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NASA's Latest Smartphone Satellite Ready for Launch

March 14, 2014 9:27 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's preparing to send its fifth in a series of smartphone-controlled small spacecraft into orbit. PhoneSat 2.5 will ride into space as part of the SpaceX-3 commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX-3 is scheduled to lift off ...

Zuckerberg Frustrated with Obama Over NSA

March 14, 2014 9:24 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs. Posting on his Facebook page Thursday, Zuckerberg wrote that ...

Engineering Newswire: Phantom Boat Flies Above the Water

March 13, 2014 2:11 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing documentaries, talking toilet lights, and riding the flying phantom above the water ...                  

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Apple iPhone Chemicals Under Fire

March 13, 2014 10:17 am | by Michael LiedtkeI, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's labor practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China. The campaign began Wednesday with an online petition...

Government Surveillance — This is just the Beginning

March 12, 2014 2:51 pm | by TED Talk, Christopher Soghoian | Videos | Comments

Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says...                                    

FDA Approves Electric Headband to Prevent Migraine

March 12, 2014 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides a new option for patients who cannot tolerate migraine medications. The Cefaly device is a battery-powered plastic band worn across the forehead...

HotSeat Episode 16: Incoming Call Management

March 12, 2014 10:10 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, Michael Unetich, President of Chicago-based TIP Solutions, discusses the new downloadable app...                                               

Inventor of Web Calls for Digital Bill of Rights

March 12, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The British inventor of the World Wide Web wants a digital bill of rights to protect Internet users from surveillance. Speaking on the 25th anniversary of his creation, Tim Berners-Lee says he hopes to spark a global conversation about the need to defend principles that have made the Web successful...

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Metallurgical Challenges in Microelectronic 3D IC Packaging Technology

March 11, 2014 7:31 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Mobile hand-held consumer electronic products have a rapid growing market today, witnessed by the popularity of Apple products. Most people make their first contact to internet, not by a PC, rather by a smart phone. The phone is no longer a phone, but it provides various functions...

RF and Microwaves Technologies Seminar - Parsippany, NJ

March 11, 2014 12:47 pm | by National Instruments, AWR Corporation | Events

These events are intended for RF and microwave engineers involved in all phases of the product life cycle – from design and verification to production and field test...           

South By Southwest: Secrets, Spying, Chef Watson

March 11, 2014 10:15 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

FOMO —or the fear of missing out— is a common complaint at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas each year. It's here, after all, that "Girls" creator Lena Dunham spoke on Monday at the same time that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave a teleconferenced talk...

Blind Can 'Hear' Colors and Shapes

March 10, 2014 11:28 am | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

What if you could "hear" colors? Or shapes? These features are normally perceived visually, but using sensory substitution devices (SSDs) they can now be conveyed to the brain noninvasively through other senses. At the Center for Human Perception and Cognition, the blind and visually impaired are being offered tools...

HotSpot Episode 53: Entire Movie Shot with iPhone

March 10, 2014 10:45 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, an entire movie shot with the iPhone; a fiber cable system that eliminates the complexities of small cell installation; high-frequency electrical stimulus to heal chronic wounds; and taking finger gestures to the next level...                   

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Stanford Engineers Create a Software Tool to Reduce the Cost of Cloud Computing

March 10, 2014 10:28 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

We hear a lot about the future of computing in the cloud but not much about the efficiency of data centers, those facilities where clusters of server computers work together to host applications ranging from social networks to big data analytics...                      

Inspire Young Women to Pursue Careers in Technology

March 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | Videos | Comments

The videos are aimed at high school and young college students, teachers, and counselors. But the Stanford undergraduates who made the videos hope that parents will share the interviews with children to help them expand their horizons...                   

Silicon Valley Women Star in Video Series Urging Young Women to Study Computing

March 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Many people talk about encouraging young women to study computer science. Now some female undergraduates at Stanford hope to do just that by starting an online video library that features motivational interviews with Silicon Valley women in computing...                   

Implementing Sub-GHz Wireless Connectivity in Embedded Devices

March 7, 2014 5:21 pm | by Matt Maupin, SoC Marketing Manager, Silicon Labs | Articles | Comments

Wireless connectivity continues to expand across all markets and industries as growing numbers of electronic devices and systems add wireless controls and communications. Consumers desire the convenience of ubiquitous communication so wireless functionality is...               

Wireless Energy Harvesting to Power the Internet of Things

March 7, 2014 3:59 pm | by Marlee Rosen, Principal Analyst, Rosen Associates | Articles | Comments

Internet technology will move from being something that is kind of independent of us to something that is literally woven into our daily existence. From your shoes to your shirt, stove to your toilet, the future may be found in connecting every part of our lives...

Man Said to Create Bitcoin Denies It

March 7, 2014 9:36 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be...                       

5 Things to Know about Google's Mystery Barge

March 7, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A Google barge built with recycled shipping containers proved its seaworthiness Thursday as it cruised from the San Francisco Bay to Stockton. But many other details about the odd-looking vessel remain a mystery...                        

Photos of the Day: Google's Mystery Barge

March 7, 2014 9:28 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Documents filed by Turner Construction Co. said the Treasure Island project would be part of a three-vessel fleet that would cost Google Inc. about $35 million...                               

Up-Converted Radio

March 7, 2014 9:18 am | by Phillip F. Schewe, Joint Quantum Institute | News | Comments

Ever worry about losing your mobile-phone reception? The problem is a weak microwave signal. The same problem hampers cosmologists looking at the early universe, a glimpse embodied in the cosmic microwave background...                        

Solving Discrepancies between 3G and 4G

March 6, 2014 4:14 pm | by Anjan Ghosal, President and CEO, Diametriq | Articles | Comments

Today, most of the world still communicates wirelessly over 3G and 2G networks. That’s expected to change as more cellular traffic moves to 4G (for fourth generation) LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks. Meanwhile, the majority of cellular subscribers use pre-paid, rather than...                 

Delta Electronics Releases New MHF/U.FL Series Data Sheet

March 6, 2014 1:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new MHF/U.FL series data sheet from Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp details the company's latest ultra-miniature coaxial interconnect system that operates from: DC-6 GHz. This connector interface was developed for applications in small form factor wireless mobile electronic devices...

Withdrawing Money at Cash Machines with Google Glass

March 6, 2014 11:48 am | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Taking photos with a wink, checking one's calendar with a glance of the right eye, reading text messages — the multinational cooperation Google wants to make it possible with Google Glass. But what IT experts celebrate as a new milestone makes privacy groups skeptical...

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