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NetHero App Enables Remote Management of Home Internet & Connected Devices

March 27, 2014 4:37 pm | News | Comments

Consumers now have access to a free home network and device management app, NetHero, on iOS and Android devices, and Mac and Windows PCs. Created by the developer of cloud-based software for network and device management, Pie Digital, NetHero is the first free app to let consumers manage and optimize their home network and device...

IDTechEx Forecasts a Multi-Billion Dollar Future for E-Textiles

March 27, 2014 4:16 pm | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | News | Comments

The brand new IDTechEx Research report E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2014-2024 has a particular focus on the narrow definition of those entirely reliant on e-fibers for electronic, electro-optic, and electrical functionality. Today, only conductive weavable fibers are widely available commercially. Include in that embroidery and other interleaving technologies using ribbon or fiber...

Nex-Tech Wireless Selects TrueCall RAN Geoanalytics Platform for New LTE Network

March 27, 2014 3:56 pm | by Newfield Wireless & Nex-Tech Wireless | News | Comments

Newfield Wireless has announced Nex-Tech Wireless has deployed its TrueCall platform to support the operator’s LTE network. Nex-Tech is the 10th deployment of Newfield Wireless’ TrueCall LTE covering a combined total of more than 100 million subscribers...

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RFMD Awarded Contract to Produce Millimeter Wave GaN Integrated Circuits

March 27, 2014 2:40 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

RFMD has announced it has signed a $9.7 million agreement with the Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to transfer and produce a 0.14 micron GaN MMIC technology. The technology will be scaled to 6-inch diameter wafers using RFMD's 6-inch GaN-on-Silicon Carbide (SiC) manufacturing line...

AVX Introduces Ultra Broadband Capacitator Series

March 27, 2014 1:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has introduced a new series of ultra broadband capacitors designed to address DC blocking from ~16 KHz to 40 GHz.  Exhibiting ultra broadband performance, extremely low insertion...

Samsung 'Puzzled' As Smartphone Launch Upstaged

March 27, 2014 11:01 am | by Youkyung Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

The global launch of Samsung's latest smartphone has been upstaged by South Korean mobile network companies. SK Telecom, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, says it will start selling the Galaxy S5 on Thursday, two weeks before the scheduled sales launch on April 11...

Visionary or Looney? Zuckerberg on Spending Spree

March 27, 2014 10:51 am | by Barbara Ortutay, Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality. Longtime technology analyst Roger Kay wonders whether Zuckerberg "is nuts" for agreeing to pay $2 billion for Oculus less than five weeks after inking a deal to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion...

Smartphone App Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober

March 27, 2014 10:40 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels, featuring a variety of options for trying to prevent alcoholics...

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Getting a Handle on E-Waste

March 26, 2014 5:01 pm | by Eric Austermann, VP, Social & Environmental Responsibility, Jabil | Blogs | Comments

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste, or e-waste, is produced each year in the United States. Globally, electronics represent the fastest-growing waste stream in many countries ...  

Meaghan's Minute: Smart Home Detect Disorders

March 26, 2014 11:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, the Tecnalia center for applied research has designed a system of sensors which when fitted in a home, allows a person's habits and activities to be monitored...                

Photo of the Day: Advanced Tissue-Engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer

March 26, 2014 10:59 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing four human organ constructs – liver, heart, lung and kidney – that are based on a significantly miniaturized platform...                

Hotseat Episode 18: Wi-Fi Performance Modeling Solution

March 26, 2014 10:39 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this week's episode of the HotSeat, WDD sits down with Bill Bidermann, Vice President of Engineering at Airgain, a leading provider of embedded antenna products, integration support, and test services for the in-home wireless device market...                           

Managing Renewables Intelligently

March 26, 2014 10:19 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Kurt Rohrig | News | Comments

Experts have already conducted a test showing that this setup does indeed work reliably in practice, having combined numerous wind parks, biogas and photovoltaic facilities delivering a total output of over 80 MW in a virtual combined-cycle power plant. Because small providers work together...                    

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Facebook Buying Virtual-Reality Company for $2B

March 26, 2014 10:12 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained...                        

New Freescale Power Amplifier Delivers Unmatched Frequency Range, Gain, & Power

March 25, 2014 1:30 pm | by Freescale Semiconductor | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the first 2W integrated power amplifier operating with a 5V supply and delivering more than 40 dB of gain to cover all frequency bands between 1500 and 2700 MHz. The component supports any cellular standard operating at this frequency including GSM, 3G, 4G, and LTE...

Transphorm Adds to Its 600 V GaN-on-Silicon Family

March 25, 2014 12:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Transphorm has announced at APEC 2014 the industry’s first 600V GaN (Gallium Nitride)-based, low-profile PQFN products and the expansion of its product portfolio in the industry-standard TO220 packages...

Meaghan's Minute: Cloud-Based Communication

March 25, 2014 12:36 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, Volvo is further developing its cloud-based infotainment, which it recently partnered with Ericsson to create...                                          

Wearable Electronics to Drive Additional $70M in Battery Revenue

March 25, 2014 12:07 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

The global market for batteries used in wearable electronics will grow more than tenfold in just four short years, propelled by portable new products especially suitable for active sports and fitness lifestyles, according to a new report from IHS Technology...

The NSA Responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk

March 25, 2014 12:03 pm | by TED Talk, Richard Ledgett | Videos | Comments

After a surprise appearance by Edward Snowden at TED2014, Chris Anderson said: "If the NSA wants to respond, please do." And yes, they did. Appearing by video, NSA deputy director...                                   

Where’s Google Going Next?

March 25, 2014 11:06 am | by TED Talk, Larry Page | Videos | Comments

Charlie Rose interviews Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company. It includes aerial bikeways and internet balloons...                                              

Electronic Medication Alerts Designed with Provider in Mind Reduce Prescribing Errors

March 25, 2014 10:43 am | by Cindy Fox Aisen, Indiana University | News | Comments

Changing how medication alerts are presented in electronic medical records resulted in safer prescribing, increased efficiency and reduced workload for health care providers who placed drug orders in...                        

Meaghan's Minute: Minimized Signal Transmission Failures

March 24, 2014 1:59 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, Molex has announced its Expanded-Beam Ruggedized Optical Cable Assemblies, delivering highly reliable interconnects for use in harsh environments...                      

HotSpot Episode 55: Space Sunflower Snaps Pictures of Space

March 24, 2014 1:54 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, changing everything mobile; a mobile headset and smartwatch rolled into one; a computer system that spots fake expressions of pain; and a space sunflower...                     

Cypress’s New Hub Controller Achieves USB-IF Certification

March 24, 2014 1:47 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced a new USB 3.0 hub controller certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for the SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps standard. The EZ-USB HX3 USB 3.0...

Precise Ethernet Interface Verification

March 24, 2014 1:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the application field of its R&S RTO oscilloscopes to include Ethernet interface testing. The new R&S RTO-K22 and R&S RTO-K23 Ethernet compliance options...

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