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Bluetooth Technology & Development Kit Enable Simple Home Automation

August 22, 2014 10:56 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...   

Ferguson Fallout: A Call for Police 'Body Cams'

August 22, 2014 9:59 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting...

A Magna Carta for the Web

August 21, 2014 4:32 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate...

Scientists Uncover Clues to Role of Magnetism in Iron-Based Superconductors

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

New measurements of atomic-scale magnetic behavior in iron-based superconductors by researchers...

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Apple Bounces Back to Hit a New High

August 21, 2014 3:24 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs. The milestone represents a dramatic ...

Photo of the Day: Big Guys of the Information Technology World

August 21, 2014 10:01 am | by Quartsoft | News | Comments

There are less than 20 companies in the IT industry that are as big as suns with powerful gravitation making thousands of smaller businesses rotate around them. QuartSoft could not help honoring giant IT companies that made it possible for us to be a part of the informational technology world...

Chip Maker Infineon to Buy California Firm for $3B

August 20, 2014 4:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites. Infineon said in Wednesday's announcement that it's paying $40 per share...

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Research Paves Way for Development of Cyborg Moth ‘Biobots’

August 20, 2014 10:47 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response...

Electrical Engineers Take Major Step Toward Photonic Circuits

August 20, 2014 10:05 am | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

The invention of fiber optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of. Now, electrical engineering researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada are breaking another barrier...

Ballmer Steps Down from Microsoft Board

August 20, 2014 9:48 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching business at Stanford in the fall and USC next spring...

Photo of the Day: The Rise of the Internet of Things

August 19, 2014 12:29 pm | by Jabil | News | Comments

The past twenty-five years of Internet growth was fueled by human communications. The next twenty-five years of Internet growth will be fueled by machines. By 2020, with more things than people on the Internet, will we still need web browsers?...    

Telstra Unveils Next-Gen Cloud Collaboration Service for Global Businesses

August 19, 2014 10:14 am | by Telstra | News | Comments

Telstra has launched its global cloud-based unified communications service, enabling businesses to communicate and collaborate in real-time regardless of their location around the world. Nathan Bell, Telstra Global Enterprise and Services, Director of Marketing...

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Hot Mobile Selects CALLUP’s SIM OTA Platform to Manage SIM Cards

August 18, 2014 12:29 pm | by CALLUP | News | Comments

CALLUP announced that Israel’s Hot Mobile cellular telecommunications operator selected CALLUP’s SIM OTA platform for remote management, over the air, of files and applets on SIM cards. With SIM OTA, Hot Mobile will be able to manage the entire SIM card life cycle

ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of Aptina Imaging

August 18, 2014 12:25 pm | by ON Semiconductor | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor announced the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging. The total consideration of approximately $400 million in cash for the acquisition of Aptina Imaging was funded by cash on the balance sheet and ON Semiconductor’s existing revolving line of credit...

Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations

August 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information, outperforming the magnets inside most ...

Connected Management Mega-Trend Drives the Global Wireless M2M Market

August 18, 2014 9:43 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine communication will increase by 21.0 percent in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end...

Pushing the Envelope in Power Electronics

August 18, 2014 12:28 am | by MIT | News | Comments

U.S. electrical consumption is expected to climb about 1 percent a year through 2030, and the share of electricity that goes through power electronics is expected to climb to 80 percent during the same period. Global electrical consumption is rising more than twice as quickly...

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Laser Makes Microscopes Way Cooler

August 17, 2014 10:03 pm | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus. The technique hinges on using laser beams to cool a nanowire probe...

Americans Are Willing to Pay More for the Digital Grid

August 15, 2014 10:49 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

As power outages go, the iguana affair was a mundane one. On July 27, a hapless lizard shorted a piece of electrical equipment in the middle of the Florida Keys and knocked out power for 11,000 local residents. It was an act of nature no ...

Stanford Professor 1st Woman to Win Top Math Prize

August 15, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal. The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting in Seoul on ...  

Novel Chip-Based Platform Could Simplify Measurements of Single Molecules

August 14, 2014 5:02 pm | by University of California - Santa Cruz | News | Comments

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a new approach for studying single molecules and nanoparticles by combining electrical and optical measurements on an integrated chip-based platform. In a paper published July 9 in Nano Letters, the researchers reported...

Photos of the Day: A Self-Organizing Thousand-Robot Swarm

August 14, 2014 4:35 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Just as trillions of individual cells can assemble into an intelligent organism, or a thousand starlings can form a great flowing murmuration across the sky, the Kilobots demonstrate how complexity can arise from very simple behaviors ...

Can Our Computers Continue to Get Smaller and More Powerful?

August 13, 2014 6:58 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, entertainment and governance while shrinking to become ubiquitous handheld portals to the world...

Patent Examiners More Likely to Approve Marginal Inventions When Pressed for Time

August 13, 2014 6:54 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Haste makes waste, as the old saying goes. And according to research from a University of Illinois expert in patent law, the same adage could be applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where high-ranking examiners have a tendency to rubber-stamp patents of questionable merit due to time constraints...

Graphene-Based Planar Micro-Supercapacitors for On-Chip Energy Storage

August 13, 2014 5:35 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

The rapid development of miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as micro-electromechanical systems, microrobots and implantable medical devices, has stimulated intense demand for micro-scale power ...      

IDT Lowers Cost of Test by Adopting the NI Semiconductor Test System

August 13, 2014 4:38 pm | by Glen E. Peer, Integrated Device Technology Inc. | News | Comments

“Traditional ATE systems require major costly retooling efforts on the test floor as generations of test systems become obsolete or unable to meet new test requirements, but the nature of the open PXI architecture of the STS helps us retain our original investment and build upon it, rather than throw it away..."

IEEE ICC 2015 Dedicates Conference to 'Smart City & Smart World' Innovations

August 13, 2014 12:31 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

Themed “Smart City & Smart World,” the IEEE International Conference on Communications will hold its next premier international event from June 8 – 12 in the global cultural center of London, UK surrounded by world-class shopping, fine restaurants and located just minutes from iconic attractions like Canary Wharf...

AAMI Releases FAQ Resource on Wireless Challenge in Healthcare

August 13, 2014 12:27 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

That is the first question in a new document of FAQs dealing with the wireless challenge in healthcare. Released by AAMI, the project is the work of AAMI’s Wireless Strategy Task Force, which was created in the fall of 2012 to dig deeper into the wireless challenges that many healthcare facilities now face...

Eco-Friendly 'Pre-Fab Nanoparticles' Could Revolutionize Nano Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 12:23 pm | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics...

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