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TI unveils new TI-Nspire iPad applications

TI unveils new TI-Nspire iPad applications

Texas Instruments has announced that it has built its high-end graphing calculator technology into some applications designed to run on the Apple iPad. The company has announced the launch of two new applications including the TI-Nspire App for iPad and the TI-Nspire CAS App for iPad. These apps are specifically designed for the iPad and were refined in collaboration with researchers and classroom teachers.

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Texas Instruments advances ahead in contactless temperature measurement

Texas Instruments advances ahead in contactless temperature measurement

Today we saw some amazing advancements in temperature sensor technology by Texas Instruments. The TMP006 is the first single-chip passive infrared temperature sensor to date, and is extremely smaller than any currently available. It can easily be incorporated into smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and countless other mobile devices. More accurate temperature readings through using the TMP006 will allow manufacturers to optimize system performance.

See that little square dot? That's TI's next generation temperature sensor, sitting next to the old model and the CES award it won the company. 

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Texas Instruments unveils more efficient boost charger for harvesting energy

Texas Instruments unveils more efficient boost charger for harvesting energy

The idea of little nano-generator chips inside all sorts of products for harvesting small amounts of energy to operate low power circuits is very appealing. This is a particularly important technology for sensors in things like security systems and other uses that only need tiny bits of power to operate. Being able to harvest that power from solar energy or vibration makes the sensors much easier to install. There are a myriad of uses for this sort of tech other than sensors.

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Fossil Meta Watch delayed again

Fossil Meta Watch delayed again

We have talked on a few occasions about the Fossil Meta Watch and it was expected to ship back in May. The watch never shipped and now the Meta Watch has been hit with another delay. Fossil has announced that the watch has had a "few production related hiccups." The watch is going to come in a full digital version and a version with analog and digital elements. Fossil has at least offered up details on what is holding the watch up.

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TI offers update on Miho facility damaged in Japanese earthquake

TI offers update on Miho facility damaged in Japanese earthquake

The scale of the catastrophe in Japan is hard to fathom and with so much industry within the nation, the hard times are spread all around the world for many technology companies. TI has offered an update about its facilities in Japan that were damaged in the earthquake. According to TI, its Miho, Japan manufacturing site suffered substantial damage. Miho is about 40 miles northwest of Tokyo.

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Texas Instruments offers industry first Qi certified dev tool and chipset for wireless power

Texas Instruments offers industry first Qi certified dev tool and chipset for wireless power

There is no shortage of cases and charging plates on the market in all sorts of brands that allow the user to charge their smartphone and other gear without having to connect cords. The coolest and most promising of those use Qi power tech, which is a standard that will allow any brand of gadget supporting Qi to be charged on any other charge pad with Qi inside.

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XTR and TI partner on next-gen touchless gesture control engine optimized for OMAP

XTR and TI partner on next-gen touchless gesture control engine optimized for OMAP

Few will argue that gesture controls on touchscreen devices is a bad thing. The only real downside to being able to swipe your finger across the screen of your MP3 player or your computer is that you end up with fingerprints and smears all over the screen. A company called Extreme Reality (XTR) has teamed up with Texas instruments to develop a next generation gesture control technology that is optimized for OMAP that doesn’t require the user to actually touch the screen.

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