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Agent smartwatch launches with Kickstarter campaign, promises 'unparalleled battery life'

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There are few gadgets more associated with crowdfunding than smartwatches, due largely to the millions raised by Pebble. Now, you can add one more competing for your attention (and your backing). A Kickstarter campaign for the Agent smartwatch kicked off today, promising to deliver a device with better battery...
Agent smartwatch launches with Kickstarter campaign, promises 'unparalleled battery life'

NewsWhip Scores Angel Funding To Use Social Signals To Surface The News

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NewsWhip, a service that surfaces the latest news based on social signals from Facebook and Twitter, has raised an Angel round from Hal Philipp, founder and former CEO of Quantum Research Group (which was acquired by Atmel in 2008) and who is now a partner with Meridian Growth Capital, and...
NewsWhip Scores Angel Funding To Use Social Signals To Surface The News

Atmel’s flexible touch sensors will revolutionize mobile device design

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In a lot of the “future world” videos produced by technology companies, we are supposed to be wowed by devices that look far different from today’s tablets and smartphones. One common theme is the use of a device that is entirely display and is capable of adapting to the needs...
Atmel’s flexible touch sensors will revolutionize mobile device design
Can chip companies profit off the maker movement? TI is betting on it
Synaptics and others to support Nvidia DirectTouch for improved touchscreen performance

ARM Launches a Smarter Brain for The Internet of Things

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ARM makes more than just smartphone cores. The Internet of things is coming, but in addition to ubiquitous broadband connecting devices wherever they are, we also need  low-power, cheap chips that are smart enough to collect information and then communicate it back to the web. ARM, the chip licensing company,...
ARM Launches a Smarter Brain for The Internet of Things

Lunar landing simulator

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Inspired by Atari's 1979 Lunar Lander game, Iain Sharp created this excellent lunar landing simulator to honor the 40th anniversary of the landing. The electronics for Lunar Lander are based around ATMEL AVR microcontrollers. An Arduino board acts as a convenient USB to serial converter which makes the computer...
Lunar landing simulator

EU details concerns about alleged smartcard chip cartel

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The European Commission announced on Monday that it has launched a formal investigation into a group of smartcard chip suppliers who are suspected of breaking the European Union's antitrust laws by operating a cartel, and has sent letters detailing its concerns to the companies.Although the Commission did not name...
EU details concerns about alleged smartcard chip cartel

Insert Coin semifinalist: Observos serves up the internet of places

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Internet of things? That's so 2012. 2013? Well maybe, just maybe, it'll be all about the internet of places. Hexagonal Research founders Loren Lang and Ronald Bynoe are betting that the next big thing will be environmentally aware computers. The pair have created Observos which combines an ATMEL microcontroller...
Insert Coin semifinalist: Observos serves up the internet of places

Atmel's XSense technology's will make curved touchscreens possible (hands-on)

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Atmel's XSense technology made its debut way back in April of 2012, but today ASUS became the first big name gadget maker to commit to using the tech -- pledging to put it in an unnamed next-gen tablet set to debut in Q1 of this year. For those unfamiliar,...
Atmel's XSense technology's will make curved touchscreens possible (hands-on)

Cornell students build spider-like robotic chalkboard eraser out of Lego, magnets, fun (video)

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While you were trying to pass Poetry 101, Cornell seniors Le Zhang and Michael Lathrop were creating an apple-polishing Lego robot that automatically erases your prof's chalkboard. A final class project, the toady mech uses an Atmel brain, accelerometers for direction control, microswitches to sense the edge of the...
Cornell students build spider-like robotic chalkboard eraser out of Lego, magnets, fun (video)

NVIDIA's DirectTouch gets hardware from N-Trig, Synaptics

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NVIDIA just ahead of Mobile World Congress on Saturday lined up partners for its unique DirectTouch (PDF interface technology. Atmel, Cypress, N-Trig, and Synaptics will have touchscreen controllers that can use NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 to handle some of the touch input processing instead of just their own circuitry. The...
NVIDIA's DirectTouch gets hardware from N-Trig, Synaptics

Three students built a $100 device to blind you and take your picture before you can get away

