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Britain Starts Public Trial of Driverless Cars

February 11, 2015 10:35 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Britain began testing driverless cars in four cities Wednesday, launching the first official trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new technology ...                                

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Apple's $850M Solar Energy Project

February 11, 2015 10:14 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California ...                     

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Obama Creates New Agency to Coordinate Cyberthreat Intelligence

February 11, 2015 10:13 am | by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

The White House is setting up a new agency designed to coordinate cyberthreat intelligence that currently is spread across the federal government. The agency will be modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center ...                    

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Judge Sides with Government in Lawsuit Over Surveillance

February 11, 2015 10:01 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge on Tuesday sided with the government in a lawsuit alleging the National Security Agency is illegally engaging in the bulk collection of Internet and telephone records in the hunt for potential terrorists ...               

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TE Connectivity Shows Future of VPX Connectivity at Embedded Tech Trends

February 10, 2015 11:48 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has presented at the 2015 Embedded Tech Trends Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Matthew McAlonis, new product development engineering manager, Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine at TE, presented on the topic of “The Future of VPX Connectivity ...”

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Signal Hound’s “Spike” Software Boosts Performance for All Its Products

February 10, 2015 11:45 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Signal Hound has announced a significant software upgrade—called Spike—that will integrate all of its SA-series spectrum analyzers and TG-series tracking generator models, past and present, under the same open source Graphical User Interface (GUI) platform as the Signal Hound BB60C spectrum analyzer ...

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Cortus Demonstrates Momentum for Its Low-Power IP Cores at Embedded World and Mobile World Congress

February 10, 2015 11:38 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Cortus will demonstrate momentum building for its low-power IP cores at two major industry events. Cortus will exhibit at Embedded World, in Nurnberg, Germany (February 24th to 26th) and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (March 2nd to 5th) where it will announce a number of new software partners porting to the ...          

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Auto Manufacturers Improve Cellular in Plants and Offices with TE Connectivity DAS

February 10, 2015 11:34 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced that major auto manufacturers in North America are using TE’s FlexWave Prism and FlexWave Spectrum distributed antenna systems (DAS) to boost staff productivity with in-building mobile services. TE’s DAS solutions enable seamless mobile communications for tens ...      

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Softbank to Add Learning Technology to Empathetic Robot

February 10, 2015 10:03 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank said Tuesday it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper that will be available to Japanese consumers around midyear ...                        

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TVs that Eavesdrop and Share Nearby Conversations

February 10, 2015 10:00 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing. Voice recognition technology in the South Korean company's Internet connected TVs captures and transmits nearby conversations ...                                 

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Letting Hackers In to Prevent Cyberattacks

February 10, 2015 10:00 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul ...                         

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Battery-Less Bomb-Sniffing Stickers Detect Explosives

February 10, 2015 9:49 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

A tiny sticker inspired by the molecular structure of butterfly wings could detect the smallest traces of chemicals and explosives at airports, shipping ports, and other heavily trafficked areas, GE said ...                     

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Camera Sensor Industry Senses Change

February 10, 2015 9:28 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Thanks to increased use in smartphone and automotive cameras, the CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) industry reached $10 billion for the first time this year. That’s just the beginning of an enormous shift in the industry, said a Jan. 28 industry report from Yole Développement ...            

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Infographic: 5 Things You Need to Know About Designing with Bluetooth Smart

February 9, 2015 4:36 pm | by Dave Burleton, VP Marketing, LSR | Comments

In 2011, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) introduced Bluetooth version 4.0. Since then, Bluetooth Smart has become an increasingly popular wireless communication option for small-data applications that require low power consumption ...                   

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Intersil's Rad-Hard ICs Blast off on Orion's Flight Test

February 9, 2015 3:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

Intersil Corporation has announced that 16 of its radiation-hardened ICs were onboard the Dec. 5, 2014 maiden voyage of NASA's Orion spacecraft, also known as the uncrewed Exploration Flight Test 1. The Orion spacecraft is designed to go where no man has gone before, including astronauts exploring...             

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