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Computer Program Beats Humans at Space Invaders

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders ..."                      

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FCC Votes for Tougher Rules for Internet Providers

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission ...            

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Metallized Carbon Corporation Announces Silver Metcar Material

February 26, 2015 9:48 am | by Metallized Carbon Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Metallized Carbon Corporation announces Silver Metcar material Ideal for brushes and contacts in rotating antennas within satellite communication systems Metallized Carbon Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture of oil-free, self-lubricating ...

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SimpleLink Ultra-Low Power Wireless MCU Platform

February 26, 2015 9:43 am | by Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) announced the new SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless microcontroller (MCU) platform that helps customers go battery-less with energy harvesting or enjoy always-on, coin cell-powered operation for multiple years. With this industry-first technology, customers have the flexibility to develop products that support multiple wireless ... 

Do You Have the Right to Be Disconnected?

February 26, 2015 9:14 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

We are all connected people according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society. Engineering Live hosted three experts on the ... 

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HPHP Internet of Things Platform Drive New Revenue Opportunities

February 25, 2015 4:50 pm | News | Comments

HP has announced the HP Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, a new service that allows CSPs to simultaneously manage heterogeneous sets of IoT sensors, operate vertical applications on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices, as well as process, analyze and monetize collected data in a single secure cloud platform. HP also announced the new HP Energy Management Pack, the first vertical application developed for the HP IoT Platform ...

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Blu Wireless Technology to Demonstrate HYDRA Modem IP at Mobile World Congress

February 25, 2015 4:47 pm | News | Comments

Blu Wireless Technology announces the successful validation of the lead implementation in 40 nm CMOS of its HYDRA IP. Blu Wireless’s HYDRA gigabit modem is aimed at millimeter wave communication applications ...   

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CSR Expands Dual-Mode BlueCore Platform with Turnkey SoC for Bluetooth Modules and Embedded IoT Systems

February 25, 2015 4:45 pm | News | Comments

CSR plc has announced the launch of the BlueCore CSRB5348 dual-mode system on chip (SoC). The new feature rich Bluetooth Smart compliant platform offers a powerful, versatile and cost-effective solution, making it ideal for a variety of next generation embedded systems and modules. This configurable SoC is ideal for a number of emerging applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) space which require ...

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Gesture Sensors Revolutionize User Interface Control

February 25, 2015 4:21 pm | by Dan Jacobs, Senior Product Manager (US), ams AG | Articles | Comments

Designers face a variety of challenges when selecting the most appropriate type of buttons or controls for basic user interfaces ...            

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In the HotSeat: Mickael Viot, Marketing Manager, DecaWave

February 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

DecaWave has announced a partnership program that offers a wealth of technical and application expertise on micro-location technology. Wireless Design and Development (WDD) discusses the program with Mickael Viot, Marketing Manager for DecaWave in this HotSeat interview ...    

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Ensuring the Usability of your Design: The Case for User Research

February 25, 2015 11:55 am | by Victor Yocco, PhD vyocco@intuitivecompany.com | Blogs | Comments

Wireless product design is complex and constantly evolving. The usefulness of any wireless product only extends as far as its usability. User research allows wireless design and development teams to ensure products are usable, and to identify trouble areas that might require redesign or more focused user training ...        

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Tagging Drugs to Fight Counterfeit Medicines

February 25, 2015 10:59 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The U.S. and other countries are enacting rules to clamp down on the sales of fake pharmaceuticals, which pose a public health threat. But figuring out a system to track and authenticate legitimate drugs still faces significant obstacles, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society ...

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Photo of the Day: X-Ray Study Points to Higher Energy Yields

February 25, 2015 10:55 am | by Thomas Zoufal, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | News | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers - provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY's synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. Adding about one per cent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists ...    

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How U.S. Immigration Laws Affect Engineering

February 25, 2015 10:40 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

As I’ve stated in previous blogs, I’m not one for arguing politics – meaning, I’m good at keeping my mouth shut on issues concerning personal beliefs; however, this particular topic caught my attention after conducting an interview with the alumni members of the Falcon robotics team at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ, who provided the inspiration for the movie “Spare Parts ...”

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Highly Efficient Pure Sine Wave Inverters

February 25, 2015 10:36 am | by Schaefer, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer Inc., announces the PRP-3000 Series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 3000VA of power. The PRP-3000 Series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) and rail (EN50155) standards. Standard input voltages of 24VDC, 36VDC, 48VDC, 72VDC, and 110VDC are inverted to adjustable 120VAC or 230VAC outputs ... 

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