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HotSpot Episode 60: Lifelike Sensory Feedback

April 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by RECOM, multi-sensory technology and bubbles; detecting fatigue drivers; DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program; and inflatable AirFrame Enclosures  for quick set-up Electromagnetic Interference...              

Stanford Research Reveals New Ways to Study & Control Crystallization

April 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Sometimes engineers invent something before they fully comprehend why it works. To understand the "why," they must often create new tools and techniques in a virtuous cycle that improves the original invention while also advancing basic scientific knowledge...                              

Time-Lapse Studies of Crystallization

April 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Gaurav Giri, Stanford University | Videos | Comments

The process of crystallization normally occurs in the blink of an eye, and the researchers needed to understand it at the nanoscale. To do this they had to create a way to record and visualize molecules as they formed crystals in slow motion...                  

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Discrimination Potential Seen in 'Big Data' Use

April 28, 2014 9:04 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their lives easier in many ways...                              

Supreme Court Takes on Privacy in Digital Age

April 28, 2014 9:03 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American's virtual home?                           

Closing Arguments Set in Apple-Samsung Trial

April 28, 2014 9:00 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The high-stakes battle between the world's largest smartphone makers is scheduled to wrap up this week after a month-long trial that has pulled the curtain back on just how very cutthroat the competition is between Apple and Samsung...                               

Google: Driverless Cars are Mastering City Streets

April 28, 2014 8:59 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.The tech giant's self-driving cars already can navigate freeways comfortably...                                             

Turnkey Demo Kit for High-Speed Connection to the World

April 25, 2014 11:04 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lantiq and Würth Elektronik eiSos have announced the availability of a jointly developed demonstration kit to provide an easy and fast way for implementing Ethernet in a broad range of products. The Evaluation Kit paves the way to easily add Ethernet hardware...            

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Meet the Board: Matt Lee – Oscium

April 25, 2014 9:53 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Today, Wireless Design and Development (WDD) is introducing Matt Lee, founder and technical lead at Oscium, a company that delivers personal instrumentation that leverages the easy-to-use interface of the iPad, iPhone and iPod...                       

Google's Top Social Networking Executive Departs

April 25, 2014 9:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook...                           

Nokia, Microsoft Complete $7.5B Cellphone Deal

April 25, 2014 9:37 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia said Friday it has completed the 5.44 billion-euro ($7.5 billion) sale of its troubled cellphone and services division to Microsoft Corp., ending a chapter in the former world leading cellphone maker's history that began with paper making in 1865...                     

Cloud Strength Helps Microsoft Earnings Top Street

April 25, 2014 9:35 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offered fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing...                              

Google, Apple Settle High-Tech Workers' Lawsuit

April 25, 2014 9:33 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another...                    

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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...                                                

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...                         

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...                               

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