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Enabling a New Future for Cloud Computing

August 25, 2014 4:59 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds--to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"--that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing...

Transceiver Platform Provides Long Range and Connectivity

August 25, 2014 2:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation announced its LoRa long-range RF technology...

VPX Systems to Jump Start Application Development

August 25, 2014 11:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek announced the launch of the newest member of the SPARK development systems, the Model 8267. The Model 8267 is pre-configured 3U VPX system to speed application development for the expansive family of Pentek Flexor FMC, Cobalt Virtex-6 and Onyx Virtex-7 FPGA 3U VPX software...

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Keysight Technologies Receives Cyber Innovation Award

August 25, 2014 10:55 am | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced it has received an Innovation Award from the U.K. government for its research into cyber threat detection. The award was presented to the Keysight research team by Professor Nick Jennings, chief scientific adviser for U.K. National Security...

Dead Floppy Drive: Kenya Recycles Global E-Waste

August 25, 2014 12:42 am | by Corinne Chin, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year...

Official Says Hackers Hit up to 25,000 Fed Workers

August 25, 2014 12:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss...

Amphenol Expands Pre-Configured RF Cable Assembly

August 22, 2014 10:54 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Connex has announced the expansion of their pre-configured fixed length RF cable assembly line to include standard metric lengths. These assemblies are ideal for a variety of commercial and industrial applications...                      

A Magna Carta for the Web

August 21, 2014 4:32 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want? ...

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Hacking Gmail with 92 Percent Success

August 21, 2014 4:16 pm | by University of California, Riverside | News | Comments

A team of researchers have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users. They demonstrated the hack in an Android phone. The researchers tested the method and found it was successful...

Apple Bounces Back to Hit a New High

August 21, 2014 3:24 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. The milestone represents a dramatic ...

B&N and Samsung Introduce Co-Branded Tablet

August 20, 2014 11:59 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Wi-Fi tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4...

New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security Modules

August 20, 2014 11:48 am | News | Comments

Computer security researchers have developed a modification to the core Android operating system that allows developers and users to plug in new security enhancements. The new Android Security Modules framework aims to eliminate the bottleneck that prevents developers...

Research Paves Way for Development of Cyborg Moth ‘Biobots’

August 20, 2014 10:47 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response...

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Electrical Engineers Take Major Step Toward Photonic Circuits

August 20, 2014 10:05 am | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

The invention of fiber optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of. Now, electrical engineering researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada are breaking another barrier...

Ballmer Steps Down from Microsoft Board

August 20, 2014 9:48 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching business at Stanford in the fall and USC next spring...

Photo of the Day: The Rise of the Internet of Things

August 19, 2014 12:29 pm | by Jabil | News | Comments

The past twenty-five years of Internet growth was fueled by human communications. The next twenty-five years of Internet growth will be fueled by machines. By 2020, with more things than people on the Internet, will we still need web browsers?...    

Google's Pivotal IPO Launched a Decade of Big Bets

August 18, 2014 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further. Page's vision is that ...  

Chinese Man Accused of Hacking for Defense Data

August 18, 2014 4:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has charged a Chinese businessman with a computer hacking scheme to steal information on military projects, including fighter jets, to sell to Chinese companies. City News ...       

Molecular Engineers Record an Electron's Quantum Behavior

August 18, 2014 12:43 pm | by University of Chicago | News | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light both to control the defect's entire quantum state...

'Cavity Protection Effect' Helps to Conserve Quantum Information

August 18, 2014 12:35 pm | by Vienna University of Technology | News | Comments

Coupling atomic spins in diamonds to microwave resonators could lead to new quantum technologies. Researchers have now managed to dramatically prolong the time these systems can store information. The electronics we use for our computers only knows two different states...

New Tool Makes a Single Picture Worth a Thousand – and More – Images

August 14, 2014 5:22 pm | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if the image could also represent thousands of other images?New software developed by UC Berkeley computer scientists seeks to tame the vast amount of visual data in the world by generating...

Bypass Commands from the Brain to Legs through a Computer

August 14, 2014 5:15 pm | by National Institutes of Natural Sciences | News | Comments

Gait disturbance in individuals with spinal cord injury is attributed to the interruption of neural pathways from brain to the spinal locomotor center, whereas neural circuits locate below and above the lesion maintain most of their functions. An artificial connection...

Advantech’s UTC-620 All-in-One Touch Panel PC

August 13, 2014 9:32 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has announced that the UTC-620 All-in-One Touch Panel PC was chosen as a winner of Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. With its 21.5” full HD display...

Can Our Computers Continue to Get Smaller and More Powerful?

August 13, 2014 6:58 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, entertainment and governance while shrinking to become ubiquitous handheld portals to the world...

Amazon Debuts Mobile Payment App and Card Reader

August 13, 2014 5:53 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. The move places the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer...

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