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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

Public-Private Survey Finds Cybercrime on the Rise

May 28, 2014 12:44 pm | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday. The 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends found that online attackers determined to break into computers...

LG Emphasizes Simplicity in New G3 Smartphone

May 27, 2014 8:39 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG's new smartphone provides sharper pictures than other leading phones, while sporting a customizable keyboard that promises to make typing easier. The G3 phone's high-resolution display has 538 pixels per inch. Most other phones are in the 300-pixel range, with a handful reaching the 400s...

Google Glass Adaptation Opens the Universe to Deaf Students

May 27, 2014 2:08 pm | by Brigham Young University | News | Comments

Ordinarily, deaf students are left in the dark when they visit a planetarium. With the lights off, they can’t see the ASL interpreter who narrates their tour of outer space. With the lights on, they can’t see the constellations of stars projected overhead. That’s why a group at Brigham Young University launched the “Signglasses” project...

HotSpot Episode 64: Broadband Wireless Connection…to the Moon

May 27, 2014 11:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory and NASA have demonstrated a data communication technology that can provide space dwellers with the connectivity we all enjoy here on Earth, enabling large data transfers and even high-definition video streaming...

Futuristic Furniture Moves Around, Autonomously Changes Shape

May 27, 2014 10:08 am | by EPFL | News | Comments

EPFL scientists from the Biorobotics Laboratory have developed small robotic modules that can change their shape to create reconfigurable furniture. "Eventually, all you'll need to do is program the layout of a bedroom or a conference room, then let the modules do the work..."

Photos of the Day: Robots Transform into Furniture

May 27, 2014 10:04 am | by EPFL | News | Comments

EPFL scientists from the Biorobotics Laboratory have developed small robotic modules that can change their shape to create reconfigurable furniture. "Eventually, all you'll need to do is program the layout of a bedroom or a conference room, then let the modules do the work..."

Visa, MasterCard Renew Push for Chip Cards

May 27, 2014 9:36 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay's computer systems. Card processing companies argue that a move away...

Europe's Move to Rein in Google Would Stall in U.S.

May 26, 2014 10:53 am | by Martha Mendoza and Toby Sterling, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name — may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy. But across the Atlantic, the idea that users should be able to edit Google search results...

Workers in Tech Case Likely to Get Average of $4K

May 26, 2014 10:48 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other's engineers. The estimate is based upon an analysis of court documents in the case...

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