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IAR Embedded Workbench used by adidas for MiCoach Elite Team System

February 24, 2015 10:39 am | by IAR Systems | Comments

IAR Systems has announced that adidas AG Germany has selected IAR Systems’ tools for development of their product adidas miCoach Elite Team System: an advanced system for monitoring personal physiological data in real time. For several years, adidas has been using the development toolchain ...

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Tracking Parasites with Satellites

February 24, 2015 9:18 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Scientists are teaming up to use satellite data to target deadly parasites to help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids ...            

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Photos of the Day: Maximizing Human Sensorimotor Function

February 24, 2015 8:56 am | by Norifumi Miyokawa, Hiroshima University | Comments

A prototype for wearable equipment to support human motion has been developed at Hiroshima University, Japan. This wearable equipment, called the Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit (SEnS), enhances sensorimotor functions by reducing the muscle load of the upper limbs ...

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Guerrilla RF Announces Completion of $500,000 Funding Round

February 23, 2015 2:08 pm | by Guerrilla RF Inc. | Comments

Guerrilla RF has announced the closing of a $500,000 funding round led by Charlotte Angel Fund. Also participating were Piedmont Angel Network and a growing list of individual angel investors ...                

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Interop Technologies Selects Taqua for VoWiFi & VoLTE

February 23, 2015 2:00 pm | by Interop Technologies, Taqua | Comments

Taqua has announced that Interop Technologies has selected Taqua’s Virtual Mobile Core and Mobile Client to power the Interop Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service offerings ...               

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DARPA Seeks to Remove Communication Barrier Between Humans and Computers

February 23, 2015 1:42 pm | by DARPA | Comments

The lifelong human imperative to communicate is so strong that people talk not only to other people but also to their pets, their plants and their computers. Unlike pets and plants, computers might one day reciprocate. DARPA's new Communicating with Computers (CwC) program aims to develop technology to turn computers into good communicators ...

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Radio Chip for the 'Internet of things'

February 23, 2015 1:36 pm | by Abby Abazorius, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

This week, at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Chandrakasan's group will present a new transmitter design that reduces off-state leakage 100-fold. At the same time, it provides adequate power for ...             

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Apple’s Overseas High-Tech Data Hubs

February 23, 2015 12:49 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple is investing 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion) in high-tech data centers in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered by renewable energy, in its largest such project in Europe to date, the company said Monday ...      

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Superfish Points Fingers over Ad Software Security Flaws

February 23, 2015 12:46 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has also won praise for producing visual search technology that many ...                 

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Infographic: Wireless at the Office

February 20, 2015 3:50 pm | by CommScope | Comments

Although indoor wireless coverage has traditionally been supplied by outdoor signals from major carriers, the bandwidth required by modern wireless devices demands a more dedicated approach ...

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Digi-Key to Showcase EDA Tools via Hands-On Demos at Embedded World 2015

February 20, 2015 3:21 pm | by Digi-Key | Comments

Digi-Key will feature hands-on demonstrations of its design tools and other online engineering resources at next week’s Embedded World conference in Nuremberg, Germany. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Digi-Key booth - Hall 4A, Stand 631– to experience the company’s complete range of web-based tools ...          

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Doctors Say Fitness Trackers, Health Apps Can Boost Care

February 20, 2015 2:23 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? ...

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Is DC Power the Way of the Future?

February 20, 2015 11:25 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Comments

The war of the currents still rages … politely, as ECN gathered panelists earlier this month to talk about AC vs. DC, Tesla vs. Edison, data centers, and the future of power engineering on Engineering Live ...

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New Approach for Making High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronics

February 20, 2015 10:09 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Scientists have known how to draw thin fibers from bulk materials for decades. But a new approach to that old method, developed by researchers at MIT, could lead to a whole new way of making high-quality fiber-based electronic devices ...

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Photos of the Day: Fibers Made By Transforming Materials

February 20, 2015 10:09 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

fibers created through this method can have a composition that’s completely different from that of the starting materials — an advance that lead researcher Yoel Fink refers to as a kind of “alchemy,” turning inexpensive and abundant materials into high-value ones.

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