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Circuit Board Mimics the Human Brain

April 28, 2014 4:27 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford University | Videos | Comments

Bioengineer Kwabena Boahen's Neurogrid can simulate one million neurons and billions of synaptic connections. Boahen is working with other Stanford scientists to develop prosthetic limbs that would be controlled by a Neurogrid-like chip...         

Stanford Scientists Create Circuit Board Modeled on the Human Brain

April 28, 2014 4:26 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford scientists have developed a new circuit board modeled on the human brain, possibly opening up new frontiers in robotics and computing...                         

The Best Computer Interface? Maybe ... Your Hands

April 28, 2014 1:51 pm | by James Patten, TED Talks | Videos | Comments

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way...            

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TerraWave Wi-Fi Antennas From Ventev Minimize Interference in High-Density Venues

April 28, 2014 12:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure (Hunt Valley, MD), a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), today announced three new antenna products to expand the TerraWave portfolio of high-density solutions that address the challenges of Wi-Fi deployments in large venues with many simultaneous users...

Roxtec Cable Entry Seals Used for Upgrading Telecom Base Stations

April 28, 2014 12:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Roxtec (Tulsa, OK) has demonstrated that their cable entry seals for upgrading telecom base stations save time and overall project costs...

Times Microwave Systems Introduces Mini-DIN Connector for Coaxial Cable Assemblies

April 28, 2014 11:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave (Wallingford, CT) has announced the new 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN straight male connector TC-SPP250-4195M-LP, now available for SPP-250-LLPL (SuperFlexible Plenum Pim) 50 Ohm low loss plenum rated coaxial cable assemblies for use in distributed antenna system (DAS) applications...

HotSpot Episode 60: Lifelike Sensory Feedback

April 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by RECOM, multi-sensory technology and bubbles; detecting fatigue drivers; DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program; and inflatable AirFrame Enclosures  for quick set-up Electromagnetic Interference...              

Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits to Highlight Latest Developments in Microelectronics

April 28, 2014 10:43 am | by Chris Burke, 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits | News | Comments

Honolulu, HI – The latest advancements in microelectronics technology and circuits will be presented by the world’s leading experts as they gather for the 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, from June 9-12 (Technology) and from June 10-13 (Circuits) in Honolulu, Hawaii...

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Diamond Teleporters Herald New Era of Quantum Routing

April 28, 2014 10:22 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

The prospect of a quantum Internet has excited physicists for two decades. A quantum Internet will allow the transmission of information around the world with perfect security and make cloud-based quantum computing a reality...          

ILS Technology and Jasper Collaborate to Help Mobile Operators Deliver Innovative IoT Applications

April 28, 2014 9:36 am | by Sara Brown, Telit | News | Comments

London, UK – ILS Technology, a Telit company, and Jasper today announced their expanded collaboration to help mobile operators deploy successful IoT initiatives on the Cloud-based Jasper Platform and the deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform (AEP) from ILS Technology...

Discrimination Potential Seen in 'Big Data' Use

April 28, 2014 9:04 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their lives easier in many ways...                              

Turnkey Demo Kit for High-Speed Connection to the World

April 25, 2014 11:04 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lantiq and Würth Elektronik eiSos have announced the availability of a jointly developed demonstration kit to provide an easy and fast way for implementing Ethernet in a broad range of products. The Evaluation Kit paves the way to easily add Ethernet hardware...            

Meet the Board: Matt Lee – Oscium

April 25, 2014 9:53 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Today, Wireless Design and Development (WDD) is introducing Matt Lee, founder and technical lead at Oscium, a company that delivers personal instrumentation that leverages the easy-to-use interface of the iPad, iPhone and iPod...                       

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Google's Top Social Networking Executive Departs

April 25, 2014 9:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook...                           

Cloud Strength Helps Microsoft Earnings Top Street

April 25, 2014 9:35 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offered fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing...                              

Google, Apple Settle High-Tech Workers' Lawsuit

April 25, 2014 9:33 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another...                    

Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

April 24, 2014 11:53 am | by Julie Cohen | News | Comments

A fully functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics. Unlike conventional computers, the quantum version uses qubits (quantum bits), which make direct use of the multiple states of quantum phenomena...                    

Your T-shirt’s Ringing: Telecommunications in the Spaser Age

April 24, 2014 10:41 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A new version of “spaser” technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing...                            

Turning Smartphones into Microscopes with Droplet Lens

April 24, 2014 10:30 am | by ANU Media, Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smartphone into a high-resolution microscope...                          

Russian Social Media CEO Quits, Flees Country

April 24, 2014 10:27 am | by LAURA MILLS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership...              

Memory Lane: Traveling Through Time on Google Maps

April 24, 2014 10:26 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that...                   

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

April 24, 2014 10:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection...                         

Apple Increases Stock Buyback, Will Split Stock

April 24, 2014 10:17 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation...            

Microsoft Expands Ad-Free Bing Search for Schools

April 23, 2014 9:16 am | by Associate Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade...

Avago's Latest 100 G MicroPOD and MiniPOD

April 22, 2014 11:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies has announced its latest series of MicroPOD(TM) and MiniPOD(TM) solutions support 100GbE data transmission over a 550 meter link distance...

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