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Wireless Device Converts 'Lost' Energy into Electric Power

November 8, 2013 9:32 am | by Minnie Glymph, Duke University | News | Comments

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with...                           

Exploring Public Perceptions of Future Wearable Computing

November 8, 2013 9:29 am | by Jason Maderer, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As scientists develop the next wave of smartwatches and other wearable computing, they might want to continue focusing their attention on the arms and the wrists. According to a recent Georgia Tech study, portable electronic devices placed on the collar, torso, waist or...

How the NSA Betrayed the World's Trust -- Time to Act

November 8, 2013 9:20 am | by Mikko Hypponen, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every...

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FBI Wants Hacker Who Helped Catch Cheating Lovers

November 8, 2013 9:18 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI this week added to its list of most wanted cybercriminals a former San Diego college student who developed an $89 program called "Loverspy" or "Email PI." Sold online from his apartment, the program would send the suspected cheater an electronic greeting card that...

Microsoft Makes IE 11 Browser Work for Windows 7

November 8, 2013 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft said Thursday that it has made its latest browser, Internet Explorer 11, available to users of Windows 7 machines. The new browser had already been part of the Windows 8.1 upgrade the...                                     

Engineering Newswire 64: Hypersonic Jet Strikes Anywhere in Less Than an Hour

November 7, 2013 1:02 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying unmanned Navy helicopters, adjusting our atomic clocks, reconfiguring robotic ape spines, and attacking any target in the world, in less than an hour with the ...      

Olympic Torch Blasts into Space for 1st Spacewalk

November 7, 2013 9:59 am | by LAURA MILLS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace. Video streamed by the U.S. space agency NASA reported a flawless docking with the space station about...

Review: New Kindle is Strong Challenge to iPad Air

November 7, 2013 9:46 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn't received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest...

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Georgia Tech Warns of Threats to Cloud Data Storage

November 7, 2013 9:45 am | by Phil Taylor, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As more businesses find their way into the cloud, few engage in security measures beyond those provided by the associated cloud storage firm, a new report from Georgia Tech notes. Even fewer seek heightened data protection because of concerns that usability and access to remote...

Georgia Tech Develops Inkjet-Based Circuits

November 7, 2013 9:42 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working...

Infinite Peripherals Introduces Infinea Tab M, the First Mobile POS Device Compatible with the Apple iPad mini

November 6, 2013 5:06 pm | by Infinite Peripherals | News | Comments

Infinite Peripherals introduced the Infinea Tab M, the first mobile POS device compatible with the iPad mini. The new MFi-certified offering from IPC meets retailer needs for a lightweight, portable solution with ample screen space to transform the customer experience and increase traffic to positively impact conversion rates directly on the sales floor.

A Sight for Sore Eyes: New Accuracy for 60 mm Mortars

November 6, 2013 5:05 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

The handheld mortar has long been a staple for the U.S. Marine Corps, and yesterday the weapon got a major boost as combat instructors at Marine Corps Base Quantico successfully conducted a live-fire demonstration of a new mortar sight, sponsored by the...

Redline Communications Unveils RTG Connect Super High-Speed Wireless System for Industrial SCADA

November 6, 2013 5:00 pm | by Redline Communications | News | Comments

Redline Communications announced the availability of Redline Transport Gateway (RTG) Connect, a new family of wireless networking products specifically designed to securely connect industrial SCADA systems. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) is a type of M2M communication used for the monitoring and control of industrial processes...

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MaxLinear and Peregrine Semiconductor Team on Dual-RF-Input Digital TV Reference Design

November 6, 2013 4:49 pm | by MaxLinear | News | Comments

MaxLinear announced a collaboration with Peregrine Semiconductor to produce a dual-RF-input digital TV (DTV) front-end reference design. Television sets incorporating this dual-RF-input front end will support reception of both digital terrestrial TV and cable TV for seamless channel browsing.

