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ECN's Engineering Live: How to Secure IoT

November 14, 2014 9:10 am | by WDD Staff | Blogs | Comments

IEEE has 80 Internet of Things (IoT) related standards with 45 more currently in development, ranging from telecommunications and information exchange in metropolitan area networks to device specific personal health communication.  

Carmakers Unite to Protect Consumer Privacy

November 13, 2014 9:59 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nineteen automakers accounting for most of the passenger cars and trucks sold in the U.S. have signed onto a set of principles they say will protect motorists' privacy in an era when computerized cars pass along more information about their drivers...

Review: No Cash, Cards, Just Mobile Pay for a Week

November 13, 2014 9:51 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free mobile services work in the real world. Apple Pay has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks, but there are lots of other mobile...

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You Have Zero Privacy, Get Over It

November 13, 2014 9:42 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP | News | Comments

It's been 15 years since Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy infamously quipped "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." You'd think we would have gotten the message by now, with all the news of online data breaches, revelations about broad...

Virtual Reality Teaches Self-Acceptance

November 13, 2014 9:35 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Self-compassion can be learned using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, finds new research led by UCL. This innovative approach reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion and feelings of contentment in naturally self-critical individuals...

Samsung Releases Developer Tools for Wearables, Smart Home

November 13, 2014 9:30 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Samsung is working to generate developer interest by releasing a handful of new tools for health, smart home, AR/VR and wearables. At the company’s developer conference Wednesday, Won-Pyo Hong, president of Samsung’s Media Solution Center...

Shazam Second-Screen Viewing Not Happening

November 13, 2014 9:26 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Shazam CPO Daniel Danker said second-screen viewing is not going to catch—at least not in terms of engaging with a mobile device throughout the viewing experience. Speaking Monday at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Danker said “in...

Qualcomm LTE Direct Proximal Discovery Service to Launch in 2016

November 13, 2014 9:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Qualcomm’s LTE Direct proximal discovery service is expected to become commercially available in 2016. Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit, Mahesh Makhijani, senior director for Qualcomm Research, fit the technology in with Release 12...

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$17 Billion to Maintain Verizon Wireless Network

November 12, 2014 3:29 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon will likely keep its spending for 2014 in the $17 billion range, according to CFO Fran Shammo. Speaking at an investor conference today, Shammo said that consistency in spending in necessary to maintain a wireless network. Speaking at...

Drone Sightings Up Dramatically

November 12, 2014 10:10 am | by JOAN LOWY Associated Press | News | Comments

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase...

Photos of the Day: The Hendo Hoverboard

November 12, 2014 10:02 am | by AP Photo/Jeff Chiu | Blogs | Comments

Skateboarding is going airborne this fall with the launch of the first real commercially marketed hoverboard which uses magnetics to float about an inch off the ground. The creators believe their technology will someday be used to transport large...

Board Designed for Wearables and IoT

November 12, 2014 9:56 am | by Alexandru Voica Technology PR Specialist | News | Comments

Earlier this year I reported about Ingenic Newton, a new MIPS-based platform targeting a wide range of connected consumer devices, including wearables, smart appliances and e-health sensors. This board was powered by an Ingenic JZ4775 chip...

Optical Sensor Family Integrates Touchless Gesture Detection

November 12, 2014 9:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG released a new family of intelligent sensors that integrate six key sensing functions including gesture detection and Mobeam barcode emulation. The TMG399x product family is ideally suited for touchless gesture control and display...

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Watch a drone take off from another drone

November 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Kasey Panetta, ECN Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here at ECN, we like to think you can never have enough drones. So, in the spirit of our drone obsession, I would like to present you with a video of a drone taking off from another drone. It's very meta. I like to think if Isaac Newton was still around, he...

Barometric Sensors Designed for Mobile Applications

November 11, 2014 9:30 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bosch Sensortec has achieved cumulative shipments of 400 million barometric sensors to enable development of new mobile applications such as weather forecasting, altitude measurement, indoor navigation with floor level tracking, used for navigation...

Microsoft Drops Nokia Name with Newest Lumia Phone

November 11, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone, costing about 110 euros ($135), as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth. The new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name. The company has released...

Hacker-Hit Tibetan Monks 'Detach From Attachments'

November 11, 2014 9:22 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER and ASHWINI BHATIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Buffeted by persistent cyberattacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed: Detach from attachments."Attachment can lead you to all sort of trouble and we Buddhists believe that non-attachment alone can lead you to happiness...

Pilot's Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

November 11, 2014 9:05 am | by UCSD Jacobs: School of Engineering | News | Comments

A new class of apps and wireless devices used by private pilots during flights for everything from GPS information to data about nearby aircraft is vulnerable to a wide range of security  attacks, which in some scenarios could lead to catastrophic...

Obama urges support for net neutrality

November 10, 2014 2:09 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

President Obama Monday made his strongest statement yet in support of strict net neutrality rules, urging the FCC to reclassify Internet service providers (ISPs) as Title II providers. In a video statement broadcast online, Obama said that current Internet policies...

America Trails Europe in Connectivity for the Greater Good

November 10, 2014 2:06 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Blogs | Comments

While American cities might be well connected, they're behind some European cities in putting that connectivity to use for the greater good. Ericsson today rolled out its annual Networked Society City Index, which links investment in Internet and Communications Technology...

HotSpot: Electronica Top 10 Picks Best Wireless & RF Devices

November 10, 2014 10:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With more than 73,000 attendees at the last show and 2,600 different international exhibitors, it's a tough job to pick the best wireless and RF devices, but here is the list of the top 10 standout products. Our Top 10 show preview features everything from ...

Kit Allows Engineers to Easily Connect Creations to the Cloud

November 10, 2014 10:25 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Digi International announced the launch of the XBee® ZigBee Cloud Kit, a new all-in-one kit that allows anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control ...

The Insatiable Demand for Analog Spectrum Technology

November 10, 2014 10:01 am | by Luc Langlois, Director, Global Technical Marketing, Digital Signal Processing, Avnet Electronics Marketing | Articles | Comments

The need for higher performance in all technology segments from consumer to military, is relentlessly pushing the bandwidth limits of the analog signals that carry information through the physical universe. This has prompted dramatic improvements....

The Future of Vehicle Autonomy

November 10, 2014 9:41 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor PDD, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

It is not a secret that the electronic content of the vehicle is still growing significantly and that more than 80 percent of all innovations in the car are based on electronics. To handle this complexity, more and more testing has to happen in the lab, and where possible, testing needs to shift to ...

On the Road to Graphene-based Electronic Devices

November 10, 2014 9:34 am | by European Physical Journal B. | News | Comments

Physicists have, for the first time, explored in detail the time evolution of the conductivity, as well as other quantum-level electron transport characteristics, of a graphene device subjected to periodic ultra-short pulses. To date, the majority of graphene studies have considered the dependency of transport properties on the characteristics of the external pulses, such as field strength, period or frequency.

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