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Survey: 'Heartbleed' Spooks 39 Percent of Web Surfers

April 30, 2014 9:05 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Most Americans who recently learned about a major breakdown in Internet security have been trying to protect themselves but a group nearly as large is unaware of the threat, according to a new survey...           

Skyworks and Panasonic Form Joint Venture for High Performance Filter Solutions

April 29, 2014 12:12 pm | by Amanda Ingalls, Skyworks, Inc. | News | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced the creation of a joint venture with Panasonic Corporation, one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, to design, develop, and deliver high performance filters including surface acoustic wave (SAW) and temperature compensated (TC) SAW devices...

Pulse Electronics’ Halogen-Free Integrated Connector Module

April 29, 2014 11:55 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation has introduced the JT3-1101HL ultra-low profile offset and halogen free 10GBASE-T (10 Gbit/s Ethernet over unshielded twisted-pair) RJ45 integrated connector module (ICM) for server, router, and storage applications...                   

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Flexible Battery, No Lithium Required

April 29, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Rice University have developed a flexible material with nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte to deliver battery-like supercapacitor performance that...          

Photos of the Day: The Miracle Material

April 29, 2014 10:06 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

The atom-thick sheet of carbon discovered this century is touted not just for its electrical properties but also for its physical strength and flexibility. The bonds between carbon atoms are well known as the strongest in nature, so a perfect sheet of graphene should withstand just about anything...

Nokia Eyes Turnaround with New CEO, Dividend

April 29, 2014 9:53 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia reported Tuesday another drop in sales in the troubled devices unit it sold to Microsoft, but its shares rallied as it named a new CEO, promised a special dividend, and prepared to focus on its remaining businesses...                           

Europe Warns Google, Samsung on Phone Patent Abuse

April 29, 2014 9:48 am | by TOBY STERLNG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Commission said Monday that Google's Motorola Mobility abused its market position in Europe by refusing to grant crucial technology licenses to rival Apple, then suing Apple for patent infringement when the company used them anyway...                        

Silicon Valley Phone Technology Battle Nears Close

April 29, 2014 9:44 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Silicon Valley court battle between Apple and Samsung is entering its final phase. Lawyers for both companies are expected to deliver closing arguments Tuesday before jurors are sent behind closed doors to determine a verdict in a closely watched trial over the ownership of smartphone technology...                

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Cars of the Future Aren’t Just Cars

April 29, 2014 9:33 am | by Ilya Gelfenbeyn, CEO, Speaktoit | Blogs | Comments

The future has always been a playground for imagining possible innovations for the motor vehicles that are ubiquitous to our lives. Recently, much of that focus has been directed at self-driving cars. As always, improvements to cars aim to make them safer, smoother, and more hassle-free...                        

Stanford Scientists Create Circuit Board Modeled on the Human Brain

April 28, 2014 4:26 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford scientists have developed a new circuit board modeled on the human brain, possibly opening up new frontiers in robotics and computing...                         

The Best Computer Interface? Maybe ... Your Hands

April 28, 2014 1:51 pm | by James Patten, TED Talks | Videos | Comments

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way...            

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...                              

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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...                  

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...            

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...                    

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...                              

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