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The Importance of IPv6 for Wireless Network Providers

November 12, 2013 10:19 am | by John Curran, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Registry for Internet Numbers | Comments

With the growing scarcity of IPv4 addresses and the increasing need to deploy IPv6, wireless network providers (among many others) need to prepare their products and networks in order for the Internet to continue to grow...                                        

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Motorola Wants You to Get a Neck Tattoo

November 8, 2013 9:23 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Comments

Motorola has applied for a patent for an electronic skin tattoo that would be inked onto a person’s throat. Apart from its obvious aesthetic pleasure, the tattoo would include an embedded microphone, transceiver, and power supply, to ... 

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IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to Focus on IPv6 Goes Mobile

November 7, 2013 1:45 pm | by Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg | Comments

It is always a pleasure to meet with thousands of colleagues annually at IEEE GLOBECOM to discuss and share our views on the most pertinent topics facing the communications industry, worldwide governments and the billions of individuals, who benefit daily from the...

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Mobile Wallets: How to Safeguard against an Evolving Hacker Threat

November 5, 2013 4:15 pm | by Lynn Price, IT Security Strategist, IBM | Comments

What would you do if your wallet was stolen? Anyone who has experienced the headache and frustration of canceling credit cards or reordering a driver’s license will affirm the importance of knowing where your wallet is at all times, and being extra wary of having it pilfered by a pickpocket when...

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The Evolution of the Internet of Things

November 4, 2013 3:52 pm | by Scott Hublou, EcoFactor SVP Product and Customer Operations | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about Internet-connected devices. It’s a huge and important technology trend that is catapulting new services and innovation in various industries including energy, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Like all technology, IoT...

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5 Predictions for HPC from the 2013 PBS Works User Group

November 4, 2013 12:39 pm | by Bill Nitzberg, CTO, PBS Works division at Altair | Comments

For me, what makes the PBS Works User Group fun is the really great group of people that come together across a broad spectrum of the HPC community.  I thought this was an excellent forum in which to get real insights from the real community. So, this year, we closed the event with a general customer feedback session, during which...

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Three-Day IEEE ComSoc Training Course

November 1, 2013 1:28 pm | by Lee Vishloff PEng, IEEE Wireless Certification Program | Comments

Lee Vishloff will have the opportunity to teach the Intensive Course on Wireless Communications Engineering: Current Practices as part of the ongoing program introduced by the IEEE Communications Society to enhance the real-world skills of industry professionals worldwide. Held both in-person at and broadcast online for global participants...

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Google Glass Takes Multitasking to a Whole New Level

October 30, 2013 11:02 am | by Julia Blaikie, WDD Intern | Comments

The newest fantasy-turned reality comes to us in the form of Google Glass, a computer headpiece which allows for hands-free operation of its camera and video, GPS, messaging, and countless other features designed to make life more hassle-free than ever. It sounds like a dream come true — the possibilities are dizzying. But in the end, attaching computers to our eyes might not be such a liberating concept after all.

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Do We Need an Internet of Things? Or, When Your Fridge Gets on Your Nerves

October 30, 2013 10:43 am | by Matthias Poppel, Chief Operation Officer, EnOcean | Comments

It is called “Internet of Things” or “Internet of Everything” – the idea of realizing hundreds of millions of devices communicating with each other and the humans. But would this really be useful in our daily life? Will we as consumers in the future be swamped with acoustic and visual information from thousands of sensors from refrigerators, door knobs, dog collars etc, whether we need it or not?

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A Critical Lesson in UPS Transfers

October 29, 2013 1:03 pm | by Chris McLean, PE, Director of Design for Markley Group | Comments

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) transfers are tricky yet critical undertakings for many organizations’ infrastructures. No matter what form an electrical apparatus takes, it must provide conditioned power to a load. For many organizations, losing that power supply is not an option – and because...

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The Basics of Designing a Multi-Device Test System

October 15, 2013 9:37 am | by Robin Irwin, Aeroflex Limited | Comments

Multi-device testing is about looking at  RF conditioning and looking to improve test system efficiency for a number of devices. There are a number of multi-device testing options that can be identified. This is where a RF channel is mapped 1-to-1 to a specific device, testing each device asynchronously (DUTs are not required to be tested/controlled at the same time).

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Lapse in Federal Government

October 14, 2013 11:23 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

As an editor who is constantly searching for the latest innovational news, the above subhead greatly annoys. I encountered during a daily search for the “Photos of the Day” spot in WDD’s daily newsletter, typically, NASA.gov is doing some amazing satellite work. I’ll refrain from describing my hand gesture I made towards the screen when the message popped up.

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It's a Man's World

October 10, 2013 2:21 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

The lack of women in engineering has been an ongoing issue for some time. In terms of progress, we have seen some marvelous improvements and change for the better. But according to the National Science Foundation’s most recent statistics, an astonishing gender disparity remains...

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M2M + Security + Cloud = Love

October 3, 2013 9:56 am | by Marie McGehee, Director of Corporate Communications, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Comments

With sensors and networking technology being strapped to nearly every machine around the globe at a blistering pace, estimates projecting 50 billion connected devices by 2020 may be too conservative.         

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Sacrificing Conversation for Connection

September 30, 2013 2:05 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

We now expect more from technology and less from each other. We’re satisfied with “collecting friends like stamps” and substituting quality with quantity. While I appreciate and praise the creature comforts technology provides us, I still prefer ...

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