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Software provides data logging, control, real-time data for Ethernet, internet networks

July 12, 2012 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Biodata's new Microlink 851 provides data logging, control and real-time data acquisition for Ethernet and Internet networks.

3-D models for small form factor USB make system integration fast, user-friendly

July 12, 2012 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation releases 3-D models for its new MIL-STD-1553 small form factor BU-67113U USB and BU-67114H mini-PCIe boards to enable engineers to conduct an exact fit analysis and begin to integrate the boards into their embedded system or laptop computer design without the need to have any physical hardware present.

NIST releases test framework for upgrading smart electrical meters

July 12, 2012 8:38 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Next-generation "smart" electrical meters for residential and commercial buildings will have computerized operating systems just as laptops or mobile devices do. On July 10, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published its first-ever draft guidelines* to help utility companies test their procedures for upgrading meters securely from a remote location.

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Analysis: Is Twitter building ad business at the expense of innovation?

July 12, 2012 8:34 am | by Gerry Shih, Reuters | News | Comments

Is Twitter a technology platform, a media company -- or both?

Social networks scan for sexual predators, with uneven results

July 12, 2012 8:33 am | by By Joseph Menn, Reuters | News | Comments

On March 9 of this year, a piece of Facebook software spotted something suspicious.

Apple pulls its products from environmental ratings registry, San Francisco stops buying Macs

July 12, 2012 8:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple's withdrawal from an environmental ratings registry has prompted at least one city - San Francisco - to stop buying its computers.

Yahoo says it's investigating a reports of a breach involving 450,000 passwords

July 12, 2012 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. says it's investigating reports of a security breach that has purportedly exposed nearly half a million users' email addresses and passwords.

40W desktop adapter designed to power Ultrabooks

July 11, 2012 10:53 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong USA has designed a small, lightweight, and energy-efficient adapter for mobile devices that require battery charging, such as Ultrabook and Netbook computers. Designated the PSA40W-190, the 40W adapter features a 19V output at 2.1A, a peak current output of 2.3A, and is compliant with all major worldwide energy efficiency standards.

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Board mount pressure sensors offer cost-effective, basic performance

July 11, 2012 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced the release of its new Basic Board Mount Pressure Sensors, NBP Series. These are a cost-effective, basic performance, mV output, unamplified, uncompensated, high quality, and high resolution solution for customers seeking high-volume, economical board mount pressure sensors.

Microcontrollers available in any AMD package, speed option

July 11, 2012 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rochester Electronics has continued to manufacture AMD’s 80C188 commercial grade 16-Bit microcontrollers in a 68-pin PLCC package. Utilizing Rochester’s eight-million AMD80C188 die, the 80C188 is available in any original AMD package and speed option.  Rochester can also manufacture a lead-free version, which is ideal for newer applications that require modern environmental standards including RoHS. 

New app rescues people from bad dates

July 11, 2012 8:48 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Most people have been there, trapped on an awkward date that is going nowhere. But relief could be on the way with a new app that provides an incoming rescue call.

Evaluation module combine fixed and floating point capabilities

July 10, 2012 4:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Facilitating easier development with high-performance multicore processors, Texas Instruments Incorporated announced the availability of two new evaluation modules (EVMs) for its KeyStone-based TMS320C665x multicore digital signal processors (DSPs)

Controller ICs promise smaller, greener power adapters to 40 W

July 10, 2012 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt, Inc. debuted its newest PrimAccurate controller platform. According to the company, the new iW1699 and iW1760 digital pulse width modulation (PWM) controllers allow power adapter designers to meet stringent emerging global energy regulations for AC/DC power adapters, which require them to

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Humidity sensors boasts outstanding accuracy

July 10, 2012 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Hygrochip series digital humidity sensors combine the advantages of a precise capacitive humidity sensor element with the high integration density and functionality of an ASIC.

Compact controllers can be configured in two steps

July 10, 2012 9:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s new ILC 1x1 compact controllers make advanced control options available for small- to medium-sized systems. The ILC 1x1 series is the latest controller in the ILC family.

Cell phone companies see spike in surveillance requests

July 10, 2012 8:48 am | by Jasmin Melvin, Reuters | News | Comments

Mobile phone carriers received more than 1.3 million requests last year from U.S. law enforcement agencies for their customers' phone records and the requests are on the rise, according to data gathered as part of a congressional inquiry into cell phone surveillance.

Cambridge Consultants helps take world’s largest telescope out of the lab

July 9, 2012 5:12 pm | News | Comments

The statistics are vast – a central computer with the processing power of 100 million PCs, enough optical fiber to wrap twice around the earth, and raw data to fill 15 million 64 GB iPods every day. So when Cambridge Consultants, a leading technology design and development firm, was tasked with turning an antenna design for the world’s largest radio telescope into a viable product for volume manufacturing, it was no ordinary challenge.

Printed circuit board is 30 percent smaller than predecessors

July 9, 2012 2:28 pm | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the TDK-Lambda ZWS-B series printed circuit board type AC-DC power supplies – 30 percent smaller, lighter weight, and more efficient range of power supplies than the earlier generation ZWS series.

Samsung wins court case against Apple because its "not as cool"

July 9, 2012 10:36 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics defeated Apple in the latest spat in the rivals' patent wars when a British judge ruled Samsung's Galaxy tablets did not infringe the U.S. company's designs for the iPad because they were "not as cool".

Samsung wins bid to sell Nexus in Apple court battle

July 9, 2012 9:10 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics scored a partial victory against arch-foe Apple Inc on Friday after a U.S. appeals court lifted a freeze on sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphones but upheld a lower court's decision to temporarily halt sales of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer.

Hawking's rival says Higgs wager win is icing on cake

July 9, 2012 9:08 am | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

The U.S. scientist who won a $100 wager with Stephen Hawking over whether the Higgs boson would ever be found said on Friday winning was the icing on the cake of a major scientific discovery.

Maine filmmaker chats with 12-year-old version of himself in video, thanks to creative editing

July 9, 2012 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A video created by a Maine filmmaker that shows him talking to a younger version of himself thanks to creative editing is making its way across the Internet.

E-waste: Annual gold, silver 'deposits' in new high-tech goods worth $21B; less than 15% recovered

July 6, 2012 12:17 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

A staggering 320 tons of gold and more than 7,500 tons of silver are now used annually to make PCs, cell phones, tablet computers and other new electronic and electrical products worldwide, adding more than $21 billion in value each year to the rich fortunes in metals eventually available through "urban mining" of e-waste, experts say.

Modbus RTU data acquisition modules feature compact design for din rail mounting

July 6, 2012 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

ICP DAS USA, Inc. introduced the tM series, a new family of tiny network data acquisition and control modules.  The tM series provides digital input output functions like photo-isolated digital input, photoMOS relay output, relay contact and open-collector output.

Calling all truckers ... not!

July 6, 2012 8:56 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Researchers in India are developing a new technology that will prevent truck drivers and other road users from using their cell phones while driving. The technology based on RFIDs could also be integrated with police traffic monitoring.

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