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Banks Harvest Callers' Voiceprints to Fight Fraud

October 13, 2014 10:25 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two major U.S. banks, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co., use voice screening, also known as voice biometric blacklists, according to three people familiar with the arrangements, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity because the system was meant to remain secret...                   

EPCOS Active Harmonic Filters for Optimized Power Quality

October 13, 2014 10:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has developed the new EPCOS PQSine series of active harmonic filters that optimize power quality...

Pin Shaped Battery to Power Wearable Devices

October 13, 2014 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a pin shaped lithium ion battery to power wearable devices; a giant modular displayed made from smaller displays; the ultimate data storage protection; and one credit card for all...                             

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Darwin Note, Early Apple Computer Being Auctioned

October 10, 2014 9:56 am | by Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press | News | Comments

A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer — one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 — are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month. Buyers at the Oct. 22 event at Bonhams will need deep pockets...

New iPads, Mac System Expected at Oct. 16 Event

October 8, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has sent invites to an Oct. 16 event during which it's expected to show off new iPad models and an update to its Mac OS system. The company may also use the event to launch its new digital payment service, Apple Pay. The new iPhones released last month came with a wireless chip...

Review: Stir Kinetic Smart Desk Makes You Stand Up

October 8, 2014 1:31 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

You may want to sit down for this. Then get up. Then sit down again. That's because there's a desk out there that tells you to do exactly that. The Stir Kinetic is probably the world's first "smart" desk. It has a built-in touch screen, so you can see this either as a desk with a smartphone in it or a smartphone with a desk attached...  

Atmel Joins Forces with ARM on IoT Development Platform

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by Amtel Corporation | News | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced a partnership with ARM on the mbed device platform for the Internet of Things. This partnership broadens the ecosystem support for developers using Atmel’s portfolio of secure, low-power and cost-effective wireless connectivity solutions...

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 Announces Senior Executive & Industry Panel Agenda

October 8, 2014 10:51 am | by IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 has announced the senior-executive and industry panel agenda for its 57th annual conference to be held December 8 – 12 in Austin, Texas. Declared IEEE Week by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the five-day premier, international event will be highlighted by 1,500 presentations covering the latest IoT, networking, broadband, cloud computing, and emerging technology breakthroughs...

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Cortus With New Low Power Embedded 32-Bit Processor Core

October 8, 2014 10:16 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The APS23 processor core was built to deliver efficiency, ease of integration, and cost of ownership for low-power, connected intelligent devices...

Signal Hound 6 GHz Real-time Spectrum Analyzer on Display

October 8, 2014 9:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Signal Hound will participate in the 51st Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium & Convention in Washington, D.C...

Supercomputers Build Eyes for Power Lines

October 7, 2014 4:12 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

When the power goes out, electricity providers are often left in the dark along with their customers. That status quo is what’s keeping Naresh Acharya up at night. He is now planning to use some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to ...

Pressing the Accelerator on Quantum Robotics

October 7, 2014 10:49 am | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Spain and Austria, who have confirmed that quantum tools help robots learn and respond much faster to the stimuli around them...

Funky Robots Display Japan's Latest Technologies

October 7, 2014 10:29 am | by Haruka Nuga, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition. Exhibitors used such attention-grabbing gadgets to showcase their technology and stand out at the event that started Tuesday...

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AQrate Delivers 5-Fold Increase in Speed to WiFi Access

October 6, 2014 3:59 pm | by Aquantia | News | Comments

Aquantia unveiled AQrate technology, a game-changing product line that delivers 5 times higher throughput than the current Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) solutions without requiring any change to existing copper cabling infrastructure...

Elitecore to Launch Elite Connect Mobile App

October 6, 2014 1:21 pm | by Elitecore Technologies | News | Comments

Elitecore Technologies will soon launch Elite Connect Mobile App. Presenting Elite Connect Mobile App that lays down the marker for Carrier Wi-Fi technologies of the future will be launched...

Presto Engineering Extends HDMI Test Capabilities

October 6, 2014 12:39 pm | by Presto Engineering | News | Comments

Presto Engineering announced its selection of the new Tektronix HDMI 2.0 solution to extend its HDMI test capabilities. In addition to the acquisition of the recently-released Tektronix HDMI platform, Presto Engineering will work jointly with Tektronix to expand its test coverage on high-speed serial bus interfaces...

TIA to UK OfCom for Promoting Investment and Innovation in IoT

October 6, 2014 12:04 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications in response to its request for stakeholder views on promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things..

Breaking Bad Habits with Shock Therapy App

October 6, 2014 12:03 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, hotel rooms you can control with your phone; an agreement to explore Mars; Google Glass helps the hard of hearing; and app to help consumers break bad habits; and I try programming a robot...           

Bel Power Solutions Digital Power Technology Patent License with Cosel

October 6, 2014 11:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bel Fuse announced that it has entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, multi-year field of use license agreement with Japan-based Cosel...

Micrel Launches New Family DC-DC Power Modules

October 6, 2014 10:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel introduced the MIC33163/MIC33164 and MIC33263/MIC33264 a family of low-profile step down power modules capable of 100 percent duty cycle and operating with an input voltage range from 2.7V to 5.5V...

Hewlett-Packard Splits off PC, Printer Businesses

October 6, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive profits higher. Hewlett-Packard, like other PC makers, has been facing changing consumer tastes...

Keysight Converter Reduces Test Development Time

October 6, 2014 9:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced the M9188A, a PXI-based, 16-channels, single-slot unipolar dynamic digital/analog converter...

Integrated Rack-Level Systems for Use in Rugged Environments

October 6, 2014 9:22 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic offers rack-level integration services that enable deployment of commercial equipment in rugged and mobile environments...

Next Stop, Planet e!

October 3, 2014 9:42 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

I’ve never traveled outside of the United States, and I’m excited that my first time will be for Electronica 2014 in Munich. The mere thought of the show’s overall size is very intimidating, but I must say, I am really interested to see all of the technological innovations...              

Can a Football Stadium Be as 'Smart' as a Phone?

October 3, 2014 9:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings...                       

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