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The Social Web of Things

October 17, 2014 11:00 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Research to be published in the International Journal of Web-Based Communities suggests that the familiar interfaces of online social networking sites might be adapted to allow us to interact more efficiently with our networked devices such as cars, domestic appliances and gadgets. The concept would also extend to the idea of those devices connecting...          

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Superconducting Circuits, Simplified

October 17, 2014 10:40 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers present a new circuit design that could make simple superconducting devices much cheaper to manufacture. And while the circuits' speed probably wouldn't top that of today's chips, they could solve the problem of reading out the results of calculations performed with Josephson junctions...

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Argentina Launches Its First Home-built Satellite

October 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Debora Rey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. The ARSAT-1 satellite is the first to be constructed with local technology in Latin America. It was built by a crew of about 500 scientists over seven years at a cost of $250 million...

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Scientific Breakthrough Will Help Design the Antibiotics of the Future

October 17, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future...                         

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FBI Warns Against Cellphone Encryption

October 17, 2014 9:44 am | by Eric Tucker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive...

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Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

October 17, 2014 8:58 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet...

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Facebook Creates 'Safety Check' Tool for Disasters

October 17, 2014 8:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices...

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AITEX is Developing Intelligent Autonomous Clothing with Farsens Chips

October 16, 2014 4:15 pm | News | Comments

AITEX is developing technical textiles to act as antennas that harvest energy from RF fields. This energy is used by Farsens RFID chip to drive embedded sensors such as those monitoring temperature or heartbeat.

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MACOM’s 4–23 GHz Low Noise Active Mixer

October 16, 2014 4:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) has announced its MAMX-011023 low noise active mixer. The 4–23 GHz MAMX-011023 discrete mixer gives system designers unrivaled flexibility to target a wide range of applications with a single mixer component...                        

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Pasternack Debuts New Line of High Power Linear RF Amplifiers

October 16, 2014 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced eight new high power linear amplifiers that provide accurate signal amplification across a multitude of commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, commercial two-way radio, and many others...              

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Microsemi Ships Over 1 Billion Voice Line Circuits

October 16, 2014 3:57 pm | News | Comments

Microsemi Corporation announced it has reached a major milestone by shipping over 1 billion voice line circuits. This achievement comes after more than three decades of worldwide industry leadership in providing reliable and cost competitive voice solutions.

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Intel & IBM's FinFET Strategies on Competing Substrates

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm | by IBM; Intel | News | Comments

The development of increasingly sophisticated and energy-efficient CMOS technology for mobile, client and cloud computing depends on a continuing stream of advances in the process technologies with which the complex integrated circuits are built...                        

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Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV...                                

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RF Power Sensor Handles All Digital Waveforms

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bird Technologies introduced the Model 7022 Statistical RF Power Sensor, the only thruline RF power measurement device that provides the statistical analysis capability required to accurately characterize the RF power characteristics of any digitally-modulated signal employed in wireless communications systems.

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New RF/Microwave Engineering Online Design Tool Available

October 16, 2014 2:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced the launch of a new product configuration tool that helps engineers modify standard API Technologies’ RF/Microwave products to meet their unique design parameters. The web accessible and mobile-friendly tool is available at http://micro.apitech.com/configure.

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