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Samsung's Profit Falls as Smartphones Get Cheaper

April 8, 2014 8:26 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics for a second straight quarter...                                 

Sensor Platforms & ARM Introduce Open Source Software

April 7, 2014 12:27 pm | by Sensor Platforms & ARM | News | Comments

Sensor Platforms and ARM have announced the introduction of the world’s first open source software for sensor hub applications. The software, called Open Sensor Platform (OSP), will simplify the integration of sensors across multiple applications, and provide a flexible framework for more sophisticated interpretation and analysis of sensor data...

HotSpot 57: Standardizing The Internet of Things

April 7, 2014 12:06 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an enhanced baseball experience with iBeacon technology; driving the adoption of an Internet of Things; LTE Innovation Summit; and who has the better Smart Home: Samsung or Honda?                      

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Saelig's 3D Magnetometer Sensor

April 7, 2014 11:34 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig has announced the IST8301C - a single-chip 3-axis digital magnetometer sensor, housed in an extremely small form factor (2.5 x 2.5 x 1.0mm) 12-pin BGA package. The IST8301C is an integrated chip containing...

Advantech 1U Server Extends Carrier Grade Product Line

April 7, 2014 11:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has rolled out a new addition to its carrier-grade, NEBS-compliant server line in a flexible and compact 1U package with a depth of just 20”. The CGS-3000 is optimized for the needs of network equipment...

Review: Ups and Downs with Google Glass Apps

April 7, 2014 11:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google Glass is like a fickle friend. Surprises await, such as the time it took a photo of my ceiling while I was making carrot and ginger soup...                                      

Samsung Adding Anti-Theft Solutions to Smartphones

April 7, 2014 11:08 am | by TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday...                             

Photos of the Day: Giant Tetris Game Displayed on Skyscrapper

April 7, 2014 11:00 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hundreds of LED lights embedded in the building's glass facade normally display colorful patterns. On Saturday night, images of supersized shapes "fell" on two sides of the mirrored tower as competitors used joysticks to maneuver them, creating a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology...

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Tetris in the Sky: Gamers Play on Philly Building

April 7, 2014 10:59 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper...                                    

ON Semiconductor Introduces Efficient Battery Monitors

April 7, 2014 10:58 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a new family of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) ‘battery fuel gauge’ integrated circuits that provide accurate measurements of the remaining power...

Pharad's New Wearable Antennas Optimized for the IOTV

April 7, 2014 10:40 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pharad has introduced two new Wearable Antennas for use in the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV). The two antennas are the first in a new series of VHF and UHF antennas to be added to Pharad’s patented wearable...

Avago Technologies' New Generation of 100 G Optical Transceivers

April 7, 2014 10:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies has introduced its new generation of 100G optical transceiver module solutions, the Avago 100GbE GQSFP28 SR4 and 100G CFP4 LR4, designed for modern datacenter and enterprise...

5 Misconceptions About Circuit Protection Devices

April 4, 2014 1:55 pm | by Barry Brents, TE Connectivity | Blogs | Comments

In my work, I speak with lots of engineers about using circuit protection devices and find that there are still a lot of misconceptions about the technology and their applications. Here are the top five ...                

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Photos of the Day: Electronic Patches for Health Monitoring

April 4, 2014 10:42 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor | News | Comments

The patches stick to the skin like a temporary tattoo and incorporate a unique microfluidic construction with wires folded like origami to allow the patch to bend and flex without being constrained by the rigid electronics components...                      

Stick-On Electronic Patches for Health Monitoring

April 4, 2014 10:42 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring...                

To Bridge LEDs' Green Gap, Scientists Think Small

April 4, 2014 10:19 am | by Margie Wylie, DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs), especially in the "green gap," a portion of the spectrum where LED efficiency plunges, simulations at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have shown...                    

FireChat Ignites New Way to Communicate on Phones

April 4, 2014 10:08 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection...                     

'Cuban Twitter' Heads to Hearings in Congress

April 4, 2014 10:05 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb"...            

China Could Lead the Way with the Smart Home

April 3, 2014 5:06 pm | by Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak | Blogs | Comments

I remember the first time I flew into China. It must have been the early ‘90s. I landed in Beijing, and it was as if I entered a different world, like landing on another planet. Since that time, I have met many Chinese people and became friends with lots of them, and they told me that they had ...

EnOcean Self-Powers 2.4 GHz Radio with Kinetic Energy

April 3, 2014 4:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Enocean has presented the world’s first energy harvesting wireless switch module communicating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. The new module is suited for consumer applications such as the control of LED lighting systems...

Engineering Newswire 84: World's Fastest Bullet Car

April 3, 2014 4:07 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re fixing the government with sixth grade math, printing invisibility cloaks, and racing the world’s fastest RC Car ...                  

Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF) Overlay to Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Software Stack

April 3, 2014 1:16 pm | by Allison Yrungaray & Giuliana Vidoni, Eurotech | News | Comments

Eurotech has announced it has completed validation of the Everyware Software Framework (ESF) for the Intel Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT). Eurotech’s ESF creates a Java-based IoT software stack for enterprises choosing that development environment...

Miniature Pressure Sensor from Measurement Specialties

April 3, 2014 12:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has offered the XPC10, a miniature pressure sensor that accurately measures both static and dynamic pressures across a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +220°C...

Wireless Communication & DAS Transmission Changes Higher Education and Healthcare Environments

April 3, 2014 11:49 am | by Jim Otte, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

Wireless connectivity rules just about everything today. Being connected is important for the rapid exchange of information, improving communication, and increasing productivity...                         

U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest

April 3, 2014 11:36 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government...                                

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