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LG to Offer its First Smartwatch this Year

February 24, 2014 2:21 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said it will launch a computerized wristwatch later this year, entering a nascent market where Samsung Electronics Co., Sony Corp. and smaller companies such as Pebble are already jostling for dominance. Park Jong-seok, president of LG's mobile communications division...

Meaghan's Minute: World Lacks RF Design Expertise, Limits DAS

February 24, 2014 1:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With more than 30 billion square meters of global commercial real estate, only two percent is currently covered with a dedicated indoor wireless network. It's a big issue. 80 percent of mobile connections are made inside of buildings and users expect faster, reliable service...

Telit Debuts Enhanced One Stop. One Shop. Featuring m2mAIR Cloud

February 24, 2014 1:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced new services resulting from their recent acquisition of ILS Technology. m2mAIR Cloud services are powered by the world-leading ILS Technology deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform (AEP). The addition of platform and cloud services enables...

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Sony Showcases Phone with Ultra-HD Video Recording

February 24, 2014 12:56 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony is borrowing innovations from its audio and camcorder businesses and incorporating its new Xperia Z2 smartphone with noise-cancelling technology and ultra-high-definition video recording. Noise cancellation works with an in-ear headset sold separately...

Many New Phones Coming, but Samsung Hogs Limelight

February 24, 2014 12:40 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony unveiled a new waterproof phone that can take ultra-high-definition video. Nokia introduced three Android smartphones aimed at emerging markets. And Lenovo announced one with an all-glass exterior. Yet most of the attention will be on Samsung...

Samsung's New Smartwatches Have Fitness Features

February 24, 2014 10:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung unveiled two new computerized wristwatches on Sunday, this time including health sensors and related fitness features to give people a reason to buy one. Samsung's first Galaxy Gear smartwatch came out last fall amid much fanfare, but it landed with a thud in the marketplace...

HotSpot Episode 51: Cancer Glasses Make Cells Glow Blue

February 24, 2014 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: the Aura, electronic musical instrument; the CuffLinc from Cuff creates a protective circle; high-tech glasses that may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear; and vehicle to vehicle communication from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute...

As IPO Looms, GoPro Enjoys Spotlight

February 21, 2014 5:06 pm | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

GoPro isn't exactly a household name, but anyone who's spent a little time on YouTube is surely familiar with the thousands of snowboarding, surfing and even skateboarding baby videos that its cameras produce. GoPro Inc., which makes a small line of high-definition video cameras geared toward extreme sports athletes...

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US Officials at Odds Over Cellphone Use on Planes

February 21, 2014 5:03 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

It looks like the U.S. government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most American travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen. Passengers — particularly those who fly often — oppose allowing calls in flight, polls show...

FitBit Halts Force Wristband Sales Due to Rashes

February 21, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wearable technology maker Fitbit Inc. has stopped sales of its $130 Force wristband and is recalling it after the fitness gear caused skin problems for some customers. CEO and co-founder James Park says about 1.7 percent of users reported skin irritation in a letter posted on the company website Thursday...

Review: Picking Up Glass, Google Style

February 21, 2014 4:44 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The first time I was in the proximity of Google Glass was nearly a year ago at a technology conference. The people wearing the device were like cyborg members of an elite club I couldn't join. Now, it's my turn. I picked up my Glass on Jan. 24 at the Google Glass "base camp..."

The Unlikely Founders Behind WhatsApp's Rise

February 21, 2014 9:44 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

WhatsApp isn't your average Silicon Valley startup. The company's founders Jan Koum, 38, and Brian Acton, 42, shun the media spotlight and are much older than your typical college dropout-turned CEO. And at a time when social media companies are focusing on advertising to generate revenue...

Stores Can See Where You Go by Tracking Your Phone

February 21, 2014 9:39 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register? U.S. retailers are using mobile-based technology to track shoppers' movements at some malls and stores...

