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Apple Dials Up Effort to Meld iPhone with Cars

March 3, 2014 2:43 pm | by Michael Liedtke & Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Apple is accelerating the race to make smartphone applications easier and safer to use in cars. Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are previewing Apple's iPhone technology for cars this week at an auto show in Geneva. The partnerships give Apple an early lead over Google's loosely knit family of Android phones...

HotSpot Episode 52: WiFi Virus Attacks Belfast and London

March 3, 2014 10:04 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a mobile network in a backpack for disaster situations; a WiFi virus attacks London and Belfast; a phone that place privacy and control directly in the hands of its users; and smart space spheres receive an upgrade...                    

Promise and Peril in an Ultra-connected World

March 3, 2014 9:35 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

We're in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the Internet and with one another, while powerful yet relatively cheap computers analyze all that data for ways to improve lives. Toothbrushes tell your mirror to remind you to floss. Basketball jerseys detect impending heart failure and call the ambulance for you...

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Wearable Technology: The $70 Billion Picture

March 3, 2014 9:27 am | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Wearable technology mainly concerns devices and apparel/textiles. Devices are discrete electronic and electrical hardware sold on its own for bodywear. It may be utilized by being attached to apparel or by constituting worn accessories such as electronic watches and...                     

How to Profit from Forward-Looking Strategies

February 28, 2014 2:14 pm | by Corning | Events

By 2015 there will be 6 billion things connected to the Internet. How will the commercial building industry best meet this challenge?                                     

Agilent Technologies and Distributors Present Free Seminar Series for Hands-on Electronic Test Challenges

February 28, 2014 11:23 am | by Agilent Technologies | Events

Agilent’s complimentary A+ Seminar Series, given by its technical expert distributors, is designed to provide hands-on labs, working sessions, tips, techniques, best practices and skills development...                       

Virtual Orchestra

February 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Mendelssohn – Bartholdy museum | Videos | Comments

The Mendelssohn – Bartholdy museum in Leipzig has recently installed a virtual orchestra, Effektorium...                                  

Shaky Hand, Stable Spoon: Device Helps Essential Tremor

February 28, 2014 10:48 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. But a small new study conducted at the University of Michigan Health System suggests that a new handheld electronic device can help...

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Engineering Newswire 79: AirMule UAV Is a Flying Donkey

February 28, 2014 10:38 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re driving 270 miles per hour at Kennedy, in a car, engineering face melting metal, and saving lives in a flying donkey ...              

Meaghan's Minute: Gesture Recognition to All Devices

February 28, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

University of Washington computer scientists have built a low-cost gesture recognition system that runs without batteries and lets users control their electronic devices hidden from sight with simple hand movements...                       

Gadget Watch: Fastlane in Nokia X Shows Promise

February 28, 2014 10:05 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

By design, Nokia's new Android smartphones will underwhelm users of high-end phones. The Nokia X line was created with emerging markets in mind, so the company emphasized keeping prices low, meaning the user interface is relatively simple. The home screen resembles the one on Nokia's Windows-based Lumia...

Smartphone Cameras Step Closer to High-end Power

February 28, 2014 10:00 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos...  

Dramatic Shifts for Test Equipment

February 27, 2014 10:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, next generation mobile devices are becoming more powerful and more complex...                          

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Noting Tech Needs, Mining Companies Seek Graphite

February 27, 2014 10:32 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts say the promise of expanded uses for "pencil lead" in lithium-ion batteries — used in cars, cellphones and tablet computers — as well as a decrease in supply from China has helped touch off the largest wave of mining projects in decades...                 

Smartphone Cameras Step Closer to High-End Power

February 27, 2014 10:21 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous nowadays because of social media such as...              

High Performance Enclosure Gaskets

February 27, 2014 10:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Leader Tech beryllium-copper fingerstock gaskets are an ideal choice for making reliable electrical contact between parallel seams (mating surfaces) that are created by enclosure access doors and panels. These high-performance, hardened Alloy 25 gasket...                  

Fingerprint Security Convenient, but Not Flawless

February 26, 2014 1:57 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone will be at least the third to have a fingerprint sensor for security but it's alone in letting you use that for general shopping, thanks to a partnership with PayPal. The sensor brings convenience for entering passcodes and could encourage more people to lock their phones...

Photos of the Day: Praying with Robots in Iran

February 26, 2014 12:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iranian schoolteacher has innovated an amusing way of encouraging young children to say their daily prayers — robotics. Akbar Rezaie, 27, attended private robotics classes and learned to develop and assemble customized humanoid robots. He teaches the Quran...

Iranian Teacher Builds Robot to Teach Prayer

February 26, 2014 11:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iranian schoolteacher has innovated an amusing way of encouraging young children to say their daily prayers — robotics. Akbar Rezaie, 27, attended private robotics classes and learned to develop and assemble customized humanoid robots. He teaches the Quran...

Smartphone-Based Voting Technology May Lead to Fewer User Errors

February 25, 2014 1:13 pm | by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society | News | Comments

Many U.S. counties have incorporated electronic voting technology, largely in response to well-publicized challenges related to older mechanical and punch-card models. Although these updated systems have solved some usability problems, they present a new set of issues for voters unfamiliar with the technology...

Phone Makers Look to Emerging Markets for Growth

February 25, 2014 9:44 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Here's the rub for companies: A good part of the key markets they serve already own smartphones and use them to connect various Internet services. How do you grow from there? Companies from Facebook to Firefox are looking to emerging markets for the next few billion people...

Nokia Targets Emerging Markets with Android Phones

February 24, 2014 2:37 pm | by Anick Jesdanun & Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia is targeting emerging markets with three low-cost smartphones that use Google's Android operating system rather than the Windows Phone software from Microsoft, which is about to take over Nokia's handset business. Nokia will ditch many of the Google services that come with Android...

LG to Offer its First Smartwatch this Year

February 24, 2014 2:21 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said it will launch a computerized wristwatch later this year, entering a nascent market where Samsung Electronics Co., Sony Corp. and smaller companies such as Pebble are already jostling for dominance. Park Jong-seok, president of LG's mobile communications division...

Meaghan's Minute: World Lacks RF Design Expertise, Limits DAS

February 24, 2014 1:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With more than 30 billion square meters of global commercial real estate, only two percent is currently covered with a dedicated indoor wireless network. It's a big issue. 80 percent of mobile connections are made inside of buildings and users expect faster, reliable service...

Sony Showcases Phone with Ultra-HD Video Recording

February 24, 2014 12:56 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony is borrowing innovations from its audio and camcorder businesses and incorporating its new Xperia Z2 smartphone with noise-cancelling technology and ultra-high-definition video recording. Noise cancellation works with an in-ear headset sold separately...

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