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Say you need to mace someone in self-defence. The goal is to disarm the individual and to hopefully get away. What if you want to report him or her to the authorities? Chances are your description of the criminal in question won’t be very accurate. After all, your quick-thinking is...
Three students built a $100 device to blind you and take your picture before you can get away

Meet the Arduino Due, the 32-bit board that'll let your projects fly (really)

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As much as we love the Arduino Uno, it's not the most powerful of hobbyist microcontrollers. Fortunately, the folks in Turin have just put the finishing touches on a 32-bit upgrade with buckets of potential. At the heart of the Arduino Due is an 84MHz Atmel CPU, based on...
Meet the Arduino Due, the 32-bit board that'll let your projects fly (really)

Olympia Circuits shows Arduino datalogger and Arno Add-Ons at Maker Faire 2013

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Olympia Circuits is best known for its Arno board and Arno Shield, which are designed to ease the Arduino learning curve by providing a bevy of pre-wired sensors and controls along with detailed instructions for several DIY projects. The company announced a couple of new products at Maker Faire...
Olympia Circuits shows Arduino datalogger and Arno Add-Ons at Maker Faire 2013

The new land grab for chip makers: The internet of things

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The internet of things is quickly achieving the same levels of froth and excitement as big data in the venture and entrepreneurial community. And like “big data,” the prevalence of smartphones, cheap computing and connectivity all are combining into a substantial and real opportunity under all the hype. So instead...
The new land grab for chip makers: The internet of things

NVIDIA gets big names to embrace DirectTouch tech in Tegra 3 devices (video)

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Synaptics, Atmel,N-trig, Raydium, Cypress and Focaltech -- big names in the field of touch-based devices -- have all agreed get on board with NVIDIA's DirectTouch platform. The tech offloads some of the work needed to track and process finger input from the controller to the Tegra 3, improving response...
NVIDIA gets big names to embrace DirectTouch tech in Tegra 3 devices (video)

Tricorder designs go open source: can detect magnetic fields, reveal Trekkies (video)

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We're still working on our own plans to grab that $10 million Tricorder X-Prize from Qualcomm and our progress has just been given a shot in the arm from Dr. Peter Jansen, who's released the designs for his tricorders. Making all the specifics open source, his Mark 2 model...
Tricorder designs go open source: can detect magnetic fields, reveal Trekkies (video)

Atmel's XSense promises curvy touchscreens that'll ruin your shirt line (video)

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Touchscreen gurus Atmel may not be the most famous name around, but you'll find its gear inside devices like the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab. Now it has pulled the dust-sheets from the latest innovation to emerge from its Californian headquarters: XSense. It's a flexible, super-thin, film-based touch...
Atmel's XSense promises curvy touchscreens that'll ruin your shirt line (video)
Atmel unveils sensor film that could revolutionize touchscreens

Arduino Robot launches at Maker Faire, we go hands-on (video)

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There's a new kid on the Arduino block, and it's called the Arduino Robot. Launched yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area, it's the company's first product that extends beyond single microcontroller boards. The Roomba-like design, which we first saw in November 2011, is the result of a collaboration with...
Arduino Robot launches at Maker Faire, we go hands-on (video)
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 gets high repairability score in iFixit teardown

Arduino Yun weds Arduino, WiFi and linux at Maker Faire 2013

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The Arduino Robot wasn't the only interesting product the Italian company launched at Maker Faire this past weekend. Arduino Yún combines a Leonardo board (featuring Atmel's ATmega32u4) with a MIPS-based WiFi SoC (Atheros AR9331) running Limino (an OpenWRT / linux derivative). It includes everything you'd expect from a Leonardo...
Arduino Yun weds Arduino, WiFi and linux at Maker Faire 2013

Two More Teardowns Look Inside Microsoft Surface and Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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You have to give credit to the folks over at the research firm IHS, because apparently they’ve pulling a little bit of overtime. Along with the teardown of Apple’s iPad mini, the results of which they sent to AllThingsD yesterday, they also included their first looks inside Microsoft’s Surface and...
Two More Teardowns Look Inside Microsoft Surface and Amazon Kindle Fire HD
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