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How Your Used Cellphone Can Save the Rainforest

March 4, 2015 12:14 pm | by Topher White, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Engineer Topher White shares a simple, scalable way to stop this brutal deforestation — that starts with your old cell phone ...

Flexible Sensors Turn Skin into a Touch-Sensitive Interaction Space for Mobile Devices

March 4, 2015 12:12 pm | by Martin Weigel, Saarland University | News | Comments

A method currently being developed by a team of computer scientists from Saarbrücken in collaboration with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed touch-sensitive stickers made from flexible silicone and electrically conducting sensors that can be worn on the skin ...

Kids and Robots Learn to Write Together

March 4, 2015 10:21 am | by Sarah Perrin, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

EPFL researchers presented their new teaching tool, called CoWriter, at the "Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)", an important event in the field of interactive robotics, held in Portland, USA ...

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Hearing Aids Tune into a Wireless World

March 4, 2015 10:10 am | by Aidan Moore, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

These are exciting times for hearing aid technology. If you haven’t looked at what’s available in hearing aids recently, you may be surprised to find a level of sophistication that was missing in previous generations ...

Infographic: Complete Mobility Infrastructure Testing

March 4, 2015 9:53 am | by Spirent Landslide | News | Comments

Spirent helps prepare consumers for the exponential growth of data and connected devices as 4G-LTE encourages consumers to do more on their mobile devices ...

The Problem with "Trickle-Down Techonomics"

March 4, 2015 9:36 am | by TED Talk, Jon Gosier | Videos | Comments

Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow and tech investor, calls out the idea of "trickle-down techonomics," and shares powerful examples of how new tech can make things actually worse if it's not equally distributed ...

Connecting with the Connected Car at MWC

March 4, 2015 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

You think you know what a connected car is and then you actually experience one and it’s something else altogether ...

Samsung Ditches Plastic Design, Adds Mobile Pay in New Phone

March 3, 2015 9:41 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass ...

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Mobile World Congress Presents New Ways to Connect

March 3, 2015 9:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Here's a look at what's been unveiled so far at the Mobile World Congress show, which opened Monday and runs through Thursday ...

Photo of the Day: Rechargeable Batteries Spark Airline Fire

March 3, 2015 9:07 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires ...

Google, Facebook Update Plans to Connect World

March 3, 2015 8:44 am | by JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads ...

Charge Your Phone Wirelessly with Ikea’s New Furniture Collection

March 2, 2015 2:07 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, has unveiled a range of furniture with built-in wireless charging spots for your smartphone. The new “Home Smart” furniture collection will, to start, include bedside tables, lamps, and a coffee table. They’ll also be selling individual ... 

Channel Sounding Measurement Solution for 5G Wireless

March 2, 2015 1:44 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has affirmed its technology leadership in 5G wireless research with the announcement of a mmWave channel-sounding measurement ...                             

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ZANO at Embedded World

March 2, 2015 1:32 pm | by Latronix | Videos | Comments

This week at Embedded World, Lantronix and Torquing showed off the Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities of the ZANO nano drone.  Powered by the Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi module ...

HotSpot Episode 103: Smart Whiskey Bottle Provides Consumers Cocktail Recipes

March 2, 2015 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a grasp shoulder-perching robot that places your conscience on your shoulder; cutting out codes and passwords; a smart whiskey bottle that offers consumers cocktail recipes via their smartphones; drones that you can control with your mind; and the second half of the Spare Parts interview ...

7Layers Enhances its 4G/LTE Device Testing Capabilities

March 2, 2015 10:11 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

​7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers for wireless testing and certification, has upgraded its R&S TS8980FTA, R&S CMW-PQA wireless test platforms to increase test capabilities including LTE location based services (LBS) performance; VoL ... 

From the Top: The Past, Present, and Future of Wearable Technology

February 27, 2015 2:12 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion. That’s a $56 billion dollar gap to be filled in less than ...

The Big Apple's Worst Parking Spot Found with Big Data

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ben Wellington, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination ...         

7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 27, 2015 9:43 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta + Larry Corby, Digital Artist | News | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields ...

EnOcean Alliance Joins AllSeen Alliance to Shape a Common Language for Connected Homes of the Future

February 26, 2015 4:36 pm | by EnOcean, AllSeen Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance, one of the strongest technical building alliances, announces its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, the largest cross-industry consortium for the Internet of Everything. The joint forces of the two Alliances aim ...               

January/February 2015 — Security for the Smart Home

February 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The January/February issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) is packed full of great content from Smart Home Security to Remote Sensing with WirelessHART Process Transmitters, and beyond. Find out what our top industry leaders have to say about how they're addressing test equipment design needs due to an increase in M2M ... 

New Flow Battery to Keep Big Cities Lit, Green and Safe

February 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Ensuring the power grid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new battery design that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in Nature Communications ...              

A Less Cloudy Future with Cellular Networks

February 26, 2015 2:50 pm | by George Hunka, American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

When warm air comes into contact with a cool surface and chills to saturation, fog materializes. It blankets open roads and runways and dramatically reduces visibility - often causing devastating accidents ...              

Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Roads in 2017

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system ...                               

Photos of the Day: Smart Ballet Shoes Track Dancers' Motions

February 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  

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