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Meaghan's Minute: Microsoft's New Surface Tablet

September 24, 2013 9:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 tablet has a built-in kickstand, and can be used flat on a table, or in someone's lap. It also has a 75 percent improvement in battery life.

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Meaghan's Minute: Fingerprint Safe

September 23, 2013 11:29 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Comments

On Friday, Senator Al Franken asked Apple for more clarity on privacy and security concerns he has with its use of fingerprint recognition technology in the new iPhone 5S. Franken said that the fingerprint system could be potentially disastrous for users if someone does eventually hack it.

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HotSpot Episode 31: Cleaning Up Space Mess

September 23, 2013 11:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a low voltage, miniature TCXO; a satellite with the mission to clean up space; EnerSys Buys Purcell Systems for $115M; and resistive switching devices.

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HotSeat Episode 9: Device Certification

September 20, 2013 12:09 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Comments

Device certification is complex for OEMs, because carriers differ in requirements and processes to deploy devices on their respective networks. It is hard to predict development costs, schedule/predict time-to-market, and navigate certification processes. And, re-branding an already-certified product is costly.

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Meaghan’s Minute: Baby Booty Monitors Infant Vitals

September 20, 2013 9:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

It’s Friday!!!!! And in this episode of Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we’re talking about Owlet, which is helping parents obtain a snapshot into their child’s well-being with their new Owlet Vitals Monitor that works with your very own smartphone.

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Engineering Newswire 56: Scorpion Jet Prototype is Tactically Practical

September 19, 2013 8:45 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re wearing scalp sensors in space, pouring drinks with one-armed robotic bartenders, flying a scorpion prototype, and dancing between a designer’s dream and an engineer’s nightmare.

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HotSeat Episode 8: A Cloud Sensor Network

September 19, 2013 4:58 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Comments

The iController is a versatile hardware platform, and Frank Stempskie, sales manager at Ceremetek, discusses the advantages the iController has over traditional monitoring systems. He also explains how the iController helps improve sensor equipped processes.

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Meaghan's Minute: Microcontrollers Integrate Full Analog Signal Chain

September 19, 2013 10:04 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Microchip has a new family of microcontrollers that can integrate a full analog signal chain. They also feature an integrated USB, which supports the uploading of clinical data for medical equipment, and can act as a service/data port for industrial equipment.

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Teardown: USB Oscilloscope

September 19, 2013 8:57 am | by EEVblog | Comments

This week's EEVblog Teardown is an impromptu teardown on the Emona stand at the Electronex trade show. The episode features the Picoscope 5000 flexible resolution USB oscilloscope, and the Tagarno HD ZIP 40x digital magnifier.         

Meaghan's Minute: Highest Open-Circuit Voltage for Quantum Dot Solar Cells

September 18, 2013 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, research scientists and engineers of the United States’ NRL have demonstrated an open-circuit voltage of 692 millivolts – the highest recorded to date. The Solution process ability coupled with the potential for multiple exciton generation processes make nanocrystal quantum dots...

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Meaghan's Minute: Ultra-Wide Input Voltage Range

September 17, 2013 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, RECOM Electronic’s low power AC-DC converters now accept AC input voltages down to 80 VAC making them compatible with all main voltages worldwide. The ultra-wide input voltage range guarantees a stable, isolated DC output even if the AC power supply varies.

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HotSpot Episode 30: Detecting Heartbeats in Rubble

September 16, 2013 12:39 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, a new radar-based technology that detects heartbeats under cement; a superior technique that makes sense of the vast quantities of video; a new high-speed cellular solution designed to fast track M2M application development on mobile networks; and a secure safety network for children.

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Meaghan's Minute Episode 1: Real-Time Power Processing

September 16, 2013 12:11 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

WDD has a new series, Meaghan's Minute, and today we are featuring Boonton's  new 55 series wideband USB power sensors, which enables high-performance and real-time testing of wideband signals. This real-time power processing eliminates the acquisition latency associated with traditional power peak meters and sensors.

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Engineering Newswire 55: Hotrod in the Hot Heat

September 12, 2013 1:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re watching Gabrielle with a hawk, calling out curiosity, testing a McLaren P1 in the Arctic Circle, and riding a motorcycle, at 400-miles per hour.

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How Technology Allowed me to Read

September 12, 2013 9:28 am | by TED | Comments

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he's become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader.

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