US mulls changes to personal electronics on flights
US aviation officials are considering easing restrictions on the use of personal electronics like smartphones, laptop computers and e-readers aboard airplanes, a spokesman said Monday.
'Poisoning' corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer
(Phys.org) —In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the corrosion rate of lightweight ...
Touchscreen controllers feature industry's best tracking of gloved fingers
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced that its TrueTouch Gen4 touchscreen controller family now delivers multiple new advanced features, including the world's best tracking of gloved fingers on capacitive touchscreens. ...
Sony back in black on cheap yen, healthier sales
Sony Corp. is back in the black for its fiscal fourth quarter, recording a 93.9 billion yen ($948 million) profit, with big help from a weaker yen that boosts overseas earnings.
Sony plans slimmer PlayStation 3 before year end
Sony Corp. is introducing a smaller, slimmer and lighter version of its PlayStation 3 home console ahead of the year-end holidays as it gears up for growing competition in games from smartphones.
LG Chem cable batteries may reshape mobile designs
Transparent solar cells for windows that generate electricity
Scientists are reporting development of a new transparent solar cell, an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. ...
Apple buying AuthenTec for about $356 million
(AP) Apple has agreed to buy fingerprint reader AuthenTec Inc. for approximately $356 million as the maker of iPhones and iPads looks to strengthen its digital security capabilities.
Scientists create highly transparent solar cells for windows that generate electricity
(Phys.org) -- UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people ...
What is contemporary global nomadism and how does it affect materialism?
Is John Lennon's line "imagine no possessions" not as idealistic as it once seemed? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, globalization has led to a new class of "global nomads" who are less attach ...
Meet the Ultrabook: The next big thing in notebooks aims to compete with the iPad
At January's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there was a lot of chatter around Ultrabooks - thin, lightweight laptop notebooks designed to be more portable than the usual laptop and more powerful than ...
New method to examine batteries -- MRI from the inside
There is an ever-increasing need for advanced batteries for portable electronics, such as phones, cameras, and music players, but also to power electric vehicles and to facilitate the distribution and storage of energy derived ...
Sony Vita will debut in US with film-music services
Sony said that its PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment gadgets will debut in the US market on February 22 with access to popular streaming film and television service Netflix.
Nintendo's Wii successor to dominate E3 expo
(AP) -- Almost six years ago at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo unveiled what would eventually become known as the Wii. But the Japanese gaming giant didn't show off the new console's distinctive ...