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Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord

June 27, 2014 12:41 am | by The Ohio State University | News | Comments

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, is the first ...

Sports Drone Set for Take-Off with Stratasys 3D Printing

June 27, 2014 12:35 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Helico is specifically targeting the outdoor 'extreme' sports market and expects AirDog to be of particular interest to recreational participants of freestyle BMX, motocross and skateboarding, as well as water-sports such as surfing, kite-surfing ...

Photos of the Day: The World's First Auto-Follow Sports Drone

June 27, 2014 12:32 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Aimed primarily at the consumer market, AirDog is an innovative, yet simple-to-use, 'quad-copter' that operates via a wrist-worn tracking device and accommodates a standard GoPro sports camera. The fully 3D printed ...    

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Engineering Newswire 96: The Most Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Ever Designed

June 27, 2014 12:09 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re recharging drones on power lines, adding dimples to domes, and driving an autonomous caddy ...                  

Add Wi-Fi to Anything with TI’S Internet on a Chip

June 26, 2014 5:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced its new SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 and CC3200 platforms for Internet of Things applications. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi family is the first in a series of new easy...

Google Shows off Android Auto, Wearables

June 25, 2014 3:19 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco. But the online search leader's effort to broaden its focus beyond smartphones and tablets was on full display...

New Technology Developed to Diagnose and Monitor Adrenal Gland Diseases

June 25, 2014 12:21 am | by Intermountain Medical Center | News | Comments

Diseases of the adrenal gland have long been difficult to diagnose. But now, researchers have found an affordable and easy way to diagnose and monitor endocrine diseases of the adrenal gland by using saliva and a smartphone. Researchers have developed new smartphone technology...

New Research Finds That Cell Phones Reflect Our Personal Microbiome

June 25, 2014 12:00 am | by PeerJ | News | Comments

Smartphones are everywhere, and they may be smarter than you think. Our cell phones actually reflect the personal microbial world of their owners, with potential implications for their use as bacterial and environmental sensors, according to new research...

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Knowles Develops Digital Ultrasonic MEMS Microphone

June 24, 2014 5:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The engineers at Knowles Corporation have developed the world’s first digital microphone supporting ultrasonic bandwidth. This new product allows the microphone to assist smartphones...

Review: Colors Come to Life in New Samsung Tablet

June 24, 2014 5:15 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S tablet looks different. As soon as I turned on the screen, I noticed that the colors are stunning and vivid. Red looks redder, and greens are greener. The lawn and the trees in "Ghostbusters" look alive, as does a purple-tinted apparition...

Eyes on You: Experts Reveal Police Hacking Methods

June 24, 2014 3:59 pm | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker's handbook, using targets' own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, two computer security groups said Tuesday...

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...

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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...

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..."

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...

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...

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