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Decades in print, key civil rights comic digital

November 22, 2013 11:18 am | by MATT MOORE - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The comic book used to teach and inspire civil rights proponents and activists in the 1950s and 1960s is being released digitally amid increased interest in its role in the movement. Top Shelf Comix said Wednesday that "Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story" was scanned using the original...

Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 million

November 22, 2013 11:17 am | by PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley jury on Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features. The verdict covers 13 older Samsung devices that a previous jury found were among 26 Samsung products that infringed Apple patents. The previous jury awarded Apple...

Gates chokes up at Ballmer's shareholder goodbye

November 22, 2013 11:17 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates choked up while reading from prepared remarks during Steve Ballmer's final shareholders meeting as chief executive. The co-founder of the software giant said progress was being made to find Ballmer's replacement and he thanked him for serving as CEO for the last 13...

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LG looking into claim smart TVs grab user data

November 22, 2013 11:16 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said it is investigating a claim that some of its smart TVs send information on home viewing habits back to the company without consent. The investigation comes after a British blogger, using network traffic analysis software, detailed how his LG smart TV logged the channels...

November 15, 2013: Military

November 22, 2013 11:16 am | Digital Editions | Comments

ECN’s November 15 edition deals with Military Electronics. In the Editor’s View, Managing Editor Kasey Panetta introduces the military issue and also announces the new “Everything E” section. The Cover Story focuses on “Test and Measurement for advancing military systems”, and Executive Editor Chris Warner writes a piece on bridge devices translating into longer life for NTDS systems.

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November 2013: Industrial

November 22, 2013 11:08 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The November 2013 issue of ECN deals with Industrial Electronics. The Cover Story focuses on the “battle of endurance” between wireless technology and harsh environments, and Jim McWilliams of Integra Enclosures compares polycarbonate with fiberglass and stainless steel enclosures.

October 2013 Supplement: Security & Counterfeiting

November 22, 2013 11:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Engineers responsible for mechatronics development have always known that it’s not just PCs that can suffer from malware. A study in 2011 used experiment rather than theory to identify vulnerabilities of in-vehicle automotive systems. Not only was this a strong reminder of the seriousness of the issue...

October 2013: Telecom and Data Storage Systems

November 22, 2013 10:45 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The October 2013 issue of ECN focuses on Telecom and Data Storage Systems. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner talks about the DEA’s “cell phone data fix”. The Cover Story, by Managing Editor Kasey Panetta, discusses “Precision Agriculture,” or the practice of using modern technology to grow better crops, and the Design Talk section deals with Test & Measurement.

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September 2013: Medical

November 22, 2013 10:32 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The September 2013 issue of ECN deals with Medical Electronics. Managing Editor Kasey Panetta focuses on “fighting an invisible enemy” with UV robots in hospitals, and in the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses the controversial practice of license plate scanning.

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August 2013 Supplement: Lighting, Optoelectronics & Displays

November 22, 2013 10:13 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Touchscreens are everywhere! While the means by which they detect a touch has evolved over the years, more recently you might say they have revolved as old technologies are reopened and rechristened anew (I’m looking at you optical touch).

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August 2013: Power

November 22, 2013 10:08 am | Digital Editions | Comments

ECN’s August 2013 edition focuses on the Power vertical. The cover story by Managing Editor Kasey Panetta details Solar Impulse’s solar-powered plane and its history making flight. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner urges his readers to “reclaim your name” from big data brokers.

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July 2013: Networking Systems & Hardware

November 22, 2013 9:58 am | Digital Editions | Comments

ECN’s July 2013 edition deals with Networking Systems & Hardware. Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses datacenters and their ability to meet the cloud’s requirements, and Managing Editor Kasey Panetta goes into “self-healing circuits”. Meanwhile, Design Talk deals with cooling and thermal management, and Brainstorm asks about the biggest challenge for contemporary LED technology.

June 2013 Supplement: Enclosures, Packaging, & Interconnects

November 22, 2013 9:49 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In recent years, unmanned vehicles, be they the Predator Drones that we watch on the evening news letting loose with pinpoint-precision Hellfire Missiles that take out enemy targets from high above the earth, a bomb-detecting/disposal ground vehicle that keeps soldiers and law enforcement people out of harm's way....

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June 2013: Packaging & Interconnects

November 22, 2013 9:38 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The June 2013 issue focuses on packaging and interconnects. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner ponders whether we should be preemptively regulating drones before they take off, and the Brainstorm asks “What do you expect to become a hot technology in automotive infotainment in the next year”?

May 15, 2013: Lighting, Optoelectronics & Displays

November 22, 2013 9:30 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The May 15, 2013 issue deals with lighting, optoelectronics, & displays. ECN interviews Joe Fijak of Avnet Embedded in the “State of the display market.” In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses the “digital divide”, and Chris writes about the government’s surveillance techniques, while Technical Editor Jason Lomberg discusses a new sensor development for detecting impacts in football helmets.

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