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eConais Wireless Smart Home Modules Now Available at DigiKey

February 20, 2014 5:14 pm | by Josh Olson, Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with eConais. Launched in August of 2010 by a team of veteran engineers with substantial experience in all aspects of Wi-Fi product development, eConais manufactures easy-to-use modules and software development kits...

Agilent Technologies to Feature Wireless Communication Design and Test Solutions

February 20, 2014 4:40 pm | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced it will show its newest wireless design and test solutions that address present and future test technology challenges in  LTE, LTE-A, and 3GPP, Releases 11 and 12, at Mobile World Congress, February 24-27, Barcelona, Spain. The design and test solutions focus on the higher-capacity capabilities...

Pasternack Launches Redesigned RF and Microwave Website

February 20, 2014 1:50 pm | by Shaun Gameroz, Pasternack Enterprises | News | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has launched its new website which boasts best-in-class site search functionality, one-page checkout, and an updated user-friendly interface.The new 2014 Pasternack website is the first major redesign since the Company’s previous 2012 website overhaul.  Most noticeable to the average user is the sites simplified...

Nanodiamond-embedded Contact Lenses for Glaucoma Treatment

February 19, 2014 10:25 am | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

By 2020, nearly 80 million people are expected to have glaucoma, a disorder of the eye that, if left untreated, can damage the optic nerve and eventually lead to blindness. The disease often causes pressure in the eye due to a buildup of fluid and a breakdown of the tissue that is responsible for regulating fluid drainage...

Exclusive: Providing Prosthetics With a Sense of Touch

February 19, 2014 9:27 am | by Meaghan Ziemab, Editor | Articles | Comments

Losing the ability to move is a traumatic experience, mentally and physically, but recent advances in medical technologies have helped tetraplegics regain a part of their lives they once thought to be lost forever. Losing the ability to move results in the loss of touch, a sense necessary to perform the most basic tasks – from...

All a Board to 2014

February 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

2013 was a very exciting year. After I joined the Wireless Design & Development (WDD) team, we launched three new video products, and created a fresh look for our daily newsletter and print issue. But we aren’t finished yet as WDD has great things in store for...

The World is One Big Dataset

February 19, 2014 8:36 am | by Dan Berkenstock, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

We're all familiar with satellite imagery, but what we might not know is that much of it is out of date. That's because satellites are big and expensive, so there aren't that many of them up in space. As he explains in this fascinating talk, Dan Berkenstock and...                             

Low PIM Adapters from P1dB

February 18, 2014 5:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

P1dB has introduced a full line of low-PIM adapters within their P1LP-ADP line. Available for 7/16 and Type N within-series applications and 7/16 between-series (Type N and SMA) applications, the new high-performance line of adapters complements P1dB’s high quality low-PIM cable assemblies...

AVX Expands the Capacitance Range for Its X7R & NP0 (C0G)

February 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX  has expanded the capacitance range for its High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic (MLC) Chip Capacitor Series. Available in both X7R and NP0 (C0G) options, the High Voltage MLC Chip Series exhibits capacitance values, low ESR at high frequencies, and performance across all voltages. The series can be used...

Crowdsourced Testers Prefer New Cyber Search Method

February 18, 2014 12:27 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Computer scientists at Case Western Reserve University have developed a new tool to search and fetch electronic files that saves users time by more quickly identifying and retrieving the most relevant information on their computers and hand-held devices...

Computer Arranges Pictures Based on Artistic Aspects

February 18, 2014 12:18 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Until now, it has been a time-consuming process for a program to arrange pictures in a consistent order. It is even more complex to order them on the basis of visual characteristics. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have developed a system to arrange pictures into a consistent order...

HotSpot Episode 50: Blinking Beacons Help Planes Miss Wind Turbines

February 18, 2014 10:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a low-power, signal-processing chip that could lead to a chochlear implant with not external hardware; synthetic motors that live inside human cells; a sensor solution for blinking beacons on wind turbines; and a clever detector array...                    

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