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Temperature sensor caters to a wide variety of applications

August 6, 2012 2:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

 Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2996 high accuracy temperature sensor for 2.25V to 5.5V systems. The LTC2996 measures a remote diode’s temperature with ±1°C accuracy and its own die temperature with ±2°C accuracy while rejecting errors due to noise and series resistance. The device provides a voltage-proportional-to-absolute-temperature (VPTAT) output, as well as individual undertemperature and overtemperature alert outputs, defined by user-adjustable thresholds. No code is required to configure the device. With a 200µA quiescent current, the LTC2996 simply provides a precise, space-saving, micropower temperature monitoring solution.

Lab in the Wild asks: What's your Internet like?

August 6, 2012 2:36 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Cambridge, Mass – August 6, 2012 - One size fits all? Not on the Web. Users from different countries and cultures actually interact with information in different ways. To explore how people click and tap through the vast network of online offerings, a team of computer scientists from Harvard have launched the "Lab in the Wild".

Intelligent cars warn each other

August 6, 2012 2:15 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

The "Safe Intelligent Mobility – Test Field Germany (simTD)" research project aims to help drivers select the best routes, detect obstacles before they see them and cut emissions through energy-efficient driving. To achieve these goals, researchers have electronically networked cars with each other and their infrastructure, known as car-to-car and car-to-x communication. Over the coming months, 120 cars will be testing the simTD consortium's system in real life – putting it through its paces on the highways, country roads and city streets in and around Frankfurt. This new system brought scientists together with private companies and public organizations.

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Current sense resistors utilize a metal alloy plate protected by thin molded package

August 6, 2012 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The CSM Series from Stackpole uses a metal alloy plate, which is protected by a thin molded package.  The 2512 size adds the ability to achieve resistance values above 10 milliohms ranging from 2 milliohms to 100 milliohms with a TCR of 75 ppm.  The 0603 size offers

Touch your philodendron and control your computer

August 6, 2012 11:58 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Disney Research technology turns any plant into an interactive device

Quantum physics: New insights into the remote control of quantum systems

August 6, 2012 11:54 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

 A fundamental characteristic of quantum physics is the fact that two or more particles can exhibit correlations stronger than classically allowed. This unique characteristic applies particularly to quantum entanglement: as soon as the quantum state of a particle is measured the state of its entangled partner changes accordingly, regardless of how far apart the two entangled particles might be. This feature allows for the remote quantum state preparation, which is an essential ingredient for applications in quantum communication, quantum cryptography, and quantum computation.

Automated test software will help reduce time to market

August 6, 2012 9:03 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. announced automated test software for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) physical-layer transmitter conformance testing that now includes measurement support for SAS-3 12 Gbps interfaces. Using DPO/DSA/MSO70000 Series  oscilloscopes with real time sampling rates up to 100 GS/s on two channels at 33 GHz bandwidth along with DPOJET-based automated conformance test software engineers can gain deep insights into critical SAS-3 design challenges.

Tech start-ups: the last refuge of Spanish optimism

August 6, 2012 8:53 am | by Clare Kane, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Half of Spain's youth are unemployed, and yet at the Wayra business start-up project on Madrid's majestic Gran Via avenue, young people buzz around an office chatting animatedly, typing furiously and holding up trails of wire and computer parts.

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Apple's Jobs was open to making a smaller iPad: executive

August 6, 2012 8:52 am | by Poornima Gupta, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Steve Jobs was receptive to Apple Inc making a smaller tablet, a senior executive said in a 2011 email revealed on Friday, fanning speculation it plans to make a mini-iPad to take on cheaper gadgets from Google Inc and Amazon

Reuters Twitter account hacked, false tweets about Syria sent

August 6, 2012 8:51 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Reuters News said one of its Twitter accounts was hacked on Sunday and false tweets were posted, mainly related to the current armed struggle in Syria. "Earlier today @ReutersTech was hacked and changed to @ReutersME," said a spokesperson for Reuters, which is owned by Thomson Reuters CorpTO>. "The account has been suspended and is currently under investigation."

Apple and Samsung take Australian legal battle to the "hot tub"

August 6, 2012 8:50 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd are embroiled in a high-stakes patent battle in several countries around the world, but only in Australia are they also engaged in "hot tubbing."

