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With Z3, Sony Brings Phones to US Faster

October 10, 2014 9:49 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony is launching its new Xperia Z3 waterproof smartphone through Verizon and T-Mobile. The phones are hitting U.S. stores on the heels of their unveiling last month at a trade show in Berlin, as Sony ramps up efforts to expand its tiny market share by getting to the American market faster...

Commercializing RF Components

October 9, 2014 12:08 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

Many companies specialize in high reliability products that can withstand extreme conditions. The products are often used in military and aerospace applications. As these companies look to grow, they require a way to commercialize the products, making them more applicable and cost effective for other markets where high volume sales are more attainable...         

Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 11:39 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials...                     

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Preventative Maintenance of Wireless Infrastructure

October 9, 2014 11:02 am | by Ben Maxson, Applications Engineer, Copper Mountain Technologies | Articles | Comments

Wireless infrastructure encompasses a broad range of radio technologies, antennas, towers, and frequencies. Radio networks are built from this infrastructure and from mobile radios — the radios used by municipal and commercial customers to communicate over licensed frequency bands...                   

How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era

October 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Pia Mancini, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say...                  

New iPads, Mac System Expected at Oct. 16 Event

October 8, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has sent invites to an Oct. 16 event during which it's expected to show off new iPad models and an update to its Mac OS system. The company may also use the event to launch its new digital payment service, Apple Pay. The new iPhones released last month came with a wireless chip...

Review: Stir Kinetic Smart Desk Makes You Stand Up

October 8, 2014 1:31 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

You may want to sit down for this. Then get up. Then sit down again. That's because there's a desk out there that tells you to do exactly that. The Stir Kinetic is probably the world's first "smart" desk. It has a built-in touch screen, so you can see this either as a desk with a smartphone in it or a smartphone with a desk attached...  

Atmel Joins Forces with ARM on IoT Development Platform

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by Amtel Corporation | News | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced a partnership with ARM on the mbed device platform for the Internet of Things. This partnership broadens the ecosystem support for developers using Atmel’s portfolio of secure, low-power and cost-effective wireless connectivity solutions...

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IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 Announces Senior Executive & Industry Panel Agenda

October 8, 2014 10:51 am | by IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 has announced the senior-executive and industry panel agenda for its 57th annual conference to be held December 8 – 12 in Austin, Texas. Declared IEEE Week by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the five-day premier, international event will be highlighted by 1,500 presentations covering the latest IoT, networking, broadband, cloud computing, and emerging technology breakthroughs...

Telstra signs NNI agreement with Tata Communications

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Telstra | News | Comments

Telstra’s multinational customers will benefit from superior connectivity to and from India thanks to a new agreement with Tata Communications. The Network-to-Network Interconnection will utilise Tata Communications’ 116 Points of Presence, extending Telstra’s reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities...

A Closer Look: What Map Apps Can Do for You

October 8, 2014 9:50 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too? You can even access some maps offline, when you have a spotty connection or are in the subway. Here's a look at what leading free map apps can do for you...

Signal Hound 6 GHz Real-time Spectrum Analyzer on Display

October 8, 2014 9:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Signal Hound will participate in the 51st Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium & Convention in Washington, D.C...

Printing in the Hobby Room: Paper-Thin, Touch-Sensitive Displays

October 7, 2014 1:44 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Until now, if you want to print a greeting card for a loved one, you can use colorful graphics, fancy typefaces or special paper to enhance it. But what if you could integrate paper-thin displays into the cards, which could be printed at home and which would be able to depict self-created symbols or even react to touch?...

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Funky Robots Display Japan's Latest Technologies

October 7, 2014 10:29 am | by Haruka Nuga, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition. Exhibitors used such attention-grabbing gadgets to showcase their technology and stand out at the event that started Tuesday...

New York Cancels Phone Booth Transmitter Program

October 7, 2014 10:01 am | by Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | News | Comments

The city has scuttled an outdoor media company's project slated to install in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements by sending signals to their smartphones. Titan, which sells ad space in more than 5,000 phone kiosks, had received approval...

New Studies Point out Dangers of 'Talking' to Car

October 7, 2014 9:40 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things like tune the radio...

DAS Transmission Is Changing Education and Healthcare Environments

October 6, 2014 4:19 pm | by Evan Baker and Jim Otte, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

Wireless connectivity rules just about everything today. To be “connected” is the key for rapid exchange of information, improving communication, and increasing productivity. To prepare a building or campus to provide extensive, uninterrupted wireless connectivity, the installation of physical equipment known as DAS or Distributed...

AQrate Delivers 5-Fold Increase in Speed to WiFi Access

October 6, 2014 3:59 pm | by Aquantia | News | Comments

Aquantia unveiled AQrate technology, a game-changing product line that delivers 5 times higher throughput than the current Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) solutions without requiring any change to existing copper cabling infrastructure...

Elitecore to Launch Elite Connect Mobile App

October 6, 2014 1:21 pm | by Elitecore Technologies | News | Comments

Elitecore Technologies will soon launch Elite Connect Mobile App. Presenting Elite Connect Mobile App that lays down the marker for Carrier Wi-Fi technologies of the future will be launched...

Presto Engineering Extends HDMI Test Capabilities

October 6, 2014 12:39 pm | by Presto Engineering | News | Comments

Presto Engineering announced its selection of the new Tektronix HDMI 2.0 solution to extend its HDMI test capabilities. In addition to the acquisition of the recently-released Tektronix HDMI platform, Presto Engineering will work jointly with Tektronix to expand its test coverage on high-speed serial bus interfaces...

TIA to UK OfCom for Promoting Investment and Innovation in IoT

October 6, 2014 12:04 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications in response to its request for stakeholder views on promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things..

Breaking Bad Habits with Shock Therapy App

October 6, 2014 12:03 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, hotel rooms you can control with your phone; an agreement to explore Mars; Google Glass helps the hard of hearing; and app to help consumers break bad habits; and I try programming a robot...           

Bel Power Solutions Digital Power Technology Patent License with Cosel

October 6, 2014 11:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bel Fuse announced that it has entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, multi-year field of use license agreement with Japan-based Cosel...

Alleviating Spectrum Congestion for Wireless Devices

October 6, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Bender, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | News | Comments

Your smartphone’s communications degrade when the device competes with other mobile traffic to send and receive data, and that competition will only intensify. Far more than a billion smartphones are expected to ship this year ...   

Crumpled Graphene Could Provide an Unconventional Energy Storage

October 3, 2014 10:20 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it’s about to be thrown away. But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene “paper” — a material formed by bonding together layers of the two-dimensional form of carbo...                   

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