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Study: Millennials Less Trusting Than Gen X Was

September 4, 2014 10:13 am | by Martha Irvine, AP National Writer | News | Comments

They're often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they're still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today's youth are often more skeptical of the country's institutions than the young generations that preceded them. The Millennials also are as mistrusting of other people as the gloomy...

On the Way to a Safe & Secure Smart Home

September 3, 2014 2:11 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

A growing number of household operations can be managed via the Internet. Today’s “Smart Home” promises efficient building management. But often the systems are not secure and can only be retrofitted at great expense ...   

New Samsung Phone with Side Display

September 3, 2014 2:08 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung's new smartphones aren't getting bigger, but one will have a side display for quick access to the flashlight, Twitter, news and frequently used apps. The Galaxy Note Edge was announced at a trade show in Berlin on Wednesday ... 

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A Fix to Our Cell-Phone Waste Problem?

September 3, 2014 2:05 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

When it comes to cell phones, the world is stunningly wasteful. Customers will buy more than 1.8 billion new ones by the end of this year only to abandon almost half of them to drawers, and they'll recycle a mere 3 percent of them ... 

Changing Temperature Powers Sensors in Hard-to-Reach Places

September 3, 2014 2:01 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

A centuries-old clock built for a king is the inspiration for a group of computer scientists and electrical engineers who hope to harvest power from the air. The clock, powered by changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, was invented ...

Adding Cells is a Small Antenna Matter for CommScope

September 3, 2014 11:24 am | by CommScope | News | Comments

Wireless operators are adding more cell sites and more sectors to existing sites to meet the ballooning use of bandwidth by consumers. Complicating such “cell densification” efforts is the lack of space for new cell sites, challenging aesthetic requirements and tower leasing costs...

Manufacturing Test License Agreement with Broadcom

September 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announced it has entered into a Manufacturing Test License agreement with Broadcom Corporation. Through the MTL agreement, Rohde & Schwarz can provide certified verification test solutions to Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth customers...

Siemens CVC Launched OTT SWIPE UX

September 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Siemens Convergence Creators | News | Comments

Siemens Convergence Creators today announced the worldwide market launch of OTT SWIPE UX as a Service. This latest product extension adds OTT SWIPE user experience to existing OTT platforms...

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Allied Electronics Earns AS9120A Certification

September 3, 2014 10:16 am | by Allied Electronics | News | Comments

Allied Electronics announced today that they have received their AS9102A certification. AS9120A is a quality management standard specifically designed to enhance and preserve the integrity of the supply chain for stocking distributors who supply products to customers within the aerospace industry.

SICK’s CLV600 Series Bar Code Scanners with IP 69K Housing

September 3, 2014 10:15 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the CLV600 IP 69K Housing bar code scanners, which provide high read rates in challenging conditions...                                    

Fairview Microwave Debuts Comprehensive Lines of IP67 RF Adapters

September 3, 2014 10:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has introduced a comprehensive line of IP67 RF adapters commonly employed in the DAS, cellular, aviation, and military industries due to their ingress protection from water and dust...                          

Technology Underpins North American Usage Based Insurance Service

September 3, 2014 10:02 am | by Telit Technology | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that IMETRIK has selected Telit’s UE910 series module for its automotive insurance solution.  This is an offer that enables insurance companies to track and measure clients’ driving patterns in order to provide a usage-based insurance (UBI) program. 

Photo of the Day: Making the Connected Hospital a Reality

September 2, 2014 2:48 pm | by Laird | News | Comments

Making the Connected Hospital a Reality, outlines the necessity for patients to always be connected whether at home, in the ambulance, or at the hospital. Patients receive the best care with 24/7 patient monitoring and real-time notifications sent wirelessly...

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Gaming and Good Health

September 2, 2014 2:27 pm | by Sam Brusco, MDT Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

The term “gamer” does not typically bring to mind the picture of health. Actually; it often seems to conjure images of unhealthy behavior -- prolonged periods of limited to no movement, vision problems, and the development of a colorful vocabulary...

Santa Fe Schools to Launch Tech Program

September 2, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Students at one Santa Fe elementary school will soon share about 250 iPads as the school district takes a first step toward launching a $55 million plan to provide each of its 14,000 students with a digital device over the next five years ...

HotSpot 78: Smart Skin for Aircraft

September 2, 2014 10:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a tiny eye implant for those who are battling glaucoma; a ‘smart skin’ concept that enables aircraft to continually monitor their health; a high-performance, fashion-forward Polo Tech shirt; and mannequins enabled with a wireless technology called VMBeacon...                         

The Downfall of Interactive Restaurant Technology

September 2, 2014 9:47 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The Interactive Restaurant Technology system, designed by Ukrainian tech firm Kodisoft, allows restaurant patrons to use multitouch tables to peruse food and drink menus and learn detailed information about these choices ...   

Real Tremors, or Drug-Seeking Patient? New App Can Tell

September 1, 2014 12:31 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

A 42-year-old investment banker arrives at the emergency department with complaints of nausea, vomiting, anxiety and tremor. He drinks alcohol every day—often at business lunches, and at home every evening. Worried about his health, he decided to quit drinking and had his last Scotch...

Cellphone Addiction an Increasingly Realistic Possibility

September 1, 2014 12:21 am | by Baylor University | News | Comments

Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions...

Socially-Assistive Robots Help Children With Autism

September 1, 2014 12:08 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

This week, a team of researchers will share results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior in order to encourage their autonomy. The pilot study focuses on how robotics can help those with various special needs...

Startups Offer Banking for Smartphone Users

September 1, 2014 12:02 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Some things haven't changed. Like traditional banks...

Google Building Fleet of Package-Delivering Drones

August 28, 2014 11:52 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com...

Visual Search to Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?

August 28, 2014 11:37 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work ...

Photo of the Day: Which 4 Unknown Geeks Secretly Rule the Tech World?

August 28, 2014 11:37 pm | by Who Is Hosting This? | News | Comments

We’ve all heard of tech giants Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and Elon Musk (Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors). They seem to be at the forefront of all cutting edge software, their names and faces on every technology news ...

New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone

August 28, 2014 11:18 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design. Thursday's announcements come as technology companies prepare for the holiday shopping season ... 

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