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Innovative Technology Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold

April 20, 2015 | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth problems ... 

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Better Battery Imaging Paves Way for Renewable Energy Future

April 20, 2015 4:58 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical ... 

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LoRa Alliance Poised to Make LPWAN a Reality for M2M

April 20, 2015 4:45 pm | by Chris Downey, Product Director, Laird Embedded Wireless Solutions | Articles | Comments

Wireless M2M solutions have traditionally only had three different technologies that they could rely on for communication. They could accept the limited range of standards-based local area technologies (such as Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth), pay the costs for wide-area cellular ... 

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Next-Gen Public Safety Technologies Using IoT

April 20, 2015 4:33 pm | by James Teel, Director of Business Development for LTE Technology, Harris Corporation | Articles | Comments

Imagine this: you are a police officer patrolling your beat, just as you do for 40 hours a week - every week. You see a car exceeding the speed limit. You hit your lights in order to pull the car over, and like most nights, you are by yourself as you go through the standard ... 

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Resistive Power Divider Series

April 20, 2015 4:28 pm | by BroadWave Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Model series 151-215-XXX is a family of resistive power dividers in 2, 4, 6 and 8 way configurations. These 50 Ohm, 1 watt average power devices have an operating frequency range of DC-6 GHz. Insertion loss above theoretical loss is + 1.0 dB nominal for 2 and 4 way configurations. Insertion loss above theoretical loss for 6 and 8 way configurations is ... 

Is 2015 the Year of Smart?

April 20, 2015 4:08 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

As if you didn’t already know, smart technology is all around us, and it’s quickly creeping into our everyday life. When I was a kid (I know, I know, it wasn’t that long ago) 2015 was one of those milestone years people made big, important predictions about (like the Chicago Cubs ... 

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The Rigors of Storing Harvested Energy

April 20, 2015 3:42 pm | by Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries | Articles | Comments

We are seeing the rapid emergence of energy harvesting technology, which coincides with the development of low-power communications protocols such as ZigBee, Green Power, Bluetooth LE, and 6LowPan, which all operate within a peak power range of ... 

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New Output Increase for Infrared Light Emitting Diodes

April 20, 2015 1:46 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Oslon Black Stack IREDs provide optimum camera images over large distances With the new SFH 4715AS and SFH 4716AS, Osram Opto Semiconductors has increased the output of its IR Oslon Black family for the second time in six months. This has been achieved by combining the latest chip design with an optimized package and Nanostack technology, in which ... 

Photos of the Day: Chevrolet Debuts FNR — A Vision of the Future

April 20, 2015 11:39 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

The Shanghai Motor Show is about more than just displaying the latest extended-wheelbase luxury sedans to the Chinese populace. Chevrolet is taking advantage of the event to debut its vision of the future of motoring with the FNR concept, and the capsule looks like it could be fresh ... 

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Google Shaking Up Search Recommendations on Smartphones

April 20, 2015 11:22 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites ... 

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Researcher Denied Airline Flight After Tweet About Hacking

April 20, 2015 11:14 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight ... 

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Advances in Molecular Electronics: Lights On — Molecule On

April 20, 2015 11:04 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Konstanz are working on storing and processing information on the level of single molecules to create the smallest possible components that will combine autonomously to form ...

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Technology Transfers Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air

April 20, 2015 10:36 am | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a University of Sussex-led study has shown. Sussex scientist Dr Marianna Obrist, Lecturer at the Department of Informatics, has pinpointed ... 

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Power Management ICs for Ultrabooks and Tablets

April 20, 2015 9:22 am | by Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Highly integrated power management ICs (PMICs) that enable the industry’s first credit card-size motherboards for high-end ultrabook and tablet computers powered by 2-cell Li-ion batteries. The single-chip ISL95908 PMIC delivers eight voltage rails optimized to support subsystem peripheral power requirements for new Intel IMVP8 platforms ... 

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HotSpot Episode 110: Sensor Can Detect Spoiled Meat

April 20, 2015 9:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Jon Dipierro, Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the Swimmo smartwatch and personal underwater swimming coach; the new Jawbone UP4 partners with American Express to bring mobile payments to the fitness band; scientists at The Ohio State University developed a prototype treadmill that adjusts its own speed; and MIT chemists developed a sensor that can detect spoiled meat ... 

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Photo of the Day: Passive UHF RFID Tags Detect How People Interact with Objects

April 17, 2015 1:29 pm | by Disney Research | News | Comments

Disney Research has demonstrated that battery-free, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can be used to cheaply and unobtrusively determine how people use and interact with daily objects, enabling new types of interactive play, smart homes and work environments, and new ... 

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