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Testing Protocols in Internet of Things by a Formal Passive Technique

April 18, 2014 9:59 am | by CHE Xiaoping, Science China Press | News | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Dr. CHE Xiaoping and Dr. MAAG Stephane from Laboratory UMR 5157 of French Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) focus on converging these two kinds of testing in a same formal approach...

Long-Distance Wireless Power Transfer: Dipole Coil Resonant System

April 18, 2014 9:50 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Videos | Comments

Chun T. Rim, a professor of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering at KAIST, and his team showcased,...

Wireless Power Transfer Achieved at 5-Meter Distance

April 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few...

Photos of the Day: Thermal-Imaging Lens

April 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona | News | Comments

These lenses and their next-generation prototypes could be used for anything involving heat...

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Better Thermal-Imaging Lens from Waste Sulfur

April 18, 2014 9:39 am | by Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona | News | Comments

Sulfur left over from refining fossil fuels can be transformed into cheap, lightweight, plastic lenses for infrared devices, including night-vision goggles, a University of Arizona-led international team has found...                      

Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years to Find

April 18, 2014 9:30 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December...                           

Facebook Rolls Out Location-Sharing Feature

April 18, 2014 9:28 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching...                               

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White House Updating Online Privacy Policy

April 18, 2014 9:25 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain...          

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

April 17, 2014 10:57 am | by Justin Eure, Bookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity—the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency—in a promising copper-oxide material...                                         

Photos of the Day: Light-Driven Superconductivity

April 17, 2014 10:46 am | by Justin Eure, Bookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists used carefully timed pairs of laser pulses at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to trigger superconductivity in the material and immediately take x-ray snapshots of its atomic and electronic structure as superconductivity emerged...            

Potential Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings

April 17, 2014 10:25 am | by Ash Allan, Elsevier Research Intelligence | News | Comments

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training...                        

Fired Yahoo Exec Gets $58M for 15 Months of Work

April 17, 2014 10:18 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job...                            

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Researcher Finds Flaw in Samsung Fingerprint Check

April 17, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print...                          

TE Connectivity Features Rugged, High-Voltage Solutions for Military Marine Applications

April 16, 2014 3:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity has introduced its latest technologies designed to increase reliability and help provide overall system performance. The new military marine applications include...

In the HotSeat: Device Testing of New Technology

April 16, 2014 10:43 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

At this year’s LTE Innovation Summit in Del Mar, CA, Louis LaMedica helped to unravel the mystery behind what it takes to get a mobile device certified and network ready...                                    

Wireless Industry Makes Anti-theft Commitment

April 16, 2014 10:02 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers says that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.CTIA-The Wireless Association has announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple...

Three Questions to Ask Before Building a Large-Scale Wi-Fi Network

April 15, 2014 3:17 pm | by Shervin Gerami, CEO, TeleWorld Solutions | Blogs | Comments

While looking for ways to monetize data, operators must also find ways to offload it. Wi-Fi has become a great solution to meet these demands, especially with the FCC’s recent decision to open up 100 MHz of spectrum in 5 GHz bands for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. Still, large-scale Wi-Fi deployments come with concerns...

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CSR and OriginGPS Accelerate Adoption of Wearable Devices

April 15, 2014 1:57 pm | by CSR & OriginGPS | News | Comments

CSR plc and OriginGPS has announced a series of high-performance GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV and SiRFstarV product lines. The new modules are 70 percent smaller than current solutions and deliver a 30 percent reduction in Time-to-First-Fix (TTFF), making them ideal for health and fitness trackers...

Motor Driver from Microchip Provides High Performance & High Current

April 15, 2014 12:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced the MCP8063, an AEC-Q100-qualified motor driver in a small, 8-pin, 4x4 mm DFN package that features a 1.5A peak phase current for the 180° sinusoidal drive of a variety...

In the HotSeat: LTE Coexistence

April 15, 2014 11:40 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Dr. Vuk Marojevic and Dr. Jeff Reed, both from Virginia Tech, sit down with Wireless Design and Development in this special edition of the HotSeat to discuss LTE coexistence with radar at 3.5GHz...                           

Beam on Target!

April 15, 2014 11:00 am | by Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Public Affairs | News | Comments

The crown jewel of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (“Jefferson Lab”) has sparkled its way into a new era. Following an upgrade of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, the CEBAF accelerator delivered the highest-energy electron beams it has ever produced into a target in an experimental hall, recording the first data of the 12 GeV era...

Hotseat Episode 19: The Smart Home & ZigBee

April 15, 2014 10:15 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, sits down with WDD in the HotSeat to discuss the latest developments in the Smart Home and ZigBee...                     

Review: Siri-Like Cortana Fills Windows Phone Gap

April 15, 2014 9:20 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own...            

Study Shows Increase in Online Information Thefts

April 15, 2014 9:07 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday...                    

Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

April 14, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This year at IMS 2014, Wireless Design and Development will be hosting a live, panel discussion on Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel...                                   

Photos of the Day: Smartphone-Readable Microparticles Prevent Counterfeiting

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

These particles can easily be manufactured and integrated into a variety of materials, and can withstand extreme temperatures, sun exposure, and heavy wear, says Doyle, the senior author of a paper describing the particles in the April 13 issue of Nature Materials. They could also be equipped with sensors that can “record” their environments — noting...

Tiny Particles could Help Verify Counterfeit Goods

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a 2013 United Nations report. These illicit products — which include electronics, automotive, and aircraft parts, pharmaceuticals, and food — can pose safety risks and cost governments and private companies hundreds of billions of dollars annually...    

HotSpot Episode 58: Gestured-Controlled Music

April 14, 2014 10:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, perpetual power reserve using revolutionary WySips Crystal technology; Google Glass assists Parkinson's patients; MIDI gloves that allow gestured-controlled music composition; and a gamer controller that taps into players' emotions...                    

Stanford Engineers Design Video Game Controller that Senses Emotions

April 14, 2014 10:13 am | by Bjorn Carey, Kurt Hickman | News | Comments

Sometimes, a dozen ravenous zombies just aren't exciting enough to hold a video gamer's interest. The next step in interactive gaming, however, could come in the form of a handheld game controller that gauges the player's brain activity and throws more zombies on the screen when it senses the player is bored...                     

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