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Full-Featured Spectrum Analysis & Deep Signal Analysis from Tektronix RSA306

November 6, 2014 2:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Videos | Comments

The RSA306 from Tektronix,  offers full-featured spectrum analysis and deep signal analysis at a price unmatched by any previous offering. Using the latest in commercial interfaces and available computing power, the RSA306 separates signal acquisition from measurement ...                

TI Brings 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo Modules to Industrial & IoT Applications

November 6, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the WiLink 8 combo connectivity modules, which support Wi-Fi in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. The new highly-integrated module family offers high throughput...                   

Photo of the Day: Cockroach Cyborg to Help Emergency Personnel

November 6, 2014 11:16 am | by Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

The biobots are equipped with electronic backpacks that control the cockroach’s movements ...                                                           

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New 3D Display Technology Promises Greater Energy Efficiency

November 6, 2014 11:01 am | by Lyndsay Meyer, The Optical Society | News | Comments

The ultra-thin LCD screen described in a paper in The Optical Society’s (OSA) journal Optics Letters is capable of holding three-dimensional images without a power source ...                                         

Projecting a Robot’s Intentions

November 6, 2014 10:55 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT’s Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind ...                          

Cybersecurity Firm IDs New Apple-Targeting Malware

November 6, 2014 10:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China ...                            

Moxa Introduces 4G LTE Enabled Embedded RISC Computing Platform

November 5, 2014 3:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Moxa has introduced its UC-8100 RISC computer, an embedded computing platform specifically designed for large scale, big data WAN applications in solar and other energy monitoring systems, as well as in distributed industrial automation ...                                     

Raising Cryptography’s Security Standards

November 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Larry Hardesty | News | Comments

Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources. There is, however, another notion of security — information-theoretic security — which means that even an adversary with unbounded computational power ... 

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Eye-Controlled Car Cockpit Keeps Drivers' Hands on the Wheel

November 3, 2014 10:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, touching digital worlds with an exoskeleton for hands; using drones to understand malaria; a fitbit that diagnoses car problems; and an eye-controlled car cockpit that keeps drivers' hands on teh wheel ...                              

Berkeley Lab Reports Breakthrough in Microring Laser Cavities

November 3, 2014 10:22 am | by Lynn Yarris | News | Comments

A significant breakthrough in laser technology has been reported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Scientists led by Xiang Zhang, a physicist with joint appointments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, have developed a unique microring laser cavity ... 

Human-to-Machine Technology Enables Faster, More Accurate Language Translations

November 3, 2014 9:03 am | by Tom Abate | News | Comments

Computer scientists at Stanford have created a language translation system that allows bilingual humans to translate text faster and more accurately than is currently possible. This hybrid approach, which blends human and machine intelligence, is aimed at the $34-billion-a-year worldwide market for professional translation services ... 

Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

October 31, 2014 10:24 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption ...                                   

Retail Skirmish Blocks Apple Pay at Checkout Line

October 29, 2014 10:02 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast. Retailer resistance to Apple Pay had been expected because Apple hasn't offered incentives to install pricey point-of-sale terminals and train staff on its new mobile payment system ... 

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A Simple Solution for Quantum Technology Challenge

October 28, 2014 11:38 am | by Jacqui Bealing and James Hakner, University of Sussex | News | Comments

In a paper published today (28 October) in Nature Communications, Professor Barry Garraway and colleagues show how to make a new type of flexibly designed microscopic trap for atoms ...                           

Boosting Laser Output by Cutting Power

October 28, 2014 11:22 am | by Steven Schultz, Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Princeton engineers have shown that carefully restricting the delivery of power to certain areas within a laser could boost its output by many orders of magnitude ...                            

Apple CEO Says Apple Pay a Success

October 28, 2014 10:49 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system ...                            

Cloud & Data Center Spending will Jump Nearly 50 Percent Through 2017

October 27, 2014 1:22 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high tech communications networks, released an in-depth report showing that cloud computing will be one of the fastest-growing segments in telecommunications through at least 2017...              

14 Slot Rack Mount Architecture Expands Compact COTS Packaging Capabilities

October 23, 2014 3:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 14 slot, 19 inch Mild to Wild rack mount SBS architecture for accommodating a wide range of compact COTS applications, from process control to high end automated test equipment (ATE) systems. The architecture offers expansion and replaces the need for different system architectures for varying industrial and military applications ... 

Photos of the Day: History of Science Auction

October 23, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The computer, which had been estimated to sell for $300,000 to $500,000, has an intact motherboard and a vintage keyboard and monitor. It also has a power supply contained in a wooden box and two tape decks...                    

Vintage Apple Computer Bought for $905,000

October 23, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year...                       

Microsemi Collaboration with Broadcom to Expand Broadband Product Portfolio

October 22, 2014 5:31 pm | by Microsemi Corporation | News | Comments

Microsemi Corporation introduced at the Broadband World Forum 2014 its new reverse power feed (RPF) technology, a critical technology for FTTdp and G.fast deployments. In order to achieve the highest data rates with G.fast, shorter loop lengths are required which leads to the need for fiber to the distribution point, or FTTdp...

Axiros with Product Line Extensions and Global Expansion

October 22, 2014 5:21 pm | by Axiros | News | Comments

Axiros announced several major investments in its product offerings, new customers and global expansion as it paves the way for its Internet of Things products. Axiros' new and existing Tier 1 and 2 service provider customers and device manufacturers have consistently reinvested in Axiros technology...

Multiple Companies Fund NuCurrent's Commercial Development

October 22, 2014 5:08 pm | by NuCurrent | News | Comments

Integrators continue to turn to NuCurrent to help build in efficient wireless power capabilities into accessories, smartphones, cars, and the places people visit every day like the coffee shop and office. With NuCurrent’s technology, consumer products benefit from improved simultaneous charging of multiple devices with different power requirements...

Internet of Things Aims to Smarten Your Life

October 22, 2014 3:10 pm | by Associated Press | Videos | Comments

As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things...                        

Apple's Security Warning for iCloud

October 22, 2014 2:55 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China...              

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