• ELECTRONICS
    Advancing knowledge toward more efficient electronics

    New magnetic semimetal. Credit: Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory A recent discovery by a team of researchers led by Tulane University advances fundamental knowledge that could one day lead to more energy-efficient computers, televisions, cell phones and other electronics. The researchers’ discovery of a new magnetic topological semimetal is featured in the latest […]

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    LG Electronics India expects 20% rise in sales this year

    In Kerala, the company is targeting a sales of Rs 550 crore during the Onam season. This is 20% higher than the same period in the previous year.  KOCHI: LG Electronics India is expecting a 20% growth in sales in the current year, which will be higher than industry growth of consumer durables. Unveiling the products for the Onam festival, […]

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    Deliberating on innovations in electronics and communication

    The Guru Nanak Institutions started its two-day International Conference on Innovations in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ICIECE) at its campus in Ibrahimpatnam on Friday. This sixth International Conference, which is supported by DRDO, IETE, was attended by scores of technocrats, delegates, researchers, faculty and students in its spacious indoor auditorium. Dr H S Saini, Managing […]

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    How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash

    Image: Gizmodo Do you have an old but functioning PC collecting dust in your closet? An iPhone 6 that you no longer use? You know it’s time to let them go, but getting rid of your old electronics can be tough. Throwing them away is irresponsible, and giving them away can be hard to swallow even […]

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    Stanford scientists unveil ultra-thin electronics that can dissolve into the body

    A group of scientists from California have developed a series of organic electronic components that will harmlessly dissolve into their environment after use. Led by Stanford Professor of Chemical Engineering Zhenan Bao, the team’s inventions include a biodegradable semi-conductive polymer, disintegrable and flexible electronic circuits, and a biodegradable substrate material for mounting these electrical components onto. Totally flexible and biocompatible, […]

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    Computer generation chooses electronics

    CHANDIGARH: Call it the rise of intelligent machines. Electronics and computers are the most sought after seats after the first round of intake in five engineering colleges. With 344 takers for the BE/BTech in electronics and 343 for computers, there’s nothing much to separate the two branches in the admissions being conducted by a joint […]

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    Harmless elements can replace toxic lead in electronics

    Henrik Soensteby holds a silicon wafer covered with a thin film consisting of sodium, potassium, niobium and oxygen. The colors are caused by unintentional thickness variations. Credit: Bjarne Roesjoe/UiO Most smartphones and other electrical or electronic products contain small amounts of lead, which doesn’t sound like a big problem on its own. But when there […]

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    Why Most Battery Life Tests Are a Useless Indicator of Real World Usage

    HIGHLIGHTS Recently, Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pro tests were in the news Lab tests almost never can be correlated to real world usage Standardised tests are only useful for rough comparisons Apple’s new MacBook Pros received a fair amount of criticism for making life difficult for professionals by removing useful features like an SD card slot or prioritising thinness over […]

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    Consumer electronics co Jawbone’s demise a case of ‘death by overfunding’ in Silicon Valley

    Consumer electronics company Jawbone had more than enough money to take on Fitbit and other health-tracking devices in the “wearables” market. (File Photo) Consumer electronics company Jawbone had more than enough money to take on Fitbit and other health-tracking devices in the “wearables” market. That may have ended up being its biggest problem. Top-tier venture […]