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AT&T to Goes on Spectrum Shopping Binge

August 3, 2012 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Untitled Document AT&T Inc. has gone on a shopping spree for wireless spectrum, striking three separate deals that should let it increase its capacity for wireless broadband. The Dallas-based phone company said Thursday that it has agreed to buy NextWave Wireless Inc.


For Wireless Power Market Success, Look to the East

August 1, 2012 7:04 am | Comments

According to an upcoming report from IMS Research , recently acquired by IHS Inc., Japan is forecast to become the leading market for wireless power technology this year, with enabled devices surpassing two million shipments by year’s end. The report points to mobile phone carrier support, in-box packaging, and deployment of wireless power infrastructure as the main reasons for the rapid rise in cable-free charging.


FDA Approves Edible Electronic Pills That Sense When You Take Your Medication

August 1, 2012 6:58 am | Comments

If you perpetually forget to take your medicine, these new FDA-approved edible sensors might be the first step to regulating your medication patterns. When you hear the term electronic pills, you might be imagining some sort of hardwired chips that you’re supposed to unwillingly ingest. This isn’t quite the case.


Seven Reasons Business Travelers Need An iPhone Expense App

August 1, 2012 6:55 am | Comments

Traveling for business? Don’t forget to pack an expense tracker app. Traveling for business is a lot different from taking a vacation. While you may get to experience far off cities, meet new people, and have some genuine fun on a business trip, you’ll also need to work, worry about delays that could make you miss critical meetings, ensure you leave your hotel room looking your most presentable, and keep track of every expense related to the trip.


Report: iPad Accounts for 85% of Tablet Web Usage

August 1, 2012 6:52 am | Comments

It’s high time for some competition in the tablet device space, after new data suggested that Apple holds a whopping 85 percent share of the market. That in mind, the release of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and unveiling of Microsoft Surface are set to bring a dose of serious competition at right on time.


Parrot Minikit Neo Rolls Through the FCC

August 1, 2012 6:49 am | Comments

With roughly a month to go before it hits retail channels, Parrot's Minikit Neo is inching towards being ready for mass consumption. This week the hands-free bluetooth accessory made a run through the FCC and received Uncle Sam's seal of approval. The filing isn't hiding any surprises, and we're not even treated to a nice teardown.


Google Delays Nexus Q Launch

August 1, 2012 6:15 am | Comments

Google announced on Tuesday that it is holding shipments of its Nexus Q “cloud-connect jukebox” gadget while the company “works on making it even better.” To make up for the delay, the company is sending the current model to customers who pre-ordered the device for free. The search engine giant reportedly sent out an email informing customers who pre-ordered the device that the Nexus Q will be delayed as it undergoes improvements.


Cable-Based Antennas Improve Passenger In-Flight Access To Wireless Networks

July 31, 2012 9:52 am | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has developed new cable-based antennas (often referred to as leaky lines or leaky feeders) that improve signal propagation without increasing the amount of hardware required on an airplane. Ideal for both wide-body and single-aisle passenger aircraft, GORE Cable-Based Antennas provide reliable access to different wireless protocols so passengers can easily connect to in-flight entertainment, Internet servers, and email accounts.


Global LTE Antenna Reference Design for Smartphones

July 31, 2012 9:51 am | Comments

Antenova Ltd., the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced the release of a LTE Antenna Reference Design for Smartphones which covers the global LTE bands. Antenova's extremely wideband and efficient antenna design overcomes the difficulty of covering all the LTE frequency bands without the use of switches or tunable active components, resulting in a significantly lower cost LTE MIMO (Multiple-In-Multiple-Out) antenna system for smartphones.


3 Reasons Your Company Still Hasn’t Moved to the Cloud

July 31, 2012 7:04 am | Comments

It’s only natural to reject change in a work environment. Change generally means relearning processes for tasks workers mastered years ago by learning new rules, methods, and practices. Despite the very real benefits of change, those in management can have a very hard time justifying the extra work employees must put in now for rewards that may not be seen until weeks or months later.


Next-Gen iPhone Dock Offers Robotic Motion, Exciting Platform Potential

July 31, 2012 6:57 am | Comments

In April 2012, an ambitious Kickstarter project made headlines for exceeding its $100,000 funding goal by more than half a million dollars. The project was Galileo , an iOS-controlled, robotic motion platform for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The brainchild of Motrr team Josh Guyot and JoeBen Bevirt, the guys behind Joby and Guyot Designs , the dock certainly captured the imagination of the Kickstarter community, with more than 5,000 backers getting involved.


Cutting Building Energy Use in Half with Renewables

July 30, 2012 12:28 pm | Comments

The blips of a heart monitor, the hum of an MRI, the intense lights of a surgical room: all can bring both comfort and fear — and all require a lot of power. But new hospitals are being filled with natural, calming light and are leveraging energy from the sun and earth to power the machines, instruments, and tools medical professionals use to help patients recover.


Partnership to Address the North American EMC Market

July 30, 2012 11:42 am | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz will take over the sales of anechoic chambers and shielded rooms from the Albatross Projects Group in the USA and Canada, effective immediately. Production, sales and service of complete EMC systems are now available from a single source. This agreement is the logical continuation of a successful, long-term partnership.


ITT Selected to Supply Connectors for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Taiwan

July 30, 2012 8:16 am | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has been selected as the qualified supplier of connectors for use in electric vehicle charging stations throughout Taiwan. The EVC Series is the only SAE J1772 (U.S.), IEC (Europe) and GB (Asia) certified connector capable of delivering a 75A charge, which results in a charging time that is 2.


How to Avoid Traps in Plastic Electronics

July 30, 2012 7:13 am | by Plastic electronics hold the promise of cheap, mass-produced devices. But plastic semiconductors have an important flaw: the electronic current is influenced by "charge traps" in the | Comments

material. These traps, which have a negative impact on plastic light-emitting diodes and solar cells, are poorly understood.   This is a visualization of an electron traveling through a potential field with charge traps in plastic electronics. However, a new study by a team of researchers from the University of Groningen and the Georgia Institute of Technology reveals a common mechanism underlying these traps and provides a theoretical framework to design trap-free plastic electronics.



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