News tagged with product manufacturers

Researchers build Quad HD TV chip

It took only a few years for high-definition televisions to make the transition from high-priced novelty to ubiquitous commodity—and they now seem to be heading for obsolescence just as quickly. At the ...

dateFeb 20, 2013 in Engineering
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Video: Why 'hypoallergenic' isn't a thing

It's a simple claim made on thousands of personal care products for adults and kids: hypoallergenic. But what does that actually mean? Turns out, it can mean whatever manufacturers want it to mean, and that ...

dateMar 19, 2015 in Other
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Digital 'wallets' proliferate at cellphone show

Cash, coins and credit cards are so Twentieth Century. At least, that's the opinion of the electronics manufacturers, phone companies, banks and credit card issuers that expect cellphones to be the main way consumers pay ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Telecom
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Bringing designers and animators together

Aircraft designers and animators use different digital technologies to achieve the same goal: creating a three-dimensional image that can be manipulated. But a new method that links the two could vastly speed ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Engineering
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Testing smart plastics in real time

Nano additives can make plastics scratch and flame proof, or give them antibacterial properties. For this to work, the particle distribution within the plastic compound must be absolutely correct. A new device ...

dateNov 05, 2013 in Engineering
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Apple's Siri fuels boom in voice technology

Call it the "Siri effect." With Apple expected to unveil on Wednesday a new iPhone with added capabilities for Siri, its voice-activated digital assistant, industry experts say two factors are driving an explosion of voice-enabled ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Software
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US firms bringing work home from overseas

(Phys.org)—Increasingly, U.S. firms are moving or considering moving their manufacturing operations back to domestic soil from overseas, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University supply chain expert.

dateOct 01, 2012 in Economics & Business
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