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Spirent Launches Automated Battery Life Measurement System

February 26, 2014 12:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Spirent Communications has launched Quantum, an automated system for measuring and driving improvements to the battery life of mobile devices. Quantum is the industry’s first user experience analytics system to automatically execute consumer use cases on a mobile device while performing synchronized power consumption measurements...

UK Conference to Address Software Reliability

February 25, 2014 6:05 pm | by UK Conference | Events

The UK's first "Reliable Software Developers’ Conference" has been announced - a conference that will explore the coding standards, training and development tools that engineers and programmers can adopt for the development of software for safety critical and highly reliable systems.

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...

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Technori Pitch Keynote Announced for Feb 25th

February 18, 2014 1:39 pm | by Technori | Events

Scott is the founder and principal of MINIMAL, a Chicago-based product development and brand incubation firm he launched in 2007 to realize his vision of working alongside global brands and start-ups alike. On any given day, you'll find the MINIMAL team consulting with Microsoft, Google, Dell and...

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...                    

Car-to-Car Talk Offers Warning on Collisions

February 4, 2014 9:10 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don't, the government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other if they're plunging toward peril...                

Telecom Council at MWC

January 31, 2014 11:05 am | by Telecom Council | Events

Telecom Council at MWC: Wireless Execs Connect in Barcelona

Engineering Newswire 75: First Porsche Ever Made Found 115 Years Later

January 31, 2014 8:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re printing multi-material in color, detecting mines with our shoes, cutting catalytic converter costs, and riding the first Porsche ever made. This episode features ...                      

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FCI Introduces its Latest Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cables

January 30, 2014 9:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FCI has introduced its mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable (MSHD AOC) assembly, the latest addition to its portfolio of optical and electrical cabling solutions. The MSHD AOC solution is a four-channel cable that features...

Engineering Newswire 74: Human-Piloted Anti-Robot Walks

January 24, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re expanding the Internet of Things with the Wunder Bar, getting mustache rides from robots, and piloting robots to fight the Kaiju, in the future ...                        

Icahn Raises Apple Stake, Now Owns $3B in Stock

January 23, 2014 8:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Activist investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Apple as he escalates his campaign to pressure the company into buying back more of its stock while the shares remain stuck far below their peak price...                           

Loctronix's New ASR Workbench

January 21, 2014 2:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Loctronix has announced the availability of the ASR Workbench, a development toolset for the company’s recently released ASR-2300 software-defined radio (SDR) module.  The ASR-2300 is a function-rich SDR for high-performance positioning, navigation and timing (PNT), and communication applications...

RacoWireless, B&B Electronics Team Up to Offer Pre-Packaged Connectivity

January 21, 2014 1:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics and RacoWireless have announced that they have teamed up to offer a Spectre cellular router with a prepaid wireless data plan. The B&B Electronics Spectre 3G cellular router, together with RacoWireless network services, provides everything customers need to connect, develop, deploy, and use M2M applications on the secure USA T-Mobile 3G cellular data network...

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Strengthening the Electrotechnical Sector by Participating in IEC Standardization

January 20, 2014 3:32 pm | by S. Joe Bhatia, President & CEO American National Standards Institute | Blogs | Comments

Nearly every aspect of modern life is connected to the electrotechnical industry. From telecommunications, multimedia, medical equipment, and energy production and distribution, to e-mobility, fiber optics, nanotechnology, and consumer ...

Hotspot Episode 46: Robot-Controlled Sperm: The Future of Fertilization

January 20, 2014 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, LG is taking advantage of Natural Language Processing to allow customers to communicate with their appliances; a micro-windmill has been designed to generate wind energy that could potentially charge cell phones; "spermbots" made up of live sperm cells in little tubes that can be magnetically controlled; and 5,000 bees in Australia are being tagged with tiny RFID sensors...    

Energy Storage in Miniaturized Capacitors Boost Green Energy Technology

January 20, 2014 9:20 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The capacitors of electronic circuits function something like batteries – storing electrical charge that can be quickly dumped to power devices like camera flashes. So-called "supercapacitors" take the energy-storing abilities of capacitors a step further, storing a far greater charge in a much smaller package...              

BYU's Smart Object Recognition Algorithm Doesn't Need Humans

January 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Todd Hollingshead, Brigham Young University Homepage | News | Comments

BYU engineer Dah-Jye Lee isn’t interested in that development, but he has managed to eliminate the need for humans in the field of object recognition. Lee has created an algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences without human calibration...                    

Photos of the Day: Object Recognition without Human Calibration

January 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Todd Hollingshead, Brigham Young University Homepage | News | Comments

Lee likens the idea to teaching a child the difference between dogs and cats. Instead of trying to explain the difference, we show children images of the animals and they learn on their own to distinguish the two. Lee’s object recognition does the same thing: Instead of telling...             

HotSeat 14: Laser Phosphor Displays

January 16, 2014 8:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Since 2005, Roger has pioneered Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology, working with multidisciplinary technologists and business people in the U.S. and around the globe. Dr. Hajjar has filed more than 75 U.S. and worldwide patents and has a proven record of success in taking optical-based technologies...                  

CES 2014: The Weird, Strange, and Unique

January 15, 2014 2:53 pm | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

Every trade show has these — the oddball products, tech demos, and general weirdness that accompanies any large gathering of people vying for your attention. Sometimes, the exhibits exude innovation and leave a positive lasting impression...        

Photos of the Day: Wireless Robots Search Drug Smuggling Tunnels

January 15, 2014 9:34 am | by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities found a 600-yard tunnel in Southern California during November 2011 that resulted in seizures of 32 tons of marijuana on both sides of the border, with 26 tons found on the U.S. side, accounting for one of the largest marijuana busts in U.S. history...              

How Tunnels are Built, Used Along U.S.-Mexico Border

January 15, 2014 9:24 am | by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Border Patrol is unveiling its latest technology in the underground drug war — a wireless, camera-equipped robot that can do the job in a fraction of the time...                                          

Google Builds a 'Nest' for Future of Smart Homes

January 15, 2014 9:23 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, Google wants to be at the center of the conversation...                                  

Google Says It Will Buy Nest Labs for $3.2B

January 14, 2014 9:50 am | by MARLEY JAY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Google will pay $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, which develops high-tech versions of devices like thermostats and smoke detectors, in its second-largest acquisition ever...                                   

The Hottest Gadgets of CES: 3D Printers to 4K TVs

January 13, 2014 9:21 am | by PETER SVENSSON, Associated Press RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The biggest gadget trade show in the Americas wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas after swamping the city with 150,000 attendees. This year, "wearable" computing was big, along with various 3D technologies, especially 3D printing...                   

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