Spectrum: The Invisible Grand Canyon

Every year here, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), I hear milling crowds of multicultural geeks talking about “spectrum.” I've written entire CES dispatches about “spectrum” without knowing what it really is. I mean, I have a sense of what it is. I know it's everywhere, like God's grace, or karma. Sometimes, I envision spectrum…

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Samsung Becoming the Apple of Our Eye?

An epic battle for control of consumer electronics hardware, software, and other content is raging right before our eyes. In just the last two years, {complink 379|Apple Inc.} and {complink 4751|Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.} have become dominant forces in the smartphone and tablet PC markets, and in my opinion, how the rivalry eventually plays out…

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TTI Enhances Apple iOS Mobile App

FORT WORTH, TX — TTI, Inc. global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components has released an update to its Apple application. TTI’s Apple app now includes functionality that allows customers to scan part number barcodes. With one click, this feature automatically performs a quick and easy part search by utilizing your phone or…

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Technology Enters the Gun Debate

Even though it was a bit off topic, David Benjamin's blog Need a Reminder? Prohibition Doesn’t Work! has generated a lot of discussion. The topic is guns, and there actually is a high-tech angle to this debate: smart guns. A New York Times report says technology could play a role in gun control: Technology exists,…

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