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Computer Program Beats Humans at Space Invaders

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders ..."                      

FCC Votes for Tougher Rules for Internet Providers

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission ...            

Ensuring the Usability of your Design: The Case for User Research

February 25, 2015 11:55 am | by Victor Yocco, PhD vyocco@intuitivecompany.com | Blogs | Comments

Wireless product design is complex and constantly evolving. The usefulness of any wireless product only extends as far as its usability. User research allows wireless design and development teams to ensure products are usable, and to identify trouble areas that might require redesign or more focused user training ...        

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New Pebble Watch has Color E-Paper Display, Revamped Interface

February 24, 2015 11:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

Pebble has announced a new smartwatch with a color e-paper display and a new timeline interface ...                      

IAR Embedded Workbench used by adidas for MiCoach Elite Team System

February 24, 2015 10:39 am | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

IAR Systems has announced that adidas AG Germany has selected IAR Systems’ tools for development of their product adidas miCoach Elite Team System: an advanced system for monitoring personal physiological data in real time. For several years, adidas has been using the development toolchain ...

Photos of the Day: Maximizing Human Sensorimotor Function

February 24, 2015 8:56 am | by Norifumi Miyokawa, Hiroshima University | News | Comments

A prototype for wearable equipment to support human motion has been developed at Hiroshima University, Japan. This wearable equipment, called the Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit (SEnS), enhances sensorimotor functions by reducing the muscle load of the upper limbs ...

Could Your Product Win the “Oscars of Invention?”

February 24, 2015 8:48 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Entry is now open for the expanded 2015 R&D 100 Awards, organized by R&D Magazine. This competition marks the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies and services of 2014, and this year has widened its scope to include manufacturing, design engineering and consumer markets as well as science, academia and government ...

Apple’s Overseas High-Tech Data Hubs

February 23, 2015 12:49 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is investing 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion) in high-tech data centers in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered by renewable energy, in its largest such project in Europe to date, the company said Monday ...      

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Superfish Points Fingers over Ad Software Security Flaws

February 23, 2015 12:46 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has also won praise for producing visual search technology that many ...                 

Spare Parts Interview, Part 1

February 23, 2015 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Wireless Design and Development sits down with the original members of the Falcon Robotics team, from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ in which the movie, Spare Part,s took inspiration from ...             

HotSpot Episode 102: Military Smart Gun is More Accurate

February 23, 2015 10:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a military gun that integrates smart electronics for better accuracy; an engineer’s survival kit provided by ARC Technologies; a project that enables cars to share information about conditions that relate to road friction; and an interview with the original Falcon's robotics team ...             

Wireless Communication Standards for the Internet of Things

February 20, 2015 2:56 pm | by Cees Links, CEO GreenPeak Technologies | White Papers

For the sake of argument and to keep it simple, I have left out the cellular standards, although we do recognize that they do play an important role in the IoT (and the so-called M2M business). I also left out RFID, which can be quite useful for the IoT for security purposes, but is less contentious as it is more an electronic bar code replacement instead of doing real (two-way) communication as such ...                     

Doctors Say Fitness Trackers, Health Apps Can Boost Care

February 20, 2015 2:23 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? ...

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Wireless Minute: Motion Gaming with Force & Resistance

February 20, 2015 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, gaming has come a long way since the Atari, and Realm is determined to set the bar even higher with its new system that measures energy expenditure whilst using resistance ...       

New Approach for Making High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronics

February 20, 2015 10:09 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Scientists have known how to draw thin fibers from bulk materials for decades. But a new approach to that old method, developed by researchers at MIT, could lead to a whole new way of making high-quality fiber-based electronic devices ...

Company Sues Apple over Poached Battery Engineers

February 19, 2015 5:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Battery maker A123 Systems is suing Apple, claiming it aggressively poached some key staff members in violation of their nondisclosure and noncompete agreements when they left A123 ...              

Capture and Stream Whiteboard Notes Using the Equil Smartmarker

February 19, 2015 2:18 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Picture this: you're in a meeting or lecture listening. JUST listening. No notebook or pen to take notes, no phone to take a picture of what the speaker or teacher is jotting down on the whiteboard. But how on earth will you ever remember everything, the key points, the ... 

The W.I.N.D. House Can Be Controlled By Your Smartphone

February 19, 2015 10:58 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The W.I.N.D. House, by Dutch firm UNStudio, can be completely controlled from inside the house or remotely by a smartphone, and sports sustainable technology that reduces its dependence on the grid. Work on the W.I.N.D. House began in 2008 and the project ... 

Wireless Minute: Why Google Glass Died

February 19, 2015 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, Google Glass has become the popular death knell many in the industry are now sounding, loudly. Maybe it’s just bad design, or maybe it’s the same shot that sunk analog glass, you know, before the hipster resurrection ...              

Photo of the Day: Internet of Things: Risk and Value Considerations

February 19, 2015 7:00 am | by ISACA | News | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has the potential to be staggeringly transformational and, at the same time, highly disruptive to business. Business value and organizational competitiveness can be derived as enterprises capitalize on these new capabilities to gain more and better business ... 

LTE-Advanced & Carrier Aggregation - An RF Double Whammy

February 18, 2015 12:58 pm | by Jeremy Hendy, VP Marketing, Nujira | Articles | Comments

Although RF engineers are still largely focused on maximizing the efficiency and performance of LTE front ends, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) will soon introduce a range of new challenges and complexity that need to be overcome in handsets ...           

EnOcean Launches Complete Wireless LED Control System

February 18, 2015 12:09 pm | by EnOcean | News | Comments

LED lighting is one of the most promising and fast-growing technologies of today. EnOcean now enables OEMs to unlock the full potential of LEDs with simple, easy-to-install, industry standard tools that offer energy conservation, personal control, and compliance ...          

MIPI Alliance Updates its Widely Adopted CSI Specification

February 18, 2015 9:34 am | News | Comments

MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today introduced MIPI® CSI-2℠ v1.3, a comprehensive update to its Camera Serial Interface (CSI℠) specification. The new specification enables manufacturers to use the ... 

Photos of the Day: A Super Remote that Declutters Your Coffee Table

February 18, 2015 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Ray Super Remote wants to declutter your coffee table and become the central nervous system of all of your home entertainment systems. The touch-screen device, released Tuesday, is designed to control TVs, cable boxes, DVRs, video game consoles and Internet streaming players ...            

Wireless Minute: The Wearable Artificial Kidney

February 18, 2015 9:27 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) is a concept that promises patients suffering from kidney failure an alternative to conventional dialysis. The tool-belt sized prototype has been granted approval for human testing in the United States by the FDA with clinical trials ... 

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