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Cars of the Future Aren’t Just Cars

April 29, 2014 9:33 am | by Ilya Gelfenbeyn, CEO, Speaktoit | Comments

The future has always been a playground for imagining possible innovations for the motor vehicles that are ubiquitous to our lives. Recently, much of that focus has been directed at self-driving cars. As always, improvements to cars aim to make them safer, smoother, and more hassle-free...                        

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Design as an Art Form

April 23, 2014 2:33 pm | by Vladymir Rogov, CEO of ROGOV Design | Comments

From my perspective, design and innovation is ultimately about making life better for people and a better world. My job as a designer is to exploit product experience options that create value, propositions and services so compelling, customers prefer...

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Three Questions to Ask Before Building a Large-Scale Wi-Fi Network

April 15, 2014 3:17 pm | by Shervin Gerami, CEO, TeleWorld Solutions | Comments

While looking for ways to monetize data, operators must also find ways to offload it. Wi-Fi has become a great solution to meet these demands, especially with the FCC’s recent decision to open up 100 MHz of spectrum in 5 GHz bands for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. Still, large-scale Wi-Fi deployments come with concerns...

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5 Misconceptions About Circuit Protection Devices

April 4, 2014 1:55 pm | by Barry Brents, TE Connectivity | Comments

In my work, I speak with lots of engineers about using circuit protection devices and find that there are still a lot of misconceptions about the technology and their applications. Here are the top five ...                

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China Could Lead the Way with the Smart Home

April 3, 2014 5:06 pm | by Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak | Comments

I remember the first time I flew into China. It must have been the early ‘90s. I landed in Beijing, and it was as if I entered a different world, like landing on another planet. Since that time, I have met many Chinese people and became friends with lots of them, and they told me that they had ...

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Live Panel Discussion at IMS2014

April 1, 2014 9:48 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

On Tuesday, June 3rd, I will be hosting a live panel discussion at the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, FL. Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel will focus on the wireless technologies and...                          

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Top Three Reed Switch No-No's

March 26, 2014 5:09 pm | by Lawrence McClure, HSI Sensing | Comments

The reed switch: A simple electro-mechanical device with a contact area and two to three leads that, when the correct magnetic or electrical force is applied, facilitates continuity through the switch...                        

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Getting a Handle on E-Waste

March 26, 2014 5:01 pm | by Eric Austermann, VP, Social & Environmental Responsibility, Jabil | Comments

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste, or e-waste, is produced each year in the United States. Globally, electronics represent the fastest-growing waste stream in many countries ...  

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A Timeline of GPS Technology

March 7, 2014 4:28 pm | by Robert J. Hall, Track Your Truck | Comments

As we tool around the countryside under the direction of that helpful box on the dashboard, it's easy to believe that GPS is the latest and greatest invention to hit the pike. It may come as a surprise to learn that the idea actually got off to its rocky start back in 1959...

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Why GPS Tracking Systems Need to be User-Friendly

March 7, 2014 4:23 pm | by Robert J. Hall, Track Your Truck | Comments

Thanks to major advances in GPS technology over the last several years, it's easier and more affordable than ever for small fleets to invest in GPS tracking systems. Still, all tracking systems are not created equal. Without doing a little homework prior to making such a purchase...

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Why is ZigBee Green?

March 5, 2014 3:04 pm | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder of GreenPeak, ZigBee Alliance Member | Comments

One of the biggest challenges that consumers and service providers will have in the future is maintaining a wide range of sensor and control devices located throughout the Smart home. For ease of use and installation, it makes much more sense to have these powered by either batteries or by energy harvesting technologies...

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Why it’s Time for a Useful Internet of Things

March 5, 2014 2:26 pm | by Matthias Poppel, Chief Operation Officer, EnOcean | Comments

It was one of the hot trends at CES show: Communicating devices and objects. There were a toothbrush, a fridge, or even a garbage can that send information to the smart phone. It shows two things: First, there are many technical possibilities today to realize the...                 

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Wearable Technology: The $70 Billion Picture

March 3, 2014 9:27 am | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Comments

Wearable technology mainly concerns devices and apparel/textiles. Devices are discrete electronic and electrical hardware sold on its own for bodywear. It may be utilized by being attached to apparel or by constituting worn accessories such as electronic watches and...                     

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All a Board to 2014

February 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

2013 was a very exciting year. After I joined the Wireless Design & Development (WDD) team, we launched three new video products, and created a fresh look for our daily newsletter and print issue. But we aren’t finished yet as WDD has great things in store for...

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How True Love Opened the Smart Bra

February 4, 2014 12:17 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

Only two months have passed, and another bizarre smart bra has come into the spotlight. Except this one goes into even further campy territory. Japanese lingerie company, Ravijoir, is jumping on the smart bra bandwagon with their “True Love Tester” bra...

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