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Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...             

Review: Pay by Phone or Just Keep Using Plastic?

October 2, 2014 10:15 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating. It's easier just to pull out my plastic credit card than to figure out which card works with which app and which app works with which store...                                    

Firm Says Phone Apps Spy on Hong Kong Protesters

October 2, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said...                               

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Trimble Expands Functionality of ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub

October 1, 2014 5:25 pm | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble announced today the ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub now supports network interfaces (PoE and Wi-Fi) as well as GPS, enabling the integration of positioning services into solutions. The xPRESS Sensor Hub is a flexible development platform designed to enable customers to rapidly create cost effective finished reader products...

Finnish Researchers Developing Digital Maternity Kit

October 1, 2014 5:24 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

Every Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is currently developing a digital maternity package with ... 

'Smart' Bandage Emits Glow for Healing Below

October 1, 2014 5:15 pm | by Angela Stark, The Optical Society | News | Comments

Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and ...  

Building a Helmet to Peer Deep into the Brain

October 1, 2014 5:10 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow doctors to observe our brains on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients will ...

The Rise of the Smartwatch

October 1, 2014 4:23 pm | by Katherine Tordoff, WDD Staff | Blogs | Comments

The increasing publicity for smartwatches is circulating everywhere. What would be simpler than wearing your smartphone on your wrist? With a smartwatch, users can instantly receive calls and texts, check Facebook, Twitter, and weather updates with just a simple glance. However, the public is still wary about wearing technology, and with good reason.

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Ultra-High Speed ADC and DAC for Advanced Digital Microwave Systems

October 1, 2014 12:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation announced that 64GSPS ADC and DAC cores are available utilizing IBM’s 32nm SOI technology for integration in high performance Digital Microwave System on Chip solutions...

Photos of the Day: SkyOrbiter UAVs Give Internet to Everyone

October 1, 2014 11:03 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The SkyOrbiter HA75 UAV operates at 22,000 meters with a 75 meter wingspan. And it can fly for 5 years, covering 5 million km without stopping. Quarkson plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles to transmit internet access to every inch of the planet....

RFMW offers 18 GHz UltraCMOS Switches

October 1, 2014 11:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for two new Peregrine Semiconductor switches. Both the PE42542 and PE42543 are SP4T switches with operating bandwidth of 9 kHz to 18 GHz...

From Diamonds to Supercomputers

October 1, 2014 10:50 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

By exchanging specific atoms inside the mineral structure, quantum bits, required to process complex operations faster, could be stabilized. Gustavo López Velázquez, researcher at the University of Guadalajara (UDG), proposes to construct a ...

A Fully Wireless Motion-Capture System

October 1, 2014 10:42 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

Traditionally, motion capture systems cost between $30,000 and half a million, explains Mike Sutherland, vice president of technology at YEI Technology. That was until his team at YEI developed a fully wireless system for ...   

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Get Off Your Computer

October 1, 2014 10:36 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

For myself and many other Americans, computer screens have become as essential to existence as food and housing, yet this crucial component of everyday life may be hurting us more than we think. Prolonged computer use can in fact produce ...

EPCOS High-Performance WLAN-Bluetooth Filter for Smartphones

September 30, 2014 11:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS WLAN-Bluetooth filter offering best-in-class performance and size for the coexistence of cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth and satellite navigation services on the same antenna. Based on advanced second-generation BAW technology...            

Pasternack Releases New Family of Low Noise Amplifiers

September 30, 2014 11:25 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced a new family of low noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 KHz and 18 GHz, which are widely used across the spectrum of military and commercial applications...            

A Closer Look: Stream-Box Gaming is a Mixed Bag

September 30, 2014 10:44 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory...                           

Microsoft to Offer Early Look at Next Windows

September 30, 2014 10:43 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system....              

EU Says Ireland Grants Apple Illegal Tax Benefits

September 30, 2014 10:43 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recouped, the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday as it pressed on with an inquiry into the iPhone maker's overseas tax practices...                        

China Approves iPhone 6 after Security Assurances

September 30, 2014 10:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17....               

API Technologies to Showcase RF, Microwave, and Millimeter Wave Product Solutions

September 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by API Technologies | News | Comments

New standard and configurable products get international debut at Europe’s largest microwave technology event. API Technologies announced it will present its full line of RF/Microwave products at European Microwave Week at Fiera de Roma in Rome, Italy...

Eurotech Announced ReliaGATE 10-20 Multi-Service Gateway for IoT Applications

September 29, 2014 12:46 pm | by Eurotech | News | Comments

Eurotech announced the ReliaGATE 10-20, an industrial grade multi-service gateway and edge controller designed with flexible connectivity options to enable Internet of Things applications. Based on the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor optimized for high performance and energy efficient processing...

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

Photos of the Day: Structural Health Monitoring Sensors

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines Inc. and a foreign aircraft manufacturer have partnered with Sandia researchers in two separate programs to install about 100 sensors on their commercial aircraft. These teams worked together to provide the installation procedures for technicians and now oversee monitoring of the in-flight tests...            

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