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3D-Printed Robotic Spider Dress Fights Off Strangers

January 7, 2015 10:33 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Germaphobes rejoice! There is, at long last, a clothing option designed especially with you in mind. Well, at least if you're okay with wearing a terrifying contraption. Objectively speaking, the look of this dress alone should have people keeping their distance from you, but it also will reach out (and freak out) anyone who ... 

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You Can Now Charge Your Phone Wirelessly at Starbucks—for Free.

January 6, 2015 5:09 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Duracell Powermat and Starbucks announced that they have begun a national rollout of Powermat wireless charging in Starbucks beginning with stores in San Francisco's Bay Area. From WiFi and the in-store Digital Network to mobile payment and digital music downloads, Starbucks hopes to anticipate their ... 

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NFV in 2015: Reducing Burn Rate for Operators

January 6, 2015 4:27 pm | by Ravi Chittimoori, Senior Product Manager, Tektronix Communications | Comments

The shift to an app-centric mobile environment has had a severe impact on the operator bottom line. No longer the masters of their own domain, they have found themselves on the back foot as subscribers are making fewer calls and sending fewer texts ...                       

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Sense by Hello: One of the Year's Most-Backed Kickstarter Projects

January 6, 2015 10:13 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it's a place where creators and "backers" make projects come to life. The creators set a funding goal and deadline and if backers like the project, they can pledge money to help get the ball rolling. Kickstarter funding is an all-or-nothing type deal, meaning if the projects don't hit ... 

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CES: A Doorway to the Future of the Smarthome and IoT

December 24, 2014 10:12 am | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder of GreenPeak Technologies | Comments

This year’s CES will be marked by a big change — this is the year that it seems everyone is excited by potential of the Internet of Things. CES has recognized this movement by essentially concentrating all the activities in this space and ...

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IoT: Ensuring Security is in Place

December 23, 2014 12:52 pm | by Kevin McDermott, Director of Strategic Marketing, IoT, Imagination Technologies | Comments

As we start 2015, the forecasts and market projections for IoT are already increasing by multiple billions of devices it appears, almost on a daily basis. The industry is ramping up, and with an already initial foundation of a few billion smartphones, tablets, and laptops in the market, the next several billion ... 

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Ethernet Will Replace Legacy Industrial IoT Technologies

December 23, 2014 9:10 am | by Martin Nuss, Vitesse Semiconductor | Comments

Conceived over four decades ago as an inexpensive local area network (LAN) technology, Ethernet has come a long way from its humble origins. Ethernet is now the dominant standard network protocol to deliver wired and wireless high-bandwidth communications services – voice, data, video, and Internet traffic – in most of the ... 

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The Home Automation Gift Guide

December 22, 2014 4:20 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

In the ‘90s, installing home automation devices required a lot of hard work—and a ton of knowledge (and research, and wires). When they worked, they were very cool. But when they didn’t work, which was often, they were near impossible to fix (unless, of course, you were a dedicated geek). Omit the installation of a central hub and all ... 

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The Internet of People Before the Internet of Things

December 19, 2014 9:26 am | by Oleg Logvinov, IEEE | Comments

As you might imagine, within the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) a lot of conversation takes place around determining how best to foster the continued development and implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) around the globe. A colleague ... 

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Editor's Letter: New Year, Better You

December 17, 2014 3:09 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

With 2014 wrapping up, we’re gearing up to bring you another year full of great things! That being said, the beginning of a new year can be both exciting and overwhelming. It's one of the most challenging times of year for many, whether it be holiday hosting, traveling, or just an overfull schedule. You become consumed ... 

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The Best Apps for Holiday Shopping

December 17, 2014 10:26 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Comments

I’m all for keeping my apps to a minimum—and I delete apps regularly to keep my phone “clean” and what I like to think of as highly “efficient.” If I haven’t opened the app in over a month, boom—it’s deleted. So trust me when I tell you that these five apps are actually worth a download. Feel free to delete the ...

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Using Bluetooth Smart in Industrial Lighting

December 16, 2014 10:07 am | by Joakim Lindh, Applications Engineer, Bluetooth Smart Solutions, Texas Instruments | Comments

Light sources are important. Did you know that there are professional interior designers that focus on composing the “right” light scenery in order to bring happiness and unconscious satisfaction into your home or work place? Lights can affect your mood and enhance it, or change it. A romantic ...

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Connecting Machinery to the Internet of Things (IoT)

December 15, 2014 8:57 am | by Joakim Lindh, Applications Engineer, Bluetooth Smart Solutions, Texas Instruments | Comments

Everything is about Internet of Things (IoT) nowadays. What does that really mean? Fundamentally, it means that a device, a thing, can connect to the Internet. This opens up many opportunities for a product. For industrial application, as an example, it means that machinery can...

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Letters to the Editor: Drone Danger in an Unlicensed Airspace

December 11, 2014 10:57 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Comments

Wireless Design & Development’s (WDD) recent post “Drone Danger in An Unlicensed Airspace” received a lot of feedback from our readers. Check out a few of my favorites (all sic), and add to the discussion in the comments section ...              

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Finally, A Wearable that Works

December 11, 2014 10:38 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Comments

The PerformTek technology powers a variety of wearable devices with highly accurate, continuous heart rate monitoring, providing information on oxygen consumption and cadence. It can be integrated into mobile devices, allowing consumers to use it for ...               

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