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Smart Garments Could Change How We Interact

March 4, 2015 12:46 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

As wearables become more common, consumers also want them to be smaller and less obtrusive. Smartwatches are in a heyday now, but the consumer of the future might be looking for a device that is not only more useful, but more invisible. Editorial Director David Mantey talked about ... 

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Energy-Generating Cloth Could Replace Batteries in Wearable Devices

March 4, 2015 12:32 pm | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | Comments

Scientists report the first durable, flexible cloth that harnesses human motion to generate energy. It can also self-charge batteries or supercapacitors without an external power source and make new commercial and medical applications possible ...

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Flexible Sensors Turn Skin into a Touch-Sensitive Interaction Space for Mobile Devices

March 4, 2015 12:12 pm | by Martin Weigel, Saarland University | Comments

A method currently being developed by a team of computer scientists from Saarbrücken in collaboration with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed touch-sensitive stickers made from flexible silicone and electrically conducting sensors that can be worn on the skin ...

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Photos of the Day: Electrically Conducting Sensors that Can Be Worn on the Skin

March 4, 2015 12:12 pm | by Martin Weigel, Saarland University | Comments

The stickers can act as an input space that receives and executes commands and thus controls mobile devices ...

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Infographic: Spirent Landslide Wi-Fi

March 4, 2015 11:52 am | by Spirent Landslide | Comments

Spirent Communications has announced support for testing Wi-Fi Access Points through an RF interface on Spirent Landslide. With its ability to test from the core network to the Wi-Fi offload gateways now extended to the access points, Spirent Landslide ensures that mobile operators can deliver reliable and seamless services to subscribers under fully loaded conditions ...

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Spirent Enables the Verification of Seamless Voice over Wi-Fi to VoLTE Handovers

March 4, 2015 11:50 am | by Spirent Landslide | Comments

Mobile operators and equipment vendors can validate subscriber experience as they move between nationwide mobile networks, carrier Wi-Fi hot-spots and private wireless networks ...

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Kids and Robots Learn to Write Together

March 4, 2015 10:21 am | by Sarah Perrin, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

EPFL researchers presented their new teaching tool, called CoWriter, at the "Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)", an important event in the field of interactive robotics, held in Portland, USA ...

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Physicians, UW-Milwaukee Web Developers Team Up to Improve Treatment

March 4, 2015 10:14 am | by Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee | Comments

Health care professionals may soon have a new tool to help treat patients – a pocket-sized technology created by teams from the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee ...

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Infographic: Complete Mobility Infrastructure Testing

March 4, 2015 9:53 am | by Spirent Landslide | Comments

Spirent helps prepare consumers for the exponential growth of data and connected devices as 4G-LTE encourages consumers to do more on their mobile devices ...

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First Scientific Publication from Data Collected at NSLS-II

March 4, 2015 9:49 am | by Chelsea Whyte, DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Just weeks after the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory, achieved first light, a team of scientists at the X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) beamline tested a setup that yielded data on thermoelectric materials ...

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Connecting with the Connected Car at MWC

March 4, 2015 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

You think you know what a connected car is and then you actually experience one and it’s something else altogether ...

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Pens Filled with High-Tech Inks for Do-It-Yourself Sensors

March 3, 2015 10:07 am | by Ioana Patringenaru, University of California - San Diego | Comments

A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego, is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians in the clinic, patients in their home and soldiers in the field ...

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Samsung Ditches Plastic Design, Adds Mobile Pay in New Phone

March 3, 2015 9:41 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass ...

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Mobile World Congress Presents New Ways to Connect

March 3, 2015 9:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Here's a look at what's been unveiled so far at the Mobile World Congress show, which opened Monday and runs through Thursday ...

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Photo of the Day: Rechargeable Batteries Spark Airline Fire

March 3, 2015 9:07 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | Comments

Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires ...

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