Delay in scientific ghost town stirs skepticism

August 6, 2012 8:42 am | by JERI CLAUSING Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Pegasus Global Holdings' surprise announcement that it was pulling out of plans to build a $1 billion scientific ghost town in eastern New Mexico is stirring skepticism of the private firm's grandiose plans for transforming 15 square miles of this largely rural state into a next-generation research center.

Analysis: Why Twitter apologized over NBC Olympics flap

August 3, 2012 4:04 pm | by Erin Geiger Smith, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - The microblogging site Twitter has been so abuzz about NBC's tape-delayed coverage of the Olympics that the #nbcfail hashtag was created last week as a way to consolidate criticism of the network.

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Reuters blogging platform hacked, false Syria blog posted

August 3, 2012 4:02 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Thomson Reuters said the blogging platform of the Reuters News website was compromised on Friday and a false posting purporting to carry an interview with a Syrian rebel leader was illegally posted on a Reuters' journalist's blog.

Apple seeks severe punishment for Samsung lawyer's actions

August 2, 2012 2:08 pm | by Dan Levine, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Apple Inc asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to punish Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for a Samsung attorney's conduct by ordering that the South Korean company has infringed Apple's phone design patents, according to a court filing.

Writing graphics software gets much easier

August 2, 2012 9:04 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

A new programming language for image-processing algorithms yields code that’s much shorter and clearer -- but also faster

Sharp to start shipping iPhone screens to Apple this month

August 2, 2012 9:02 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp. said it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October ahead of the pre-Christmas shopping season.

FTC wants to extend rules on child online privacy to reflect changes in digital world

August 2, 2012 8:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators want to update rules aimed at protecting children's online privacy to account for newer developments such as Facebook and mobile games. A 1998 law requires websites to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under 13. But the digital world has changed greatly since then.

Full-on tech, social media turn avoiding Olympic spoilers into a sport of its own

August 2, 2012 8:58 am | by LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mandy Hauck turned 25 on Wednesday, but she's avoiding Facebook and her happy birthday messages to steer clear of Olympic spoilers about her favorite sport, fencing.

China's Twitter: Democracy accelerant or the best surveillance tool Beijing ever had?

August 2, 2012 8:57 am | by ALEXA OLESEN Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) -- China's Twitter was raucous Thursday with horn-tooting over Beijing's gold rush at the London Olympics, a digital reflection of the nation's exuberant mood - embellished with flashing emoticons. Earlier passions have been ignited on the site by a deadly high speed rail crash and outrage over factory pollution.

Verizon Wireless settles FCC probe into blocking of Internet-sharing apps for $1.25 million

August 1, 2012 8:42 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) -- In the first move of its kind, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday said it's accepting a $1.25 million settlement from Verizon Wireless to end an investigation into whether the company asked Google Inc. to withhold so-called "tethering" software for Internet sharing.

Lawyer for Twitter says website erred by pointing out reporter's tweet to NBC

August 1, 2012 8:40 am | by Jay Cohen, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) -- Twitter is acknowledging a mistake in how it handled a tweet by a Los Angeles-based journalist that included the email of the NBC Olympics president.

Do you have what it takes to be a Roundtable expert?

July 31, 2012 4:30 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

We here at ECN love to hear what you have to say, so for our October issue we’re opening up the Roundtable discussion to our faithful readers. Typically, the Roundtable is an editorial section consisting of short commentary by five or six experts in a particular vertical market. Check out the most recent Roundtable from August here.

Enough with the Twitter Olympics

July 31, 2012 3:38 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

It’s official, people: Twitter has taken over the Olympics. Yes, we all know about Ryan Loche and Michael Phelps. Even the Queen’s granddaughter (a silver medalist) is popping up in the Olympic news, but let’s focus on what’s important during this competition: Twitter. It seems for every story you read about the craziness of antiquated gymnastic rules and disappointing defeats, there is a story about Twitter.

Microsoft relaunches Hotmail as social-friendly Outlook

July 31, 2012 2:50 pm | by Bill Rigby, Reuters | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp unveiled a revamped, Facebook-friendly version of its free, online email service on Tuesday in an attempt to reverse market share losses to Google Inc's fast-growing Gmail.

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