HTC and Samsung Leveraging Revolutionary Front-end Solution

November 6, 2013 4:46 pm | by Skyworks Solutions | News | Comments

Skyworks Solutions announced that HTC and Samsung are ramping SkyOne, a highly customizable, fully optimized front-end solution, in several of their recent smartphone launches. The SkyOne platform, which integrates all RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna...

SFW Capital Partners Makes a Strategic Investment in Industrial Dynamics Company

November 6, 2013 4:42 pm | by SFW Capital Partners | News | Comments

SFW Capital Partners announced an investment in Industrial Dynamics Company, Ltd. which does business as filtec. SFW is partnering in this investment with filtec’s CEO, Steve Calhoun and its management team. As a team, the partners at SFW have supported some of the most successful and well-regarded companies in the analytical instrumentation and inspection markets.

Stratus and Quintron Ensure Continuous Operation of US Government Space Launch Communications

November 6, 2013 4:38 pm | by Quintron Systems | News | Comments

Quintron Systems, along with Stratus Technologies, announced that the latest version of Quintron’s DICES VoIP equipment, containing Stratus’s availability solution, will be deployed at United Launch Alliance (ULA) starting later this year.

Prysmian Group Invests in the Managers of Tomorrow

November 6, 2013 4:35 pm | by Prysmian Group | News | Comments

Prysmian Group continues to invest in developing talent and has launched the selection process for an additional 50 young candidates for Build the Future. The international recruiting and training program is aimed at new graduates with degrees in Engineering and Business Administration from all around the world, with the goal of placing them in the Group’s R&D, Operations, Sales and Marketing functions.

Spreadtrum Licenses CEVA-TeakLite-4 Audio/Voice DSP

November 6, 2013 4:32 pm | by CEVA | News | Comments

CEVA announced that Spreadtrum Communications has licensed the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP to support advanced audio and voice capabilities in its next-generation smartphone platform System-on-Chip (SoCs). This enables Spreadtrum to enhance their audio and voice processing capabilities, leveraging the latest generation of the world’s most widely deployed DSP architecture. 

Advanced Thermal Batteries Awarded Contract from Lockheed Martin

November 6, 2013 4:28 pm | by Advanced Thermal Batteries | News | Comments

Advanced Thermal Batteries has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Lockheed Martin Company, Dallas, TX, for the qualification of a thermal battery system. ATB has been working with US prime defense contractors since 2006. This major award from Lockheed Martin acknowledges ATB as a key supplier of high performance thermal batteries to the defense industry.

Samsung Aims to Topple Apple as No. 1 in Tablets

November 6, 2013 9:44 am | by Youkyoung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics has a new goal after overtaking Apple in smartphones: it wants to be world No. 1 in tablet computers too. A top executive, Shin Jong-kyun, told analysts on Wednesday that Samsung's tablet business is growing rapidly and the company will become the biggest maker of...

Google Opens How-to Shop with Live Video Advice

November 6, 2013 9:39 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has opened a how-to shop that sells expert advice on everything from cosmetics to the cosmos in live video sessions streamed on computers and smartphones.The service, called Helpouts, began taking calls for help Tuesday and offer connections to more than 1,000 merchants, instructors, websites and...

Apple Cuts Cost to Make iPad Air by 13 Percent

November 6, 2013 9:32 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple seems to have trimmed the bill for making its latest iPad along with the tablet computer's width and weight. The iPad Air that sells for $499 costs Apple $274 to make, based on an analysis released Tuesday by the research firm IHS Inc. That's a 13 percent decrease from the estimated $316 that it cost Apple to make...

A Better Way to Track Your Every Move

November 6, 2013 9:25 am | by Erin White | News | Comments

Physical activity tracking apps on smart phones are a potentially important tool for doctors who want to collect data and create treatment or intervention plans to improve the health of patients who struggle with activity and movement -- such as those with...

Photo of the Day: On-Demand, Cloud-Computing

November 6, 2013 9:05 am | by Lynn Nystrom, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

The first, an abbreviation for the words "sequencing in the clouds", combined with the Microsoft cloud computing platform and infrastructure, provides a portable cloud solution for next-generation sequence analysis. This resource optimizes data management, such as data partitioning and...

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