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Fake iPad 2s Made of Clay Sold at Canadian Stores

January 18, 2012 5:38 am | News | Comments

As many as 10 fake iPad 2s, all made of slabs of modeling clay, were recently sold at electronic stores in Vancouver, British Columbia. Best Buy and Future Shop have launched investigations into how the scam was pulled off.

CES 2012: Wilocity Announces Marketing Strategy and Product Availability

January 16, 2012 9:39 am | by Brian O'Rourke, In-Stat | Blogs | Comments

Wilocity is an Israel-based start-up that has been aggressive in pursuing the WiGig or 802.11ad silicon market. At CES, it has announced a marketing strategy for its 60 GHz solution that emphasizes the ability to use the technology at work, on the go, or at home.

CES 2012: Qualcomm mirasol on Two More E-Readers

January 16, 2012 9:35 am | by Jennifer Colegrove in DisplaySearch, Display Technology | Blogs | Comments

At CES 2012, Qualcomm announced two more e-readers using its 5.7” mirasol display; these will be from Chinese companies Shanda and Hanvon. In November, Korea-based Kyobo released the first e-reader with mirasol display technology.

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CES 2012: Microsoft goes out with a whimper

January 16, 2012 8:29 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor, Special thanks to ECN's photographer, Andrew Maiman | Articles | Comments

For a company that changed the world with its PC operating systems and dominated CES for over a decade, Microsoft left a mute impression in its swan song at the world’s largest consumer electronics show. Even the star power of American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest

The Teardown - The Droid RAZR

January 16, 2012 4:09 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The Droid RAZR calls on state-of-the-art space-saving technology as well nostalgia, claiming once again to be the thinnest phone in the universe.

The Teardown - Amazon Kindle Fire

January 16, 2012 3:57 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The Kindle Fire is Amazon's new 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" tablet, with a 7" multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixel at 169 ppi with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and the Amazon Silk cloud-accelerated browser.

CES 2012: Conexant Systems' low-power video encoder

January 16, 2012 3:43 am | Videos | Comments

Ken Chuang, Marketing Director at Conexant Systems, discusses their new low-power, high-compression video encoder.

Four Things to Watch for on Smartphones

January 13, 2012 5:18 am | by Majeed Ahmad | Blogs | Comments

The year 2011 has unmistakably been the year of smartphone and ecosystems housing this magic gizmo.

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Smart-Home Service Opportunities Leveraging App Store Ease of Use

January 13, 2012 4:42 am | News | Comments

A new breed of app could soon be finding its way onto mobiles or set-top boxes, taking advantage of a new open platform for smart buildings put forward by STMicroelectronics. ST's GreenNet Wireless Sensor Networking technology addresses the challenge to most efficiently use energy and for increase consumer safety via monitoring of their environment.

Capacitive Coupling Device Enables Wireless Charging Systems

January 12, 2012 11:14 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America introduced its new wireless power transmission module at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. The higher power capability of the LXWS Series enables wireless charging systems for

HD DIFT JPEG-MJPEG Encoder Targets Video Surveillance and Monitoring Apps

January 12, 2012 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Conexant Systems Inc. announced the CX93610, a low power DIFT JPEG encoder that includes a 656 camera interface and optional microphone input. A monolithic mixed signal Application-Specific Standard Product (ASSP), the CX93610 is designed for monitoring and surveillance camera applications, including

Smart Voice Processors Present New Clarity to Mobile Conversations

January 12, 2012 10:44 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a digital audio processor for multi-microphone applications. ST’s new Smart Voice product family combines exceptional processing performance with desirable scalability and programmability to bring

CES 2012: Hillcrest Labs' motion control products

January 12, 2012 10:41 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Videos | Comments

Dan Simpkins, CEO of Hillcrest Laboratories, discusses the company's motion technology products including the Scoop Pointer along with several new partnerships.

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CES 2012: Atmel's maXTouch S Series capacitive touchscreen controller

January 12, 2012 10:35 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Videos | Comments

Sherif Hanna, Product Marketing Director at Atmel, goes over their maXTouch S Series, their capacitive touchscreen controllers introduced at CES 2012.

CES 2012: Corning Gorilla Glass 2

January 12, 2012 10:30 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Videos | Comments

Jaymin Amin, Program Director at Corning, demos the second iteration of the company's award-winning Gorilla Glass.

CES 2012: Murata's capacitive wireless charging technology

January 12, 2012 10:26 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Videos | Comments

Sarah Book, Application Engineer with Murata Electronics North America, demonstrates their capacitive wireless charging technology.

CES 2012: Imagination's communications technology

January 12, 2012 10:20 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Videos | Comments

Mike Hopkins, Mobile Marketing Manager with Imagination Technologies, discusses a development board that is capable of demodulating worldwide broadcast standards.

CES 2012: Texas Instruments' SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portfolio

January 12, 2012 10:14 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Videos | Comments

Dan Harmon, the Consumer & Computing Interface Product Marketing Manager with Texas Instruments, discusses their SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portfolio.

STMicroelectronics Demonstrates Connected Home Platform

January 12, 2012 10:05 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics is showcasing its latest-generation connected home platform in Las Vegas during the world's largest Consumer Electronics Show. 

CES 2012: Texas Instruments' new serializers and deserializers

January 12, 2012 10:05 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Videos | Comments

Dan Harmon, the Consumer & Computing Interface Product Marketing Manager with Texas Instruments, talks about their sub-LDVS display serializers and deserializers.

Intel’s Thunderbolt Finishing Up Successful First Year

January 12, 2012 8:48 am | by Brian O'Rourke, In-Stat’s Digital Entertainment Group; www.displaysearchblog.com | Blogs | Comments

Introduced in February 2011, Intel’s Thunderbolt technology is near its first anniversary. And a successful first year it’s been. Initially adopted by Apple across its PC line, Intel has announced the adoption of the technology by more PC OEMs and PC peripheral makers. On the Windows side, Lenovo has

A Proactive Approach to Identifying and Reducing Web Application Security Vulnerabilities

January 12, 2012 8:36 am | by By: Patrick Vandenberg, Security and Compliance Marketing Manager, IBM Rational | Blogs | Comments

As more business is conducted online, it creates new challenges for organizations to meet Web application security and compliance standards.

Qualcomm mirasol on Two More E-Readers

January 12, 2012 8:29 am | by Jennifer Colegrove, Vice President, Emerging Display Technologies at DisplaySearch, www.displaysearchblog.com | Blogs | Comments

At CES 2012, Qualcomm announced two more e-readers using its 5.7” mirasol display; these will be from Chinese companies Shanda and Hanvon. In November, Korea-based Kyobo released the first e-reader with mirasol display technology. 

CES 2012: Hillcrest Labs' 9-Axis Sensor Module

January 12, 2012 8:15 am | Videos | Comments

In this video Dan Simpkins, CEO of Hillcrest Laboratories, discusses their FSMSI 2 module, a 9-axis sensor that includes a 3-axis gyroscope.

Smart Sensor Technology for Precise, Real-Time Body-Motion Reconstruction

January 12, 2012 6:01 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics today unveiled a smart suit prototype with sewn-in new multi-sensor ST iNEMO® motion co-processor that recognize complex movements of the wearer’s body and translate them to a digital model with outstanding precision and speed.

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