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Alibaba Poised to Surge on the NYSE

September 19, 2014 9:22 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion...                     

Review: Devices, Apps Act Like One Under iOS 8

September 18, 2014 9:21 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.Many iPhone owners also have iPads and Mac computers, and family members are likely to have Apple devices, too...                  

Meaghan's Minute: Semi-Customizable SiP

September 17, 2014 10:01 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, ON Semiconductor has recently introduced Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors, and electrocardiogram analyzers...

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Photos of the Day: A Promising Light Source for Optoelectronic Chips

September 17, 2014 9:51 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Of the three chief components of optical circuits — light emitters, modulators, and detectors — emitters are the toughest to build. One promising light source for optical chips is molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which has excellent optical properties when deposited as a single, atom-thick layer...

'Smart Material' Chin Strap Harvests Energy from Chewing

September 17, 2014 9:46 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing, and talking, and power a number of small-scale implantable or wearable electronic devices...

Scientists Twist Radio Beams to Send Data

September 17, 2014 9:35 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

Building on previous research that twisted light to send data at unheard-of speeds, scientists at USC have developed a similar technique with radiowaves, reaching high speeds without some of the hassles that can go with optical systems...                     

'NBA 2K15' Drafts 3D Face Mapping for Latest Game

September 17, 2014 9:28 am | by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

"NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game...                                    

Your Life after Death

September 17, 2014 9:28 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing with dead users. Some states are also considering laws that would automatically give loved ones access to, though not control of, their dead relative's digital accounts, unless otherwise specified...            

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Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit in CA

September 17, 2014 9:28 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around...                               

Sony Forecasts $2B Loss as Smartphones Lag

September 17, 2014 9:28 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business...                         

Computerized Emotion Detector

September 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot, such as the distance between the person's eyes, the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compares it with photos of people in the database that have been tagged with a given name...           

New Vishay Intertechnology Wireless Charging Receiving Coil

September 16, 2014 5:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has announced a new powdered-iron-based, WPC-compliant (Wireless Power Consortium) wireless charging receiving coil designed for 10 W applications. Offering a durable construction and high permeability shielding, the new...                

Meaghan's Minute: Ant-Sized Radios

September 16, 2014 11:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Stanford University and at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a radio the size of an ant. The device is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna...        

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Print Your Own Cell Phone Microscope

September 16, 2014 11:03 am | by Susan Bauer, U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape. Pulling it from the printer, Erikson quickly pops in a tiny glass bead and checks the magnification...               

Reducing Traffic Congestion, Remotely

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested...                

Apple: Record 4M Orders of iPhones on 1st Day

September 16, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday...                     

GaN Systems to Show New Gallium Nitride High Power Transistors

September 15, 2014 3:02 pm | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems is showcasing its range of gallium nitride power transistors based on its proprietary Island Technology, which produces highly efficient, smaller transistors at lower cost than traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs...

ZigBee Updated Standard for Radio Frequency-Based Remote Controls

September 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by ZigBee Alliance | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is now available for product development and can be downloaded for free from the Alliance website...

CableLabs DLNA CVP-2 Reference Server using Elliptic’s tVault

September 15, 2014 12:43 pm | by Elliptic Technologies | News | Comments

Elliptic Technologies announced their joint development with CableLabs to provide a reference implementation for DLNA’s CVP-2 specifications, now under the new brand of VidiPath Certification program, using Elliptic’s tVault for DTCP-IP content protection...

GCI Operates Fastest Wireless Data Network in Juneau

September 15, 2014 11:47 am | by GCI | News | Comments

 A recent independent test of GCI’s wireless data network service in Juneau shows the company is outperforming competitors in several key areas, including 4G LTE download speeds...

Six-Channel White LED Driver with Touch Screen Driver Supply

September 15, 2014 11:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions unveiled the SKY81452 which is a highly integrated, high efficiency LED backlight solution for tablets, notebook computers, monitors, and other portable devices..

Infrared LEDs Offer Optical Efficiency for Security Applications

September 15, 2014 10:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors introduced the Oslon Black SFH 4715A infrared LED which offers a typical electro-optical efficiency of 48 percent...

HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

China Creates its First No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going...

Econais ProbMe WiSmart Secure Configuration Software

September 15, 2014 9:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais makes it possible to securely configure an entire network with a single click...

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