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Minkoff Moves into 3D Prints, Wearable Technology

September 7, 2014 9:42 pm | by Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press | News | Comments

How's this for a young fashionista's dream accessory: A studded bracelet that also serves as a phone charger?That was just one of many millennial-friendly concepts introduced Friday at Rebecca Minkoff's Fashion Week show, always an event that draws a posse of young starlets...

HotSeat 36: WiNG Express

September 5, 2014 2:58 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, WDD speaks Gary Singh who leads global product and strategic marketing for Enterprise Networking and Data Capture divisions at Motorola Solutions...                                   

HotSeat 35: SimpleLink Wi-Fi Family

September 5, 2014 10:29 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, WDD sits down with Amichai Ron, who is the general manager for the embedded connectivity solutions (ECS) group within the Wireless Connectivity Solutions business at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). In this role, Ron is responsible for several product lines including the SimpleLink Wi-Fi family...

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Motorola Emphasizes Design in Circular Smartwatch

September 5, 2014 9:55 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices. Smartwatches so far have had rectangular faces, a shape that has ...  

8 Reasons Why a Curved Screen Could Be the Wave of the Future for Your Smartphone

September 4, 2014 5:10 pm | by Brian Benton, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Many manufacturers today are producing devices with curved displays. They are making televisions and smartphones with screens that have an arc, rather than a flat surface. Is this a marketing ploy, or are there legitimate reasons for this ...

New Any-to-Any Frequency Clock Multiplier and Jitter Attenuator Clock Management Products

September 4, 2014 4:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation announced its new  ZL30252 and ZL30253 any-to-any frequency clock multiplier and jitter attenuator integrated circuits...

New Kit Enables Simple Home Automation

September 4, 2014 4:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...    

Face It, the Selfie Phone Was Bound to Happen: Tech Giants Bank on Snap-Happy Consumers

September 4, 2014 4:28 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Visit any tourist destination, and you're bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It's a declaration to the world that they were there. Pop stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber have helped popularize the trend, too, by posting stylized selfies...

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Microsoft: Mid-Range Phones for Budget Conscious

September 4, 2014 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones. The devices unveiled Thursday are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana...

Groundbreaking Drive Systems for Electric Bikes

September 4, 2014 4:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA-Microbattery announced the Eclino series of drive systems engineered to optimize the performance of electric bikes...

Phones, Watches, More Unveiled at Tech Show

September 4, 2014 1:47 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups. New smartphones, computerized wristwatches and a virtual-reality headset were among the gadgets announced Wednesday ...   

Perception Is Reality: IoT's Security Problem

September 4, 2014 1:36 pm | by Alex Frommeyer, Founder/CEO Beam Technologies, Founder/CEO Uproar Labs | Blogs | Comments

The hype machine for the internet of things projects to reach its fever pitch by the end of this year or in 2015, as we continue to see a rush of hardware hackers, IoT startups, and, increasingly, even large tech companies flexing their muscles with ...

Engineering Newswire 106: DOE Wants to Know if We Live in a Hologram

September 4, 2014 1:24 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re growing fully functional parts, redesigning the rickshaw, and using a holometer to determine whether or not we live in a hologram ...             

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IDTechEx’s Wearable Technology Forecasts Come True: What Next

September 4, 2014 12:23 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analysts IDTechEx have been forecasting emerging technologies and their markets for 15 years; from printed electronics and 3D printing, to the Internet of Things and wearable technology. Our many PhD-level analysts are multi-lingual and, together with their teams, travel the world to understand what is going...

BOGEYBOARD Turns any Switch into a Remote Control

September 4, 2014 11:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The BOGEYBOARD is the latest problem solver from RF Solutions...

New Power Amplifier Offers High Power and High Linearity

September 4, 2014 11:47 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC announced the addition of the CMD217, a new 28 to 32 GHz GaN power amplifier in die form, to their growing product line....

QuickLogic Delivers First Smartphone and Wearable Sensor Hub

September 4, 2014 11:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic Corporation introduced its new ArcticLink 3 S2 platform, the second CSSP solution in its Sensor Hub roadmap...

Standard Test Solution for TACAN Beacon Rollout

September 4, 2014 11:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announced that Moog has selected the R&S EDS300 DME/pulse analyzer as a standard test solution for R&D, manufacturing, and field deployment...

Sony Attack Shows Shifting Online Security Threat

September 4, 2014 10:42 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter. Experts say that's a wakeup call for a world...

Qualcomm Offers New Development Kit With More Features

September 4, 2014 10:26 am | by Qualcomm Incorporated | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., is broadening support for developers to simplify the design of products that use Wi-Fi to connect the Internet of Everything...

Selfie-Centric Phone Among New Microsoft Offerings

September 4, 2014 10:22 am | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies. The devices are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana...

Study: Millennials Less Trusting Than Gen X Was

September 4, 2014 10:13 am | by Martha Irvine, AP National Writer | News | Comments

They're often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they're still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today's youth are often more skeptical of the country's institutions than the young generations that preceded them. The Millennials also are as mistrusting of other people as the gloomy...

On the Way to a Safe & Secure Smart Home

September 3, 2014 2:11 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

A growing number of household operations can be managed via the Internet. Today’s “Smart Home” promises efficient building management. But often the systems are not secure and can only be retrofitted at great expense ...   

New Samsung Phone with Side Display

September 3, 2014 2:08 pm | by Frank Jordans & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung's new smartphones aren't getting bigger, but one will have a side display for quick access to the flashlight, Twitter, news and frequently used apps. The Galaxy Note Edge was announced at a trade show in Berlin on Wednesday ... 

A Fix to Our Cell-Phone Waste Problem?

September 3, 2014 2:05 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

When it comes to cell phones, the world is stunningly wasteful. Customers will buy more than 1.8 billion new ones by the end of this year only to abandon almost half of them to drawers, and they'll recycle a mere 3 percent of them ... 

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