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Rising Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Takes Aim at Apple iPhone

January 15, 2015 10:02 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple's iPhone. The Chinese manufacturer known for ultra-low-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that chairman Jun Lei said ...                             

Booking Hospital Visits with a Smartphone

January 15, 2015 9:58 am | by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It's like OpenTable for medical appointments. No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings ...                       

Why a Samsung Takeover of Blackberry Could Make Sense

January 15, 2015 9:52 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Propelled by the arrival of the Apple Watch, the global market for wireless power and charging in wearable applications is set to attain a gargantuan 3,000 percent expansion this year compared to 2014, according to IHS Technology. Global revenue this year from shipments of wireless power receivers and transmitters in wearable application ... 

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Photos of the Day: The 3D-Printed Shelby Cobra is Unveiled

January 14, 2015 10:42 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

With a 3-D printed twist on an automotive icon, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory showcased additive manufacturing research at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ORNL’s newest 3-D printed vehicle pays homage to the classic Shelby Cobra in celebration of the racing ... 

CES 2015: The Weird, Strange, and Unique

January 14, 2015 10:16 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Every trade show has these — the quirky applications, bizarre exhibits, and general oddities that characterize a large, organized event. As the premier showcase for the consumer electronics industry —and electronics in general — CES plays host to countless weird, strange, and unique exhibitions designed to grab your attention ... 

Top 10 from CES 2015: Quantum Dots Are For Real

January 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Show is arguably the single most important event of the year. And with 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, 3,600 exhibitors, and more than 170,000 attendees — every one of which we got to dodge en route to each appointment ...

Research Finds Computers are Better Judges of Personality Than Friends and Family

January 14, 2015 9:19 am | by Clifton B. Parker | News | Comments

Computers can judge personality traits far more precisely than ever believed, according to newly published research. In fact, they might do so better than one's friends and colleagues. The study, published Jan. 12 and conducted jointly by researchers at Stanford University and the University of Cambridge, compares ... 

Circling Back to the Mobile Revolution

January 13, 2015 11:30 am | by Eric Bilange, Head of Rich Engagement Services, Acision | Articles | Comments

Amongst many technological advances, 2014 witnessed smart watches hit the market with the same (or better) computing and processing power as desktops. Such developments are driving new levels of smart device adoption, with the GSMA predicting penetration rates to reach 75 percent in Europe and North America by 2020 ...              

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Vision System for Household Robots

January 13, 2015 10:50 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

For household robots ever to be practical, they’ll need to be able to recognize the objects they’re supposed to manipulate. But while object recognition is one of the most widely studied topics in artificial intelligence, even the best object detectors still fail much of the time ...               

Important Milestones of Technology

January 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Sam Hudgins | News | Comments

Technology has come a long way, and it continues to advance at a rapid pace. From wearables to autonomous vehicles, here are a few of the great milestones that have occurred in technology ...                                      

Excelitas Technologies Introduces New Thermopile Detector

January 12, 2015 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Excelitas Technologies has launched the latest in its line of innovative digital thermopile detectors, the DigiPile Module TPiM 1T 1256 L5.5. The new module allows for greater customization and easy connectivity for non-contact temperature measurement and for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications ...

Never Run Out of Milk or Eggs Again

January 12, 2015 4:03 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

ChillHub is putting an end to the days of reaching into your fridge only to realize that you’ve run low (or completely out of) milk, eggs, or quite frankly, anything. The open-source smart refrigerator debuted last week at CES 2015. With built-in WiFi and two integrated USB hubs with 8 USB ports, your fridge can successfully ... 

Mercedes’ Futuristic Self-Driving Car

January 12, 2015 3:06 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we are flying tiny drones as CES, taking a spin in Mercedes’ futuristic self-driving car, and 3D printing a giant head ...                         

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Wearable Sensors Gather Lots of Data _ Now to Make it Useful

January 12, 2015 11:06 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? ...                      

Wearable Technology Alters Your Mind, Like Drugs

January 12, 2015 10:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, predictive cruise control that reacts to other vehicles; wearable technology that altrers you mind, like drugs; Nissan and NASA team up to create autonomous cars; an SDHC memory card that features NFC; and DARPA's program for tiny UAVs ...             

Govt Considering Using Internet, Smartphones for 2020 Census

January 12, 2015 10:27 am | by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press | News | Comments

The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars ...                     

GreenPeak's Smart Home – Senior Lifestyle System

January 9, 2015 10:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies announces the availability of Senior Lifestyle sensor and cloud based intelligent system technology for service providers and retailers ...                                 

This WiFi Extending Light Bulb Will Change Your "Connected" Life

January 8, 2015 5:03 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Even in my less-than-1000-square-foot apartment, I often find myself cursing at my electronics when they fail to “reach” the wireless home network (aka my WiFi). I’ve considered purchasing a WiFi extender, but honestly the thought of hooking up yet another electronic device in my humble abode sounds like a ... 

Happy Maps Track How You Feel When Traveling

January 8, 2015 10:45 am | by Daniele Quercia, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way ...                           

Security Threats in LTE: Devices, Access, Core Elements & Services

January 8, 2015 10:27 am | by Robin Kent, director of European operations, Adax | Blogs | Comments

As LTE is deployed worldwide, seamless communications amongst all forms of devices and access methods to the All-IP LTE core are advancing daily. There are more new services at higher speeds and with greater reliability than ever before. These advances bring new revenue opportunities as well as new and advanced security threats ... 

Don't Sound the Death Knell for the PC Just Yet

January 8, 2015 9:11 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and boring ...                       

Fashion Designers Spruce up Smartwatches at CES

January 8, 2015 9:10 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches that people will want to wear all day and night ...                                

New Wi-Fi Routers Meet Heavy Networking Demands

January 7, 2015 3:02 pm | by TP-LINK | Product Releases | Comments

The Archer C2600 utilizes Qualcomm® VIVE™ 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology delivering speeds of up to 2.6Gbps using the 2.4GHz band at 800Mbps and the 5GHz band at 1733Mbps. It also features Qualcomm® MU | EFX – the multi-user MIMO technology designed to make Wi-Fi work more efficiently to multiply performance ... 

AT&T Hackathon Delivers Tools for IOT

January 7, 2015 12:42 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

At AT&T’s annual Hackathon and Developer Summit, the plan is to be ready for the predicted Internet of Things explosion ...                                   

Driver Assist Makes Hollywood Fiction a Reality

January 7, 2015 12:29 pm | by Bosch | News | Comments

Bosch has been working on automated driving since 2011 at two locations – Palo Alto, California, and Abstatt, Germany ...                                 

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