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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...

FCI Announces PwrBlade+ has Completed Reliability Tests

April 22, 2014 10:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FCI (Singapore), a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, is proud to announce the PwrBlade+™ power connector has completed its long-term reliability tests when cross-mated with the TE Connectivity Multi-Beam XLE connector series...

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Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

April 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Spreadsheets may have been the original killer app for personal computers, but data tables don't play to the strengths of multi-touch devices such as tablets. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach that allows people to explore complex data with their fingers...          

AT&T Explores Expansion of Super-Fast Internet

April 22, 2014 9:32 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas...                              

Gates-Funded Student Data Group to Shut Down

April 22, 2014 9:30 am | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client — New York state...                

Apple Recycles All Old Products, for Free

April 22, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services...                  

Microchip Unveils 4Kb Serial Presence Detect EEPROM for DDR4 SDRAM Modules

April 21, 2014 1:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip has announced a new 4Kb I2C Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM device, the 34AA04, which is specifically designed to work with the next generation of Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) SDRAM modules used in high-speed PCs and laptops, while also supporting older DDR2/3 platforms...

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HotSpot Episode 59: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface...          

Flipping the Switch

April 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard University | News | Comments

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks...              

Big Data Poses Great Challenges and Opportunities for Databases

April 21, 2014 11:55 am | by CUI Bin, Science China Press | News | Comments

Advances in the technology frontier have resulted in major disruptions and transformations in the massive data processing infrastructures. For the past three decades, classical database management systems, data warehousing and data analysis technologies have been well recognized as effective tools for data management and analysis...

Agilent Technologies Announces Certification of HDMI 2.0 Test Solution

April 18, 2014 12:34 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced that the Agilent HDMI 2.0 test solution has been certified by the HDMI Forum as an official compliance test tool. The solution has the widest coverage for HDMI Physical layer compliance test. Certification was achieved with the collaborative framework of Panasonic; the solution will be used at the Panasonic Authorized Test Center, in Osaka, Japan...     

Testing Protocols in Internet of Things by a Formal Passive Technique

April 18, 2014 9:59 am | by CHE Xiaoping, Science China Press | News | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Dr. CHE Xiaoping and Dr. MAAG Stephane from Laboratory UMR 5157 of French Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) focus on converging these two kinds of testing in a same formal approach...

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Long-Distance Wireless Power Transfer: Dipole Coil Resonant System

April 18, 2014 9:50 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Videos | Comments

Chun T. Rim, a professor of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering at KAIST, and his team showcased, on April 16, 2014 at the KAIST campus, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, a great improvement in the distance that electric power can travel wirelessly...                 

Wireless Power Transfer Achieved at 5-Meter Distance

April 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Now, researchers and engineers are trying to remove the last remaining wires altogether by developing wireless power transfer technology...             

Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years to Find

April 18, 2014 9:30 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December...                           

Facebook Rolls Out Location-Sharing Feature

April 18, 2014 9:28 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching...                               

White House Updating Online Privacy Policy

April 18, 2014 9:25 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain...          

Information Storage for the Next Generation of Plastic Computers

April 17, 2014 11:02 am | by Gary Galluzzo, University of Iowa | News | Comments

Inexpensive computers, cell phones, and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality...                                     

Photos of the Day: Light-Driven Superconductivity

April 17, 2014 10:46 am | by Justin Eure, Bookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists used carefully timed pairs of laser pulses at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to trigger superconductivity in the material and immediately take x-ray snapshots of its atomic and electronic structure as superconductivity emerged...            

Progress in the Fight against Quantum Dissipation

April 17, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Gershon, Yale University | News | Comments

Scientists at Yale have confirmed a 50-year-old, previously untested theoretical prediction in physics and improved the energy storage time of a quantum switch by several orders of magnitude. They report their results in the April 17 issue of the journal Nature...           

Potential Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings

April 17, 2014 10:25 am | by Ash Allan, Elsevier Research Intelligence | News | Comments

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training...                        

March/April 2014 – NASA’s CubeSat Gives Fresh Perspective

April 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The March/April issue of Wireless Design and Development (WDD) features an assortment of topics, including an article by B&B Electronics on simplifying M2M data networking, a Brainstorm that features WDD’s new editorial advisory board, and an article on powerful options for remote wireless devices by Tadiran Batteries...

Study Shows Increase in Online Information Thefts

April 15, 2014 9:07 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday...                    

Photos of the Day: Smartphone-Readable Microparticles Prevent Counterfeiting

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

These particles can easily be manufactured and integrated into a variety of materials, and can withstand extreme temperatures, sun exposure, and heavy wear, says Doyle, the senior author of a paper describing the particles in the April 13 issue of Nature Materials. They could also be equipped with sensors that can “record” their environments — noting...

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