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Reflected Smartphone Transmissions Enable Gesture Control

September 22, 2014 10:45 am | by University of Washington | Comments

With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones – and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone – mobile phones have become second-nature for most people. What's coming next, say University of Washington researchers, is the ability to interact with our devices not just with touchscreens...

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Photos of the Day: Online Resource Fosters Innovation and Learning

September 22, 2014 10:29 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Comments

A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible materials...

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Soft Robotics ‘Toolkit’ Features Everything a Robot-Maker Needs

September 22, 2014 10:28 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Comments

A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible materials...

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RFMD Expands GaN Product Portfolio

September 22, 2014 10:12 am | by RFMD | Comments

RFMD unveiled 11 new amplifiers of which six are gallium nitride based products to support the requirements of the new data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) 3.1. RFMD will showcase its portfolio of industry-leading CATV components for customers...

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Oculus Unveils New Prototype VR Headset

September 22, 2014 10:02 am | by Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer | Comments

Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition. The hew headset intended for creators of VR experiences is nicknamed Crescent Bay and features a higher resolution and refresh rate, integrated headphones and 360-degree head tracking...

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NASA's Maven Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit

September 22, 2014 9:57 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile (710 million kilometer) journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet late Sunday night...

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RFMD and TriQuint Unveil New Company Name: Qorvo

September 22, 2014 9:56 am | by RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semiconductor | Comments

RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semiconductor revealed that the holding company under which the companies will combine in a merger of equals will be named Qorvo, Inc. The companies also unveiled the new Qorvo logo and stock trading symbol, which they will begin using immediately upon closing of the merger...

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Samsung May Launch First Tizen Phone in India

September 22, 2014 9:53 am | by YoukYung Lee, Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday. Samsung's first Tizen-based device will be launched in November in India, said Tarun Malik, director of Samsung's Media Solutions...

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License Plate Scanner Networks Capture Movements

September 22, 2014 9:50 am | by Tami Abdollah & Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | Comments

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement. The license plate scanning systems have multiplied across the U.S. over the last decade...

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Graphene Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarker

September 19, 2014 11:02 am | by Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics | Comments

An ultra-sensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer...                                

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Quick-Change Materials Break the Silicon Speed Limit for Computers

September 19, 2014 10:59 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

The present size and speed limitations of computer processors and memory could be overcome by replacing silicon with ‘phase-change materials’ (PCMs), which are capable of reversibly switching between two structural phases with different electrical states – one crystalline and conducting and the other glassy and insulating – in billionths of a second...

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Photo of the Day: Breaking the Silicon Speed Limit for Computers

September 19, 2014 10:57 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Modelling and tests of PCM-based devices have shown that logic-processing operations can be performed in non-volatile memory cells using particular combinations of ultra-short voltage pulses, which is not possible with silicon-based devices...

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End of Era: Ellison Steps Aside as Oracle CEO

September 19, 2014 10:03 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies...       

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Apple Locks Itself Out of Devices with Passwords

September 19, 2014 9:58 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices...                

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Facebook CEO Wants More Students to Explore Tech

September 19, 2014 9:43 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company...                                

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