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EXF Wireless Test Set Support for High-Volume Femtocell Manufacturing Test

March 2, 2015 11:34 am | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced its E6650A EXF wireless test set for femtocell now supports high-volume manufacturing testing for Qualcomm Technologies’ FSM99xx-based multi-mode enterprise ...     

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HotSpot Episode 103: Smart Whiskey Bottle Provides Consumers Cocktail Recipes

March 2, 2015 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a grasp shoulder-perching robot that places your conscience on your shoulder; cutting out codes and passwords; a smart whiskey bottle that offers consumers cocktail recipes via their smartphones; drones that you can control with your mind; and the second half of the Spare Parts interview ...

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Spare Parts Interview Part 2

March 2, 2015 10:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

In this interview, WDD sits down with the current Falcons team from from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ. They discuss what they’re working on now, what competitions they have coming up, and why being a part of the team is important to them ...                

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7Layers Enhances its 4G/LTE Device Testing Capabilities

March 2, 2015 10:11 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

​7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers for wireless testing and certification, has upgraded its R&S TS8980FTA, R&S CMW-PQA wireless test platforms to increase test capabilities including LTE location based services (LBS) performance; VoL ... 

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New Plane Tracking to be Tested after Malaysia Jet Mystery

March 2, 2015 10:08 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday ...

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Dutch Chipmaker NXP Buys Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

March 2, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry ...

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Photo of the Day: Light as a Particle and a Wave

March 2, 2015 10:06 am | by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle ...

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Easy-to-Use, Customizable TrueTouch Fingerprint Reader

March 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Cypress Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., in conjunction with its strategic partner IDEX ASA, introduced a fingerprint reader solution designed to bring reliable, easy-to-use user authentication to smartphones, tablets, wearables and other mobile devices. The TrueTouch® Fingerprint Reader uses proprietary sensing circuitry and a unique touch sensor design to provide best-in-class ... 

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From the Top: The Past, Present, and Future of Wearable Technology

February 27, 2015 2:12 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion. That’s a $56 billion dollar gap to be filled in less than ...

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The Big Apple's Worst Parking Spot Found with Big Data

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ben Wellington, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination ...         

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QR Codes with Advanced Imaging and Photon Encryption Protect Computer Chips

February 27, 2015 12:23 pm | by Colin Poitras, University of Connecticut | News | Comments

QR, or Quick Response, codes - those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something - have been used to convey information about everything from cereals to cars and new homes ...

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IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking to Hold Inaugural Event

February 27, 2015 12:08 pm | by IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking | News | Comments

The IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN) will hold its first annual event dedicated to the advancement and globalization of the latest industry standards from 28 – 30 October 2015 in Tokyo, Japan ...   

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5 Things to Know about 'Net Neutrality'

February 27, 2015 10:02 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry ...      

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New Filter could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission

February 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Vince Horiuchi, University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone ...                

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7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 27, 2015 9:43 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta + Larry Corby, Digital Artist | News | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields ...

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