Two organizations representing the blind have settled a discrimination lawsuit against Arizona State University over its use of Amazon's Kindle e-reader device. Arizona State is among several universities testing the $489 Kindle DX, a large-screen model aimed at textbook and newspaper readers.
In another sign of the tentative economic recovery, the country's largest trade show saw at least a small increase in attendees, after a large drop a year ago. According to preliminary figures, The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had more than 120,000 attendees last week, the Consumer Electronics Association said Monday.
The Transportation Department and safety advocates joined Tuesday to announce the creation of FocusDriven, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the dangers of driving while talking on cell phones or texting on handheld computers.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. cut its full-year guidance on Monday, as ongoing weakness in its game disc sales didn't ease up over the holidays as the company had hoped. The news sent shares down sharply in extended trading.
At the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, 3-D television, electronic readers and little laptops captured much of the attention. There were plenty of other interesting ideas on display, too, from 3-D printing to a wireless cell phone tether. Here are some of the gadgets most worth keeping an eye out for this year, and some that best deserve an arched eyebrow of amusement.
France's culture minister on Tuesday unveiled a plan for adapting the country's literary patrimony to the digital age by developing what he hopes will prove a uniquely Gallic competitor to Google Books.
NASA is still shooting for a shuttle launch next month, despite bad hoses for a new room at the space station. Endeavour is supposed to blast off Feb. 7 with the Tranquility module. It's a chamber that will provide additional living quarters at the International Space Station.
Eastman Kodak Co. said Monday it will draw royalties from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. under a licensing pact that gives the companies access to each other's digital-imaging patents. The agreement ends a 14-month-old patent-infringement dispute that came before the U.S. International Trade Commission, a federal overseer that can ban imports of devices made with contested technology.
Google Inc. is expanding its Internet warehouse so people can stash more digital keepsakes from their life and work. The upgrade announced Tuesday will provide one free gigabyte of storage to all users of Google Docs, the company's online suite of word processing, spreadsheets and other commonly used programs.
The PICDEM Inductive Touch Development Kit from Microchip makes it easy to develop inductive touch-sensing applications using standard 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, or 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controller.
AVX Corp. has expanded its wire-to-board connector product offering to include board-to-board connectors specifically designed for the LED lighting industry. Designated the 9159 Series, the connectors offer
A promising push toward a novel, biologically-inspired "chemical computer" has begun as part of an international collaboration. The "wet computer" incorporates several recently discovered properties of chemical systems that can be hijacked to engineer computing power.
Molex introduces the iPass+ High Density (HD) system, referenced as mini-SAS HD in the SAS 2.1 standard, to meet SAS next-generation speed and density requirements. This system provides 8x as well as 4x cable-plugging options. The iPass+ HD external input/output (I/O) connector includes
Binder-USA is pleased to introduce protective caps for the Series 430, push-pull connectors. When mated to a male or female connector, a cap will provide IP67-rated environmental protection. These caps make the push-pull connectors ideal for use in commercial and industrial fields. The cap is designed to provide
Every tradeshow has these: the strange products, human snafus, and general quirkiness that characterizes a large organized event. Some of these are no doubt intentional, an exaggerated attempt to grab some publicity. Others, as you'll see, are honest (yet hilarious) mistakes. And some are just plain out of the ordinary. Enjoy!
The KG Series Dual Inline Package switch offered by CIT Relay & Switch allows automatic mounting with IC insertion machines. With both extended and recessed actuators, this industry standard DIP offers positions ranging from 1 to 12. Top tape seal, which withstands
STMicroelectronics introduced a very advanced multi-touch ‘resistive’ touchscreen controller chip, which detects up to ten simultaneous touches with fingers, nails or stylus and allows application designers to replace complex menu sequences with
Multi-Seals Inc. introduced Wash-Away dissolvable spacers, designed to provide consistent spacing between printed circuit boards and PCB components. These organic polymer spacers locate PCB components during soldering operations. After soldering,
E Ink Corporation, a subsidiary of Prime View International, and Texas Instruments Incorporated announced a collaboration that will combine E Ink's Vizplex Electronic Paper Displays with TI technologies, including its power management ICs and OMAP 3 processors.
Switching between assays for the same patient can produce differing results that may be clinically significant.
A video detailing the latest device in Texas Instruments' family of "PurePath" audio products.
Like the Goths sacking Rome, the 3-D invasion has arrived. No longer a kitschy gimmick, the technology has matured, and the leading consumer manufacturers are banking on it. Indeed, 3-D was the unofficial theme of CES 2010—3-D demos littered the show floor, and all the big players (with notable exceptions) unveiled 3-D products. Could 2010 be the year that 3-D finally takes off?
Stellar Technology’s Series AP5201 In-Line Amplifier is a general purpose signal conditioner for DC-excited strain gage pressure transducers, load cells, and torque transducers. The single-channel AP5201 features
Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. expanded its lineup of NAND-flash-based solid state drives (SSDs) including 128-gigabyte (GB) Half-Slim /mSATA SG Series SSD modules ideally suited for a variety of applications including mini-mobile/netbook PCs, and a third generation, high performance HG3 Series featuring
Cavium Networks introduced a fully standards-based Display MiniCard module intended for integration into next generation notebook PCs and netbooks to enable high performance, low latency wireless display capability for consumer and enterprise applications. The DMC module employs