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Keep Your Head in the Cloud: Rethinking BSS Systems in the Era of Hyper-Innovation

November 21, 2013 3:07 pm | by Alam Gill, senior vice president of global managed services, CSG International | Blogs | Comments

Remember the days when outsourcing meant giving “non-core” systems and processes to third-party “consultants” who promised to save you money while allowing you to focus on whatever they thought was your core business...                 

Meet the Robots for Humanity

November 21, 2013 9:31 am | by TED Talk, Henry Evans | Videos | Comments

Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage -- and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a...               

Solar-Powered Battery Woven into Fabric Overcomes Hurdle for 'Wearable Electronics'

November 21, 2013 9:27 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Though some people already seem inseparable from their smartphones, even more convenient, wearable, solar-powered electronics could be on the way soon, woven into clothing fibers or incorporated into watchbands...             

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Exclusive: External Impacts on Touch Panel Design and Performance

November 19, 2013 4:17 pm | by Shahna Kothapally, Vice President of Engineering, Ocular | Articles | Comments

Projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panels are the touch panel of choice. Research has shown that resistive touch panel sales are significantly lower than PCAP, and this trend is...                           

Engineering Newswire 65: Efficient Batteries Go Viral

November 18, 2013 10:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching drones from tiny boats, recycling shower water, using sensors to prevent serious brain injuries, and making batteries more efficient by going viral ...       

HotSpot Episode 39: Watson's Return

November 18, 2013 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, brought to you by National Instruments, a product that combines all of your credit cards into one, easy-to-use device; Jeopardy superstar, Watson returns; the EnOcean Alliance introduces its generic profiles; and an app to help drivers locate alternative fueling stations...

Google: Searches for Child Abuse Sites Blocked

November 18, 2013 9:31 am | by SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Writing ahead of a British summit on Internet safety, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt said his company has fine-tuned Google Search to clean up results for over 100,000 search terms. When users type in queries that may be related to child sexual abuse, they will...

Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' into Remote Hospitals

November 18, 2013 9:25 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies...                    

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Governments Mining Google for More Personal Data

November 15, 2013 9:24 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The latest snapshot emerged Thursday in a report that the company has released every six months for the past three years. Several other companies, including Microsoft, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc. and Yahoo Inc., have since followed Google's practice of disclosing... 

DOE Awards $25.4 Million in Contracts for Exascale Supercomputer Interconnect Design

November 15, 2013 9:20 am | by Jon Bashor, NERSC and Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration have awarded $25.4 million in research and development contracts to five leading companies in high-performance computing to accelerate the...  

Testimony to Begin in Apple-Samsung Patent Trial

November 13, 2013 9:32 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

The billion dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom. Lawyers for rivals Apple and South Korea-based Samsung Electronics were scheduled to deliver opening statements Wednesday in a San Jose courtroom in a trial to...

Combined Data Plane & Control Processing in Aitech SBCs

November 12, 2013 1:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems now offers two new rugged single board computers (SBCs) based on the latest Freescale 12-core T4240 QorIQ processor architecture...

Modbus Gateway from B&B Electronics

November 12, 2013 10:04 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics has expanded its family of Vlinx Modbus Communications Gateways with the MESP211, a low-cost, compact gateway designed to convert Modbus ASCII or Modbus RTU serial signals into...

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Meaghan's Minute: Driblet Water Sensor

November 12, 2013 10:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices,  Dragon Innovation's crowd funding platform is featuring a new project, Driblet, which is a Wi-Fi connected water sensor that harvests its own energy by using the flow of water...

Samsung Makes Quiet Push for New Mobile OS

November 12, 2013 9:35 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean electronics giant is in a quiet push to make its Tizen operating system a part of the technology lexicon as familiar as Google's Android or Apple's iOS. Its ambition doesn't stop there. Samsung sees the software in your car, fridge and television...

Many Millions at Stake at 2nd Apple-Samsung Trial

November 12, 2013 9:23 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around world, Apple Inc. has argued that Samsung's Android-based phones copy vital iPhone features. Samsung Electronics Co. is fighting back with its own complaints that some key Apple patents are invalid and Apple has...

HotSpot Episode 38: Sensors Smell Meth Labs, Bombs

November 11, 2013 9:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, sesnors smell meth labs and bombs; a smartphone app that increases driver safety in low visibility situations; flexible batteries made from carbon nanotubes; and a Smart SesnorTag that shortens design time for Bluetooth app development...

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 ...      

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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