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The Swipe and Tap Dance

The use of mobile Internet-connected devices such as smartphones and tablets has increased from 53% in 2012 to 60% in 2013. During a recent conference, a presenter asked attendees "still banging instead of swiping" to identify themselves. Very few raised their hands. Even with new products, such as the onein this edition, swiping and tapping have now fully replaced pencil strokes.
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Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek

Introducing Square D™ SurgeLoc for NQ Panelboards

Easy Installation, Space Saving, Money Saving Design

Schneider Electric is pleased to announce the release of the innovative Surgelogic SurgeLoc, a new line of commercial surge that provides advanced power and equipment protection for Square D™ NQ panelboards. Engineered with input from contractors and specifiers, the innovative SurgeLoc device from Schneider Electric™ has revolutionized commercial surge protection. Read More


So How's the Weather in Your Server Room?

By Kelvin Emtech
A poorly conditioned server room can make for many bad surprises. Unless you have Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis, explains Marc Bachkongi.Back in ancient times, shamans decrypted divine will. To predict meteorological conditions, for instance, they would look to natural phenomena, like birds' flight patterns. Low-flying birds announced hot weather good for the harvest, say, while no birds swooping through the fields meant crops would be modest. Read More

Economy - Internet

Canadian Companies Selling More Online, E-commerce Increases in Wholesale Trade

Canadian enterprises sold more than $136 billion in goods and services over the Internet in 2013, an increase of $14 billion from a year earlier, according to StatsCan. And just like 2012, wholesale trade, manufacturing and retail trade accounted for the majority of the value of e-commerce sales at 61 percent. Roughly 13% of enterprises sold goods or services over the Internet in 2013, an 11% increase from 2012. Read More

Elsewhere on the Planet

Germany Greens Transport Sector

Germany has begun pumping wind and solar energy into their transportation sector. Parliamentary Secretary of State to the Federal Transport Minister, Katherina Reiche, fuelled a fuel cell vehicle at the "Green Energy Hub" (H2BER) at the TOTAL multi-energy fuelling station in Berlin-Schoenefeld. Read More


Industrial Electrician Employment Areas

Paper beats metal in this week's Survey Says.

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Product Focus

Rittal Upgrades Wallmount Enclosure Selection App

Rittal Systems has upgraded their Wallmount App, Rittal WM Tool, the company announced recently. Designed for iOS devices, the update includes optimization for iPhone 5/5s and also iPad with Retina display. Read More


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