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Mouser Signs Global Distribution Deal with Digilent

March 4, 2015 3:46 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with Digilent Inc., a subsidiary of National Instruments. Diligent is an engineering design company serving students, universities, engineers, and OEM's ...

Hands-On Minecraft Kit Runs on a Raspberry Pi

March 4, 2015 2:25 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Minecraft is available on just about every gaming platform in existence, but a recent...

Sensors Turn Skin into a Touch-Sensitive Space for Mobile Devices

March 4, 2015 12:08 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Someone wearing a smartwatch can look at a calendar or receive e-mails without having to reach...

Energy-Generating Cloth Could Replace Batteries in Wearables

March 4, 2015 11:43 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

From light-up shoes to smart watches, wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers...

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Apple, Android Browsers Vulnerable to 'FREAK Attack'

March 4, 2015 9:25 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack." There's no evidence so far that any hackers have ...

Why Your Laptop Battery Won't Kill You

March 4, 2015 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices. Those people can relax ...

Sony Plans to Launch Virtual-Reality Headset in 2016

March 4, 2015 9:04 am | by Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year. The gaming and electronics company announced Tuesday at the Game Developers Conference that its VR system nicknamed Project Morpheus will debut ...

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Large-Surface, Light-Emitting Plastic Film Developed

March 3, 2015 4:57 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

Based on OLED technology and implemented by means of a printing machine, this method developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd provides an opportunity to create patterned and flexible light-emitting surfaces on ...  

Cyanogen Features Will Be Incorporated into Snapdragon Processors

March 3, 2015 11:53 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Cyanogen Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will team up to provide support for Cyanogen Operating System features on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, the companies announced at Mobile World Congress on March 1. Cyanogen enhancements ...

Light Manipulation Could Benefit TVs, Microscopes

March 3, 2015 11:37 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

What if one day, your computer, TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current, making those devices faster, cheaper and more sustainable through less heat and power consumption ...    

Google Glass Shows Promising Uses in Plastic Surgery

March 3, 2015 11:30 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

The "wearable technology" Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery - with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation, and patient safety, according to a special paper in the ...  

Smart Garments Could Change How We Interact

March 3, 2015 10:24 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

As wearables become more common, consumers also want them to be smaller and less obtrusive. Smartwatches are in a heyday now, but the consumer of the future might be looking for a device that is not only more useful, but more invisible ...

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BlackBerry Offers New Phones But Turns Focus to Software

March 3, 2015 9:46 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

​BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software ...

Photos of the Day: New Gadgets Showcased at Mobile World Congress

March 3, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Couldn't be in Barcelona this week? Here's a look from the floor of the wireless show as gadget heavy weight Samsung released its fancy new S6 Edge and Gear virtual reality headset, Google announced a foray into the wireless data plan ...

Google, Facebook Update Contrasting Plans to Connect World

March 3, 2015 9:32 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

​Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen ...

New Phones, New Ways to Connect at Wireless Show

March 3, 2015 9:26 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too ...

What's Next for Smart Factories?

March 3, 2015 9:05 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

Companies must learn to adapt to a changing IoT and a grassroots community of makers when making plans for the industries of the future, said National Instruments’ Trend Watch 2015. The report outlined changes expected to hit the ...  

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From the Top: The Past, Present & Future of Wearable Technology

March 2, 2015 11:10 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion ...

HP's Big Deal: Tech Giant Buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

March 2, 2015 9:59 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, the biggest acquisition by HP in recent years. Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP said the deal will boost its ...

Panorama Tech Developed for Your Tablet

March 2, 2015 9:40 am | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

Most people are familiar with the fictional world of “Star Trek,” in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in the real world using 360-degree ...  

Samsung Ditches Plastic Design, Adds Mobile Pay in New Phone

March 1, 2015 1:09 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass ...

Mouser Now Stocks ARISO Contactless Connectivity System

February 27, 2015 4:24 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new ARISO Contactless Connectivity system from TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, that allows power and data to be transferred between two couplers without any physical contact ...

Smart Helmet Lets Motorcyclists See Nearly 360 Degrees

February 27, 2015 4:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Taking to the open road may become more high-tech than ever when this sleek wearable hits the market. Skully, makers of an upcoming smart motorcycle helmet with an HUD and rear camera, raised ...

GE's Class I Recall Among 4 Design Fails This Week

February 27, 2015 12:02 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has issued a Class I recall for its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems with magnet rundown unit. According to the FDA ...

Designing Computer Programs to Streamline Human Behavior

February 27, 2015 11:22 am | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small ...  

New Filter Could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission

February 27, 2015 11:16 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users ...

Google Releases Work Tools Designed for Android Phones

February 27, 2015 9:30 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing. The technology unveiled Wednesday launches ...

Ericsson Sues Apple in Patent Dispute

February 27, 2015 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement. The Swedish company said Friday it has filed two complaints with the International Trade Commission and seven complaints with a ...     

7 Innovations for Your Smartphone

February 26, 2015 1:08 pm | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Smartphones can already do pretty much everything, right? Actually, UAB computer scientists have a few more ideas. They're tapping into the accelerometers, proximity sensors and other environment-aware chips packed into modern ...  

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