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Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

October 30, 2014 10:46 am | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay ...                                  

The Vague, Undefined Promise of 5G

October 30, 2014 9:33 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor, Wirless Week | Blogs | Comments

The term 5G is as yet completely meaningless aside from the fact that the moniker is the obvious...

Photos of the Day: MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

October 29, 2014 11:49 am | News | Comments

A team of students at MIT is busy working on a prototype device that could eliminate much of...

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

October 29, 2014 10:28 am | by Kyle Vanhemert | News | Comments

Keeping indoor spaces at comfortable temperatures requires a huge amount of electricity–...

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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 ... 

Experts Identify Easy Way to Improve Smartphone Security

October 28, 2014 4:49 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

What information is beaming from your mobile phone over various computer networks this very second without you being aware of it?Experts say your contact lists, email messages, surfed webpages, browsing histories, usage patterns, online purchase records and even password protected accounts may all...

Keysight Sponsors B4G MIMO Lab in Taiwan

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced sponsorship of the B4G MIMO Lab, part of National Taiwan University’s (NTU) High-Speed Radio Frequency and mmWave Center. Keysight also announced that is has joined the B4G/5G Technology Forum ...                           

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Beating Battery Drain with Power-Conserving Chip

October 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a concern. Now a technology developed by MIT spinout Eta Devices ...

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...              

Meaghan's Minute: Smart Phone to Smart Home

October 27, 2014 10:58 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, everyone is talking about the Smart Home. However, the real excitement will be the smart and intelligent home where the house is smart enough to learn how we want to live and then manage the environment to make our lives much more comfortable, safe and...       

California Startup Testing Police Gunfire Tracking Technology

October 24, 2014 10:45 am | by Haven Daley, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its holster and when it's fired ... 

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Cloud Business Lifts Microsoft's Quarterly Results

October 24, 2014 10:22 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent ... 

White Paper: After the Smart Phone the Smart Home

October 23, 2014 6:45 pm | by Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies | White Papers

GreenPeak Technologies has created a new white that discusses and explores the importance of the smart phone and other web connected devices to the rapid emergence of the Smart Home. The new white paper also includes a discussion of Family Lifestyle systems...

National Instruments & Lund University Announce Massive MIMO Collaboration

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

National Instruments and Lund University have announced a collaboration on the development of a test bed capable of prototyping a massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) system...                      

Photo of the Day: Massive MIMO Base Station

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

Massive MIMO is a relatively new concept in 5G communications and addresses capacity and energy challenges facing next-generation communication systems...                                

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...                    

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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...                       

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Apple Pay

October 23, 2014 9:48 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Could Apple Pay really be as revolutionary as it sounds? Is it going to work? Will it even catch on? Here are three reasons why you should use (or at least try) Apple Pay today.  

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...              

Top 20 U.S. Cities for Tech Startup Funding

October 22, 2014 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

When you think of tech start-ups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country...                            

'Silicon Beach' Brings Tech Boom to LA

October 22, 2014 2:37 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach..."                       

Photos of the Day: A 'Star Wars' Laser Bullet

October 22, 2014 11:23 am | News | Comments

A laser with power of 10 TW per pulse was constructed at the Laser Centre of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw.

This is What a 'Star Wars' Laser Bullet Really Looks Like

October 22, 2014 11:05 am | News | Comments

Tests of a new compact high-power laser have given researchers at the Laser Centre of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (IPC PAS and FUW) the opportunity to film the passage of an ultrashort laser pulse through the air.

DOCSIS 3.1 Compliant Switch from RFMW

October 22, 2014 10:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for a single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch from Peregrine Semiconductor...

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