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Heart-Hacking is Possible Paranoia

December 4, 2013 5:14 pm | by Julia Blaikie, WDD Intern | Comments

Like other wireless electronic systems, medical devices can be hacked. While it may not make sense to think that anyone would want to wirelessly access your medical implant to destroy you, neither does thinking someone would...   


Smart Bras Track Your Mood

December 4, 2013 3:16 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Comments

Do you or a loved one have an emotional eating problem standing in the way of your weight loss and healthy living attempts? Well, now there’s a bra for that. Microsoft recently reported it has been working on a “smart bra,” equipped with a...

Looking Ahead at M2M in 2014

December 4, 2013 9:18 am | by By Olivier Beaujard, Sierra Wireless, Vice President Market Development at Sierra Wireless | Comments

As more and more OEMs and companies are discovering the true benefits of M2M adoption, it’s clear that the coming year will see continued advancements towards an even greater connected world.                                                        


Making the Switch: Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Migrating to Solid-State Relays

December 3, 2013 9:37 am | by Cliff Ortmeyer, Newark element14 | Comments

Is it time to migrate from those large-footprint switches to something a little smaller? Something a little quieter? Something a little more solid state, like the cool kids use? Maybe. But, as with anything else, it all depends upon the application.  Here are five questions you should ask yourself before making the switch.


Keep Your Head in the Cloud: Rethinking BSS Systems in the Era of Hyper-Innovation

November 21, 2013 3:07 pm | by Alam Gill, senior vice president of global managed services, CSG International | Comments

Remember the days when outsourcing meant giving “non-core” systems and processes to third-party “consultants” who promised to save you money while allowing you to focus on whatever they thought was your core business...                 


Farsens Presents the Magneto, a Battery Free RFID Magnetometer Tag

November 13, 2013 9:54 am | by Farsens S.L. | Comments

The Magneto from Farsens S.L., San Sebastián, Spain, is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated magnetic field measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor...


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...                                        


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 ... 


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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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