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California Cracks Down on Computer Boot Camps

January 31, 2014 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California consumer protection officials are threatening to close a number of fast-paced, fast-growing computer coding boot camps that train people to work in the technology industry, saying they failed to get licensed as private schools before they started accepting students...

Yahoo Email Account Passwords Stolen

January 31, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected...

Exclusive: Proximity Sensing in Mobile Phones

January 31, 2014 9:16 am | by Sivaguru Noopuran, Product Marketing Engineer and Priyadeep Kaur, Application Engineer, Cypress Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Proximity sensing technology is becoming popular across a wide range of industries, especially in consumer electronics, because OEMs introduce new products to market every year. The largest application within consumer electronics is the mobile phone. Given the competition in this particular market, it is important for OEMs to adopt the latest technology and offer unique features to differentiate their products...

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Engineering Newswire 75: First Porsche Ever Made Found 115 Years Later

January 31, 2014 8:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re printing multi-material in color, detecting mines with our shoes, cutting catalytic converter costs, and riding the first Porsche ever made. This episode features ...                      

An Electronic Tongue Can Identify Brands of Beer

January 30, 2014 3:56 pm | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Spanish researchers have managed to distinguish between different varieties of beer using an electronic tongue. The discovery, published in the journal 'Food Chemistry', is accurate in almost 82% of cases. Beer is the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world...

Nintendo Chief Stays On, Health Business Planned

January 30, 2014 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nintendo has been unable to arrest a slide in console sales as more people play games on smartphones and tablets. The company's apparent solution? A move into health care. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata vowed Thursday to stick to the company's old ways, refused to resign or cut product prices despite its dismal earnings...

CEOs Seek Better Internet Access in Classrooms

January 30, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The top officers at more than 40 companies are asking the Federal Communications Commission to act quickly to help get more high-speed Internet into America's classrooms. The FCC is weighing changes to a program called E-rate that provides discounts to help schools with telecommunications and Internet access...

Israel Seeks to Export Cyber Tech, Despite Risk

January 30, 2014 10:13 am | by DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a bold initiative this week calling on tech giants and Western powers to band together to protect the world from cyber-attacks, vowing to relax export restrictions normally placed on security-related technologies so Israeli cyber-defense companies can sell their expertise around the globe...

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NYU Researchers Take Magnetic Waves for a Spin

January 29, 2014 11:22 am | by New York University | News | Comments

Researchers at New York University have developed a method for creating and directing fast moving waves in magnetic fields that have the potential to enhance communication and information processing in computer chips and other consumer products. Their method employs "spin waves"...

Pressure Mounts for Apple to Expand its Horizons

January 29, 2014 10:20 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple reshaped technology and society when Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone seven years ago. Now, the trend-setting company is losing ground to rivals that offer what Apple has stubbornly refused to make: smartphones with lower prices and larger screens than the iPhone. The void in Apple's lineup is a major reason why the company's quarterly revenue...

Report: Spies Use Smartphone Apps to Track People

January 28, 2014 10:31 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe...                      

Apple's 1Q Results Highlight Need for New Products

January 28, 2014 10:23 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's going to take more than brisk sales of the iPhone and iPad to convince investors that Apple still has the magic touch...                                                

Photos of the Day: Google Glass Prescription Frames

January 28, 2014 10:20 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google plans to make various attachments available. Starting Tuesday, the Mountain View, CA, company is offering four styles of prescription frames and two new types of shades available to its "explorers"...                        

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Google Hopes Designer Frames Will Sharpen Glass

January 28, 2014 10:17 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is adding prescription frames and new styles of detachable sunglasses to its computerized, Internet-connected goggles known as Glass...                                               

After Loss, LG Sees Lower Profit, Currency Risks

January 27, 2014 1:30 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics is forecasting lower earnings from its mobile business this quarter and risks from swings in Latin American currencies after posting an unexpected loss in the final three months of 2013. The latest results from LG Electronics underline how it is being squeezed between Japanese competitors...

HotSpot Episode 47: Having Sex with Glass

January 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a solution for gamer rage; a control system that makes robots more intelligent; spicing things up with Google Glass; and a Wi-Fi product that allows users to control any device from their smartphone...                   

Samsung, Google Sign Patent Agreement

January 27, 2014 9:02 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate between the two tech giants...                                

U.S. to NY court: Reject Apple's Monitor Challenge

January 27, 2014 8:59 am | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court Friday to let a monitor continue reviewing Apple's antitrust policies over the company's objections...                            

Engineering Newswire 74: Human-Piloted Anti-Robot Walks

January 24, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re expanding the Internet of Things with the Wunder Bar, getting mustache rides from robots, and piloting robots to fight the Kaiju, in the future ...                        

Near Error-Free Wireless Detection Made Possible

January 24, 2014 9:46 am | by Sarah Collins, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The accuracy and range of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, which are used in everything from passports to luggage tracking, could be vastly improved thanks to a new system developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge...                          

Photo of the Day: When to Outsource Your Electronic Design

January 24, 2014 9:37 am | by Nuvation | News | Comments

More than half of electronic product companies in North America outsource design, and the number is growing. The decision to outsource depends on a variety of factors, such as the availability of in-house resources, the complexity...                                

Notable Macs over the Years, from 1984 to the Pro

January 24, 2014 9:31 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

From the start, Apple's Macintosh shattered conventional notions of what a computer should be...                                    

Apple's Mac Still Influences, 30 Years after Debut

January 24, 2014 9:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. Once the Mac came out 30 years ago Friday, people could instead navigate with a graphical user interface. Available options were organized into menus. People clicked icons to run programs and...                       

How to Build an Information Time Machine

January 23, 2014 9:18 am | by Frederic Kaplan, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers...                      

Nighttime Smartphone Use Zaps Workers’ Energy

January 23, 2014 9:02 am | by Andy Henion, Russell Johnson, Michigan State University | News | Comments

Using a smartphone to cram in more work at night results in less work the next day, indicates new research co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar...                                            

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