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Dead Floppy Drive: Kenya Recycles Global E-Waste

August 25, 2014 12:42 am | by Corinne Chin, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year...

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Official Says Hackers Hit up to 25,000 Fed Workers

August 25, 2014 12:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss...

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Gadget Watch: Get Ready for the Thermal Selfie

August 25, 2014 12:28 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the heat emanating from your body, using an infrared camera that attaches to the back of your iPhone. It sounds unlikely, but it's coming. Apple stores started...

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Lawsuits Challenge U.S. Drone, Model Aircraft Rules

August 25, 2014 12:23 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights...

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Gov'T Warns U.S. Retailers about Hacking Software

August 25, 2014 12:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software...

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Two Europe Navigation Satellites in the Wrong Orbits

August 24, 2014 11:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network. The European Space Agency and launch company Arianespace...

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Luxury Fashion Takes on Fitness Technology

August 24, 2014 11:24 pm | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | News | Comments

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. "We actually think the fashion industry should be in the driver's seat..."

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GradConn Launches Test Probe Cable Assemblies

August 22, 2014 3:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GradConn has launched a new coaxial test probe cable assemblies for the inspection of high frequency circuits. Suitable for testing Hirose MS-156 and Murata MM8030 sub-miniature coaxial switch connectors, the new probes...

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Bluetooth Technology & Development Kit Enable Simple Home Automation

August 22, 2014 10:56 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | 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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Coaxial Components’ Next Generation of the Phase Adjustable Connector

August 22, 2014 10:55 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Coaxial Components (Coaxicomm) has announced its next generation of the phase adjustable connector for RG402 the 3993-2. Features include...                           

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SV Microwave’s FeatherMate Interconnect System

August 22, 2014 10:54 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SV Microwave has announced its new FeatherMate RF interconnect system that combines a high density (.100” center-to-center spacing) 65 GHz multiport concept with a zero disengagement force mating mechanism...                       

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Amphenol Expands Pre-Configured RF Cable Assembly

August 22, 2014 10:54 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Connex has announced the expansion of their pre-configured fixed length RF cable assembly line to include standard metric lengths. These assemblies are ideal for a variety of commercial and industrial applications...                      

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Delta 40 GHz Connectors for .047, .085 & .141 Cables

August 22, 2014 10:54 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Delta Electronics 2.92 mm SMK coaxial cable connectors rated to 40 GHz for use in commercial, industrial, and military applications...                                   

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Ferguson Fallout: A Call for Police 'Body Cams'

August 22, 2014 9:59 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement's interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices...

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Look What’s Coming to Dinner

August 21, 2014 10:40 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I went to lunch with a friend; it was a chance to catch up and treat our daughters. Before we sat down, the girls noticed the kiosk at our table and instantly started playing games. They assured us that nothing popped up on the screen concerning charges, so we allowed them to continue playing whatever word game caught their attention...

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