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Report Says Apple Smartwatch to Come This Fall

June 22, 2014 9:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal also said Friday that Apple Inc. is planning multiple screen...

Review: Warming up to Tablets with Keyboard Covers

June 22, 2014 9:19 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It took some travels across the country for me to appreciate a tablet with a keyboard cover. I've long asked, "Why not just get a laptop?" I didn't see any benefits in turning a tablet into something it is not. The device I warmed up to isn't Microsoft's Surface tablet...

Tech Tips: Facebook Ads, Tracking, and You

June 22, 2014 9:13 pm | by Barbara Ortutaty, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If you use Facebook, the specific ads you see have been based mostly on what you do on Facebook — your profile information, status updates, likes and interests. That's changing. The company says it will soon give advertisers more options to tailor ads...

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Crime Data Show iPhone 'Kill Switch' Cuts Thefts

June 22, 2014 9:00 pm | by Michael Virtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday. The report by state attorneys general, prosecutors, police and other officials from a year-old initiative called...

TIA Responds to FCC ‘Measuring Broadband’ Report

June 19, 2014 5:06 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, has commented on the FCC’s annual report, Measuring Broadband America...

TIA Provides Input on Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Hearing

June 19, 2014 4:17 pm | by Farrah Kim, Rational 360 | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, sent a letter to Chairman Spencer Bachus and Rep. Hank Johnson ahead of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law hearing on net neutrality...

Making Smartphones Smarter with See-through Sensors

June 19, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Your smartphone's display glass could soon be more than just a pretty face, thanks to new technology developed by researchers. A team has created the first laser-written light-guiding systems that are efficient enough to be developed for commercial use...

Thousands of Secret Keys Found in Android Apps

June 19, 2014 1:51 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A team of engineers at Columbia reported that they have discovered a crucial security problem in Google Play, the official Android app store where millions of users of Android, the most popular mobile platform, get their apps. "Google Play has more than one million..."

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Bezos: Fire Phone Offers 'Something Different'

June 19, 2014 1:45 pm | by Ryan Nakashima & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

There are two ways to view the smartphone Amazon introduced to the world on Wednesday: It's either the latest in a long line of phones with fancy new features that some people will never use or a magic wand for shopaholics. The phone's most significant feature...

Engineering Newswire 95: Urinal Videogame Is Controlled by User's 'Stream'

June 19, 2014 1:00 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re kicking cancer sticks with a new wearable, developing the wind tracer at Lockheed Martin, and playing videos games, with your pee ...            

Lego to Introduce Mixed Digital-Physical Blocks

June 19, 2014 11:30 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

On the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet games. The Lego Fusion line will launch in August...

Cima NanoTech Announces Non-ITO Film-Based 42” Multi-Touch Module

June 19, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cima NanoTech has announced a ultra responsive, non-ITO film-based, 42-inch projected capacitive multi-touch module for large format touch applications. The module was built by Amdolla Group using Cima NanoTech’s highly conductive, silver nanoparticle-based, SANTE® FS200 touch films...

Pasternack Releases New Family of Millimeter Wave Antennas

June 19, 2014 11:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack has released a new family of high frequency, WR-15 waveguide antennas, which are designed for high-bandwidth applications including point-to-point links, GigE wireless LAN, millimeter radiometry, uncompressed HD video, FMCW radar, millimeter scintillometry, campus networks, and multi-gigabit wireless communications...

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QuickLogic Launches Low-Power Sensor Hub for Wearables

June 19, 2014 10:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic has announced the immediate availability of its S1 Wearables Sensor Hub, an ultra-low-power, context-aware sensor hub optimized for next-generation wearable applications...

New 3D Display System from TNAM Utilizes Unique Eye-Tracking System

June 18, 2014 9:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America has announced the successful development of a new autostereoscopic display system by NLT Technologies that optimizes parallax from an arbitrary viewpoint to reduce the influence of 3D-crosstalk and display motion parallax...

Top 3 Wireless Network Security Concerns

June 18, 2014 10:21 am | by IT Brief | White Papers

One in ten people globally are using Wi-Fi at home and work, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, and this number is continuing to grow. Additionally, according to Cisco’s predictions, mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold between 2011 and 2016...

App Watch: Facebook's Slingshot for Fleeting Posts

June 17, 2014 6:52 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook is taking another stab at ephemeral mobile messaging with an app called Slingshot. The app is designed to appeal to fans of Snapchat and other messaging apps that let people send self-destructing messages to friends. Slingshot draws...

Stylr App Is Wal-Mart Tech Lab's Latest Buy

June 17, 2014 9:56 am | by Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s innovation lab is diving deeper into mobile apps with another acquisition. The latest purchase for @WalmartLabs is Stylr, a mobile app that allows shoppers to find clothes in nearby stores. Terms of the deal were not disclosed..

HotSpot Episode 67: How Your Private Data Is Used Online

June 16, 2014 11:39 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: Recently, NASA beamed a high-definition video message, “Hello, World!”, 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth using a new laser communications instrument. The message was the first 175-megabit communication...

Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 16, 2014 10:08 am | by MIT | News | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of more than 1 million fitness bands...

Who's Using Your Data?

June 15, 2014 8:04 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By now, most people feel comfortable conducting financial transactions on the Web. The cryptographic schemes that protect online banking and credit card purchases have proven their reliability over decades. As more of our data moves online, a more pressing concern...

May/June 2014 – Connected Cars – Changing the Way We Travel

June 13, 2014 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The May/June issue of Wireless Design and Development focuses on connected cars, EMI-quiet environments, and byte-level caching.

Photo of the Day: The Internet of Things Ecosystem

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

IDTechEx Quantifies the Internet of Things Market

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

Samsung Tablets to Have Richer Colors in Screens

June 12, 2014 11:23 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

New tablet computers from Samsung will feature screens that are richer in color than standard LCDs. These screens, known as AMOLED for active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes, are already found in smartphones made by Samsung and a few...

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