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Photo of the Day: Discover the Smart House: The Future Is Here

September 9, 2014 5:52 pm | by Mobile World Capital Barcelona | News | Comments

What will our houses be like in the future? Will the washing machines be connected? The light bulbs? The plants? Thousands of smart projects are being developed to automate the houses, to make them more efficient, more useful and easier for the users. We're showing you here some of the solutions to come...

Photos of the Day: GE Leaves the Home

September 9, 2014 11:15 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, stoves and laundry ...

Amazon Slashes Price of Its Fire Smartphone

September 9, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of memory will now cost ...     

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Letting Your Car Find a Spot, Park Itself

September 9, 2014 10:20 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space — all by itself. Technology being honed by French auto parts maker Valeo uses a dozen ultrasonic ... 

Apple to Reveal Its Next Big Thing

September 9, 2014 10:14 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses. The trend-setting company is expected to rouse the still-slumbering market for ...

SEGGER emSecure Puts an End to Cloning Embedded Devices

September 8, 2014 9:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The emSecure from SEGGER is the first digital signature software package designed specifically for embedded systems. The emSecure module provides a selection of easy-to-use functions, which allows the developer to easily add a digital signature to a product...

Don't Like Clickbait? Don't Click

September 8, 2014 12:25 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don't engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad...

Battery-Free Pace Maker Adapts Power from Swiss Watches

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, Google's Project Wing uses drone to deliver packages faster; robotic birds to help decrease the dangers that birds can create; high-end micro and small satellites that allow the communication satellite to exhaust its propellant resources until the last drops; battery-free pacemakers; and a truly secure data encryption...       

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Apple to Tighten Online Security after Recent Hack

September 8, 2014 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. will use email and push notifications to alert the hundreds of millions of people using its services when there has been an attempt to restore their iCloud data on a new device, change an account password or log on to an account with a new device...

Microsoft Revamps MSN to Flow Across Devices

September 8, 2014 9:20 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft's overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional businesses...

Photos of the Day: Mezzanine Gesture-Control

September 7, 2014 11:11 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When you imagine the future of gesture-control interfaces, you might think of the popular science-fiction films “Minority Report” or “Iron Man.” In those films, the protagonists use their hands or wireless gloves to seamlessly scroll through ...

Secure Computing for the 'Everyman'

September 7, 2014 9:57 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

The largest information technology agreement ever signed by Los Alamos National Laboratory brings the potential for truly secure data encryption to the marketplace after nearly 20 years of development at the nation's premier national-security ...

Bringing Gesture-Control Tech from Hollywood to Conference Rooms

September 7, 2014 9:52 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When you imagine the future of gesture-control interfaces, you might think of the popular science-fiction films “Minority Report” or “Iron Man.” In those films, the protagonists use their hands or wireless gloves to seamlessly scroll through ...

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Minkoff Moves into 3D Prints, Wearable Technology

September 7, 2014 9:42 pm | by Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press | News | Comments

How's this for a young fashionista's dream accessory: A studded bracelet that also serves as a phone charger?That was just one of many millennial-friendly concepts introduced Friday at Rebecca Minkoff's Fashion Week show, always an event that draws a posse of young starlets...

HotSeat 36: WiNG Express

September 5, 2014 2:58 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, WDD speaks Gary Singh who leads global product and strategic marketing for Enterprise Networking and Data Capture divisions at Motorola Solutions...                                   

HotSeat 35: SimpleLink Wi-Fi Family

September 5, 2014 10:29 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, WDD sits down with Amichai Ron, who is the general manager for the embedded connectivity solutions (ECS) group within the Wireless Connectivity Solutions business at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). In this role, Ron is responsible for several product lines including the SimpleLink Wi-Fi family...

Motorola Emphasizes Design in Circular Smartwatch

September 5, 2014 9:55 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices. Smartwatches so far have had rectangular faces, a shape that has ...  

8 Reasons Why a Curved Screen Could Be the Wave of the Future for Your Smartphone

September 4, 2014 5:10 pm | by Brian Benton, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Many manufacturers today are producing devices with curved displays. They are making televisions and smartphones with screens that have an arc, rather than a flat surface. Is this a marketing ploy, or are there legitimate reasons for this ...

New Any-to-Any Frequency Clock Multiplier and Jitter Attenuator Clock Management Products

September 4, 2014 4:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation announced its new  ZL30252 and ZL30253 any-to-any frequency clock multiplier and jitter attenuator integrated circuits...

New Kit Enables Simple Home Automation

September 4, 2014 4:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...    

Face It, the Selfie Phone Was Bound to Happen: Tech Giants Bank on Snap-Happy Consumers

September 4, 2014 4:28 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there. Pop stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber have helped popularize the trend, too, by posting stylized selfies...

Microsoft: Mid-Range Phones for Budget Conscious

September 4, 2014 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones. The devices unveiled Thursday are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana...

Groundbreaking Drive Systems for Electric Bikes

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

VARTA-Microbattery announced the Eclino series of drive systems engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes...

Phones, Watches, More Unveiled at Tech Show

September 4, 2014 1:47 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups. New smartphones, computerized wristwatches and a virtual-reality headset were among the gadgets announced Wednesday ...   

Perception Is Reality: IoT's Security Problem

September 4, 2014 1:36 pm | by Alex Frommeyer, Founder/CEO Beam Technologies, Founder/CEO Uproar Labs | Blogs | Comments

The hype machine for the internet of things projects to reach its fever pitch by the end of this year or in 2015, as we continue to see a rush of hardware hackers, IoT startups, and, increasingly, even large tech companies flexing their muscles with ...

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