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Pharad Offering New L-Band Wearable Antenna

July 9, 2013 10:31 am | by Pharad | Comments

Pharad has introduced a new L-band antenna into its extensive wearable antenna product line. The development of this antenna followed recent increased interest for high performance wearable antennas for new L-band Point-to-Point, Point-to-MultiPoint, and TDMA, and Push-to-Talk applications.


Enhanced Yet Affordable Material for Supercapacitors

July 8, 2013 10:28 am | by Eunhee Song, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology | Comments

Korean Researchers from UNIST developed a new method to massively synthesize enhanced yet affordable materials for supercapacitors. Supercapacitors have attracted increasing attention due to their long life cycle, highly reversible charge storage process and specific power density along with increased concern over the exhaustion of natural resources.


Using RFID for Fiber Composites

July 8, 2013 10:11 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Antennas that are capable of transmitting radio waves turn components into intelligent objects. Researchers have now found a way to embed these antennas in fiber composites. As a result, the technology also works with carbon and glass fibers.


Molecular Chains Hypersensitive to Magnetic Fields

July 8, 2013 9:45 am | by Joost Bruysters, Eindhoven University of Technology | Comments

Researchers of MESA+ are the first to successfully create perfect one-dimensional molecular wires of which the electrical conductivity can almost entirely be suppressed by a weak magnetic field at room temperature.      


Wireless Charging and a Tale of Two Standards

July 8, 2013 9:29 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

Given the constraints inherent in battery technology, a ubiquitous network of wireless charging stations may offer the best hope for avoiding battery anxiety going forward. Wireless charging hasn’t quite arrived yet, but the technology does provide a seamlessness that could potentially provide end users with power virtually anywhere.


French Watchdog Raids Apple Stores

July 8, 2013 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

French competition authorities have confirmed that investigators raided Apple stores across France last week as part of an ongoing probe. Autorite de la Concurrence spokesman Yannick Le Droze confirmed a report in French business daily Les Echos that first disclosed the investigation, but declined to answer questions about the reasons behind the probe.


Researchers Build an All-Optical Transistor

July 4, 2013 2:00 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | Comments

Optical computing — using light rather than electricity to perform calculations — could pay dividends for both conventional computers and quantum computers, largely hypothetical devices that could perform some types of computations exponentially faster than classical computers.


IAR Systems Adds Support for Atmel’s New SAM D20 Microcontrollers Based on ARM Cortex-M0+

July 3, 2013 12:43 pm | by IAR Systems | Comments

IAR Systems has announced development tools support for the ultra-low power SAM D20 microcontroller series from Atmel Corporation. Support is available using the high-performance tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, which features highly optimizing build tools and comprehensive debugging capabilities, including innovative Power Debugging technology.


Anritsu Adds TD-LTE Validation Leadership to GCF Protocol Conformance Coverage Awards

July 3, 2013 12:39 pm | by Anritsu Corporation | Comments

Anritsu Corporation announces its ME7834 Mobile Device Test Platform (MDTP) offers the highest number of validated protocol conformance test cases for TD-LTE, including interworking with TD-SCDMA and GSM. Confirmation was provided by the Global Certification Forum (GCF)...


Review: Price for Simplicity in New Google Phones

July 3, 2013 8:49 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Two new Android phones will look and sound familiar to those who have been paying attention to phones. That's because these two devices are replicas of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One, except they lack most of the bells and whistles added to the original models.


Honda's Robot Museum Guide Not Yet a People Person

July 3, 2013 8:41 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Honda's walking, talking interactive robot is running into glitches in its new job as a museum guide in Tokyo. The bubble-headed Asimo machine had problems telling the difference between people raising their hands to ask questions and those aiming their smartphones to take photo.


In Worldwide Surveillance Age, U.S. Has Big Edge

July 3, 2013 8:38 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States' central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful players has made it the global leader in the surveillance game. Other countries, from dictatorships to democracies, are also avid snoopers, tapping into the high-capacity fiber optic cables to intercept Internet traffic.


German Minister: Drop Google if you Fear U.S. Spying

July 3, 2013 8:37 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Germany's top security official says Internet users worried about their data being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using American websites such as Google and Facebook. Leaked revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency's wholesale information on foreign web users has prompted outrage in Europe.


Interest in Carshare Apps Surges after BART Strike

July 3, 2013 8:34 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

A small start-up rideshare company is offering free helicopter rides to commuters who downloaded its smartphone app so they can bypass traffic during the BART strike in California, which made it a struggle for 400,000 peole to get to work.


A GaN on GaN LED is now Available on the market

July 2, 2013 1:32 pm | by element14 | Comments

As one of the hottest topics in global technology and with the first products starting to appear on the market, element14 is challenging engineers and developers to design and develop their own piece of wearable technology. The global competition will focus entirely on technology integrated within clothing and wearable accessories, and aims to encourage a deeper level of integration...



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