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China Claims Victory in Scrubbing Internet Clean

December 2, 2013 9:04 am | by DIDI TANG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese government has declared victory in cleaning up what it considers rumors, negativity, and unruliness from online discourse, while critics say the moves have suppressed criticism of the government and ruling Communist Party...                              

Techies vs. NSA: Encryption Arms Race Escalates

December 2, 2013 9:03 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Encrypted email, secure instant messaging, and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and... Developing Delivery Drones

December 2, 2013 8:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The online retailer says it's working on its Prime Air project in its research and development labs. It says the idea is that the delivery system would be able to get purchases to customers in less than 30 minutes through the use of the...                 


Gift Guide: PS4, Xbox One Won't Disappoint Gamers

November 27, 2013 10:21 am | by Lou Kesten, Associated Press | News | Comments

Perhaps you weren't one of those eager fans who waited in line at midnight to get first crack at the new consoles. Perhaps there's a gamer in your family who would love to unwrap a shiny new machine on...               

Inexpensive ‘Nano-Camera’ can Operate at the Speed of Light

November 27, 2013 9:57 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

A $500 “nano-camera” that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab. The three-dimensional camera, which was presented last week at Siggraph Asia in...               

Richardson RFPD Introduces New mXTEND Antenna Booster from Fractus

November 26, 2013 3:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The mXTEND (part number FR01-S4-250) is specifically designed to provide multiband performance in mobile and other wireless devices, enabling worldwide coverage by allowing operation in the communication standards...       

Amphenol Enhances RADSOK Technology RADSOK R4

November 26, 2013 2:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations has enhanced its RADSOK technology high current contact system to RADSOK R4.  This improved system is available in board-to-board, wire-to-board, and busbar-to-board configurations...

Webinar: Overcoming Operational Restrictions to Cost-Effectively Deploy and Maintain HetNets

November 26, 2013 1:54 pm | by EXFO Experts | Events

Given the proliferation of applications and the resulting rise in bandwidth consumption, maintaining high quality services at a reasonable cost is quite challenging. Mobile operators are forced to evaluate and deploy new technologies...    


AVX Expands Mini-Turbocap BME Capacitor Series

November 26, 2013 1:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has expanded its Mini-TurboCap and RoHS Compliant Mini-TurboCap Series with a new 25V rating and an extended capacitance range (up to 39µF) for its 50V parts...

BlackBerry Shakeup Continues as COO, CFO Depart

November 26, 2013 10:19 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry's interim chief executive has shaken up BlackBerry's management team in a move seen as prelude to him taking the top job himself. Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben, both hired by recently ousted CEO Thorsten Heins, will leave the struggling...

Review: HTC, Nokia Offer Good, Giant Choices

November 26, 2013 10:08 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Two new giant phones are worth considering. Neither comes with a stylus, a signature feature of Samsung's 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, which is one of the most popular phones of its size. But the 5.9-inch HTC One Max and the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 both have larger screens than...

Ultra-Low-Noise RF Low-Dropout Regulators

November 26, 2013 9:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices recently announced the release of ultra-low-noise LDO (low-dropout) regulators for RF (radio frequency) signal devices...     

HotSeat 13: Search Engine for Electronic Parts

November 25, 2013 12:00 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on WDD's HotSeat, we are speaking with Sam Wurzel, the Co-Founder and CEO for Octopart. Sam likes to build things. In college he spent alternate summers working in experimental physics labs and bicycle shops...                   


Driving Carrier ARPU Through Messaging, Mobile Payments and Mobile Advertising

November 22, 2013 1:39 pm | by James Citron, CMO, payvia | Articles | Comments

A recent report from the GSMA predicts an increasingly tough few years ahead for mobile carriers, with global revenues dropping 16 percent by 2017. With subscriber penetration in the developed world now between 70 and 90 percent...           

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $290M

November 22, 2013 10:21 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley jury on Thursday added $290 million more to the damages Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying vital iPhone and iPad features, bringing the total amount the South Korean technology titan is...                   

Loud Cellphone Talkers Next Bane of Air Travelers?

November 22, 2013 10:10 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Airline passengers have already been stripped of their legroom, hot meals and personal space. Now, they might also lose their silence. The Federal Communications Commission is considering lifting its longtime prohibition on making...           

Meet the Robots for Humanity

November 21, 2013 9:31 am | by TED Talk, Henry Evans | Videos | Comments

Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage -- and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a...               

Solar-Powered Battery Woven into Fabric Overcomes Hurdle for 'Wearable Electronics'

November 21, 2013 9:27 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Though some people already seem inseparable from their smartphones, even more convenient, wearable, solar-powered electronics could be on the way soon, woven into clothing fibers or incorporated into watchbands...             

LG Looking Into Claim Smart TVs Grab User Data

November 21, 2013 9:05 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics said it is investigating a claim that some of its smart TVs send information on home viewing habits back to the company without consent. The investigation comes after Jason Huntley, a 45-year-old IT consultant in...              

Sierra Wireless Delivers Flexibility to Essential Wireless Connectivity for M2M

November 20, 2013 5:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New AirPrime HL Series modules are small embedded wireless modules, completely interchangeable across 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies. They offer choice of snap-in connectivity or solder-down for scalable production, and are future-proof, thanks...

C&K Develops Ultra-Miniature, Low-Profile Slide Switch

November 20, 2013 2:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has expanded its family of low-profile, cost-effective miniature slide switches. Designed for applications with significant board space and height restrictions, the PCM Series is available in SPDT and SP3T models...       

Empirix OneSight 9.0 Released for Performance Monitoring

November 20, 2013 2:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Empirix today announced the general availability of Empirix OneSight 9.0, a robust performance monitoring solution that includes capabilities for setting sophisticated alerts and action plans for voice quality and network systems issues, as well as contact center and unified communications...

80 W GaN Amplifier for S-Band Radar from TriQuint Semiconductor

November 20, 2013 10:44 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announces design and sales support for the TGA2814, S-Band amplifier from TriQuint Semiconductor...

Exclusive: External Impacts on Touch Panel Design and Performance

November 19, 2013 4:17 pm | by Shahna Kothapally, Vice President of Engineering, Ocular | Articles | Comments

Projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panels are the touch panel of choice. Research has shown that resistive touch panel sales are significantly lower than PCAP, and this trend is...                           

Qantek CMOS Clock Oscillator

November 19, 2013 2:50 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Qantek has introduced its new CMOS Clock Oscillator. The QC1 was specifically designed for portable applications, including SD cards, Bluetooth, WiFi, portable hard drives, media players, digital cameras, and other applications requiring high density component architecture...

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