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FirstLight Fiber Completes Acquisition of G4 Communications’ Assets

October 15, 2014 1:44 pm | by FirstLight Fiber | News | Comments

FirstLight Fiber announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of New Hampshire-based G4 Communications, including G4’s customer base and data center located at 77 Sundial in Manchester, New Hampshire...

UTEL Total Cabinet Automation System

October 15, 2014 1:25 pm | by UTEL | News | Comments

 UTEL announced its product, Robo-Cab, an innovative fully managed ADF system which will revolutionize the future operation and management of FTTC. The system can fully automate the whole cabinet...

Centile Telecom Unveiled the Unified Communications Platform ISTRA

October 15, 2014 1:12 pm | by Centile Telecom Applications | News | Comments

In the hyper-fast-moving market for fixed and mobile communications, Centile Istra 9.0 offers customers the latest advances and developments in both end-user experience and the self-management of services...

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nubia Adopts Cavendish Kinetics’ SmarTune Antenna Tuning Solution

October 15, 2014 12:55 pm | by Cavendish Kinetics | News | Comments

Cavendish Kinetics and nubia announced today that nubia’s new Z7 includes a 3rd Generation smart antenna that is powered by Cavendish Kinetics’ revolutionary SmarTune antenna tuning solution...

Dual-Band Architecture for DOCSIS 3.1 Devices

October 15, 2014 11:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor announced the UltraCMOS PE42722, a high-linearity RF switch that enables a dual upstream/downstream band architecture in cable customer premises equipment devices...

Tiny, Sound-Powered Chip to Serve as Medical Device

October 15, 2014 11:12 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Medical researchers would like to plant tiny electronic devices deep inside our bodies to monitor biological processes and deliver pinpoint therapies to treat illness or relieve pain...                                    

Study Shows Relationship Among Broadband Performance, Pricing, and Demand Worldwide

October 15, 2014 11:06 am | by Amanda Morris | News | Comments

Study shows a clearer understanding of how broadband services are used, how much bandwidth people actually need, and how the market impacts usage worldwide...  .

WIND Hellas Acquires New 4G Spectrum

October 15, 2014 10:40 am | by WIND Hellas Telecommunications | News | Comments

WIND Hellas Telecommunications announced that following a multiple round auction it has acquired spectrum of 2 x 10MHz in the 800MHz band and 2 x 20MHz in the 2.6GHz band. The spectrum will support WIND Hellas’ current 4G roll-out and provide the necessary bandwidth to meet the traffic and network capacity demand of a growing market...

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Facebook, Apple Pay for Egg Freezing, Sperm Donors

October 15, 2014 10:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Facebook and Apple will now be giving up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. The move comes amid stiff competition for skilled engineers, and as many of the biggest firms try to diversify their male-dominated ranks to include and appeal to more women...

NTU Develops Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries that Last 20 Years

October 15, 2014 9:36 am | by Nanyang Technology University | News | Comments

Scientists at Nanyang Technology University have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries...

Why Privacy Matters

October 14, 2014 10:41 am | by Glenn Greenwald, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy...            

Can it Be Real? Augmented Reality Melds Work, Play

October 14, 2014 9:55 am | by BY SALIM ESSAID, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A new set of Epson Moverio B200 glasses allow an entire world of virtual characters, objects, and structures to overlay and interact with users' real environment through so-called "augmented reality...                             

Review: Music Player Learns Your Tastes Over Time

October 14, 2014 9:55 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The idea behind the $399 Aether Cone is that over time, it learns your listening habits and weighs such factors as whether it's a lazy Sunday morning. It then plays what it thinks you're in the mood for...               

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TE Connectivity Completes Acquisition of Measurement Specialties

October 13, 2014 5:30 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Measurement Specialties, Inc. Measurement Specialties offers a broad portfolio of sensor technologies including pressure, vibration, force, temperature, humidity, ultrasonics, position, and fluid for a wide range of applications and industries...

TrueTouch Gen5 Touchscreen Controller Delivers New Features

October 13, 2014 4:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced that its TrueTouch Gen5 touchscreen controller family for large-screen superphones, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers now delivers multiple new advanced features, including gloved-finger tracking on capacitive touchscreens...

Canada's Wearable Tech Conference

October 13, 2014 1:49 pm | Events

Hear how wearable tech is changing the game of sports and entertainment from a stellar lineup of speakers including adidas, Intel, Golden State Warriors (NBA), Dwayne De Rosario (Former MVP in the MLS, Toronto FC), US Olympics, Recon, Push, Skulpt, Bionym, CFC...            

ASTRODYNE PRESENTS: "Critical Design Issues in Protecting Against EMP and HEMP"

October 13, 2014 1:31 pm | by Astrodyne | Events

All design and facility engineers interesting in protecting military, government and commercial infrastructure from these threats...        

R&S Compact Instruments for Fast RF Component Testing

October 13, 2014 10:48 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has developed two new instruments for production testing of wireless communications components...

Photos of the Day: Setting a Speed Record for Molecular Fluorescence

October 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

When fluorescent molecules are placed near intensified light, the molecules emit photons at a faster rate through an effect called Purcell enhancement. The researchers found they could achieve a significant speed improvement by placing fluorescent molecules in a gap between the nanocubes and a thin film of gold...           

'Smart' Lithium-Ion Battery Warns of Fire Hazard

October 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. | News | Comments

Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The new technology is designed for conventional lithium-ion batteries now used in billions of cellphones...                  

Revving Up Fluorescence for Superfast LEDs

October 13, 2014 10:39 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1,000 times faster than normal -- setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing super-fast light emitting diodes (LEDs) and quantum cryptography...           

Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

October 13, 2014 10:34 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords...                           

Banks Harvest Callers' Voiceprints to Fight Fraud

October 13, 2014 10:25 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two major U.S. banks, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co., use voice screening, also known as voice biometric blacklists, according to three people familiar with the arrangements, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity because the system was meant to remain secret...                   

Tailored Flexible Illusion Coatings Hide Objects from Detection

October 13, 2014 10:24 am | by A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State | News | Comments

The researchers take the object they want cloaked and surround it with a spacer, either air or foam. They then apply the ultrathin layer of dielectric with copper patterning designed for the wavelengths they wish to cloak. In this way, antennae and sensors could be made invisible or deceptive to remote inspection...          

Pin Shaped Battery to Power Wearable Devices

October 13, 2014 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a pin shaped lithium ion battery to power wearable devices; a giant modular displayed made from smaller displays; the ultimate data storage protection; and one credit card for all...                             

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