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Photo of the Day: The Rise of the Internet of Things

August 19, 2014 | by Jabil | News | Comments

The past twenty-five years of Internet growth was fueled by human communications. The next twenty-five years of Internet growth will be fueled by machines. By 2020, with more things than people on the Internet, will we still need web browsers?...

 

 

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TAITIEN’s Crystal Oscillators with Low Jitter

August 20, 2014 2:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Taitien Electronics has introduced the new OT-M and OW-M series capable of achieving any frequency up to 1.5 GHz with very low jitter. These new fast-delivery oscillators are ideal for high-speed networking applications such as Fiber Channel, 10 and 40 GbE PHY, SAS/SATA interface, and SONET...                   

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Minimized Pulling and Pushing

August 20, 2014 2:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55FL-0200-0239 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 200 to 239 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5~4.5 V...                                                   

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Our Connection to Content

August 20, 2014 12:10 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

It’s often said that humans are wired to connect: The neural wiring that helps us read the emotions and actions of other people may be a foundation for human empathy. But for the past eight years, MIT Media Lab spinout Innerscope Research has been using ...

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B&N and Samsung Introduce Co-Branded Tablet

August 20, 2014 11:59 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Wi-Fi tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4...

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The Power of Salt

August 20, 2014 11:54 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. The researchers evaluated an emerging method of power generation called pressure retarded osmosis, in which two streams of different salinity are mixed to produce energy...

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New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security Modules

August 20, 2014 11:48 am | News | Comments

Computer security researchers have developed a modification to the core Android operating system that allows developers and users to plug in new security enhancements. The new Android Security Modules framework aims to eliminate the bottleneck that prevents developers...

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Research Paves Way for Development of Cyborg Moth ‘Biobots’

August 20, 2014 10:47 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response...

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Expanded Ethernet Switch Family from Aitech Offers Robust Network Communication

August 20, 2014 10:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems has expanded its line of rugged, managed Gigabit Ethernet switches to include several new versions. In addition to the original 6U CompactPCI (C660) version, Aitech now offers managed Gigabit Ethernet switches...                                   

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Researchers Find Security Flaws in Backscatter X-Ray Scanners

August 20, 2014 10:21 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

A team of researchers have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. In laboratory tests, the team was able to successfully conceal firearms and plastic explosive simulants from the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner...

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Ballmer Steps Down from Microsoft Board

August 20, 2014 9:48 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching business at Stanford in the fall and USC next spring...

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HTC Makes Windows Version of Flagship One Phone

August 20, 2014 9:39 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside. HTC said it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to make an Android version of the One...

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Measurement Specialties’ Level Transducer

August 19, 2014 4:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has introduced a new TruBlue Water Level Data Logger for remote monitoring of water levels in the harshest water environments. The battery-powered TruBlue 255 Level can collect up to a half-million time stamped pressure...         

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Compact Rugged COM Express Module from MEN Micro

August 19, 2014 3:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro now offers the CB70C, a high performance, Intel Core i7-based Rugged COM Express module for robust, mission-critical operations...                                

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StopInfo for OneBusAway App Makes Buses More Usable for Blind Riders

August 19, 2014 12:18 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

It’s a daily routine for many transit riders in the Seattle area: Pull out your smartphone, check the OneBusAway app, then decide whether you need to sprint to the bus stop or can afford that last sip of coffee. The application uses real-time data to track...

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Graphene Rubber Bands Could Stretch Limits of Healthcare

August 19, 2014 10:25 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the ... 

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