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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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New NIST Tools Boost Wireless Channel Frequencies and Capacity

February 19, 2015 5:21 pm | by Laura Ost, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

To help solve the wireless crowding conundrum and support the next generation of mobile technology--5G cellular--researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are developing measurement tools for channels that are new for mobile communications ...              

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Company Sues Apple over Poached Battery Engineers

February 19, 2015 5:09 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members in violation of their nondisclosure and noncompete agreements when they left A123 ...              

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RFMW and API Technologies Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

February 19, 2015 12:44 pm | by RFMW | Comments

RFMW Ltd. and API Technologies have announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective February 1, 2015. API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) ("API") is a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave ...                             

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NIST Tools to Help Boost Wireless Channel Frequencies and Capacity

February 19, 2015 10:13 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere, which is great for communications but a growing burden on wireless channels. Forecasted huge increases in mobile data traffic call for exponentially more channel capacity. Boosting bandwidth and capacity could speed ... 

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Photo of the Day: Internet of Things: Risk and Value Considerations

February 19, 2015 7:00 am | by ISACA | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has the potential to be staggeringly transformational and, at the same time, highly disruptive to business. Business value and organizational competitiveness can be derived as enterprises capitalize on these new capabilities to gain more and better business ... 

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