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Prototype Memristor Network Uses Visual Processing Inspired by Mammalian Brains
This News Brief covers a new memristor prototype capable of processing vast amounts of visual data.
10 hours ago
Sci-Fi Style Holograms May Soon Be a Reality
Two recent research publications demonstrate long sought-after properties that overcome the limitations of our conventional hologram technology....
one day ago
OpenAI’s Universe Platform Lets AI Learn by Playing Games
We have seen computers recognize faces, prepare food, and even beat grandmasters at chess and Go. But what about everyday gaming such as GTA or SimCity?...
2 days ago
Implantable Silicon Chips Introduce a New Age of Haptic Feedback in Prosthetics
Advances in prosthetics are giving wearers more functionality and researchers are working on the next step: creating a prosthetic that provides fine motor skills and intuitive sensation....
3 days ago
Texas Instruments Releases Hyper-Accurate Millimeter Wave CMOS Sensor Family
In this News Brief, we'll look at a new series of millimeter wave sensors for automotive and industrial applications.
about 5 days ago
Teardown Tuesday: Bluetooth Sony Speaker
With everything going wireless it comes as no surprise that even speakers are using Bluetooth! In this Teardown Tuesday, we will strip down a Sony Bluetooth Speaker to see how they are put...
May 16, 2017
STMicroelectronics Teams Up with Chinese R&D to Develop Electric Vehicle Battery Management Systems
China is the world's strongest new-energy vehicle market. STMicroelectronics is getting in on that.
May 16, 2017
Fitbits for Elephants and Wearables for Pets
Just as we are finding more and more ways to attach devices to ourselves, we have now begun to attach them to animals, too, for a variety of reasons....
May 15, 2017
The New Standards Competition: Wireless Charging
Wireless charging is the next natural step for mobile electronics. However, there is an ongoing race among a variety of charging standards, making it this generation's Betamax vs VHS....
May 14, 2017
Milestone Photonic Hypercrystal Demonstrates Control of Light-Matter Interaction
Researchers from CCNY and Purdue have created a working photonic hypercrystal, achieving 20x spontaneous emission rate and 100x light coupling....
May 13, 2017
The Open-Source Google Assistant Joins the Raspberry Pi AI Movement
The Google Assistant SDK for Raspberry Pi was recently released. With so many options for an AI assistant on your RPi, how do you choose which one to try first?...
May 12, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: WorkTunes Hearing Protection Headphones
In this teardown, we examine the guts of 3M's hearing protection device which comes with a built-in AM/FM radio and is capable of playing music from your MP3 player....
May 09, 2017
Taking Apart the Global NAND Memory Shortage
Global demands for NAND Flash Memory has far outstripped production. Here's some info on why and how this shortage occurred.
May 09, 2017
New Zinc Battery Breakthrough Could Compete with Lithium-Ion Batteries
Researchers from the United States Naval Research Laboratory have found a way to stop dendrite formation in zinc batteries allowing the option for them to recharge....
May 08, 2017
Understanding the Differences Between ARM and x86 Processing Cores
ARM and x86 are the two most common processor families on the planet. What are their strengths, weaknesses, and applications?
May 05, 2017
The Hyperloop: Ambitious Goals and Engineering Challenges
The Hyperloop, a proposed transport system, had a small-scale test done back in 2016. While many believe that this is proof of its viability, the system is far from ready. Is hyperloop a...
May 04, 2017
Board-Mount Packages for AC-DC Power Supplies Announced by CUI Power Group
In this News Brief, we'll take a look at CUI Power Group's new series of AC-DC power supplies.
May 03, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Qi-Compatible Samsung Wireless Charger
In this teardown, we will look at a Samsung wireless charger that can charge mobiles (with the needed technology) to be charged by simply placing the phone on the unit....
May 02, 2017
How Sound Waves Can Fool MEMS Accelerometers (and Other Ways to Dupe Sensors)
Accelerometers, activity trackers, and fingerprint sensors can be duped. Learn how and what designers can do to prevent false input.
May 01, 2017
Combination of Phone Sensors and Neural Networks Could Allow Hackers to Steal PINs
It's now possible for thieves to crack your PIN based on how you hold your phone when you input it.
April 30, 2017
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