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Atmel Joins Forces with ARM on IoT Development Platform

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by Amtel Corporation | News | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced a partnership with ARM on the mbed device platform for the Internet of Things. This partnership broadens the ecosystem support for developers using Atmel’s portfolio of secure, low-power and cost-effective wireless connectivity solutions...

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 Announces Senior Executive & Industry Panel Agenda

October 8, 2014 10:51 am | by IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 has announced the senior-executive and industry panel agenda for its 57th annual conference to be held December 8 – 12 in Austin, Texas. Declared IEEE Week by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the five-day premier, international event will be highlighted by 1,500 presentations covering the latest IoT, networking, broadband, cloud computing, and emerging technology breakthroughs...

Telstra signs NNI agreement with Tata Communications

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Telstra | News | Comments

Telstra’s multinational customers will benefit from superior connectivity to and from India thanks to a new agreement with Tata Communications. The Network-to-Network Interconnection will utilise Tata Communications’ 116 Points of Presence, extending Telstra’s reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities...

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A Closer Look: What Map Apps Can Do for You

October 8, 2014 9:50 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too? You can even access some maps offline, when you have a spotty connection or are in the subway. Here's a look at what leading free map apps can do for you...

Signal Hound 6 GHz Real-time Spectrum Analyzer on Display

October 8, 2014 9:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Signal Hound will participate in the 51st Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium & Convention in Washington, D.C...

Printing in the Hobby Room: Paper-Thin, Touch-Sensitive Displays

October 7, 2014 1:44 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Until now, if you want to print a greeting card for a loved one, you can use colorful graphics, fancy typefaces or special paper to enhance it. But what if you could integrate paper-thin displays into the cards, which could be printed at home and which would be able to depict self-created symbols or even react to touch?...

Funky Robots Display Japan's Latest Technologies

October 7, 2014 10:29 am | by Haruka Nuga, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition. Exhibitors used such attention-grabbing gadgets to showcase their technology and stand out at the event that started Tuesday...

New York Cancels Phone Booth Transmitter Program

October 7, 2014 10:01 am | by Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | News | Comments

The city has scuttled an outdoor media company's project slated to install in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements by sending signals to their smartphones. Titan, which sells ad space in more than 5,000 phone kiosks, had received approval...

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New Studies Point out Dangers of 'Talking' to Car

October 7, 2014 9:40 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things like tune the radio...

DAS Transmission Is Changing Education and Healthcare Environments

October 6, 2014 4:19 pm | by Evan Baker and Jim Otte, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

Wireless connectivity rules just about everything today. To be “connected” is the key for rapid exchange of information, improving communication, and increasing productivity. To prepare a building or campus to provide extensive, uninterrupted wireless connectivity, the installation of physical equipment known as DAS or Distributed...

AQrate Delivers 5-Fold Increase in Speed to WiFi Access

October 6, 2014 3:59 pm | by Aquantia | News | Comments

Aquantia unveiled AQrate technology, a game-changing product line that delivers 5 times higher throughput than the current Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) solutions without requiring any change to existing copper cabling infrastructure...

Elitecore to Launch Elite Connect Mobile App

October 6, 2014 1:21 pm | by Elitecore Technologies | News | Comments

Elitecore Technologies will soon launch Elite Connect Mobile App. Presenting Elite Connect Mobile App that lays down the marker for Carrier Wi-Fi technologies of the future will be launched...

Presto Engineering Extends HDMI Test Capabilities

October 6, 2014 12:39 pm | by Presto Engineering | News | Comments

Presto Engineering announced its selection of the new Tektronix HDMI 2.0 solution to extend its HDMI test capabilities. In addition to the acquisition of the recently-released Tektronix HDMI platform, Presto Engineering will work jointly with Tektronix to expand its test coverage on high-speed serial bus interfaces...

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TIA to UK OfCom for Promoting Investment and Innovation in IoT

October 6, 2014 12:04 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications in response to its request for stakeholder views on promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things..

Breaking Bad Habits with Shock Therapy App

October 6, 2014 12:03 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, hotel rooms you can control with your phone; an agreement to explore Mars; Google Glass helps the hard of hearing; and app to help consumers break bad habits; and I try programming a robot...           

Bel Power Solutions Digital Power Technology Patent License with Cosel

October 6, 2014 11:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bel Fuse announced that it has entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, multi-year field of use license agreement with Japan-based Cosel...

Alleviating Spectrum Congestion for Wireless Devices

October 6, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Bender, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | News | Comments

Your smartphone’s communications degrade when the device competes with other mobile traffic to send and receive data, and that competition will only intensify. Far more than a billion smartphones are expected to ship this year ...   

Crumpled Graphene Could Provide an Unconventional Energy Storage

October 3, 2014 10:20 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it’s about to be thrown away. But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene “paper” — a material formed by bonding together layers of the two-dimensional form of carbo...                   

Next Stop, Planet e!

October 3, 2014 9:42 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

I’ve never traveled outside of the United States, and I’m excited that my first time will be for Electronica 2014 in Munich. The mere thought of the show’s overall size is very intimidating, but I must say, I am really interested to see all of the technological innovations...              

Can a Football Stadium Be as 'Smart' as a Phone?

October 3, 2014 9:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings...                       

MIT, Twitter Team Up on $10M Social Media Project

October 2, 2014 4:07 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10 million project to better understand social networks and figure out new ways to benefit from them...             

The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get

October 2, 2014 3:37 pm | by TED Talk | Videos | Comments

You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways...           

Clothing that Thwarts Government Surveillance

October 2, 2014 1:41 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on engineering update, cellphone use aboard airplanes; clothing that thwarts government surveillance; and a bendable phone that fits like a shirtsleeve...                           

Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...             

Review: Pay by Phone or Just Keep Using Plastic?

October 2, 2014 10:15 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating. It's easier just to pull out my plastic credit card than to figure out which card works with which app and which app works with which store...                                    

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