One-time cellphone powerhouse Nokia Corp. is hoping to lure people back from iPhones and Android phones with a powerful smartphone camera that tops many point-and-shoot imaging devices. The new Nokia Lumia 1020 phone is packed with innovations designed to provide sharp images, even in low light.
Sony is out with a new phone that catches up with offerings from its main rivals, while adding a water-resistance shell for underwater use. With the Xperia Z, Sony joins the big leagues. Here are the technical details on the new Sony device along with Samsung's Galaxy S4, HTC's One and Apple's iPhone 5.
Though we might not agree on the reasons why there is such a discrepancy between the percentage of women in the population and the percent who become engineers, we can all agree it’s not a good thing. At the end of the day whether it’s an issue of nature, nurture or a combination of the two, that can’t be the end of the discussion. The conversation needs to evolve to a place focused on addressing the issue.
What was technology like inside a 1994 Motorola MicroTAC GSM mobile phone? From the Wikipedia page: The Motorola MicroTAC was a cellular phone first manufactured as an analog version in 1989. GSM-compatible and TDMA/Dual-Mode versions were introduced in 1994.
Japanese electric motorcycle maker Terra Motors Corp. unveiled Wednesday a new scooter that can synchronize with Apple Inc.'s iPhone smartphone to enable the rider to record data including travel distance, running routes and remaining battery power.
iWatt debuted its new 8-channel LED backlight driver designed to deliver better screen performance and lower cost in next-generation 2D and 3D LCD TVs. The iW7019 gives designers a rich set of integrated features to improve picture quality and render a more lifelike viewer experience.
SiTime Corporation introduced TempFlat MEMS resonators that are asserted to natively outperform quartz crystals. This technology promises to eliminate temperature compensation and is said to result in dramatically higher performance, smaller size, lower power and
IXYS Integrated Circuits Division announced the availability of the IXEP2300 electronic paper display (EPD) gate driver. The IXEP2300 features 300 high voltage output drivers that are rated at 42V. These outputs are typically driven with voltage supplies of +22V and -20V....
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A device that trains the brain to turn sounds into images could be used as an alternative to invasive treatment for blind and partially-sighted people, researchers at the University of Bath have found. The vOICe sensory substitution device is a revolutionary tool that helps blind people to use sounds to build an image in their minds of the things around them.
Designers and engineers assign robots specific roles, such as servant, caregiver, assistant or playmate. Researchers found that people expressed more positive feelings toward a robot that would take care of them than toward a robot that needed care.
Sharp Corp. said Tuesday it will launch "talking" electronic appliances in Japan next month that are capable of informing users of operational status and reminding them to do daily chores. Among the "talking" white goods, a refrigerator will remind users to check for expired food items...
Cameras that check around the car for pedestrians. Radar that stops you from drifting out of your lane. An engine able to turn off automatically at traffic lights to conserve fuel. Technology that saves lives — and fuel — is getting better and cheaper.
News agencies continue to have an edge over Twitter in being first with the news, a study found. Research into reporting of news events by Twitter and newswire services has found that while Twitter can sometimes break news before newswires, for major events there is little evidence that it can replace traditional news outlets.
ams launched an 8A LED flash driver that provides a photo flash light output at least four times brighter than flash systems commonly found in smartphones today. The new AS3630 can drive up to 8A current through an LED flash system, enabling mobile phone cameras to take pin-sharp images.
ProTek Devices introduced a family of overcurrent electronics chip fuses that add to the company’s extensive availability of overvoltage product lines. Now, the company can provide electronics design manufacturers (EDM) with a single source for advanced and cost-effective circuit protection solutions.
The Big Bang Theory — a television show that features four male scientists and engineers and an attractive blond waitress — is one of the top shows on TV. But a recent study has raised an interesting question: Does this show’s — and others like it's — depiction of what scientists and engineers look like actively discourage women from pursuing STEM degrees? According to the study, it might.
AVX Corporation has introduced a new series of miniature, Frameless, tantalum polymer SMD capacitors. Utilizing proprietary FRAMELESS technology, which is characterized by a unique lead-frame-less and facedown structure, precise dimensions, and low-stress packaging...
Printec USA announced membrane switch technology for human machine interface, HMI, which can be demonstrated with a unique demo keypad to display many possible applications for embedded infrared and capacitive sensors. The demo keypad is the first tool of its kind to combine the capacitive and infrared technology into a single board in order to display the electromechanical, visual and cosmetic features of the switch technology.
The Google editions of HTC's One and Samsung's Galaxy S4 are among the latest smartphones available in the U.S. The new phones are more expensive, but their specifications are similar to the original models, except that Google isn't selling a version for CDMA networks such as Sprint and Verizon.
Toshiba Corp. said Tuesday it will expand its semiconductor manufacturing plant in central Japan to meet growing demand for memory chips used in smartphones and tablet computers. Expansion work at the Yokkaichi facility in Mie Prefecture will start in late August for scheduled completion in summer next year, the company said.
Panasonic will start production of smartphones for corporate users possibly by the end of this business year ending next March, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. Panasonic will utilize its know-how for its sturdy Toughbook notebook personal computers for the production of the corporate-use smartphones...
What's inside a 1997 vintage Nintendo 64 gaming console? All the silicon in the N64 was manufactured by: 1. NEC (CPU, RCP, RDRAM), 2. Rohm (linear a/v), 3. Sharp (regulators, security/contorller PIF), 4. Macronix (rambus clock generators, mask roms)
In this episode of M.net's Manufacturing Newswire, remaking American security, Amazon eyes the smartphone market, and a blow to the nation's labor unions. We'll also updated you on Window's Blue, take a brief look at the uncertainty in U.S. manufacturing, and the liability surrounding 3-D printed guns.
American Sensor Technologies now offers its AST5300 Wet/Wet Differential Pressure Transmitter with a 5 PSID measurement range to address requirements in the flow and filtration markets. The 5PSID is an additional, lower pressure option.