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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 ...

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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 ...                         

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 ...                     

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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 ...                       

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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 ...                                 

Bosch Sensortec Launches Combo MEMS Solution with Integrated Gas Sensor

January 7, 2015 12:14 pm | by Bosch | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding Bosch Sensortec's existing family of environmental sensors, the BME680 integrates a gas sensor with best-in-class air pressure, humidity and ambient air temperature sensing functions within a single 3.0 x 3.0 mm2 footprint package ...                 

If You Talk to Your Thermostat, Will it Listen?

January 7, 2015 12:07 pm | by Vineet Ganju, Conexant | Blogs | Comments

“TV power on.” “Set thermostat to 65 degrees.” “Speaker, play classical music.” Interacting with the devices in a Smart Home using voice is a trend that has the biggest players in the consumer electronics space taking notice. From speakers that hear and respond to commands to intelligent thermostats ... 

CES: Is IoT Too Low-Concept for Consumers?

January 7, 2015 12:02 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things will connect the world as never before — with all internet-ready devices and the supporting infrastructure — and the tech is burning up the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. But given that this is the Consumer Electronics Show, I’m forced to ponder whether IoT ... 

Photos of the Day: Smart Solutions for a Connected World

January 7, 2015 10:50 am | by Bosch | News | Comments

The world is becoming more connected, and at times, it seems as though the Internet and globalization have developed a momentum of their own. Companies like Bosch can help shape these developments. At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015, Bosch will be ...                    

3D-Printed Robotic Spider Dress Fights Off Strangers

January 7, 2015 10:33 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Germaphobes rejoice! There is, at long last, a clothing option designed especially with you in mind. Well, at least if you're okay with wearing a terrifying contraption. Objectively speaking, the look of this dress alone should have people keeping their distance from you, but it also will reach out (and freak out) anyone who ... 

Ericsson Showcases a Networked Society at 2015 International CES

January 6, 2015 5:50 pm | by Ericsson | News | Comments

During 2015 International CES, Ericsson will showcase a Networked Society where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential ...                    

You Can Now Charge Your Phone Wirelessly at Starbucks—for Free.

January 6, 2015 5:09 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Duracell Powermat and Starbucks announced that they have begun a national rollout of Powermat wireless charging in Starbucks beginning with stores in San Francisco's Bay Area. From WiFi and the in-store Digital Network to mobile payment and digital music downloads, Starbucks hopes to anticipate their ... 

A New Security System for the Internet

January 6, 2015 3:58 pm | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford computer scientists have extended two popular web browsers to make surfing safer while also empowering web developers to deliver creative new services ...                      

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