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Samsung unveils S6 smartphones in Barcelona

Samsung unveils S6 smartphones in Barcelona

A warmish evening in Barcelona saw Samsung finally unveil its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.

So guesswork has finished and we now have the specs for the smartphones which Samsung hopes will slow the wave which Apple set in motion with the launch of its iPhone 6 last October…

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HTC has virtual reality surprise for MWC2015

HTC is another company quick off the mark with its new smartphone announcement ahead of Samsung’s highly flagged unveiling of its S6 smartphone this evening.

But it was the company’s plan to launch a virtual reality headset later this year which is perhaps most interesting.

Dubbed the Vive…

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Huawei launches first smart watch at MWC2015

Chinese mobile giant Huawei has launched a smart watch on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The company has fittest bands – called the B1 – but this launch today is its first full spec smart watch.

Huawei has also increased the specification of its Talkband fittness band range with…

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ARM or x86 for industrial computers?

ARM or x86 for industrial computers?

Low power consumption means ARM processors are making headway into the single-board industrial computer market, even as Intel, AMD and Via make lower power x86 chips. Cost, performance, and virtualisation are other parameters affecting adoption.

GE Intelligent Platforms (formerly Radstone) makes both Intel and ARM-based single board computers…

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Digital connectors exploit XLR mounting holes

Digital connectors exploit XLR mounting holes

Allowing audio, data, and fibre signals to pass through 24mm XLR connector mounting holes, Cliff Electronics has created a range of feed-through connectors that accept standard cabling both front and rear, eliminating the need to solder or crimp at either side.

“Using the same, industry standard, XLR connector cut…

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RS Components gets a new boss

RS Components gets a new boss

RS Components has a new boss with the appointment of Lindsley Ruth as group chief executive of Electrocomponents, which owns the catalogue and online distributor.

Ruth, who takes over at RS in April, is currently executive vice president of the Future Electronics, who he has worked for since 2002. He…

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Raspberry Pi gets VNC remote access birthday present

Raspberry Pi gets VNC remote access birthday present

You can now connect your Raspberry Pi from any Windows, Mac or Linux computer using free downloadable software from RealVNC.

The software known as VNC can be used with Raspberry Pi in two ways. If the Raspberry Pi is connected to a monitor or TV and is running a graphical…

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ARM looks to the Cloud

ARM looks to the Cloud

ARM has developed an approach for an Intelligent Flexible Cloud (IFC) environment to meet the latency, power and size constraints for next-generation networks…

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Digi-Key adds premium Mentor tools to the list

Digi-Key adds premium Mentor tools to the list

Digi-Key has added to the range of professional-level Mentor Graphics EDA/CAD tools it offers.

The two companies have been collaborating for the last year to make professional-level EDA software at lower cost.

Premium versions of both the Designer Schematic and Designer Layout tools are now available…

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Microchip aims at LED car lighting

Microchip aims at LED car lighting

Microchip has included a new power building block in a microcontroller aimed at LED lighting.

Called the PIC16(L)F1769, the family has the first PICs to offer two independent closed-loop channels.

The firm has steadily been introducing power control peripheral blocks over the last three years – so-called…

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