Tech gadgets come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, and sometimes the smallest of gadgets can provide the biggest benefit. Here are some of the latest small, but powerful gadgets that recently hit the market. From a MP4 video watch to the world's smallest Android smart phone, these gadgets shouldn't be underestimated because of their size.
Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) have evolved quite a bit since they first were developed around 20 years ago. Nowadays, ROVs serve crucial purposes in a number of applications. They help scientists make major scientific discoveries, and they even help assist those who are working on the Deepwater Horizon oil leak.
Just how does one play a video game with his or her eyes? Electrodes placed on the face around the eyes feed a small electrical signal into the controller, the data is processed and the information is passed back out digitally to the daughter card, which communicates to the original Nintendo Entertainment System.
Researchers at Stanford University recently created robot gecko climbing machines. The 'Stickybots' are partially funded by the United States Department of Defense, and have the potential to be used in manufacturing, military, or space exploration applications that call for a robot that can conduct tasks in a 'challenging' environment.
NEW YORK (AP) — Industrial metals and energy pared their losses Tuesday after the Federal Reserve said it would buy government debt, signaling that it will act to support the economic recovery as needed. Gold prices settled lower before the statement, but shot up in after-hours trading. Commodities had been down more deeply earlier in the day as investors saw hints of a slowdown in demand in China and worried over a weakening economy in the U.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As recently as two months ago, the Federal Reserve sounded optimistic about the economic recovery. Now the central bank is clearly more worried, and economists say there is not much more it can do to help. The Fed said Tuesday that it would spend a relatively small amount of money — about $10 billion a month, economists estimate — buying government debt.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will sign a bill on Wednesday that will help U.S. manufacturers by reducing and suspending some tariffs on certain materials they must import to make their products. Obama is scheduled to sign the bill at the White House. The National Association of Manufacturers says it will help create jobs, cut costs for businesses and consumers and boost U.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that Asurion has recalled counterfeit BlackBerry-branded batteries found in refurbished BlackBerry devices. The voluntary recall was made because the counterfeit batteries can overheat, causing risk of burns and fire hazards.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Raytheon Co. has won a lucrative missile contract from the U.S. Air Force. The company announced it was awarded $450 million to design, engineer, manufacture and develop a new air-launched, precision-strike missile that can defeat moving and fixed targets during bad weather.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The militants who carried out the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, used mobile phones and other handheld gadgets to coordinate an assault that left 166 dead. Cell phones with video cameras helped bring the world the iconic footage of a young Iranian woman dying of a gunshot wound in the midst of the country's 2009 "Green Revolution" — images spread rapidly on websites the government tried feverishly to block.
NASA has developed an artificially intelligent robot astronaut that is expected to be sent into space in December. R2, as it is named, will join and work alongside a crew of astronauts as they travel to the United States space station. He is currently in the midst of "training," and he'll soon be ready for his first mission.
Learn how leading B2B manufacturers are accelerating sales cycles by taking the steps to integrate disparate data, improve quote accuracy, and increase customer response time. by Dana Henriksen, FPX, LLC During the last 20 years, B2B manufacturers have invested heavily in applications designed to improve the prospect-to-revenue business process which includes functions such as lead generation, contact and account management, opportunity management, contracts, financing, and order entry.
It is difficult to automate the loading of bottles into transparent cartons because of the need to orient the bottles so that the right part of the label is visible. In the past, a major beverage producer had 15 people dedicated to the task of manually orienting the bottles.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator on Tuesday said it would allow BlackBerry messaging services to continue in the kingdom, citing "positive developments" with the device's Canadian manufacturer. The Communications and Information Technology Commission's announcement staves off, at least for now, a potential ban of Research in Motion Ltd.
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — An Apple Inc. executive whose responsibilities include iPhone hardware is leaving the company in the wake of antenna problems with the newest version of the smart phone. Apple was forced to offer a free fix after consumers complained and numerous media outlets reported a problem with dropped calls.