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Ringing in the New Year with $5.1 Million in Funding

January 21, 2015 2:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Wearable technology startup Ringly raised $5.1 million in Series A, led by Andreesen Horowitz. High Line Venture Partners, Silas Capital, PCH and others also participated in Series A funding for the smart ring company, Ringly founder and CEO Christina Mercando said in a press release. Follow-on investments came ... 

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RFMW Ltd. and Frontier Electronics Announce Distribution Agreement

January 21, 2015 12:50 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

RFMW Ltd. and Frontier Electronics have announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective January, 19, 2015. Frontier Electronics has one of the most comprehensive and all inclusive passive component offerings in the industry. Frontier Electronics manufactures ...                           

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Industrial Network Connectivity Manufacturer B&B Electronics Emerges as Global Intelligent IoT/M2M Expert B+B SmartWorx

January 21, 2015 12:44 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

Thirty-four-year-old networking expert B&B Electronics today emerged as B+B SmartWorx. While continuing the tradition of developing mission-critical network connectivity technology for remote or demanding environments, B+B SmartWorx is ramping up the intelligence ...                            

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USB 3.1 Compliance Test Solutions

January 21, 2015 11:52 am | by Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. released a comprehensive set of USB 3.1 compliance test solutions that allows designers to quickly verify designs against the latest USB specifications and achieve fast time to market while minimizing costs. The new release expands Tektronix’ already extensive USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 test capabilities to ... 

Upgraded Atlas Robot to Go Wireless

January 21, 2015 10:54 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

A total of $3.5 million in prizes will now be awarded to the top three finishers in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the final event of which will be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. The new prize structure was created in recognition of both the significant progress already demonstrated ...                 

Photos of the Day: DARPA Robotics Challenge

January 21, 2015 10:54 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Aside from the previously announced $2 million grand prize, DARPA plans to award $1 million to the runner-up and $500,000 to the third-place team. DARPA expects at least twenty teams to compete in the DRC Finals ...                      

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Self-Cleaning, Self-Powered Smart Keyboard Can Identify You

January 21, 2015 10:16 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In a novel twist in cybersecurity, scientists have developed a self-cleaning, self-powered smart keyboard that can identify computer users by the way they type. The device, reported in the journal ACS Nano, could help prevent unauthorized users from gaining direct access to computers. Zhong Lin Wang and colleagues ... 

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World’s Smallest and Lowest Profile Tantalum Capacitor

January 21, 2015 10:08 am | by AVX Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced the world’s smallest and lowest profile tantalum capacitor: the new sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip®. Measuring only 0.6mm x 0.35mm x 0.35mm, the new 0201 E case TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitors deliver high CV (0.47μF / 6.3V) and low leakage (0.01CV) in an extremely small ... 

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X-Rays Unlock Secrets of Ancient Scrolls Buried by Volcano

January 21, 2015 10:06 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets ...                         

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Omnify Empower 6.0 PLM

January 21, 2015 9:58 am | by Omnify Software | Product Releases | Comments

Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for discrete manufacturers, today announces the immediate availability of its next-generation Empower PLM product, version 6.0. This product release highlights Omnify’s commitment to their customers, boasting a new User Interface (UI), customer communication portal, product configuration module, and ...

Google, Fidelity Fuel Elon Musk's SpaceX with $1B Investment

January 21, 2015 9:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion.The infusion announced Tuesday will give Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments a ...                             

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Tektronix Unveils Comprehensive USB 3.1 Compliance Test Solutions

January 21, 2015 9:43 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix has released a comprehensive set of USB 3.1 compliance test solutions that allows designers to quickly verify designs against the latest USB specifications and achieve fast time to market ...                                  

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Software Teaches Computers to Translate Words to Math

January 21, 2015 8:43 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Thanks to new software developed at the University of Illinois, machines now can learn to understand mathematical reasoning expressed in language, which could greatly improve search engines and access to data as well as boost mathematics education. Computer sciences professor Dan Roth...

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DG2501 Monolithic Quad SPST Analog Switches for Wearable Applications

January 20, 2015 4:22 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced three new 200 Ω precision monolithic quad single-pole single-throw (SPST) a ...                   

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Obama: Paid Leave Should Be a Right, Not a Privilege

January 20, 2015 3:02 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

New Jersey is one of only three states to offer paid sick leave—which President Barack Obama will address at the State of the Union tonight, along with net neutrality, competitive local broadband, and cybersecurity.  At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, the President will announce several initiatives to promote paid medical and family ... 

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