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New Studies Point out Dangers of 'Talking' to Car

October 7, 2014 9:40 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things like tune the radio...

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Attix5 Warns on Dangers of No Recovery Strategy for This Year’s IP EXPO

October 7, 2014 9:34 am | by Attix5 | Comments

There is widespread mistrust of cloud providers across Europe with seven in 10 businesses accusing them of failing to provide the right information on data recovery solutions. Ahead of IP EXPO this week, Attix5 have looked at urging businesses to review their disaster recovery planning...

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Photo of the Day: Past, Present, & Future of IoT

October 6, 2014 5:21 pm | by Hailey Lynne McKeefry, EBN | Comments

The Internet of Things is more than the newest buzzphrase. It's set to transform the electronics industry, from what products consumers use to how those products get made ...                    

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Photo of the Day: 6 Engineering Inventions That Connect People

October 6, 2014 4:41 pm | by Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology | Comments

As modern technology continues to advance, many people have the chance to enjoy a wide variety of technologies that connect them with others. Advances and inventions made possible through electrical engineering have enabled people all over the world to connect....

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AQrate Delivers 5-Fold Increase in Speed to WiFi Access

October 6, 2014 3:59 pm | by Aquantia | Comments

Aquantia unveiled AQrate technology, a game-changing product line that delivers 5 times higher throughput than the current Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) solutions without requiring any change to existing copper cabling infrastructure...

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Elitecore to Launch Elite Connect Mobile App

October 6, 2014 1:21 pm | by Elitecore Technologies | Comments

Elitecore Technologies will soon launch Elite Connect Mobile App. Presenting Elite Connect Mobile App that lays down the marker for Carrier Wi-Fi technologies of the future will be launched...

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Farsens to Exhibit and Present at Electronica 2014 and Euro ID 2014

October 6, 2014 1:09 pm | by Farsens | Comments

Farsens S.L. announced that it will be exhibiting products from its product portfolio at Electronica 2014 and Euro ID 2014 trade fairs. Our sales team will be showing the newest innovations in battery-free RFID sensor solutions...

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Bob Williams Named Vice President of Sales at Tianma NLT America

October 6, 2014 12:46 pm | by Tianma NLT America | Comments

Mr. Williams brings extensive experience in the display industry to his new position, to which he has been promoted from Director of Multi-Channel Sales for the Eastern Region. He has served the company in a range of capacities since 1997...

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Presto Engineering Extends HDMI Test Capabilities

October 6, 2014 12:39 pm | by Presto Engineering | Comments

Presto Engineering announced its selection of the new Tektronix HDMI 2.0 solution to extend its HDMI test capabilities. In addition to the acquisition of the recently-released Tektronix HDMI platform, Presto Engineering will work jointly with Tektronix to expand its test coverage on high-speed serial bus interfaces...

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TIA to UK OfCom for Promoting Investment and Innovation in IoT

October 6, 2014 12:04 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications in response to its request for stakeholder views on promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things..

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Crumpled Graphene Could Provide Unconventional Energy Storage

October 6, 2014 10:47 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it's about to be thrown away. But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene "paper" — a material formed by bonding together layers of the two-dimensional ...  

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Predicting How Cables Coil

October 6, 2014 10:34 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The world’s fiber-optic network spans more than 550,000 miles of undersea cable that transmits e-mail, websites, and other packets of data between continents, all at the speed of light. A rip or tangle in any part of this network can significantly slow telecommunications around the world. Now engineers have developed a method that predicts...

Fast, Cheap Nanomanufacturing

October 6, 2014 10:29 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Arrays of tiny conical tips that eject ionized materials could fabricate nanoscale devices cheaply. Luis Fernando Velásquez-García’s group at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) develops dense arrays of microscopic cones that harness electrostatic forces to eject streams of ions...

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Photo of the Day: How Field Application Engineers Are Changing the Engineering World

October 6, 2014 10:23 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | Comments

Field application engineers, also known as FAEs or sales engineers are a hybrid of exactly what the title implies: Sales and Engineering. These folks are unique because they’re essentially in the position of selling a product, but they can ...

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Alleviating Spectrum Congestion for Wireless Devices

October 6, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Bender, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | Comments

Your smartphone’s communications degrade when the device competes with other mobile traffic to send and receive data, and that competition will only intensify. Far more than a billion smartphones are expected to ship this year ...   

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