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Review: Warming up to Tablets with Keyboard Covers

June 22, 2014 9:19 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It took some travels across the country for me to appreciate a tablet with a keyboard cover. I've long asked, "Why not just get a laptop?" I didn't see any benefits in turning a tablet into something it is not. The device I warmed up to isn't Microsoft's Surface tablet...

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Tech Tips: Facebook Ads, Tracking, and You

June 22, 2014 9:13 pm | by Barbara Ortutaty, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook — your profile information, status updates, likes and interests. That's changing. The company says it will soon give advertisers more options to tailor ads...

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5 Things to Know about Electric Motorcycles

June 22, 2014 9:05 pm | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The new electric motorcycle unveiled this week by Harley-Davidson is a sleek, futuristic bike with powerful acceleration and the hum of a jet airplane taking off. The public will get its first look at handmade demonstration models of the new LiveWire...

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Crime Data Show iPhone 'Kill Switch' Cuts Thefts

June 22, 2014 9:00 pm | by Michael Virtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday. The report by state attorneys general, prosecutors, police and other officials from a year-old initiative called...

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TIA Responds to FCC ‘Measuring Broadband’ Report

June 19, 2014 5:06 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, has commented on the FCC’s annual report, Measuring Broadband America...

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TI Expands Portfolio with InstaSPIN-FOC and InstaSPIN-MOTION Technology

June 19, 2014 4:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced its latest devices with InstaSPIN-FOC™ (field-oriented control) and InstaSPIN-MOTION™ motor control technology...

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TIA Provides Input on Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Hearing

June 19, 2014 4:17 pm | by Farrah Kim, Rational 360 | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, sent a letter to Chairman Spencer Bachus and Rep. Hank Johnson ahead of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law hearing on net neutrality...

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EIC's New Line of Filter Fans Provides Effective, Economical Cooling

June 19, 2014 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EIC Solutions has introduced a line of filter fans which provide an effective, economical method for removing unwanted heat from electrical and electronic enclosures and cabinets...

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Photos of the Day: Harley-Davidson's Electric Motorcycle

June 19, 2014 2:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Spurred by this heritage, the Project LiveWire Experience invites customers to test ride, provide feedback and learn more about the story of the motorcycle. Even those who don't yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of ...

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Making Smartphones Smarter with See-through Sensors

June 19, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Your smartphone's display glass could soon be more than just a pretty face, thanks to new technology developed by researchers. A team has created the first laser-written light-guiding systems that are efficient enough to be developed for commercial use...

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New Manufacturing Methods Needed for 'Soft' Machines, Robots

June 19, 2014 1:56 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics. Such an elastic technology could make possible...

Thousands of Secret Keys Found in Android Apps

June 19, 2014 1:51 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A team of engineers at Columbia reported that they have discovered a crucial security problem in Google Play, the official Android app store where millions of users of Android, the most popular mobile platform, get their apps. "Google Play has more than one million..."

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Bezos: Fire Phone Offers 'Something Different'

June 19, 2014 1:45 pm | by Ryan Nakashima & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

There are two ways to view the smartphone Amazon introduced to the world on Wednesday: It's either the latest in a long line of phones with fancy new features that some people will never use or a magic wand for shopaholics. The phone's most significant feature...

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Harley-Davidson Reveals Project LiveWire

June 19, 2014 1:39 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Spurred by this heritage, the Project LiveWire Experience invites customers to test ride, provide feedback and learn more about the story of the motorcycle. Even those who don't yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of ...

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Benefits of a Multi-Band Summation Block in an Interpolating DAC

June 19, 2014 1:22 pm | by Philip Pratt, Business Development Manager, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) in wideband transmit systems can be expensive. Two factors that drive up FPGA cost are requirements for high internal logic speed and high-speed serializer/deserializer. In communications systems that transmit very wideband signals...

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