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Photos of the Day: Mechanical Watch Face Tilts & Twists

May 14, 2014 11:14 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control smart watches: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen. This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display...

European Court Ruling Redefines 'Googling' People

May 14, 2014 10:23 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

A European court decision will require Google to sanitize its Internet search results to protect people who can demonstrate the information unfairly tarnishes their reputation. The landmark ruling empowers the roughly 500 million people living in 28 European Union countries...

Samsung Apologizes to Sickened Chip Workers

May 14, 2014 10:17 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company to account...


LTE Over-the-Air Device Testing

May 13, 2014 5:04 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz Wireless | Videos | Comments

Dan Perkins of Rohde & Schwarz demonstrated the Over-the-air (OTA) device at the LTE Innovation Summit, 2014. OTA measurements are commonly used to determine the wireless system performance of wireless-enabled devices aside from field testing...

RFMW Announces Delta Electronics Distribution Agreement

May 13, 2014 4:52 pm | by RFMW | News | Comments

RFMW and Delta Electronics Manufacturing announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective April 7, 2014. Delta Electronics, founded in 1955, offers a full range of RF/Microwave and Millimeter wave interconnects. RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers...

BlackBerry Launches New Smartphone for Indonesia

May 13, 2014 3:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry launched a new lower-cost smartphone designed specifically for Indonesia on Tuesday in an attempt to win back market share that has plunged in recent years but remains higher than in many other nations.The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition, was launched at a glitzy hotel in the capital, Jakarta...

European Court: Google Must Yield on Personal Info

May 13, 2014 3:00 pm | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a landmark ruling that could rock the Internet search-engine industry, Europe's highest court said Tuesday that people are entitled to some control over what pops up when their name is Googled. The Court of Justice of the European Union said Google must listen and sometimes comply...

ADLink Selects Gemalto Solution to Accelerate Cloud-Based M2M Services Deployment

May 13, 2014 12:29 pm | by Ellen Lynch, LPI Communications, Gemalto | News | Comments

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Gemalto announces that its Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Software as a Service (SaaS) solution is providing remote PC monitoring and real-time maintenance for ADLink, a global provider of embedded industrial computing products and services...


Agilent Technologies Names Jay Alexander as Chief Technology Officer of Keysight Technologies

May 13, 2014 12:11 pm | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Santa Clara, CA – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Jay Alexander has been named Keysight Technologies’ chief technology officer. Agilent announced in September 2013 that it would separate into two publicly traded companies in 2014...

Digicom Electronics Awarded ITAR Certification

May 13, 2014 11:43 am | by Andrea Roberts, A R Marketing Inc. | News | Comments

Oakland, CA - Digicom Electronics, Inc., an electronics manufacturing services company, announces that it has received International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) certification...                        

Vertix to Discuss Small Cell Architecture Deployment at PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show

May 13, 2014 11:28 am | by Jaymie Scotto & Associates | News | Comments

Oakton, VA – Vertix Consulting announces that its partner, Greg Weiner, will speak at the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, May 19-22...                

Photos of the Day: Miniature Devices Measure CO2 Emissions

May 13, 2014 11:26 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed smart optical measuring devices with companies for uses that include optimization of vehicle engines, reduction and monitoring of environmental emissions, and quality control of pharmaceuticals...

Companies Commercialize VTT Technology

May 13, 2014 11:20 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed smart optical measuring devices with companies for uses that include optimization of vehicle engines, reduction and monitoring of environmental emissions, and quality control of pharmaceuticals...


Adapting Qi-Compliant Wireless Power Solutions to Low-Power Wearable Products

May 13, 2014 11:06 am | White Papers

A large number of low-power wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness wrist bands and headphones have been introduced to the market. This new familyof electronic products is expected to grow and expand rapidly over the next few years...

B&B Electronics Partners with SeeControl on Monitoring Solutions for IoT Applications

May 13, 2014 11:06 am | by Michelle Moody, Moody & Associates | News | Comments

B&B Electronics (Ottawa, IL), a developer of mission-critical network connectivity solutions, has partnered with SeeControl (Redwood City, CA), an IoT platform company, to deliver intelligent, predictive monitoring solutions for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications...

Central Semiconductor's Global Distribution Agreement with Digi-Key

May 13, 2014 10:40 am | by Central Semiconductor | News | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of innovative discrete semiconductors and global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced a global distribution agreement...

Pulse Electronics to Present Two Papers at PCIM 2014

May 13, 2014 10:29 am | by Andrea Roberts, A R Marketing Inc. | News | Comments

San Diego, CA - Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS) will present papers at two poster sessions at the PCIM Europe Conference in Nuremberg, Germany...

How to Increase Battery Life in VoLTE Devices to Ensure QoE

May 13, 2014 10:19 am | by Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz | Articles | Comments

Companies within the wireless industry, and network operators in particular, are investing significant resources worldwide to implement Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in currently deployed 4G LTE networks. Besides the concern of achieving at least the same high-standard audio quality...

US Revising Internet Rules after Public Backlash

May 12, 2014 10:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is broadening the scope of his proposed open Internet rules and suggesting tougher standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks. According to an FCC official, Wheeler made revisions...

Apple CEO Dares to Be Different from Steve Jobs

May 12, 2014 10:25 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor. Apple's pending purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion...

Online Buzz Forecasts Product Performance Months Before Release

May 12, 2014 3:56 pm | by Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences | News | Comments

Companies can significantly improve the forecasting accuracy of forthcoming products’ performance by mining online consumer buzz prior to product release, according to a study being published by Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences...

Ultra-Fast Bionic Arm Catches Objects on the Fly

May 12, 2014 10:45 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

With its palm open, the robot is completely motionless. A split second later, it suddenly unwinds and catches all sorts of flying objects thrown in its direction -a tennis racket, a ball, a bottle-. This arm measures about 1.5 meters long and keeps an upright position...

Flexible Supercapacitor Raises Bar for Volumetric Energy Density

May 12, 2014 10:40 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Scientists have taken a large step toward making a fiber-like energy storage device that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors, communications equipment or other small electronics. The device is a supercapacitor—a cousin to the battery...

UK Company to Track Planes after Malaysian Loss

May 12, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Inmarsat Plc, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, said it will offer free basic tracking services for planes flying over oceans in the hope of preventing another incident such as the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370...

Wearable Technology $50 Billion Investment Frenzy

May 12, 2014 10:10 am | by Peter Harrop | News | Comments

Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. Samsung, General Electric and Google are examples and Apple even has $133 billion available...

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