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New Kit Enables Simple Home Automation

September 4, 2014 4:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...    

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Face It, the Selfie Phone Was Bound to Happen: Tech Giants Bank on Snap-Happy Consumers

September 4, 2014 4:28 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there. Pop stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber have helped popularize the trend, too, by posting stylized selfies...

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Obama Taps Google, Twitter Execs for Tech Jobs

September 4, 2014 4:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama has named executives from Google and Twitter to tops spots on his technology policy team. The White House says Megan Smith will serve as chief technology officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Smith will be responsible for guiding the administration's...

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Microsoft: Mid-Range Phones for Budget Conscious

September 4, 2014 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones. The devices unveiled Thursday are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana...

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Groundbreaking Drive Systems for Electric Bikes

September 4, 2014 4:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA-Microbattery announced the Eclino series of drive systems engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes...

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Achieve Better Dynamic Range

September 4, 2014 3:53 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced the AD9625 analog-to-digital converter IC from Analog Devices which provides a dynamic range for dc to 3 GHz signal conversion...

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Titania-Based Material Holds Promise as New Insulator for Superconductors

September 4, 2014 3:51 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University shows that a type of modified titania, or titanium dioxide, holds promise as an electrical insulator for superconducting magnets, allowing heat to dissipate while preserving the ...   

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NIST Team Honored for Work on Military Smartphone Apps, Security

September 4, 2014 3:43 pm | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

The NIST team of engineers and computer scientists was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), under its Transformative Apps (TransApps) program. Working with soldiers, contract app developers and others ...  

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Nano-Pea Pod Model Widens Electronics Applications

September 4, 2014 3:38 pm | by Springer | News | Comments

Periodic chain-like nanostructures are widely used in nanoelectronics. Typically, chain elements include the likes of quantum rings, quantum dots, or quantum graphs. Such a structure enables electrons to move along the chain, in theory ...

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Atomically Thin Material Opens Door for Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits

September 4, 2014 3:28 pm | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light. Using a laser to excite electromagnetic waves called plasmons at the surface of the wire, researchers found that...

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High-Performance WLAN-Bluetooth Filter for Smartphones

September 4, 2014 3:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation presented a new EPCOS WLAN-Bluetooth filter that offers performance and size for the coexistence of cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth and satellite navigation services on the same antenna...

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Phones, Watches, More Unveiled at Tech Show

September 4, 2014 1:47 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups. New smartphones, computerized wristwatches and a virtual-reality headset were among the gadgets announced Wednesday ...   

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Perception Is Reality: IoT's Security Problem

September 4, 2014 1:36 pm | by Alex Frommeyer, Founder/CEO Beam Technologies, Founder/CEO Uproar Labs | Blogs | Comments

The hype machine for the internet of things projects to reach its fever pitch by the end of this year or in 2015, as we continue to see a rush of hardware hackers, IoT startups, and, increasingly, even large tech companies flexing their muscles with ...

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Engineering Newswire 106: DOE Wants to Know if We Live in a Hologram

September 4, 2014 1:24 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re growing fully functional parts, redesigning the rickshaw, and using a holometer to determine whether or not we live in a hologram ...             

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AIMB-215 Mini-ITX with Intel Celeron J1900/N2930/N2807 Processors

September 4, 2014 12:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the arrival of AIMB-215, a new industrial-grade THIN Mini-ITX motherboard, featuring Intel Celeron J1900/N2930 low power SOC with significant CPU & graphics performance improvements. AIMB-215 is designed in low profile for...

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