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Changing the Batteries: Wireless Power in the Home

May 27, 2014 10:44 am | by Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community, element14 | Comments

Wireless power isn’t just about reducing the amount of cords in the world. It’s about increasing the capability of wirelessly powered devices. Another growing segment where innovations in wireless technology can be of benefit is in home entertainment and electronics...

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Bumble Bee, Herbie & K.I.T.T. Cruise into a Bar

May 14, 2014 9:03 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

Connected cars, is receiving a lot of attention from design engineers and OEMs due to the safety possibilities and travel efficiencies Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) presents. This technology gives cars the ability to exchange data and interact with one another and...             

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Kaspar the Friendly Robot

May 6, 2014 12:01 pm | by Tony Paese, Intern, WDD | Comments

With the simple Google search, “companion robots,” I was surprised (more, perhaps, than I should have been in this day and age) to find a large variety of machines of varying degrees of humanoid appearance already being instituted into homes and schools as – and this is key – assistants, not replacements...

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Bluetooth Innovation Series Advances Developer Knowledge

May 6, 2014 10:52 am | by Steve Hegenderfer | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen explosive growth over the last few years – a growth fueled by Bluetooth® Smart technology, which developers are integrating into millions of new devices and helping to bring connectivity to everyday objects...

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Will “Wearables” be the Next Big Thing?

May 5, 2014 10:16 am | by Bradd Johnson, Torex USA | Comments

Many design companies certainly hope so.... Some design considerations for engineers to ponder include size, battery life, heat dissipation, noise radiation, cost, and of course how the end product looks and feels. Let’s discuss some of these topics...

5 Questions to Ask an LTE Chip Maker

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor | Comments

One of the components of your future device is a cellular chip. There are many chip providers from which to choose, all eager to help bring your product to market. The decision to partner with a chipset vendor is not an easy one, and requires a significant amount of research, time, and resources...

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Thermostat Wars to End, Wristify Lends a Hand

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Caitlin Johnson, Contributing Editor | Comments

This winter, I’ve engaged in a thermostat war with my roommate. One night, in a shivering, desperate attempt to find a way to stay warm, I turned to Google for a solution that didn’t involve wearing half of my wardrobe. What I found continues to excite me...

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Network Problems? Never Fear…TotalTechHero is Here!

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Caitlin Johnson, Contributing Editor | Comments

The demand for network and cloud-based applications, entertainment, and services is growing. It is estimated that by the year 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Customers who count on dependable network and device performance encounter technical problems instead...

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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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How Trustworthy is the Data You’re Using?

April 23, 2014 2:49 pm | by Rich Garvin, Training & Development Manager, Knovel | Comments

When I began my mechanical engineering career in the materials handling industry 30 years ago, go-to resources primarily included engineering books and handbooks on the bookshelf in your office. Experienced engineers were adept at... 

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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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