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Is Tesla's Gigafactory a Gigablunder for Panasonic?
Panasonic signed a deal with Tesla on a large-scale battery plant, known as Gigafactory. The question inside and outside the Japanese company is this: how big an albatross might the Gigafactory become for Panasonic.
Android, China Rise in Smartphones
Nearly 300 million smartphones shipped worldwide during the second quarter of 2014, with Android OS capturing a record of 85% market share. Record Android shipments also brought changes in major handset vendors, with Chinese brands not three of the six top players.
Movidius Vision Processing Unit Enters 2nd Generation
Movidius announces a new chip and lays claim to the vision processing unit, a self-proclaimed new category of chip architecture that can handle heavy computing for vision in real-time, but at the low power levels needed for mobile and wearable devices.
Q'comm Shares a Wearable Strategy
The future of ubiquitous wearables will require more innovation than what is currently on the market, with dedicated silicon, interoperability, and beauty leading the charge. Qualcomm's Rob Chandhok talks strategy around mainstreaming wearables.
3D Printing in Space
Among the technological advances that will make our dreams of cosmic voyages a reality is 3D printing.
Sony, Panasonic, Japan Display Plan OLED Joint Venture
Sony Corp., Panasonic Corp., and Japan Display Inc. are working together to create a new company, to be named JOLED, which is expected to be launched early in 2015 to develop small and midsized organic light-emitting diode displays for use in tablet devices.
Sony, TSMC Win Award for Silicon-Plastic Process Development
Sony and TSMC's paper describing a process to integrate a silicon biosensor into a microfluidic chip with the potential to create cost-effective, mass-fabricated point-of-care devices gets Best Abstract of Interest to the Industry Division Award from American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).
What's the Best Traveling Toolkit?
When one is travelling, it can be really handy to have a small toolkit to hand, but which kit would be the best?
Power Week: Google's $1M Power Inverter Challenge - How Small Is Possible?
This week, Google, along with the IEEE, is offering a $1 million prize to anyone who can build a kilowatt-scale power inverter roughly the size of a laptop. A full list of technical requirements is available.
Teardown: Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 by iFixit
Using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 display, Oculus Rift DK2 saves some money and space, iFixit finds in its teardown.
6 Things to Expect at Flash Summit
A coming out party for NVMe PCIe SSDs, more flash appliances and arrays, incremental news on vertical NAND and next-gen memories, and more are on tap for next week's Flash Memory Summit.
Metaio Brings Augmented Reality to the Smartwatch
Leading augmented reality software developer, Metaio, is bringing its visual search capabilities to the smartwatch.
Google Glass Goes to the Opera
Italy's Teatro Lirico di Cagliar will become the first in the world to hold an interactive opera using Google Glass.
Creating an 8x8x8 3D LED Cube: Testing the RGB LEDs
Creating an 8x8x8 3D tri-color LED cube from the ground up involves a variety of tasks, including building jigs and testing each LED.
Massive Job Cuts: Dark Clouds Over Lighting Business
Amid the decline of conventional illuminants like incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes, the lighting manufacturer Osram said it will cut 7,800 jobs worldwide, or 22% of its global workforce.
Next-Gen HiFi Competition Takes Place in the Car
Car radio? Old school. Infotainment? Better. Now the next generation of fine audio is preparing to start at Continental and Audi. Is the golden age for audiophile car lovers arriving?
No More Dialup: Grandpa Gets DSL
We all talk about needing multi-megabit-per-second home Internet, but not everyone needs it.
Ushering in Big-Data & Giga-Scale Design Challenges
Giga-scale designs are moving from traditional FastSPICE applications to new giga-scale SPICE simulators.
Kid-Friendly Science Museums We Love
In summer, parents find themselves groping for the perfect spot to take the kids -- some science or tech museum where they might learn something. We asked our editors to recommend favorites in their neighborhoods.
Pi in the Sky Over New York
Residents of the five boroughs (and even that far away land, New Jersey) viewed the intersection of science and nature earlier this month, with a skyscraper-sized cryptic message causing many eyes to gaze upward.