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Sony Forecasts $2B Loss as Smartphones Lag

September 17, 2014 9:28 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business...                         

Computerized Emotion Detector

September 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot, such as the distance between the person's eyes, the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compares it with photos of people in the database that have been tagged with a given name...           

New Vishay Intertechnology Wireless Charging Receiving Coil

September 16, 2014 5:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has announced a new powdered-iron-based, WPC-compliant (Wireless Power Consortium) wireless charging receiving coil designed for 10 W applications. Offering a durable construction and high permeability shielding, the new...                

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Meaghan's Minute: Ant-Sized Radios

September 16, 2014 11:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Stanford University and at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a radio the size of an ant. The device is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna...        

Print Your Own Cell Phone Microscope

September 16, 2014 11:03 am | by Susan Bauer, U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape. Pulling it from the printer, Erikson quickly pops in a tiny glass bead and checks the magnification...               

Reducing Traffic Congestion, Remotely

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested...                

Apple: Record 4M Orders of iPhones on 1st Day

September 16, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday...                     

GaN Systems to Show New Gallium Nitride High Power Transistors

September 15, 2014 3:02 pm | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems is showcasing its range of gallium nitride power transistors based on its proprietary Island Technology, which produces highly efficient, smaller transistors at lower cost than traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs...

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ZigBee Updated Standard for Radio Frequency-Based Remote Controls

September 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by ZigBee Alliance | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is now available for product development and can be downloaded for free from the Alliance website...

CableLabs DLNA CVP-2 Reference Server using Elliptic’s tVault

September 15, 2014 12:43 pm | by Elliptic Technologies | News | Comments

Elliptic Technologies announced their joint development with CableLabs to provide a reference implementation for DLNA’s CVP-2 specifications, now under the new brand of VidiPath Certification program, using Elliptic’s tVault for DTCP-IP content protection...

GCI Operates Fastest Wireless Data Network in Juneau

September 15, 2014 11:47 am | by GCI | News | Comments

 A recent independent test of GCI’s wireless data network service in Juneau shows the company is outperforming competitors in several key areas, including 4G LTE download speeds...

Six-Channel White LED Driver with Touch Screen Driver Supply

September 15, 2014 11:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions unveiled the SKY81452 which is a highly integrated, high efficiency LED backlight solution for tablets, notebook computers, monitors, and other portable devices..

Infrared LEDs Offer Optical Efficiency for Security Applications

September 15, 2014 10:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors introduced the Oslon Black SFH 4715A infrared LED which offers a typical electro-optical efficiency of 48 percent...

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HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

China Creates its First No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going...

Econais ProbMe WiSmart Secure Configuration Software

September 15, 2014 9:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais makes it possible to securely configure an entire network with a single click...

Options Abound for Selling Used Mobile Phones

September 12, 2014 5:03 pm | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It's a ritual familiar by now to most smartphone users. Every couple of years, new models boasting more features...

Smartphones May Aid in Dietary Self-Monitoring

September 12, 2014 5:00 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Smartphones have seen wide adoption among Americans in recent years because of their ease of use and adaptability. With that in mind, researchers examined how smartphone use affected weight loss goals and determined that smartphones may offer users an advantage over traditional methods when tracking diet data...

High-Temperature Bluetooth Smart Wireless Microcontroller

September 12, 2014 4:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2540T, a highly-reliable, low power wireless microcontroller that offers an extended temperature range of -40C to 125C and USB connectivity for industrial applications...

5 Smart Things Coming to Your Car

September 11, 2014 5:09 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system ...

'Electronic Skin' to Detect Breast Cancer

September 11, 2014 4:52 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers can miss. Knowing the size and ...  

IoT, Robotic Manufacturing & the End of the World

September 11, 2014 4:46 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

While most minds go to jarring images from movies like I, Robot and Terminator (and rightfully so), the robotic apocalypse may not make its presence known in such a blockbuster-style war of intellect and brawn, but rather as a subtle emergence from an unexpected area ...

First Graphene-Based Flexible Display Produced

September 11, 2014 4:24 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic. This is the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device ...  

NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology

September 11, 2014 4:21 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors - a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming decades as these ...

Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing’s Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 4:11 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

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