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Amtrak Aims to Build Trackside Wi-Fi Network with Broadband Speeds on the NEC

June 10, 2014 9:36 am | by Christina Leeds, Amtrak Media Relations | News | Comments

Amtrak is exploring options to upgrade its on-board Wi-Fi service in the Northeast Corridor (NEC), with a particular interest in constructing a dedicated, wireless trackside network that provides a high-capacity, broadband-speed Internet connection between Washington and Boston...

Rural Clinics Increasingly Turn to Telemedicine

June 9, 2014 9:50 am | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fifty years in farming had given Tom Soukup a few brushes with his own mortality, but after a cow pinned him against a wall, death felt closer than ever. He lay on the muddy ground and began to pray, every gasp feeling like a stab to the chest...

Can Virtual Reality Therapy Help Alleviate Chronic Pain?

June 5, 2014 8:54 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News | News | Comments

Chronic pain due to disease or injury is common, and even prescription pain medications cannot provide acceptable pain relief for many individuals. Virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or creating the perception...

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Are Squiggly Lines the Future of Password Security?

June 5, 2014 8:27 pm | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

As more people use smart phones or tablets to pay bills, make purchases, store personal information and even control access to their houses, the need for robust password security has become more critical than ever. A new Rutgers University study shows...

Free Wi-Fi Launched at Atlanta Airport

June 5, 2014 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Travelers, after years of complaints, will have access to a free wireless Internet network at the world's busiest airport. Officials say the network at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport cost more than $5.2 million to install. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed...

Gift Guide: Wood-Themed Tech Gifts for Dad

June 4, 2014 2:48 pm | by Ron Harris, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dads try to stay handsome, and their technology should, too. Items that have a blend of technology and wood can look more exquisite than plastic or metal when included in the construction correctly. I found three noteworthy products sure to complete dad's stylish ensemble...

App Paired with Sensor Measures Stress, Delivers Advice

June 4, 2014 2:38 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Computer scientists have developed a system that combines a mobile application and sensor to detect stress in parents and delivers research-based strategies to help decrease that stress during emotionally charged interactions with their children...

New Approach to Malware in Networked Computers and Data

June 4, 2014 2:24 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Cybercrime comes in all forms these days. One recent headline told of the creepware or silent computer snooping that resulted in the arrest of some 90 people in 19 countries. Miss Teen USA was among the victims. Her computer had been turned into a camera...

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Emotion Drives Customers to Use Smartphones with Bigger Screens

June 4, 2014 2:18 pm | by Penn State | News | Comments

Bigger smartphone screen size may be better for more than just practical reasons, according to researchers. Participants in a study on smartphones indicated that emotional reasons might influence their decision to buy smartphones with bigger screens...

Apple Expands into Health, Home with New Software

June 3, 2014 9:42 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expanding into home and health management as the company tries to turn its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers into an interchangeable network of devices that serve as a hub of people's increasingly digital lives. The new tools for tracking health and controlling household...

Qualcomm Conducts First Demonstration of 802.11ac Solutions

June 3, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., will be at Computex June 3-6 showcasing a number of connectivity solutions, including the industry’s first live demonstration of its Qualcomm® VIVE™ 4-stream 802.11ac chipsets with multi-user, multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO), also known as 11ac 2.0...

New Apple Mac, Mobile Features Coming This Fall

June 2, 2014 5:40 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's Mac operating system will have easier ways to share and search, while the iOS software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health and controlling home devices. Apple executive Craig Federighi said data from various...

Apple Will Try to Defy Skeptics at Monday Showcase

June 2, 2014 5:10 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has spent most of this year promising to defy the skeptics who believe the iPhone and iPad maker lost its ingenuity when Steve Jobs died in 2011. This week should provide a better sense of whether Apple is heading down promising new avenues of growth...

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CSR and Philips uWand Collaborate to Deliver Remote Control Solution

June 2, 2014 12:57 pm | by Marcus LaRobardiere, March Communications | News | Comments

CSR plc has announced that its Bluetooth® Smart remote platform has been integrated into Philips’ (San Jose, CA) uWand reference design, a complete firmware and hardware solution for developing pointing and gesture based remote controls...

Sandisk Introduces Advanced Storage Solution For Chinese Tablet and Smartphone Market

June 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Laura Bakken, SanDisk Corporation | News | Comments

SanDisk Corporation has announced the iNAND™ Standard™ embedded flash drive (EFD), an ideal storage solution for entry-level tablets and smartphones in China and other high-growth markets...                            

Certified Wireless Network Expert To Present At Next Generation Security Conference

June 2, 2014 11:58 am | by Kathleen Donnelly, MMI Public Relations | News | Comments

CWNP, LLC (Certified Wireless Network Professional) has announced that Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE®) Alistair Meakin will speak at the 3rd annual Next Generation Security Conference (NGSec) at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland...

Google Taking Requests to Censor Results in Europe

May 31, 2014 10:47 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is starting to accept requests from Europeans who want to erase unflattering information from the results produced by the world's dominant search engine. The demands can be submitted on a Web page that Google opened late Thursday in response...

Engineering Newswire 92: Super-Maglev Train to Reach 1,800 mph

May 29, 2014 10:34 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re designing the working man’s halo, proving brain-controlled flight, and building a super-maglev train that tops out at 1,800 mph ...            

Apple's Beats Buy Joins Tech and Street-Wise Style

May 29, 2014 11:27 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items...

How Byte-Level Caching Relieves the Mobile Data Crunch

May 29, 2014 10:54 am | by Vaughan Emery, President and CEO, CENTRI Technology | Articles | Comments

For mobile operators, it’s the best of times and the worst of times. According to Yankee Group, mobile data traffic is growing more than 60 percent annually, but average revenue per user (ARPU) growth is in the low single digits...                      

Review: New Kiddie Fitness Band More Toy Than Tech

May 29, 2014 12:39 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Wearable technology is all the rage these days for adults. Now, the concept is spreading to kids. LeapFrog, the maker of kids' tablets and other educational products, recently unveiled the LeapBand, a device worn around the wrist. It's really more of a toy...

Samsung Envisions Wearables Using Common System

May 29, 2014 12:32 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Health sensors and devices can get better if rival companies work together, Samsung executives said Wednesday.The South Korean company pushed for a common system so that different manufacturers — from startups to established companies...

Technology Marketers Should Take Consumer Life-Cycle into Account

May 28, 2014 1:40 pm | by University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management | News | Comments

Toronto – If you want grandpa to start using the bank machine instead of standing in line for the teller, the best way to do it is to tell him to "Act now!" with a limited time offer for a banking card, shows new research. A new study from the University of Toronto's...

Crow or Raven? New Birdsnap App Can Help!

May 28, 2014 1:36 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Computer Science Professor Peter Belhumeur, have taken bird-watching to a new level. Using computer vision and machine learning techniques, they have developed Birdsnap, a new iPhone app that is an electronic field guide...

Sight for Sore Eyes: Augmented Reality without the Discomfort

May 28, 2014 1:04 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Augmented reality is increasingly becoming… well … a reality. Smartphone apps can point out restaurants as you scan the street with your phone camera or even identify constellations when you point your phone at the night sky. And goggle-like devices...

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