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Canon’s New Powershot G3 X Digital Camera Delivers Features Pros Need And The Convenience Advanced Shooters Crave
Canon’s New Powershot G3 X Digital Camera Delivers Features Pros Need And The Convenience Advanced Shooters Crave
6/18/2015 10:37:47 AM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an exciting addition to its G-series of premium compact digital cameras -- the Canon PowerShot G3 X. Ideal for photographers looking for DSLR-style features and quality in a compact, dust- and water-resistant body, this camera’s large, one-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor delivers …
New FAA Ruling Clears Way for Allstate to Fly Drones with Consortium
New FAA Ruling Clears Way for Allstate to Fly Drones with Consortium
6/18/2015 9:09:26 AM
Allstate announced that a new FAA ruling will allow the consortium it works with to fly drones for property claims research on behalf of customers. The Property Drone Consortium has been granted an exemption by the FAA to put drones in flight for further research, which could lead to using drones in areas hit hard by catastrophe and other situations. In the event of a …
New Fog Chamber Provides Testing Options That Could Improve Security Cameras
New Fog Chamber Provides Testing Options That Could Improve Security Cameras
6/17/2015 11:49:48 AM
Fog can play a key role in cloaking military invasions and retreats and the actions of intruders. That’s why physical security experts seek to overcome fog, but it’s difficult to field test security cameras, sensors or other equipment in fog that is often either too thick or too ephemeral. Until now, collecting field test data in foggy environments was time-consuming and …
Toshiba’s Restructuring of Global TV Business
Toshiba’s Restructuring of Global TV Business
6/17/2015 11:28:29 AM
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation, today announced that they have reached an agreement with a third party on a new business structure for TV brand licensing in the European market. This move continues the process announced in the company’s January 29th press release, ‘Toshiba in …
World’s Thinnest Light Bulb—Graphene Gets Bright!
World’s Thinnest Light Bulb—Graphene Gets Bright!
6/17/2015 10:56:43 AM
Led by Young Duck Kim, a postdoctoral research scientist in James Hone ’s group at Columbia Engineering, a team of scientists from Columbia, Seoul National University (SNU), and Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) reported today that they have demonstrated—for the first time—an on-chip visible light source using graphene, an atomically thin and perfectly …
New 5th Color Kit Shows Ricoh Pro C7100X Users Eye-Popping Output And How To Create It
New 5th Color Kit Shows Ricoh Pro C7100X Users Eye-Popping Output And How To Create It
6/17/2015 10:33:21 AM
Ricoh Americas Corporation unveiled the 5th Color Kit, a valuable collection of applications that commercial printers can use to demonstrate eye-catching five-color output to their customers. These practical applications – including tickets, fliers, badges and other documents commercial print customers often shop for – are bundled with step-by-step instructions for users …
‘Halo 5’ headlines greatest holiday games lineup in Xbox history
‘Halo 5’ headlines greatest holiday games lineup in Xbox history
6/16/2015 11:52:00 AM
On Monday morning, June 15, 2015, at the Xbox E3 briefing, Microsoft Corp. showcased an extraordinary lineup of Xbox One-exclusive titles and announced backward compatibility, fueling the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, this holiday and beyond. Microsoft also shared how it is making Xbox Live, the world’s premier gaming community, get even better, while giving fans an …
4K TV Panel Shipments Reached a Monthly Record of 3 Million Units in April 2015, IHS Says
6/15/2015 11:06:27 AM
4K LCD TV panel shipments continue to rise, driven by forces on both the supply side and the demand side. Shipments of 4K TV panels in April 2015 exceeded 3 million units for the first time, comprising 14 percent of all TV panels shipped globally during the month, according to IHS Inc . (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Of all TV …
FotoKem Makes Significant Commitment to New High-Resolution Video IO System from Avid for 4K projects
FotoKem Makes Significant Commitment to New High-Resolution Video IO System from Avid for 4K projects
6/12/2015 11:30:14 AM
Avid ® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that FotoKem, one of the largest post-production houses in Los Angeles, has purchased Avid Artist | DNxIO interfaces to accelerate production of their 4K projects. Combined with the industry’s preeminent Media Composer video editing software, Avid Artist | DNxIO will give FotoKem the creative tools it needs to more quickly and …
Binghamton engineer creates origami battery
Binghamton engineer creates origami battery
6/11/2015 4:23:13 PM
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and other small sculptures. Now a Binghamton University engineer says the technique can be applied to building batteries, too. Seokheun "Sean" Choi developed an inexpensive, bacteria-powered battery made from paper, he writes in the July edition of the journal Nano Energy. The …
Aviva launches cyber cover
Aviva launches cyber cover
6/11/2015 11:38:15 AM
