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IDTechEx’s Wearable Technology Forecasts Come True: What Next

September 4, 2014 12:23 pm | by IDTechEx | Comments

Analysts IDTechEx have been forecasting emerging technologies and their markets for 15 years; from printed electronics and 3D printing, to the Internet of Things and wearable technology. Our many PhD-level analysts are multi-lingual and, together with their teams, travel the world to understand what is going...

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Photo of the Day: Where Are All the Women in STEM?

September 4, 2014 10:54 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathethmatics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women who actually enter the fields has barely increased at all....

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Sony Attack Shows Shifting Online Security Threat

September 4, 2014 10:42 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter. Experts say that's a wakeup call for a world...

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SIGFOX Global Network Enabling One of World’s

September 4, 2014 10:37 am | by SIGFOX | Comments

SIGFOX is partnering with Securitas Direct and Abertis Telecom in Spain on one of the world’s most ambitious deployments of connected security devices. Securitas Direct, the leading security systems provider in Spain and Europe, will connect and monitor millions of devices in customers’ homes and businesses...

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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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