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Exploring Public Perceptions of Future Wearable Computing

November 8, 2013 9:29 am | by Jason Maderer, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As scientists develop the next wave of smartwatches and other wearable computing, they might want to continue focusing their attention on the arms and the wrists. According to a recent Georgia Tech study, portable electronic devices placed on the collar, torso, waist or...

Microsoft Makes IE 11 Browser Work for Windows 7

November 8, 2013 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft said Thursday that it has made its latest browser, Internet Explorer 11, available to users of Windows 7 machines. The new browser had already been part of the Windows 8.1 upgrade the...                                     

Engineering Newswire 64: Hypersonic Jet Strikes Anywhere in Less Than an Hour

November 7, 2013 1:02 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying unmanned Navy helicopters, adjusting our atomic clocks, reconfiguring robotic ape spines, and attacking any target in the world, in less than an hour with the ...      

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Review: New Kindle is Strong Challenge to iPad Air

November 7, 2013 9:46 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn't received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest...

Georgia Tech Develops Inkjet-Based Circuits

November 7, 2013 9:42 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working...

Photo of the Day: On-Demand, Cloud-Computing

November 6, 2013 9:05 am | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

The first, an abbreviation for the words "sequencing in the clouds", combined with the Microsoft cloud computing platform and infrastructure, provides a portable cloud solution for next-generation sequence analysis. This resource optimizes data management, such as data partitioning and...

New Computing Model Could Lead to Quicker Advancements in Medical Research

November 5, 2013 5:30 pm | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

With the promise of personalized and customized medicine, one extremely important tool for its success is the knowledge of a person's unique genetic profile. This personalized knowledge of one's genetic profile has been facilitated by the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS), where sequencing a...

CyPhy Works Raises $7Mi to Build Flying Robots for Big Industries

November 5, 2013 4:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

CyPhy Works has announced the close of a $7 million financing round led by Lux Capital, with participation from General Catalyst Partners, Felicis Ventures, and several undisclosed prominent angel investors. The UAV industry in the U.S., and around the world, is seeing rapid growth and CyPhy Works has a leading position and the best-of-class...

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Synaptic Transistor Learns While it Computes

November 4, 2013 11:20 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

Our brains have upwards of 86 billion neurons, connected by synapses that not only complete myriad logic circuits; they continuously adapt to stimuli, strengthening some connections while weakening others. We call that process learning, and it enables the kind of rapid, highly efficient...

HotSpot Episode 37: GPS Tracking Bullets Used in High-Speed Chases

November 4, 2013 10:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, StarChase creates GPS tracking bullets to help police in high-speed chases; digital villages help African communities become economically independent; a new Bluetooth anit lost alarm; and the perfect gift for kids during the holiday season...

Engineering Newswire 63: Space Glider Skids Off Runway

November 1, 2013 9:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, the first free-flight approach-and-landing test doesn't go so smooth; making things cooler with a microwavel; a bipedal robot that is very realistic; and a mathematical model that shows the impact of unexpected events in...

U.S. Woman Questions Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

November 1, 2013 8:58 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

An early adopter of Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses may soon become a guinea pig of a different sort. Cecilia Abadie was pulled over for speeding Tuesday evening in San Diego, and a California Highway Patrol officer noticed she was wearing Google Glass. The officer tacked on...

Dell Laptop Buyers Make a Stink Over Cat Smell

November 1, 2013 8:56 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling. People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. Some of them said on the company's online customer forums that the odor...

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Cypress Controllers Enable Mobile POS Device with Touch-Sensing PIN Entry

October 29, 2013 3:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor recently announced that Ezetap is using Cypress’ CapSense Express controllers in the capacitive-touch-based PIN-pad in its new MPOS device. The CY8CMBR2016 matrix keypad solution provides the Ezetap MPOS device with a durable user interface, helping it to pass...

HotSpot Episode 36: Smart Knockers Give Breast Implants a Brain

October 28, 2013 10:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Sandisk, a stand-alone smart sensor label; smart breast implants that make medical care easier; Google's browser extension, uPoxy, provides more secure routes to the Internet; and i-Air touch technology...

iPad Art Gains Recognition in New Hockney Exhibit

October 28, 2013 9:47 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Happily hunched over his iPad, Britain's most celebrated living artist David Hockney is pioneering in the art world again, turning his index finger into a paintbrush that he uses to swipe across a touchscreen to create vibrant landscapes, colorful forests, and richly...

Patent Shows Samsung's Rival to Google Glass

October 25, 2013 9:44 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A patent filing shows Samsung Electronics is working on a device it calls sports glasses in a possible response to Google's Internet-connected eyewear. A design patent filing at the Korean Intellectual Property Office shows a Samsung design for smartphone-connected glasses that can display information from the handset.

Chip Growth Leads Samsung to Another Record Profit

October 25, 2013 9:37 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics reported another record quarterly profit as a revival in its semiconductor business and strong shipments of cheaper handsets offset flat sales of high-end smartphones. The South Korean company, which is the world's largest maker of smartphones, memory chips and televisions, said Friday its July-September net profit rose 25 percent over a year earlier to $7.5 billion.

Ahead of the Bell: Microsoft

October 25, 2013 9:31 am | News | Comments

Microsoft shares jumped 6 percent before the opening bell Friday after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results, marking a strong start for a major overhaul at the world's largest software company. Conditions in the PC industry, according to Citigroup's Walter Pritchard, might not look as bad as they previously did.

September/October 2013 – The Qardio Monitoring System for Smarter Healthcare

October 21, 2013 3:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The September/October issue of Wireless Design and Development contains features on an assortment of topics, including an article by Cavendish Kinetics concerning new design space for mobile antenna designers, a Brainstorm on Test & Measurement, and Sacrificing Conversation for Connection from the editor.

HotSpot Episode 35: 50-Year Old Computer Gets New Life

October 21, 2013 9:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, Vanderbilt University is restoring surgeons' sense of touch; Brown University wins a million dollar prize for their brain technology; a 50-year old computer gets brought back to  life; and the University of Washington created a new Kinect-based program to help those who can't see participate in Yoga exercises.

HotSeat Episode 10: Single-Mode LTE Modules

October 18, 2013 2:42 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Videos | Comments

For this HotSeat interview, Craig Miller, vice president of marketing for Sequans Communications sits down with WDD to discuss single-mode LTE modules for tablet and mobile computers. He provides the unique features of Sequans modules versus other modules on the market.

Review: Windows 8.1 Improves, but Far from Perfect

October 18, 2013 9:40 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Windows is still far from perfect. It continues to come across as a work in progress. But Windows 8.1 shows Microsoft is listening. People who already have Windows 8 will find digital life more pleasant with the update. Microsoft's tile and touch approach will take time to get used to, even with Windows 8.1.

Engineering Newswire 61: Cyborg Cockroaches Map Collapsed Buildings

October 18, 2013 9:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing touch-free interfaces with a feedback feature, 3D printing rockets to carry nanosat satellites, swarming collapsed buildings with cyborg cockroaches, and once again trying to answer, “what women want.”

Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1, a Year in Making

October 17, 2013 9:01 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft released its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs. Windows 8.1 still features the dual worlds that Windows 8 created when it came out last October.

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