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Abha Dawesar: Life in the "Digital Now"

October 31, 2013 9:29 am | by TED Talk, Abha Dawesar Videos Comments

One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?

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HotSeat Episode 11: xPico Wi-Fi & M2M

October 29, 2013 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Keith Chu, the senior product line manager at Lantronix, is joining Meaghan Ziemba for this HotSeat interview that focuses on M2M. Keith provides an overview of the current state of M2M, and discusses the challenges that are precluding M2M from being embraced...

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HotSpot Episode 36: Smart Knockers Give Breast Implants a Brain

October 28, 2013 10:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Sandisk, a stand-alone smart sensor label; smart breast implants that make medical care easier; Google's browser extension, uPoxy, provides more secure routes to the Internet; and i-Air touch technology...

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Meaghan's Minute: Laser Power

October 25, 2013 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, measuring optical power employed aiming a laser at a coated detector, measuring the detector’s temperature change, and determining the electrical power needed to generate an equivalent amount of heat. An extremely accurate method, but difficult with high-power lasers.

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Engineering Newswire 62: Shock Your Boss with a Cell Phone Taser

October 24, 2013 11:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, we’re crash landing the Ferrari of space, seeing through traffic, making bionic plants, and testing the sting of the Yellow Jacket Personal Protection Device, by zapping executive editor, David Mantey.

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Meaghan's Minute: Green Parking Zones

October 24, 2013 10:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, HEVO Power is developing resonance-based wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, and disguising them as manholes. The plan is to deploy the new wireless charging systems in New York’s Washington Square Park by early 2014.

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Detecting Bombs with Sound Waves

October 24, 2013 9:29 am | by David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University Videos Comments

That capability -- never before reported in a remote bomb detection system -- was described in a paper by Vanderbilt engineer Douglas Adams presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Control Conferenceon Oct. 23 in Stanford, CA.

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Meaghan's Minute: RFMD’s Power Doubler Amplifier

October 23, 2013 10:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, RFMD has unveiled its power doubler amplifier in a multi-chip module to support the requirements of the new data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) 3.1.

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Meaghan's Minute: Teeny Tiny Pacemaker

October 22, 2013 10:09 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Nanostim, a secretive California start-up has developed a tiny, wireless pacemaker that has been approved for sale in the European Union. It’s about the size of a triple A battery, and gets directly inserted into the heart in a non-invasive procedure.

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Meaghan's Minute: Home Intelligence

October 21, 2013 10:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we have smart phones, smart TVs, smart appliances, smart cars, so why not make our homes more intelligent? The Neurio home intelligence technology does just that by using a Wi-Fi sensor and a cloud service with some smart pattern detection algorithms.

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HotSpot Episode 35: 50-Year Old Computer Gets New Life

October 21, 2013 9:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, Vanderbilt University is restoring surgeons' sense of touch; Brown University wins a million dollar prize for their brain technology; a 50-year old computer gets brought back to  life; and the University of Washington created a new Kinect-based program to help those who can't see participate in Yoga exercises.

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HotSeat Episode 10: Single-Mode LTE Modules

October 18, 2013 2:42 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD Videos Comments

For this HotSeat interview, Craig Miller, vice president of marketing for Sequans Communications sits down with WDD to discuss single-mode LTE modules for tablet and mobile computers. He provides the unique features of Sequans modules versus other modules on the market.

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Why Privacy Matters

October 18, 2013 9:52 am | by TED Talk, Alessandro Acquisti Videos Comments

The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research.

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Engineering Newswire 61: Cyborg Cockroaches Map Collapsed Buildings

October 18, 2013 9:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing touch-free interfaces with a feedback feature, 3D printing rockets to carry nanosat satellites, swarming collapsed buildings with cyborg cockroaches, and once again trying to answer, “what women want.”

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Kickstarter of the Week: New Watch Tells You When You'll Die

October 14, 2013 4:35 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development Videos Comments

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, brought to you by National Instruments, we are counting down the days until we die with Tikker, the death watch that wants you to think about life. Smart watches keep you connected to your email, but this death watch counts down your remaining years to the second that you will die.

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