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Review: Devices, Apps Act Like One Under iOS 8

September 18, 2014 9:21 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too...                  

For Electronics Beyond Silicon, a New Contender Emerges

September 17, 2014 10:40 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the needs of powerful, compact devices...

Making Quantum Dots Glow Brighter

September 17, 2014 10:13 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending on their size...

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Meaghan's Minute: Semi-Customizable SiP

September 17, 2014 10:01 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, ON Semiconductor has recently introduced Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors, and electrocardiogram analyzers...

Photos of the Day: A Promising Light Source for Optoelectronic Chips

September 17, 2014 9:51 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Of the three chief components of optical circuits — light emitters, modulators, and detectors — emitters are the toughest to build. One promising light source for optical chips is molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which has excellent optical properties when deposited as a single, atom-thick layer...

Scientists Twist Radio Beams to Send Data

September 17, 2014 9:35 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

Building on previous research that twisted light to send data at unheard-of speeds, scientists at USC have developed a similar technique with radiowaves, reaching high speeds without some of the hassles that can go with optical systems...                     

Computerized Emotion Detector

September 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot, such as the distance between the person's eyes, the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compares it with photos of people in the database that have been tagged with a given name...           

The Future Face of Molecular Electronics

September 17, 2014 9:22 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on the roles currently played by comparatively-bulky wires, resistors and transistors...

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ZigBee Updated Standard for Radio Frequency-Based Remote Controls

September 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by ZigBee Alliance | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is now available for product development and can be downloaded for free from the Alliance website...

CableLabs DLNA CVP-2 Reference Server using Elliptic’s tVault

September 15, 2014 12:43 pm | by Elliptic Technologies | News | Comments

Elliptic Technologies announced their joint development with CableLabs to provide a reference implementation for DLNA’s CVP-2 specifications, now under the new brand of VidiPath Certification program, using Elliptic’s tVault for DTCP-IP content protection...

High Current Sense Chip Resistors With Kelvin 4 Wire Connection

September 15, 2014 11:31 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CSSK Series from Stackpole offers a 0612 size chip resistor with Kelvin 4 wire connection...

Six-Channel White LED Driver with Touch Screen Driver Supply

September 15, 2014 11:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions unveiled the SKY81452 which is a highly integrated, high efficiency LED backlight solution for tablets, notebook computers, monitors, and other portable devices..

HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

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Econais ProbMe WiSmart Secure Configuration Software

September 15, 2014 9:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais makes it possible to securely configure an entire network with a single click...

Cutting the Cloud Computing Carbon Cost

September 12, 2014 5:18 pm | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user's computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the world rather than having to connect to a single desktop or other computer with its finite resources...

The Quantum Revolution Is a Step Closer

September 12, 2014 5:13 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Theories show how computing devices that operate according to quantum mechanics can solve problems that conventional (classical) computers, including super computers, can never solve. These theories have been experimentally tested for small-scale quantum systems, but the world is waiting for the first definitive demonstration of a quantum device that...

New Species of Electrons Can Lead to Better Computing

September 12, 2014 5:11 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers report a material in which electrons move at a controllable angle to applied fields, similar to sailboats driven diagonally to the wind. The material is graphene – one atom-thick chicken wire made from carbon – but with a difference. It is transformed to a new so-called superlattice state by placing it on top of boron nitride...

The Quantum Revolution is a Step Closer

September 11, 2014 5:06 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Theories show how computing devices that operate according to quantum mechanics can solve problems that conventional (classical) computers, including super computers, can never solve. These theories have been experimentally ...   

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released

September 10, 2014 11:35 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack adds line of L and S band high gain amplifiers covering 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and 3.1 to 3.5 GHz...

700-V Power Management Switcher Cuts Quiescent Power Consumption in Half

September 10, 2014 11:12 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TI high-voltage switcher delivers energy savings to “always-on” smart meters, home automation designs...

SuperSpeed Explorer Kit to Accelerate USB 3.0 Designs

September 10, 2014 10:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduced a low-cost, easy-to-use development platform that enables designers to add high-performance USB 3.0 throughput to virtually any system...

Apple Pushes Digital Wallet with Apple Pay

September 10, 2014 10:00 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system...

Review: Apple Watch Looks to Be Another Winner

September 10, 2014 9:53 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. I like that it will come in two sizes, so the watch won't feel giant on smaller hands, as some competing watches do. I also like that Apple will offer a ... 

Apple to Reveal Its Next Big Thing

September 9, 2014 10:14 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses. The trend-setting company is expected to rouse the still-slumbering market for ...

Telit Introduces Cloud-Ready Modules

September 8, 2014 3:41 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions debuted its first m2mAIR Cloud-ready wireless modules, designed to simplify the development and deployment of comprehensive M2M and Internet of Things applications using the m2mAIR Cloud service – an important step toward realizing the company’s vision of the Internet of Things made Plug & Play...

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