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Police Body Cams: An Invasion of Privacy or a Life-Saver?

August 28, 2014 2:46 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In the wake of the recent Ferguson, Missouri shooting, there is a major civil liberty debate occurring, amid proposals for widespread adoption of police body cameras. In my home state of Wisconsin, and across the country, there is a growing ...

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'Swarmies' Robots Could Scurry, Search Alien Worlds

August 28, 2014 2:30 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and ...

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New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone

August 28, 2014 2:26 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design. Thursday's announcements come as technology companies prepare for the holiday shopping season ...  

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M23 Hybrid Connectors for Signal, Data and Power Transmission

August 28, 2014 1:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The new M23 hybrid circular connector from Phoenix Contact is an all-in-one connector that transmits signals, data and power. The compact M23 connector can handle currents up to 30 A and voltages up to 850 V DC or 630 V AC ...

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New PEM Type THFE Heavy-Duty Studs

August 28, 2014 1:32 pm | by PennEngineering | Pennengineering | Product Releases | Comments

PennEngineering has announced the PEM Type THFE heavy-duty studs. They clinch permanently into thin metal sheets to provide fastening solutions and alternatives to weld studs for especially demanding applications where high ...

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Photos of the Day: The World Premiere of the All-New Volvo XC90

August 28, 2014 1:31 pm | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars unveiled its all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies ...

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A New Chapter in Volvo's History

August 28, 2014 1:29 pm | by Volvo Car Group | News | Comments

Three years in the making and part of a USD 11bn investment programme, the new XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo’s history, capturing its future design direction, incorporating its own range of new technologies and ...  

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Is Burger King's 33 Year-Old CEO Paving the Way for Young Execs?

August 28, 2014 1:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It used to be that when it comes to effectively running a company, experience generally trumps all else — which would seem to make sense since the average age of an incoming CEO last year was 53 with 18 years of experience in their corporations ...

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Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

August 28, 2014 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology ...   

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Visual Search to Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?

August 28, 2014 1:03 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work ...

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IRC–Modular CONTA-CLIP Relay Coupler Program

August 28, 2014 1:02 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The relay couplers and multifunction timing relays from CONTA-CLIP’s (Somerset, NJ) new Interface Relay Compact (IRC) program embody a new coupling relay strategy: merely 6.2 mm wide, the units require minimal space while enabling ...

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Lapp Develops New Cable Glands for Hygienic Manufacturing Environments

August 28, 2014 12:56 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Lapp Group’s new SKINTOP INOX cable connector prevents microorganisms and bacteria from sticking to its surface, making it suitable for food and beverage, and pharmaceutical applications ...

Artec Scanning SDK Expands Capability of High-Resolution Handheld 3D Scanners

August 28, 2014 12:26 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Artec Group has announced the first public release of the Artec Scanning Software Development Kit (SDK). The new offering will expand the use and capabilities of Artec’s high-resolution, full-color ...

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SMI Launches Digital MEMS Low Pressure Sensor

August 28, 2014 12:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SMI has introduced the SM9541 MEMS low pressure sensor Series designed for cost sensitive applications that need high accuracy. The unique gage and differential offering allows for ...

Designing More Resilient Surfaces for High-Intensity Environments

August 28, 2014 12:01 pm | by Steve Calechman, MIT News | News | Comments

Solid core material is almost a given for technology. But just because the guts are right doesn’t guarantee success. The surface layer, in fact, can hold the key in some applications. Yet its importance is still easy to overlook. This area is ...

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