Sony inspired by biomimicry develops curved CMOS sensors
Digital vs. celluloid debate grips movie world
Director Quentin Tarantino lambasts digital film-making as nothing less than the "death of cinema as I know it". Converts hail it as a democratising force for good that is cheaper and faster than celluloid.
Researchers design circuits capable of functioning at temperatures greater than 650 degrees fahrenheit
(Phys.org) —Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have designed integrated circuits that can survive at temperatures greater than 350 degrees Celsius – or roughly 660 degrees Fahrenheit. ...
Mining data archives yields haul of 'red nuggets'
The world of astronomy has changed. An astronomer used to have to travel to a remote location and endure long, cold nights, patiently guiding a telescope to collect precious photons of light. Now, a proliferation ...
Record ADC for next-generation software defined radio
Nanoelectronics research centre imec will present at this week's VLSI circuits symposium 2014 (Honolulu, June 13) a low power pipelined SAR (successive-approximation register) ADC (analog to digital converter) in 28nm digital ...
SingTel acquires mobile advertisers to boost digital business
Singapore Telecom, Southeast Asia's biggest telecom firm by revenue, said Wednesday it will buy two mobile advertising companies for a total of $385 million to further boost its digital business.
Court: Searchable books database is 'fair use'
A New York federal appeals court says the creation of a full-text searchable database of millions of books is a fair use of copyrighted works.
Boom in electronic gadgets prompts libraries to offer more ebooks
Are iPads sending people to their local public library? Sunnyvale, Calif., official Lisa Rosenblum thinks so.
Samsung to make co-branded tablet with Barnes & Noble
Samsung unveiled plans Thursday to produce a co-branded tablet computer with US bookseller Barnes & Noble, which has struggled with its Nook line of devices.
Mysterious Amazon launch event planned June 18
Amazon on Wednesday put out word of a June 18 mystery event at which founder Jeff Bezos will launch something new.
Digital art explores what makes us human
Digital artists at Newcastle University are using technology to help focus our minds and make sense of the chaos around us.
Electromobility as privacy hazard
Consumers who charge an electric vehicle on a regular basis may leave a data trail. With each charging process, the system saves when and where it took place and which customer paid for it – a privacy risk, says Tilman ...
New digital music store to cater to theater fans
The digital age virtually wiped out specialty theater record stores where show-tune lovers could browse aisles bursting with cast albums and sheet music. Now some entrepreneurs are hoping to bring back such ...
Want to measure the distance to the Moon yourself? Now you can!
Astronomy is a discipline pursued at a distance. And yet, actually measuring that last word—distance—can be incredibly tricky, even if we set our sights as nearby as the Moon.