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ZANO at Embedded World

March 2, 2015 1:32 pm | by Latronix | Videos | Comments

This week at Embedded World, Lantronix and Torquing showed off the Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities of the ZANO nano drone.  Powered by the Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi module ...

HotSpot Episode 103: Smart Whiskey Bottle Provides Consumers Cocktail Recipes

March 2, 2015 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a grasp shoulder-perching robot that places your conscience on your shoulder; cutting out codes and passwords; a smart whiskey bottle that offers consumers cocktail recipes via their smartphones; drones that you can control with your mind; and the second half of the Spare Parts interview ...

7Layers Enhances its 4G/LTE Device Testing Capabilities

March 2, 2015 10:11 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

​7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers for wireless testing and certification, has upgraded its R&S TS8980FTA, R&S CMW-PQA wireless test platforms to increase test capabilities including LTE location based services (LBS) performance; VoL ... 

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From the Top: The Past, Present, and Future of Wearable Technology

February 27, 2015 2:12 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion. That’s a $56 billion dollar gap to be filled in less than ...

The Big Apple's Worst Parking Spot Found with Big Data

February 27, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ben Wellington, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination ...         

7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 27, 2015 9:43 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta + Larry Corby, Digital Artist | News | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields ...

EnOcean Alliance Joins AllSeen Alliance to Shape a Common Language for Connected Homes of the Future

February 26, 2015 4:36 pm | by EnOcean, AllSeen Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance, one of the strongest technical building alliances, announces its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, the largest cross-industry consortium for the Internet of Everything. The joint forces of the two Alliances aim ...               

January/February 2015 — Security for the Smart Home

February 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The January/February issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) is packed full of great content from Smart Home Security to Remote Sensing with WirelessHART Process Transmitters, and beyond. Find out what our top industry leaders have to say about how they're addressing test equipment design needs due to an increase in M2M ... 

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New Flow Battery to Keep Big Cities Lit, Green and Safe

February 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Ensuring the power grid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new battery design that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in Nature Communications ...              

A Less Cloudy Future with Cellular Networks

February 26, 2015 2:50 pm | by George Hunka, American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

When warm air comes into contact with a cool surface and chills to saturation, fog materializes. It blankets open roads and runways and dramatically reduces visibility - often causing devastating accidents ...              

Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Roads in 2017

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system ...                               

Photos of the Day: Smart Ballet Shoes Track Dancers' Motions

February 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  

Warming up the World of Superconductors

February 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality ...                

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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 ...        

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 ...      

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 ...                     

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