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Stylr App Is Wal-Mart Tech Lab's Latest Buy

June 17, 2014 9:56 am | by Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s innovation lab is diving deeper into mobile apps with another acquisition. The latest purchase for @WalmartLabs is Stylr, a mobile app that allows shoppers to find clothes in nearby stores. Terms of the deal were not disclosed..

HotSpot Episode 67: How Your Private Data Is Used Online

June 16, 2014 11:39 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: Recently, NASA beamed a high-definition video message, “Hello, World!”, 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth using a new laser communications instrument. The message was the first 175-megabit communication...

Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 16, 2014 10:08 am | by MIT | News | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of more than 1 million fitness bands...

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Who's Using Your Data?

June 15, 2014 8:04 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By now, most people feel comfortable conducting financial transactions on the Web. The cryptographic schemes that protect online banking and credit card purchases have proven their reliability over decades. As more of our data moves online, a more pressing concern...

May/June 2014 – Connected Cars – Changing the Way We Travel

June 13, 2014 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The May/June issue of Wireless Design and Development focuses on connected cars, EMI-quiet environments, and byte-level caching.

Photo of the Day: The Internet of Things Ecosystem

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

IDTechEx Quantifies the Internet of Things Market

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

Samsung Tablets to Have Richer Colors in Screens

June 12, 2014 11:23 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

New tablet computers from Samsung will feature screens that are richer in color than standard LCDs. These screens, known as AMOLED for active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes, are already found in smartphones made by Samsung and a few...

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Starbucks to Offer Wireless Charging Pads

June 12, 2014 11:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Soon you may not have to fumble or fight for a power outlet to charge your phone at your neighborhood Starbucks. Starbucks and Duracell say they are rolling out Powermat wireless charging devices in stores in San Francisco. The charging spots will expand into...

Gadget Watch: Huawei's Mate2 Phone Good at $299

June 12, 2014 11:13 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mention Huawei in the U.S., and you're likely to get a blank look. Either that person has never heard of the Chinese phone maker or has heard something about security concerns raised by lawmakers in Washington. Huawei Technologies Co. believes it can overcome...

NVIDIA Launches GRID Test Drive

June 12, 2014 4:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NVIDIA has announced the availability of GRID Test Drive, a simple and secure way to test the power of NVIDIA's GRID technology for cloud-delivered graphics acceleration from almost any location...

Coaxicom Manufactures Virtually Non-Magnetic SMA Connectors

June 12, 2014 4:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Coaxial Components recently introduced a truly non-magnetic SMA connector series in response to the growing medical equipment industry...

Alibaba's First U.S. Presence 11 Main Debuts

June 11, 2014 1:50 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

China's largest e-commerce company is making its first appearance in the U.S. with the debut of 11Main.com, an invite-only online marketplace that showcases small business retailers. Industry watchers will be paying close attention because...

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China's Startups Hope for Boom after Alibaba IPO

June 11, 2014 8:39 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nils Pihl has spent 18 months building what he calls cutting-edge software to crunch "really big data sets." But instead of going to Silicon Valley, the 27-year-old Swede and his four colleagues have been working on his invention from a small apartment...

API Technologies’ GaN Power Amplifier Drivers

June 10, 2014 11:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies debuted a new line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) drivers to provide a complete, front-to-back amplifier solution for applications requiring high levels of gain and output power...

Charging Portable Electronics in 10 Minutes

June 10, 2014 5:04 pm | by University of California, Riverside | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion battery anodes that could enable charging of portable electronics...

Conexant Introduces New HD Audio CODEC

June 10, 2014 11:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Conexant Systems has announced the CX20952, a new HD Audio CODEC that enables high quality audio on computers and tablets with low power consumption, two cap-free headphone amplifiers, and a fully-integrated Class-D amplifier...

Amtrak Aims to Build Trackside Wi-Fi Network with Broadband Speeds on the NEC

June 10, 2014 9:36 am | by Christina Leeds, Amtrak Media Relations | News | Comments

Amtrak is exploring options to upgrade its on-board Wi-Fi service in the Northeast Corridor (NEC), with a particular interest in constructing a dedicated, wireless trackside network that provides a high-capacity, broadband-speed Internet connection between Washington and Boston...

Rural Clinics Increasingly Turn to Telemedicine

June 9, 2014 9:50 am | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fifty years in farming had given Tom Soukup a few brushes with his own mortality, but after a cow pinned him against a wall, death felt closer than ever. He lay on the muddy ground and began to pray, every gasp feeling like a stab to the chest...

Can Virtual Reality Therapy Help Alleviate Chronic Pain?

June 5, 2014 8:54 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News | News | Comments

Chronic pain due to disease or injury is common, and even prescription pain medications cannot provide acceptable pain relief for many individuals. Virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or creating the perception...

Are Squiggly Lines the Future of Password Security?

June 5, 2014 8:27 pm | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

As more people use smart phones or tablets to pay bills, make purchases, store personal information and even control access to their houses, the need for robust password security has become more critical than ever. A new Rutgers University study shows...

Free Wi-Fi Launched at Atlanta Airport

June 5, 2014 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Travelers, after years of complaints, will have access to a free wireless Internet network at the world's busiest airport. Officials say the network at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport cost more than $5.2 million to install. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed...

Gift Guide: Wood-Themed Tech Gifts for Dad

June 4, 2014 2:48 pm | by Ron Harris, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dads try to stay handsome, and their technology should, too. Items that have a blend of technology and wood can look more exquisite than plastic or metal when included in the construction correctly. I found three noteworthy products sure to complete dad's stylish ensemble...

App Paired with Sensor Measures Stress, Delivers Advice

June 4, 2014 2:38 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Computer scientists have developed a system that combines a mobile application and sensor to detect stress in parents and delivers research-based strategies to help decrease that stress during emotionally charged interactions with their children...

New Approach to Malware in Networked Computers and Data

June 4, 2014 2:24 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Cybercrime comes in all forms these days. One recent headline told of the creepware or silent computer snooping that resulted in the arrest of some 90 people in 19 countries. Miss Teen USA was among the victims. Her computer had been turned into a camera...

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