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Glasgow University works with local firms on silicon photon detectors

Glasgow University works with local firms on silicon photon detectors

The project will develop light-weight, monolithic, mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imagers, capable of detecting a single photon of IR light. Dr Laura Meriggi These are primarily used to image gasses and diagnose their composition. Dr Laura Meriggi, device development engineer at CST Global and project lead, writes: “Current, commercially available, MWIR imaging systems require expensive, cryogenicRead more about Glasgow University works with local firms on silicon photon detectors[…]

£5m hardware security R&D centre launched at Queen’s University Belfast

£5m hardware security R&D centre launched at Queen’s University Belfast

Its hub will be the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), which was launched at Queen’s University Belfast this week. The Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE) aims to tackle the problem of cyber threats through four initial component projects, which will be led by UK research partners from Queen’s University, theRead more about £5m hardware security R&D centre launched at Queen’s University Belfast[…]

Good Omen for Black Friday: HP slashes £500 off a monster gaming PC

Good Omen for Black Friday: HP slashes £500 off a monster gaming PC

In need of a powerful gaming PC, and also fancy saving a huge chunk of cash? Then HP has a stonking Black Friday deal for you in the form of a £500 reduction on the Omen Gaming Desktop PC (model 880-072na). The big price reduction, which HP notes is the hottest deal it has cookedRead more about Good Omen for Black Friday: HP slashes £500 off a monster gaming PC[…]

SEMI billings decline for fourth consecutive month

SEMI billings decline for fourth consecutive month

“Equipment billings dipped in October, the fourth consecutive monthly decline during this record spending year,” says SEMI CEO  Ajit Manocha, “in spite of this seasonal weakness, we expect equipment spending to increase by 30 percent or more this year and are positive about growth in 2018.” Over the last six months billings have been: May$2,270.5Read more about SEMI billings decline for fourth consecutive month[…]

Maxim senses breathing, pulse, blood oxygen and more for wearables

Maxim senses breathing, pulse, blood oxygen and more for wearables

In particular, its chips are aimed at wearables that meets US Fedral Drug Administration (FDA) sensing specifications – so far, said Maxim, no wearables have achieved FDA approval. MAX86141 is an autonomous dual-channel (for two photodiodes) optical pulse oximeter plus heart rate sensor, measuring PPG (photoplethysmography) signals on the wrist, finger, and ear to detectRead more about Maxim senses breathing, pulse, blood oxygen and more for wearables[…]

Amazon Fire HD 10, Amazon's big tablet, is today's best deal at $99

Amazon Fire HD 10, Amazon's big tablet, is today's best deal at $99

New Amazon Fire HD 10 deals have arrived a few days earlier than Black Friday 2017, and that means you can save 33% on the best big tablet from Amazon. It’s just $99 today for the Amazon Fire HD 10, which is great news because it just came out this year and originally cost $150Read more about Amazon Fire HD 10, Amazon's big tablet, is today's best deal at $99[…]

How to rock a Korg Nutube Amplifier for your guitar

How to rock a Korg Nutube Amplifier for your guitar

The Gadget Master behind the project describes it as exploring the design of a pedal for amplification and distortion, making use of a Korg Nutube. For the first time in a while (a long while) there is a new tube on the market, the Nutube (144-8943) and (144-9016). They aim to behave just like the triode,Read more about How to rock a Korg Nutube Amplifier for your guitar[…]