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Georgia Tech Turns iPhone Into spiPhone
2011-10-19 03:40:57

It´s a pattern that no doubt repeats itself daily in hundreds of millions of offices around the world: People sit down, turn on their computers, set their mobile phones on their desks and begin to work. What if a hacker could use that phone to track what the person was typing on the keyboard just inches away? A research team at Georgia Tech has discovered how to do exactly that, using a smartphone accelerometer–the internal device that detects when and how the phone is...

2011-09-16 07:00:00

Tronics, one of the leading international MEMS foundries, is upgrading its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Grenoble. After 14 years of operations, and several recent significant investments in the US, this is an important milestone in the growth of the company. Grenoble, France; Dallas, TX; and San Jose, CA, (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 Following several years of solid performance and a recent increase in bookings, Tronics has invested in a much larger headquarters in Grenoble...

2011-09-14 13:00:00

The MPU-6050 is the Worldâs First and Smallest Solution With Integrated 3-Axis Gyroscope and 3-Axis Accelerometer on a Single Die With Built-in Digital MotionProcessor and 9-Axis MotionFusion Sunnyvale, Calif. (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of MotionProcessing solutions for consumer electronics today announced it is shipping in volume the MPU-6050 product to handset and tablet OEMs and ODMs. Announced nearly one year ago as the...

2011-08-18 07:00:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices for consumer and portable applications (1), will demonstrate its latest innovations in MEMS for automotive, consumer & mobile, and healthcare applications at MICROTech World 2011 in Korea, on August 24-26, 2011. In addition, Benedetto Vigna, Group Vice President and General Manager of ST's MEMS, Sensors and High Performance Analog...

2011-08-13 06:20:56

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Vice President Greg Hart have filed a patent application for what can effectively be described as an airbag for smartphones. "In today's world, portable devices have become ubiquitous and often indispensable to our work and personal life," the United States Patent Application 20110194230, filed by Bezos and Hart on August 11, says. "A main convenience is that they are often small and light devices that are easy to hold in a hand, carry in a holster, purse or pocket...

2011-08-12 06:53:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Robot-assisted therapy offers many benefits for stroke patients with a weaker arm, according to a new study, which is the first to use accelerometers to track improvement in patients and compare real world results. Researchers enrolled 20 patients to compare robot-assisted therapy combined with functional training to an active control treatment group. They had patients wear accelerometers on both arms daily as they went about their normal tasks. During the study, both...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'