Aviva is launching its first cyber cover designed for small to mid-market customers to help combat the increasing threat of data and privacy breach they face today. Aviva, in partnership with  IDT911 , is providing insurance that offers cover and risk management expert services to help customers prepare in advance for and manage any issues after a data loss or …
Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two New Ultra Short Throw DLP Projectors - Including The First Interactive Model
Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two New Ultra Short Throw DLP Projectors - Including The First Interactive Model
6/11/2015 11:11:59 AM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is expanding its competitively priced Portable DLP Projector line with two Ultra Short Throw models, the LV-WX300UST and LV-WX300USTi, the latter of which is also Canon’s first interactive model allowing for simultaneous collaboration with multiple users. Both projectors are capable of displaying 3D content via the …
Gartner Says Smarter Machines Will Challenge the Human Desire for Control
Gartner Says Smarter Machines Will Challenge the Human Desire for Control
6/10/2015 12:41:07 PM
The growth of sensor-based data combined with advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) are enabling smart machines to make increasingly significant business decisions over which humans have decreasing control, according to Gartner, Inc. "As smart machines become increasingly capable, they will become viable alternatives to human workers under certain …
Microsoft Surface Hub available for businesses to order on July 1
Microsoft Surface Hub available for businesses to order on July 1
6/10/2015 10:02:41 AM
Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that Microsoft Surface Hub , the company’s new large-screen collaboration device, will be available for businesses to order in 24 markets beginning July 1. Breakthrough hardware innovations in touch and ink allow Surface Hub to harness the power of Windows 10, Skype for Business, Office, OneNote and Universal Windows apps to deliver a …
HGST Delivers World’s First 10TB Enterprise HDD for Active Archive Applications
6/9/2015 9:53:56 AM
Helping the world harness the power of data, HGST ( @HGSTstorage ), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the first enterprise-class 10TB (terabyte) hard disk drive (HDD) for next-generation active archive applications. The host-managed Ultrastar Archive Ha10 SMR HDD sets a new standard in enabling the world’s densest server and storage systems with …
Cisco, Sprint, and Kansas City, MO., Announce Agreement to Deploy Smart+Connected City Framework
Cisco, Sprint, and Kansas City, MO., Announce Agreement to Deploy Smart+Connected City Framework
6/9/2015 9:46:42 AM
Kansas City, MO., and Cisco signed an agreement to deploy a Smart+Connected City framework to transform urban services and enhance the citizen experience. As part of this new framework, Cisco is working with a group of business partners to bring together an ecosystem to develop applications including smart lighting, digital kiosks, a development data portal, and smart water …
Logic PD Executive Addresses the Role of APIs in Successful IoT Solutions at Sensors Expo 2015
6/9/2015 9:32:50 AM
Logic PD , a complete product lifecycle solutions company for connected devices, announced today that at the annual Sensors Expo & Conference June 9-11 in Long Beach, Calif., the company’s CTO Dr. Scott Nelson will present on the emerging role Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have in the successful deployment of IoT solutions. In his session entitled, …
High-tech plastics for the electrical and electronics industry
High-tech plastics for the electrical and electronics industry
6/8/2015 7:04:15 PM
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will have its own stand at the accompanying exhibition to the “Plastics in E&E Applications” congress of the SKZ (South German Plastics Center) at Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg. “The focus of our exhibit is on reinforced but nonetheless very low-distortion polyamide and PBT compounds, a cost-optimized polyamide 6 for substituting …
Cypress Introduces New USB Type-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA Adapter Dongle Solution and Industry’s Most Robust USB Type-C Development Kit
6/8/2015 12:47:28 PM
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced a complete silicon and software solution for USB Type-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA adapter dongles. The EZ-PD™ CCG1-based USB Type-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA Adapter solution enables connectivity between a USB Type-C receptacle and an HDMI/DVI/VGA plug, allowing emerging USB Type-C notebooks to connect to an HDMI/DVI/VGA display. …
PicsArt, Mobile Creative Image Community, Raises $15M Led By Insight Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital
6/4/2015 5:19:09 PM
San Francisco, Calif. [June 4, 2015] - PicsArt , a leading mobile creative image community, today announced $15M in new funding from Insight Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital . The new round follows a previous investment of $10M from Sequoia earlier this year. The new funding will enable the company to expand globally and develop new tools for users. PicsArt is …