After a year it would rather forget, Samsung has hit the ground running with an array of new features that are set to be standard on its Galaxy S8 of which a couple of iterations are due to be released in 2017. Although none of these features have been confirmed by the tech giant, there … Continue reading Why Samsung’s S8 features will be a wake-up call for Apple
Smart home security specialists, BullGuard, who recently acquired smart home security pioneer, Dojo Labs, will showcase Dojo by BullGuard at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona from 27 February–2 March, 2017. Smart home devices are insecure, and it is relatively easy to exploit the vulnerabilities of millions of them – from smart alarms, thermostats, baby monitors, … Continue reading Smart home security learns via AI
Toshiba has launched the TCB502HQ – a 4-channel power amplifier IC that detects output offset voltage, a factor in speaker burnout. The new IC integrates a newly developed, full-time offset detection circuit that detects output offset voltage even during sound reproduction, preventing speaker burnout. Manufacturers constantly seek to respond to consumer demand by refining the … Continue reading Power amplifier IC gives car speaker consistent sound quality
The recent release of Rogue One (2016), has sparked an unexpected controversy. The film features Peter Cushing, a familiar face from the original Star Wars: IV A New Hope (1977), reprising his role as Grand Moff Tarkin. Cushing appears in new scenes and interacts with fresh characters, despite having died in 1994. More than 20 … Continue reading A genuinely believable CGI actor? It won’t be long
Mitsubishi Electric will present a hands-on mini lab showcasing its high-efficiency, wide-band Doherty Amplifier at their booth at Radio & Wireless Week, Jan. 16-17, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, Arizona. The company will also present a technical paper describing this wide-band Doherty power amplifier design technique for next generation LTE base stations using the … Continue reading Compact design of amplifier improves efficiency
While the smartwatch market took a tumble in the latest quarter, the overall wearables market grew 3.1 per cent year over year in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Total wearables shipments reached 23 million in the quarter, according to data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Basic wearables, primarily … Continue reading Wearable market grows above three per cent
Solar power specialist, Fronius Solar Engery, has installed a photovoltaic system on the site of a former nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf an der Donau, Austria. Where once nuclear energy was to be produced, today clean, safe energy is generated from natural resources over an area of 3,700 square metres. The project reflects the Fronius … Continue reading Former nuclear power plant converted to solar producer
Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China. In continued emphasis on mitigation and adaptation, CSIRO has partnered with Chinese company Thermal Focus, following China’s announcement to produce 1.4 GW of CST by 2018, and 5 GW by 2020. This would double the world’s installed CST plants. … Continue reading CSIRO partners with China over solar electricity initiative
A 5G cellular network that supports the trillions of interconnected devices predicted to be in use in the coming few years is being designed by telecommunications specialists at the University of Sydney. The 5G network will be dedicated to supporting the “Industrial internet of Things” (IIoT). Professor Branka Vucetic, Director of the Centre for Telecommunications … Continue reading 5G network being designed in Sydney
Apple has started to ship the LG UltraFine 4K Display to customers who placed orders in October, with deliveries expected to arrive on consumer’s doorsteps in mid November. The LG UltraFine 4K Display, which is a co-production between Apple and LG, and its larger 5K sibling, debuted with the redesigned MacBook Pro in October. The … Continue reading Apple ships first LG UltraFine 4K display
Battery manufacturers seeking to extend flight times for airborne drones can look to Australian nanotechnology start-up Nano-Nouvelle as a company who is developing a solution to the issue. The Sunshine Coast-based company is developing nanotechnology that can boost the energy storage capacity of lithium ion batteries by as much as 50 per cent. This year, … Continue reading Aussie company working to extend drone battery life
Solar power advocate, CSR Bradford, says that six in every ten customer enquiries in the first few months of sales are requesting to utilise their existing solar panels with the new Tesla Powerwall. Approximately 1.5 million Australian households already have solar panels. CSR Bradford’s retrofit solution now offers these homeowners the opportunity to upgrade their … Continue reading Powerwall allows you to use solar power at night
Kensington has released a new dishwasher proof IP68 keyboard and mouse. According to recent studies, on average, workplace offices contain more bacteria than toilet seats, with new research from the University of San Diego revealing more than 500 types of bacteria reportedly appear across shared office spaces and facilities, claims the manufacturer. The keyboard and … Continue reading Dishwasher proof keyboard for rugged conditions
e2v, a leader in the high-reliability semiconductor market, and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, have introduced the PE97640, an ultra-low phase noise FRAC-N phase-locked loop (PLL) for commercial space applications. Available exclusively through e2v, the PE97640 is the first new space product since e2v … Continue reading Ultra-low phase noise phase-locked loop for commercial applications
The µsprint hp-opc 3000 is specially designed for the requirements of wafer test locations with a variety of different probe cards as well as large-volume throughput. Probe cards are special test devices that are used for standard function tests of wafers at the end of the so-called front-end process. This means, they are used after … Continue reading New inspection system for semiconductors industry
Microsoft is talking to thousands of developers to embrace the new era of conversational intelligence and to create more personal computing for every customer, industry and business.
Vicor Corporation today announced the launch of its new AC to Point-of-Load Development Kit.
Circuit Seed has powered the current mobile phone market leading to the next generation phone through a new family of circuit building blocks for processing analog signals.
STMicroelectronics (ST) is set to showcase their latest innovations on the internet of things (IoT) for smart cities that create an easier quality of life.
Check Point Software, the largest pure-play security vendor globally, has revealed the most common malware families used to attack organisations’ network and mobile devices in Australia and New Zealand.