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Multi-Port, Multi-Protocol

March 27, 2015 1:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products has announced a new family of mini PCI Express (mPCIe) multi-port serial communication cards — the mPCIe-COM Series ...

5 Things to Know About Galaxy S6 Phones

March 27, 2015 10:37 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A better design, sharper camera and easier to use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer. Although Samsung has been praised for its improved hardware, much of what I like is in the software ...           

Smart PIR Sensor for Smart Home Applications

March 26, 2015 9:31 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies has announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio with the launch of a reference design for a low cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor with outstanding performance ...

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Photo of the Day: Smartphones and Wearables Top Shopping Lists in 2015

March 25, 2015 11:04 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

FatWallet.com, where millions of online deal hunters go to stack coupons with cash back, announced results from its annual Electronics Shopping Survey. The study revealed 75% of consumers will buy new electronics this year (up 4% from 2014) and 36% will spend ... 

JENN-AIR's Dual Convection Smart Oven

March 23, 2015 3:33 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

JENN-AIR is releasing a dual convection oven which can be completely operated via a mobile app ...

HotSpot Episode 106: A New App that Animates Your Life

March 23, 2015 11:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a ring that provides a shortcut to everything; using virtual reality to decorate your home; making health insurance easy with a new mobile app; and animate your life with Plotagon ...

Can't Remember Your Password? Here are 2 New Ways to Log In

March 23, 2015 10:23 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked ...

Tag Heuer Brings Swiss Craftmanship to Silicon Valley

March 20, 2015 4:08 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

TAG Heuer plans to bring a little bit of Swiss craftsmanship to Silicon Valley, as the watchmakers gears toward smartwatches ...

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Wireless Minute: Terminal Navigation for the Blind

March 20, 2015 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Alex Shanahan, David Mantey | Videos | Comments

A new technology could help the blind navigate around busy subway stations. Anything for neurotic claustrophobes?    

I Was Kidnapped at South by Southwest

March 20, 2015 10:02 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Okay, so I wasn’t really kidnapped, but I was picked up by a white van with tinted windows on the corner of a city that I’ve never been to before. The experience was organized by Vinli and Gemalto to promote the innovative Vinli aftermarket device that plugs into an OBD-II port ...

Best Innovators Named at South by Southwest

March 20, 2015 9:11 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

The internet connection-free messenger FireChat and the music service Cone were among the winners of the South by Southwest Interactive Innovation Awards 2015, presented on March 17...

Creating New Senses for Humans

March 20, 2015 9:04 am | by David Eagleman, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that ... 

Smart Bandage Detects Invisible Wounds

March 20, 2015 8:39 am | by Roxanne Makasdjian and Phil Ebiner | Videos | Comments

Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, Berkeley engineers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes and while recovery is still possible ...

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‘Smart Bandage’ Detects Bedsores Before They are Visible to Doctors

March 20, 2015 8:39 am | by Sarah Yang, Media Relations, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new “smart bandage” that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes – and while recovery is still possible ...

Wireless Minute: World's First Bluetooth-Enabled U-Lock

March 19, 2015 9:58 am | by Jon Dipierro, Janine Mooney | Videos | Comments

The "Nok?" U-lock is the first Bluetooth-enabled bike lock. The remote-sensing device, syncs with your phone, so when you push a button on the crossbar it senses your presence and unlocks. If you forget or lose your phone, there's a way to open the lock by pressing a customized series of short and long touches, sort of like Morse code ...

Google Exec Says Immigration Changes Would Help Economy

March 19, 2015 9:48 am | by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press | News | Comments

The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on ...

Cutting the Cord Could Save Money on Online TV Watching

March 19, 2015 9:12 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

There are more ways to watch television online than ever. Even HBO and ESPN — two channels often cited as reasons people keep expensive cable or satellite TV packages — will be available for streaming on their own. All these offerings make it possible to drop your pay-TV service without giving up favorite shows ...

Photos of the Day: Wearable Devices & Cartoon Avatars at SXSW

March 18, 2015 12:17 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | News | Comments

My last day at SXSW I cruised the showroom floor and tried out some of the wearable devices on display, made a cartoon avatar of myself, and learned more about the Internet of Tomorrow ...

Wireless Minutes: Lully-By Vibrating Pod Prevents Night Terrors

March 18, 2015 11:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

Lully, a new device that works on the idea of "scheduled awakenings," has been proven to stop 90 percent of night terrors in a landmark clinical study ...

The Latest Way to Pay Someone from Your Phone: Facebook

March 18, 2015 11:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook's Messenger app will soon let you send your friends money, the latest in a crowded field of services aimed at an increasingly wireless and cashless generation ...

Google's Moonshots, Gender Bias at South by Southwest

March 18, 2015 11:15 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. The head of Google's (X) division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor ...

Wireless Minute: Heated Leather Jacket with Integrated Bluetooth System

March 17, 2015 10:14 am | by Eric Sorenson and Janine Mooney | Videos | Comments

The iilation Jacket is the world’s first leather jacket that heats the shoulders, back, neck, and kidneys and serves as a Bluetooth hands free calling device, plays music, and offers cell phone charging capability.

Photos of the Day: Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell at SXSW

March 16, 2015 3:50 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Look who made an appearance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) show in Austin, Texas today--Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell! WDD editor Meaghan Ziemba (@MZiembaWDD) is tweeting live from the show. Check out some of the cool pics she's snapped so far, and follow ... 

Wireless Minute: Cooking with Temperature

March 16, 2015 12:20 pm | by Eric Sorensen and Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, the Cinder sensor cooker is allowing consumers to cook their food at the exact temperature (for example, 130°F is ideal for a medium rare steak) and then hold it there — for five minutes, for an hour, for whenever they are ready to eat. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ... 

HotSpot Episode 105: ESA's Proba-V Infrared Sensor

March 16, 2015 12:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba, David Mantey | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, ESA’s Proba-V vegetation-scanning satellite that features a high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation, LTE best practices, the WonderCube, a small, all-in-one mobile solution for on-the-go generation, and the BeeRotor, a tethered flying robot that is able to adjust its speed and follow terrain with ... 

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