It seems innovative technology often gets stuck in the dark chasm that exists between a great idea and a final product. Between skyrocketing production costs, the difficulties of marketing on a limited budget, and unexpected hiccups, some projects never get off the ground. Kickstarter, a crowd-sourced funding website where inventors raise enough to manufacture their product, seems like the perfect solution to technological limbo.
Frustrated by their inability to stop sophisticated hacking attacks or use the law to punish their assailants, an increasing number of U.S. companies are taking retaliatory action.
Two of the most pervasive and dangerous types of software for stealing money from bank accounts have been improved and can now transfer money out automatically, without a hacker's supervision, researchers said.
The intelligent Ethernet system MSX-E3121 is meant for the acquisition and output of analog and digital signals in a harsh environment. It has 6 differential inputs, 24-bit, 4 analog outputs, 16-bit, and 32 digital I/O, 24 V
British scientists have built a novel device that converts body movement into electricity capable of powering small gadgets such as GPS trackers.
Microsoft is being secretive about a "major" announcement it plans to make in Los Angeles on Monday. The company invited media to an afternoon event, but it says it won't divulge the location until that morning. In an email, the company says, "This will be a major Microsoft announcement - you will not want to miss it."
A fundamental aspect of any capacitive sensing design is the calibration of the sensor. Calibration eliminates the sensor providing false actives in the system and as well as the sensor failing when it is supposed to be active. Until recently, individual sensor also had to be accompanied by discrete components comprised of resistors and capacitors in order to adjust the sensitivity of each particular sensor.
ADL Embedded Solutions Inc. has announced the ADL3GQM67PC. The ADL3GQM67PC features 3rd generation Intel® Core™ Ivy Bridge processors built on Intel's new 22nm 3D Tri-gate transistor process. It features an integrated HD4000 graphics engine with DirectX 11.0 support and vastly improved performance over the 2nd generation Intel Core graphics engine.
Vector Fabrics recently announced the launch of its new development tool, PareonTM. Pareon allows software developers to optimize their applications for multicore systems in hours or days, a task that typically takes weeks or months to complete. The tool’s analysis engine prevents hard-to-find and hard-to-reproduce threading bugs, while its hardware modelling engine prevents the developer from writing code
Researchers have proposed a method to automatically detect a new class of software glitches in smartphones called "no-sleep energy bugs," which can entirely drain batteries while the phones are not in use.
Gallium nitride (GaN) is a highly promising material for a wide range of optical and high-power electronic devices, which can be fabricated by dry etching with plasmas. However, the plasma-induced defects and surface residues that remain after such processes tend to degrade the optical and electrical properties of the devices. A team of Japanese researchers has developed and tested a new way to "heal" such defects.
An innovative X-ray telescope blasted off aboard an unmanned air-launched rocket on Wednesday to begin a two-year mission to ferret out black holes and other high-energy celestial phenomena in space, NASA officials said.
When I was 13, I was sent to the optician for the first time, and came home with glasses. Suddenly, the world was sharp all around me. I was surprised by the crisp lines of the tree branches against the sky. It was news to me that I was near-sighted, because I had been used to seeing the world in a blur. Apple Inc. sells a similar epiphany, starting this week, in the shape of a notebook computer. One of its new MacBook Pro models has a "Retina" display, a screen that packs four times as many pixels as a standard display.
Gleichmann Electronics now offers two new 10.6-inch (27 cm) WXGA display modules, part numbers NL12876AC18-03 and -03D, from NLT Technologies. The new display modules feature ultra-wide viewing angles of 176 degrees horizontally and vertically, a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and a high contrast ratio of 1000:1.
In today's manufacturing plants, the division of labor between humans and robots is quite clear: Large, automated robots are typically cordoned off in metal cages, manipulating heavy machinery and performing repetitive tasks, while humans work in less hazardous areas on jobs requiring finer detail.
This application yields a prediction of urban noise levels using a dataset (street type, road conditions, average speed of the vehicles passing by, road works, etc), with a reliability of 95%.
New markets including home entertainment will be major sources of growth for Intel Corp as more gadgets become connected to the Internet and drive demand for powerful data centers, the top chipmaker's chief financial officer said.
Michelle Obama is up on Pinterest. The first lady's profile on the social networking site went live Wednesday with three boards highlighting photos from around the White House, "great memories" and Father's Day.
Cooper Interconnect introduced the G3 Series of filtered connectors. According to the company, extensive testing of these MIL-DTL-38999 Series III compliant products has confirmed no measurable change in filtering performance after exposure to 300G shock, 60G sine vibration and
USC scientists demonstrate that quantum computing could speed up the way web page ranks are calculated on the ever-expanding Internet
Apple Inc has spent nearly three years fighting its rivals in a global smartphone patent war. Now, setbacks in two key U.S. court cases are laying bare why a drawn-out battle could be bad news for the iPhone maker.
Symantec Corp Chief Executive Enrique Salem told the Reuters Media and Technology Summit in New York that his company was working with the U.S. military, other government agencies and universities to help develop new programs to train security professionals
It’s something we hear a lot: “The [xyz] technology sounds amazing; too bad the advertisers are going to ruin it.” For example, Google Glass. A seemingly exciting and ambitious piece of technology -- until you realize it means having involuntary, interactive advertising experiences one inch from your eye all day.
6WIND today announced support for VMware vSphere within the 6WINDGate packet processing software. Thanks to new optimizations within 6WINDGate, developers can now implement high-performance VMware-based virtual network appliances running on low-cost commodity hardware platforms such as Intel Xeon platforms...
Solid State Disks Ltd, has launched the SCSI Bridge drive which solves the growing and increasingly expensive problem of repairing or replacing ageing and failing SCSI-based hard disk (3.5 inch and 5.25 inch HDD), magneto optical (MO), quarter-inch tape (Pertec, QIC DAT, DLT 3490), Jazz, ZIP, Bernoulli and floppy (FDD) drives on computer-based legacy equipment.