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Metal Ink Could Ease the Way Toward Flexible Electronic Books, Displays

January 9, 2014 2:05 pm | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Scientists are reporting the development of a novel metal ink made of small sheets of copper that can be used to write a functioning, flexible electric circuit on regular printer paper. Their report on the conductive ink, which could pave the way for a wide range of new...            

Fast Organic Transistor Heralds New Generation of See-Through Electronics

January 9, 2014 1:30 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Two university research teams have worked together to produce the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors, proving that this experimental technology has the potential to achieve the performance needed for high-resolution television screens and similar electronic devices...          

Photo of the Day: See-Through Electronics

January 9, 2014 1:29 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

These innovations had the effect of depositing a denser concentration of the organic molecules into a more regular alignment. The result was a great improvement in carrier mobility, which measures how quickly electrical charges travel through the transistor...                 

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Photo of the Day: Ultra-Thin Electronic Membrane

January 9, 2014 10:40 am | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zürich | News | Comments

With this new form of thin-film technology, very flexible and functional electronics have been created...                                       

Eye-Catching Electronics

January 9, 2014 10:39 am | by Peter Rüegg | News | Comments

In Professor Gerhard Tröster’s Electronics Lab, scientists have been researching flexible electronic components, such as transistors and sensors, for some time now. The aim is to weave these types of components into textiles or apply them to the skin in order to make objects ‘smart’, or develop unobtrusive, comfortable sensors that can monitor various functions of the body...

Gadget Watch: Case Makes iPhone a BlackBerry Clone

January 9, 2014 10:19 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

BlackBerry, the company that made physical typing on mobile devices an addictive craze, is suing Typo Products LLC, accusing it of copying its world-famous keyboard...                            

Few 'Wearables' Balance Fashion and Function

January 9, 2014 10:09 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages...                             

The Internet-Connected Toothbrush

January 9, 2014 10:08 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them...                              

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T-Mobile to Pay Customers Leaving Rivals

January 9, 2014 10:07 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

T-Mobile, the country's fourth-largest wireless carrier, is aiming to lure subscribers from rivals by paying the fees required to break their service contracts...                                     

November/December - Origami Antennas Reshape Industry

January 8, 2014 5:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The November/December issue of Wireless Design and Development contains features on an assortment of topics. Check out the HotSeat interview section, and read about the design and test challenges for 8x8 MIMO devices for LTE advanced, and article contributed by Agilent Technologies.

Gadget Watch: Nabu Smart Wristband from Game Maker

January 8, 2014 9:05 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Razer whose gaming tablet won last year's "Best of Show" award at the International CES gadget show, has unveiled a wristband that combines the functionality of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch...                     

T-Mobile CEO Crashes AT&T Party, is Thrown Out

January 8, 2014 9:00 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

T-Mobile's CEO John Legere is taking his "bad boy" image and feud with AT&T to the next level: he crashed a party thrown by AT&T at the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas, and was thrown out after being discovered...                               

A Fireside Chat: How Wall-E Inspired the Ninja Sphere

January 7, 2014 2:32 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Using sensors and actuators, the Ninja Sphere learns about its environment and knows when something is out of place – even the dog. The next generation of environment control, the sphere monitors temperature, light, energy, and location ...            

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Photos of the Day: NSF-Supported Consumer Technology

January 7, 2014 12:57 pm | by Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

CES is a smorgasbord of innovation in software and hardware for consumers, and Eureka Park will feature the latest in grass-roots technology. Since its establishment in 2012, Eureka Park has become known as the focal point for exhibits with technological breakthroughs at CES...     

Ideas in Action at Eureka Park

January 7, 2014 12:56 pm | by Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A modified Google Glass prototype that transmits personal health insights to the cloud. Ultra thin, flexible, rechargeable batteries for portable electronics. A shoe insole that gives movement feedback for amputees...                  

AT&T to Sell Toll-Free Service for Wireless Data

January 7, 2014 10:12 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T the country's second-largest wireless carrier, announced Monday that it's setting up a "1-800" service for wireless data. Websites that pay for the service will be toll-free for AT&T's wireless customers, meaning the traffic won't count against a surfer's monthly allotment of data...

Four Predictions for CES 2014

January 7, 2014 10:04 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Being that the PD&D offices are in Madison, WI, it would only be assumed that I, along with my colleagues, would venture to the grand International CES event in Las Vegas through the air. Unfortunately, due to the many flight cancellations associated with the bitter cold snap, I found myself stranded in...

Intel Says its Processors are Now 'Conflict-Free'

January 7, 2014 9:44 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Intel the world's largest maker of computer processors, says its processors are now free of minerals from mines held by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...                             

Sony Launches SmartBand with Life-Logging App

January 7, 2014 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony is delving further into the wearable computing market with SmartBand, a waterproof wristband that tracks everything from daily physical activities and nightly sleep patterns to how much you've socialized with friends...         

HotSpot Episode 44: Easy Way to Detect Dangerous Heart Rhythms

January 6, 2014 11:05 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, Texas Instruments is showing us some KoolThings; a wireless mouse trap; a small adhesive wireless device that track dangerous heart rhythms; and a wrist band for climbers...               

Global Tech Spending Seen slipping 1 Percent in 2014

January 6, 2014 10:43 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association estimates that global spending on technology will slip 1 percent this year to $1.06 trillion as the lower average selling price of smartphones and tablets offsets unit growth in markets like China...                       

Wave of Wearable Gadgets Expected at CES Event

January 6, 2014 10:31 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Several companies are expected to unveil wearable devices that are easier to use, extend battery life, and tap into the power of gestures, social networks and cloud computing...                                     

Eric Schmidt's Prognostications for 2014

January 3, 2014 9:52 am | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

Ex Google CEO Eric Schmidt shares some pointed expectations for the coming year in this video from Bloomberg and key to his message is that "mobile has won." Check out just exactly how Schmidt thinks ...       

Gloomy Americans See a Downhill Slide to 2050

January 3, 2014 9:41 am | by CONNIE CASS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ask people to imagine American life in 2050, and you'll get some dreary visions. Whether they foresee runaway technology or runaway government, rampant poverty or vanishing morality, a majority of Americans predict ...     

Lawyers Begin Appeal of NSA Phone Ruling

January 3, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Civil rights groups took the first step Thursday in appealing a finding by a federal judge in New York City that the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' phone records is ...          

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