Due to the extremely weak strength of GPS satellite signals, relying on GPS alone for mission-critical security applications is not enough. Global positioning performance can be augmented through the hybrid combination of GPS receivers together with 2G/3G wireless modems that can identify and report visible GSM or UMTS cell attributes.
Wireless service provider Verizon Wireless will not include Google Inc's payments app Google Wallet on its latest smartphone Galaxy Nexus this month.
A court in southern China has rejected a lawsuit by Apple Inc, accusing a Chinese technology company of infringing its iPad trademark, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, the latest move in a protracted tug-of-war over the name.
In this episode of Texas Instruments' "Thank an Engineer" series, Tyler Pate takes a look at the father of modern electronic music and showcases some super sweet theremin impersonation skills.
Google Inc is pondering an Internet service to help consumers shop online and take advantage of same-day delivery, hoping to stanch the loss of Web traffic to Amazon.com Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
The German government, Deutsche Telekom AG's biggest shareholder, is growing increasingly worried the company's disposal of its T-Mobile USA subsidiary may run aground over antitrust concerns, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
Apple is facing its first major controversy over well-received voice software Siri, as the cutting-edge iPhone search service ran afoul of abortion rights advocates.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it began mass production of 40-inch ‘Optical Sensor in Pixel’ LCD panels, which feature highly advanced optical sensors, in November 2011. The Optical Sensor in Pixel LCD panel detects
Samsung Electronics announced volume production of SSDs (solid state drives) that support the Mini-Serial ATA (mSATA) interface. The drives are designed for use in ultra-slim notebooks such as Ultrabook PCs. Combining the company’s
Apple's iPhone edged past major news events, celebrities and pop stars as the top searched term on the Web in 2011, according to Yahoo!
APEM Components introduced the P65 series of rotary switches, a high temperature version of the company’s PT65 dual in-line package (DIP) coded rotary switch. The series is specially designed for high temperature soldering and is appropriate for
STMicroelectronics introduced ultra-low-power, high-performance three-axis accelerometers in 2-mm x 2-mm packages. Reducing the size by a factor of 2 over current-generation devices, according to the company, this acceleration-sensor family is
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. In addition to the
Movea announced today that it is making State of the Art gesture recognition and gesture database design capabilities available to Consumer Electronic OEMs and Systems Integrators though its ground breaking GestureBuilder software.
The December 2011 issue delves into the military/aerospace sector. T’Jae Gibson (of army.mil) discuses 3D holographic technology and, in a special salute to our veterans, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg recalls his and former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre’s experience in the military.
With the holidays approaching, what product or technology is on your wish list?
After a strong Black Friday showing, Nintendo now has to focus on maintaining the momentum for its products over the next five weeks of the crucial holiday season, the company's U.S. president told the Reuters Global Media Summit on Tuesday.
Samsung Electronics Co is set to resume selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia as early as Friday, after the South Korean technology firm won a rare legal victory in a long-running global patent war with Apple Inc.
South Korea's LG Electronics Inc has replaced the head of its home appliances division but kept its mobile chief despite the business posting six consecutive quarters of losses.
Elliptic Technologies has announced the release of its HDCP 2.1 SDK, presented as the first commercially available solution in the market that complies with the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.1 standard.
This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and NXP, will provide a brief introduction to Class D audio amplifiers, as well as NXP's product offering in the low, medium, and high power output Class D amplifier markets.
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. announced that AltaSens, Inc., a supplier of high-performance CMOS image sensors, has selected the company’s AFS Platform for full-circuit post-layout verification, block-level characterization, and device noise analysis of their high-definition (HD) and wide-dynamic-range CMOS image sensors.
Bourns, Inc. announced that it has added 19 new PortNote Solutions to assist designers in selecting the appropriate circuit protection solution for a specific port interface. These new documents add to the company’s series that provides engineers with a simplified design starting point that includes precise information on
Twitter has acquired a start-up company that makes software to improve security and privacy for smartphones and other mobile devices.