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Qualcomm Offers New Development Kit With More Features

September 4, 2014 10:26 am | by Qualcomm Incorporated | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., is broadening support for developers to simplify the design of products that use Wi-Fi to connect the Internet of Everything...

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Selfie-Centric Phone Among New Microsoft Offerings

September 4, 2014 10:22 am | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies. The devices are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana...

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Study: Millennials Less Trusting Than Gen X Was

September 4, 2014 10:13 am | by Martha Irvine, AP National Writer | Comments

They're often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they're still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today's youth are often more skeptical of the country's institutions than the young generations that preceded them. The Millennials also are as mistrusting of other people as the gloomy...

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Departments Use Technology to ID Troubled Officers

September 4, 2014 10:07 am | by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | Comments

Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit — from citizens or the federal government. While such "early warning systems" are often treated as a cure-all, experts say, little research exists on their effectiveness...

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PenStudy Demonstrates Wearable Sensors to Detect Firearm Use

September 3, 2014 8:48 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that wearable sensors could one day transform the correctional system by tracking gun use by community-based offenders, who account for a disproportionate share of fatal and non-fatal shootings...

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Researchers Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Human Subjects

September 3, 2014 8:43 pm | by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Comments

In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in PLOS ONE the highly novel findings describe the successful transmission of information via the interne...

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Wind Energy Cuts the Electricity Bill

September 3, 2014 2:26 pm | by University of the Basque Country | Comments

  The promoting of renewable energy is at the heart of the current debate on energy policy. From an economic perspective, the question focusses on determining the cost of the feed-in tariff systems. Firstly, whether the incentives are as expensive as has been maintained...

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Live from Inside a Battery

September 3, 2014 2:21 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensible, especially in electromobility. Their key advantage is that they are able to store large amounts of energy but are still comparatively light and compact. However, when metallic lithium form...

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On the Way to a Safe & Secure Smart Home

September 3, 2014 2:11 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

A growing number of household operations can be managed via the Internet. Today’s “Smart Home” promises efficient building management. But often the systems are not secure and can only be retrofitted at great expense ...   

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New Samsung Phone with Side Display

September 3, 2014 2:08 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | Comments

Samsung's new smartphones aren't getting bigger, but one will have a side display for quick access to the flashlight, Twitter, news and frequently used apps. The Galaxy Note Edge was announced at a trade show in Berlin on Wednesday ... 

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A Fix to Our Cell-Phone Waste Problem?

September 3, 2014 2:05 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

When it comes to cell phones, the world is stunningly wasteful. Customers will buy more than 1.8 billion new ones by the end of this year only to abandon almost half of them to drawers, and they'll recycle a mere 3 percent of them ... 

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Changing Temperature Powers Sensors in Hard-to-Reach Places

September 3, 2014 2:01 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | Comments

A centuries-old clock built for a king is the inspiration for a group of computer scientists and electrical engineers who hope to harvest power from the air. The clock, powered by changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, was invented ...

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Adding Cells is a Small Antenna Matter for CommScope

September 3, 2014 11:24 am | by CommScope | Comments

Wireless operators are adding more cell sites and more sectors to existing sites to meet the ballooning use of bandwidth by consumers. Complicating such “cell densification” efforts is the lack of space for new cell sites, challenging aesthetic requirements and tower leasing costs...

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Manufacturing Test License Agreement with Broadcom

September 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Rohde & Schwarz | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announced it has entered into a Manufacturing Test License agreement with Broadcom Corporation. Through the MTL agreement, Rohde & Schwarz can provide certified verification test solutions to Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth customers...

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Siemens CVC Launched OTT SWIPE UX

September 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Siemens Convergence Creators | Comments

Siemens Convergence Creators today announced the worldwide market launch of OTT SWIPE UX as a Service. This latest product extension adds OTT SWIPE user experience to existing OTT platforms...

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