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Articles tagged with: electrical

Smarphone Projector Made Possible Using Tiny Lens

Projector has become a necessity for businessmen and industrial leaders in order to present their latest product or service to their customers. The Pico Projector offered a lot of ease because it could be carried easily because of it’s small size and weight.

But no one ever thought or heard of a smartphone being used as a projector. Alps Electrical has made this possible by building a very tiny FLG3 series lens with the dimensions of 1mm x 1mm x 0.9mm making it one of the most tiny glass lenses ever built.

Ford Sued Over SYNC Technology

A Washington state technology company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ford in federal court.

Eagle Harbor Holdings, and its subsidiary MediusTech, claim Ford used several automotive technologies in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles without authorization.

Intel On The Forefront Of Green Technology

Thankfully, it doesn’t look like Google is the only one leading the pack on green technology. Intel is ramping up efforts to decrease its carbon footprint as well. Intel plans to focus on the monitoring the following areas and how its facilities affect them.

The areas of focus include energy, weather, climate, water, air quality, extreme events, agriculture, and transportation. Although it is unclear exactly what Intel plans to do in the aforementioned areas, the company will definitely focus on sustainability for its buildings.

London To NY In Two Hours

A jet that can fly from London to New York in two hours could rob Concorde of its title as the fastest-ever passenger plane.Plans have been unveiled for the Hypermach SonicStar, a business jet which will be capable of a top speed of 2,664mph twice as fast as Concorde.It will fly at 62,000ft, allowing passengers to see the curvature of the earth

Hook Up Your USB Device Directly Into A Wall

If you’re like the millions of people who have limited wall outlets, USB ports, or just want to hook up your USB chargeable device directly into the wall without having to turn on your computer, you might be interested in this.

Originally posted by UberGizmo, ThinkGeek is offering a FlipIt! wall charger that lets you change the faceplate of your current wall outlet to one that supports two USB-ports for charging purposes only.

United Airlines Suffers Massive Computer Outage

Friday night caused mayhem for man, as United Airlines passengers were left stranded due to a computer outage that had lasted a number of hours. Although technology is often a blessing, it can also be a curse.

The power came back as of 12:35 AM PST on Friday as the airline tweeted a message saying so. At the United terminal in San Francisco Airport, over a thousand people were standing around as the lines slowly started to move. I can only hope that there were no crying children in the mix.

Google Invests $280M On Solar Panels

Google has spent over $700 million so far this year on clean energy. The money will directly fun the installer, SolarCity to offer solar powered systems to homeowners for no down payment. In exchange, customers will have to pay a fixed price for the power produced by the panels.

Google will earn a return on investment by charging SolarCity interest to use its money, allowing Google to also take the benefits of federal and local renewable energy tax credits.

Century Announces First 80+ Platinum PSU

Computer enthusiasts and environmental friendlies will be happy to hear that Century Japan has just released the first 80-Plus Platinum 500W Power Supply, called the SF-500P14FG.

80 PLUS Platinum is the highest rating that a power supply can get, demonstrated true energy efficiency. The new power supply will be shipped late this month with the first batch only deliver 50 power supplies. We’re not sure what’s up with the limited quantity in the first batch, but hopefully there is a good reason behind it.

IBM Makes First Graphene Circuit W/ Exponential Power

IBM has just introduced the world’s first integrated circuit, that is made of carbon allotrope graphene. CAG is a semiconductor that could push clock speeds much further than the traditional silicon-based wafers. Graphene has a microscopic crystal structure that allows processors to use smaller processes than silicon technology, allowing extremely large advances in processor clock speeds.

A jump like this would be like going from a megabyte to a gigabyte. IBM has currently demonstrated graphene-based transistors running at 100GHz, two and a half times faster than the current 40GHz (state-of-the-art transistors).

Sony Pictures Gets Hacked: 1 Million Passwords Exposed

The same group of hackers that targeted the PBS website not too long ago, claim they have hacked into a Sony website. The hackers call themselves LulzSec or the Lulz Boat and claim that they’ve exploited the Sony Pictures website through a SQL injection attack.

The hackers claim, “We recently broke into SonyPictures.com and compromised over 1,000,000 users’ personal information, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, dates of birth, and all Sony opt-in data associated with their accounts…