• ELECTRONICS
    Samsung Electronics considers adding capacity at China chip plant

    Samsung, the world’s No.1 memory chip maker, has already invested billion in the Xi’an facility to make 3D NAND memory chips. (Reuters) Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it is considering adding memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China amid an industry-wide boom that will likely fuel record sales […]

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    Bharat Electronics Limited: Empowering India’s armed forces

    Guided by a farsighted vision to make the country self-reliant in Defence electronics, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was set up in Bangalore in 1954 by the Government of India under the Ministry of Defence (MoD). From a humble beginning, BEL has come a long way. It is now a Navratna PSU and India’s foremost Defence […]

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    Tech power: Clothes may soon power small electronics

    Researchers have invented a way to apply metal-free electrodes to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing so that it feels good to the touch and also transports enough electricity to power small electronics. Such clothes may one day power wearable electronic devices. Powering advanced fabrics that can monitor health data remotely are important to the military and […]

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    Dickson ‘treasure’ Oraha a vintage electronics virtuoso

    Jahn Oraha’s movements alternate between quick and slow, but always precise. Tools and parts are snatched rapidly. The electronic device he’s repairing is handled like a newborn. Jahn Oraha, an Iraq native and Little Rock, Ark. resident for 30 years, moved to Dickson a few years ago and opened Sound Stage Electronics. Oraha has quickly […]

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    Flipkart’s ‘Big 10’ sale begins next week, eyes 5-fold growth in transactions

    Flipkart’s ‘Big 10’ sale will offer deals on products across categories like fashion, smartphones, electronics, smart televisions and home decor. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: E-commerce major Flipkart expects to see a five-fold growth in transactions on its platform during its ‘Big 10’ sale that begins next week. The Big 10 sale, which is different […]

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    US ‘likely’ to expand electronics ban to UK flights

    The ban would frustrate both business travellers and holidaymakers / Getty The US is considering expanding its electronics ban to all flights departing UK and European airports, according to a new report. Passengers travelling to the US would not be able to board a US-bound plane carrying any electronics larger than a mobile phone. Laptops, […]

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    New device can harvest indoor light to power electronics

    Enlarge / This probably isn’t the first lightbulb you’ve ever seen. We spend a fair bit of energy creating stray electromagnetic fields in order to make sure our cellular and WiFi devices are constantly fed with data. Every now and again, someone suggests that there must be a way to harvest these fields in order […]

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    Trump administration might extend electronics ban to UK flights: Report

    Passengers flying from the UK to the US may also be banned from bringing their laptops into aircraft cabins, it has been reported. According to the Guardian, the Trump administration is considering extending its security restrictions — which prohibits electronic devices larger than a smartphone from being taken as carry-on luggage — to US-bound flights […]

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    How to Recycle Old Electronics

    We love our devices—our TVs, laptops, tablets, and perhaps most of all, our mobile phones, those pocket-size miracles of computing power. In fact, Gartner, a tech research company, estimated that 1.9 billion cell phones were bought in 2015. That’s around one for every four people alive. But each of those devices eventually reaches the end […]

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    New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

    A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and two other institutions has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat. The team, which included researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Xi’an Jiaotong University […]