digital cameras in the companies' phones.The company says Apple Inc.'s iPhone and some BlackBerry models infringe on a Kodak patent covering technology for previewing photos.It is asking the U.S....

20 W AC-DC Power Module is Ultra Compact

January 14, 2010 4:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

RECOM introduced the RAC20-SB AC/DC power module in the medium power range of up to 20-W. This ultra-compact converter measures 52.4 mm x 27.2 mm x 23.5 mm (LxWxH), and is supplied in the 


Flexible Cable Assemblies Offer Low VSWR through 18 GHz

January 14, 2010 4:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic Assembly Manufacturing announced the release of low VSWR flexible cable assemblies featuring Times Microwave Systems T-Flex cable. Three-foot long, 0.141” diameter assemblies, terminated with SMA male connectors, exhibit VSWR characteristics of 1.35:1 from 


The Tinker's Toolbox - Prototyping Tools Discussion

January 14, 2010 4:22 am | Podcasts | Comments

The purpose of the Tinker's Toolbox (TTB) project is to foment passion and positivity within the electronic design engineering community by conducting an industry community project to discuss design and development tools and methodologies.


Identify and Repair Invalid Registry Entries and Modify Registry Settings for Enhanced PC Performance

January 14, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments (NASDAQ: SPRT) today announced availability of Sammsoft@ Advanced Registry Optimizer(TM) 2010 ( (ARO 2010), a system maintenance utility for PCs that run Windows XP, Vista, and now Windows 7. ARO 2010 is being released by Sammsoft, the consumer...

Interfacing Next-Generation Embedded Systems

January 14, 2010 3:09 am | by Robert A. Burckle, Vice-President WinSystems | Articles | Comments

Simple, low-cost I/O is important. You might say that trying to hang a relay, UART, or other low-speed device on a PCI Express lane is like trying to get a drink of water out of a fire hose! So how do you handle I/O on the chips?


In Google’s Rebuke of China, Focus Falls on Cybersecurity

January 13, 2010 7:00 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Google’s threat to end its operations in China brought attention to reports of Chinese high-technology espionage stretching back at least a decade.


Google’s Threat Echoed Everywhere, Except China

January 13, 2010 7:00 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

China heavily censored the news that Google would consider shutting down its operations in the country.


HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and HAPPYBABY Stage 1 & Stage 2 Pouch Meals - Recall

January 13, 2010 2:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Selected varieties recalled due to packaging defect that could cause possible bacterial contamination.


Epic Data Announces Closing of Non-Brokered Private Placement

January 13, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epic Data International Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: EKD), a provider of manufacturing operations management and real-time data collection solutions, is pleased to announce that it has closed its non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 3,076,923 common shares (the "Common...

Robert Nygren: Private Placement

January 13, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Robert Nygren announces that pursuant to the closing of a private placement as of today's date, he purchased 1,538,462 common shares (the "Common Shares") of Epic Data International Inc. (the "Company"), at a price of $0.13 per Common Share for total consideration of $200,000.06. Prior to the...


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