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U.S. Proposes Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards

April 25, 2014 9:27 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes...                              

Improving Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 12:52 pm | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                     

WSU Innovation Improves Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 11:32 am | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | News | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                                                

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TI Brings Bluetooth Smart to Automobiles for Smartphone and Wire-Replacement Applications

April 24, 2014 10:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications.

Your T-shirt’s Ringing: Telecommunications in the Spaser Age

April 24, 2014 10:41 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A new version of “spaser” technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing...                            

Russian Social Media CEO Quits, Flees Country

April 24, 2014 10:27 am | by LAURA MILLS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership...              

Memory Lane: Traveling Through Time on Google Maps

April 24, 2014 10:26 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that...                   

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

April 24, 2014 10:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection...                         

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Apple Increases Stock Buyback, Will Split Stock

April 24, 2014 10:17 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation...            

FCC to Propose Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards

April 24, 2014 10:13 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech...         

Photo of the Day: Mobile Data Crunch

April 23, 2014 1:55 pm | by CommScope | News | Comments

CommScope outlines the “mobile data crunch” with this infographic...                                

Internet TV Case: Justices Skeptical, Concerned

April 23, 2014 9:25 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet...                               

Rohde & Schwarz Achieves LTE-A Cat6 Carrier Aggregation Full Stack Throughput

April 22, 2014 12:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

In a joint effort, Rohde & Schwarz and Qualcomm Technologies have extensively tested the user plane throughput of the new Qualcomm® Gobi™ 9x35 chipset in compliance with 3GPP Release 10 for LTE-Advanced...

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Measurement Specialties Offers 86BSD Media-Isolated Digital Output Pressure Sensor

April 22, 2014 11:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers the 86BSD, a media-isolated digital output pressure sensor. Combining a low-profile, 16 mm diaphragm diameter with a rugged 316L stainless steel housing, the new sensor is ideal for high performance, low pressure applications in hostile environments...

Skyworks Unveils Varactor Diodes

April 22, 2014 9:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces a series of surface-mount, silicon, hyperabrupt junction tuning varactor diodes for automotive, consumer, defense and infrastructure markets...

Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

April 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Spreadsheets may have been the original killer app for personal computers, but data tables don't play to the strengths of multi-touch devices such as tablets. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach that allows people to explore complex data with their fingers...          

AT&T Explores Expansion of Super-Fast Internet

April 22, 2014 9:32 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas...                              

Gates-Funded Student Data Group to Shut Down

April 22, 2014 9:30 am | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client — New York state...                

Apple Recycles All Old Products, for Free

April 22, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services...                  

Microchip Unveils 4Kb Serial Presence Detect EEPROM for DDR4 SDRAM Modules

April 21, 2014 1:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip has announced a new 4Kb I2C Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM device, the 34AA04, which is specifically designed to work with the next generation of Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) SDRAM modules used in high-speed PCs and laptops, while also supporting older DDR2/3 platforms...

HotSpot Episode 59: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface...          

Big Data Poses Great Challenges and Opportunities for Databases

April 21, 2014 11:55 am | by CUI Bin, Science China Press | News | Comments

Advances in the technology frontier have resulted in major disruptions and transformations in the massive data processing infrastructures. For the past three decades, classical database management systems, data warehousing and data analysis technologies have been well recognized as effective tools for data management and analysis...

Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review

April 21, 2014 11:53 am | by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw...                  

In the HotSeat: Putting the 'Long Term' in Long Term Evolution

April 18, 2014 10:59 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Unlike its predecessors, LTE appears to be living up to it long term promise. With only a few murmurs of 5G in the ether, the current iteration of LTE is only the first step in a series of enhancements aimed at not only the air interface, but also at heterogeneous network topologies, advanced services, and for the first time...           

Testing Protocols in Internet of Things by a Formal Passive Technique

April 18, 2014 9:59 am | by CHE Xiaoping, Science China Press | News | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Dr. CHE Xiaoping and Dr. MAAG Stephane from Laboratory UMR 5157 of French Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) focus on converging these two kinds of testing in a same formal approach...

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