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Verizon ditches $2 fee after customer uproar

January 3, 2012 8:52 am | by Sinead Carew, Reuters | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless has reversed its decision to charge a $2 fee for telephone and online bill payments, bowing to a storm of criticism from consumers and the U.S. communications regulator.

Sprint gives LightSquared 30 more days to get FCC nod

January 3, 2012 8:46 am | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp extended a December 31 deadline for LightSquared Inc, with which it may share infrastructure, to get a regulatory clearance for operating a planned telecommunications network.

Remote Isolated Field I-O Card Targets Real-time Control Systems

January 3, 2012 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MESA 7I66 is a remote isolated field I/O card designed for fast real time PC based control systems. The 7I66 communicates with the host with a robust isolated RS-422 link. Standard CAT5 cables are used for wiring convenience. The 7I66 is supported by


NetUP Announces an Android-Based TV Set for IPTV

January 3, 2012 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

NetUP is now ready to offer an IPTV solution with no IP set-top boxes needed. This is possible with a TV set that contains Android-based IP STB integrated.

Velocomp Introduces iBike POWERHOUSE for iPhone-iPod touch

January 3, 2012 7:23 am | News | Comments

Velocomp ( introduced today iBike POWERHOUSETM, the world's first intelligent cycling computer that automatically adjusts to your exercise goals. Based on periodic assessments of your fitness improvements...

Portable Sine-wave Inverter Includes Built-in Battery and Charger

January 3, 2012 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Absopulse Electronics CSI 100-24V-24AH-AA-PEL is a compact, portable sine-wave inverter with built-in battery bank and charger, designed for operation in heavy-duty field-environments. This 100 VA inverter provides

Cooperation to Ease Multicore Software Development

January 3, 2012 6:40 am | News | Comments

To enable applications to more quickly adapt to Tensilica's multicore configuration, PSI's Poly-Platform now supports Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS on Tensilica's Xtensa multicore devices.

Mini-ITX Embedded Board Targets POS and Kiosk Apps

January 3, 2012 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies announced the VIA VB7009 embedded Mini-ITX board. Measuring only 17cm x 17cm, the flexible embedded board offers desirable functionality and performance for POS and kiosks. The VIA VB7009 offers a broad range of power efficient VIA CPU choices, including


New Device Promises Optical Information Processing

January 3, 2012 6:12 am | News | Comments

Purdue researchers have created a new type of optical device small enough to fit millions on a computer chip that could lead to faster, more powerful information processing and supercomputers.  

Will the Smartphone Kill the Laptop?

January 3, 2012 5:30 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon ( | Blogs | Comments

OK, so maybe my headline is a bit of hyperbole – but then again perhaps not as much as you may think.

Enpirion Announces Manufacturing Partnership Agreement for Silicon Magnetics

January 3, 2012 5:27 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Enpirion, Inc. is announcing that it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with JiangyinChangdian Advanced Packaging Co., Ltd. -- JCAP -- for the manufacturing of silicon-based magnetics utilizing Enpirion's proprietary MEMS (Micro-electronic Magnetic Silicon) technology. Earlier in 2011, Enpirion demonstrated that its MEMS technology achieved all necessary application performance figures-of-merit at record frequencies of 18 MHz in its DC-DC power system-on-chip (PowerSoC). This announcement marks

Toumaz Ltd and Imagination Technologies Group Form New Low-power Wireless Technology Company

January 3, 2012 4:52 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Toumaz Limited (AIM: TMZ, ‘Toumaz', or ‘the Group'), a pioneer in low cost, ultra-low power wireless communications technology, has established a new fabless subsidiary, Toumaz Microsystems, which will be responsible for its growing wireless IC business. Toumaz has secured investment and support from Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG, ‘Imagination') as a strategic partner for this business. In order to 

Safe and Reliable 12V-24V Lithium Ion Batteries with Powerful Features

January 3, 2012 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 12 and 24 volt lithium ion battery packs from Clayton Power, with ranges from 100Ah to 400Ah, come with an integrated Battery Management System which makes them advanced enough to handle shorts without causing any danger or suffering damage.


Lighting the 26th World University Games

January 3, 2012 3:48 am | News | Comments

The 26th World University Games, also known as Summer Universiade, came to a wonderful end in the summer of 2011. There are around 20 venues in this 26th Universiade. LEDGOGHTM provided the LED lights and intelligent control systems.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Chad Hall of Ioxus on Ultracapacitors and Rugged Power Systems

January 3, 2012 3:29 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Chad Hall of Ioxus about ultracapacitors and their uses, particularly in rugged power systems.

January 2012: Industrial

January 1, 2012 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue goes into the industrial space, covering amplifiers, PROFIBUS, and image sensor quantum efficiency. The Roundtable goes into standards and regulations, while the Brainstorm Q&A asks what consumer technology will make the biggest splash in the New Year.

Blood Clotting Measurement Device Wins Fall Design Expo

December 30, 2011 1:22 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A device that determines how a patient’s blood is clotting – information that could help doctors prescribe more personalized doses of a popular anti-clotting drug – won first prize at the Fall 2011 Capstone Design Expo.

Verizon looking into reports of 4G network problem

December 29, 2011 6:40 am | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless said on Thursday that it had resolved an "issue" with its high-speed wireless network overnight, after its third widely reported problem in a month.

Stratfor delays website launch after hack attack

December 29, 2011 6:38 am | News | Comments

Private intelligence analysis firm Strategic Forecasting Inc., which was attacked by online hackers at the weekend, said in a letter to free subscribers that it has decided to delay the launching of its website by about a week.

New satellites to extend China's military reach

December 29, 2011 6:17 am | by David Lague, Reuters | News | Comments

China this week reached a milestone in its drive to master the military use of space with the launch of trials for its Beidou satellite global positioning network, a move that will bring it one step closer to matching U.S. space capabilities.

Stuxnet weapon has at least 4 cousins: researchers

December 29, 2011 6:15 am | by Jim Finkle, Reuters | News | Comments

The Stuxnet virus that last year damaged Iran's nuclear program was likely one of at least five cyber weapons developed on a single platform whose roots trace back to 2007, according to new research from Russian computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Telit to Acquire GPS Leader Navman Wireless OEM Solutions

December 29, 2011 6:04 am | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has entered into a binding agreement to purchase Navman Wireless OEM Solutions, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class Global Positioning System (GPS) modules and solutions, for $3 million in cash.

Seeing Past the Clouds - PLM and what’s What?

December 29, 2011 4:52 am | by Eric Marks | Blogs | Comments

There is a lot of talk about cloud computing today, and its exponentially growing presence among enterprise technology, particularly Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

IP Video Surveillance Camera Delivers 1080p Resolution

December 29, 2011 4:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video has introduced the IK-WD14A dome camera, the company's first such model to feature full HD 1080p resolution for securing areas where the sharpest video detail is required

Survey Explains Continuing Battle Between Projectors and Flat Panels for Meeting Rooms

December 29, 2011 4:15 am | News | Comments

Pacific Media Associates (PMA), worldwide market information experts on front projectors, have released their findings on the roles of front projectors and large flat panel displays in organizations.

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