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Graphene Only as Strong as Weakest Link

April 29, 2014 10:06 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the miracle material for applications...                 

IEEE ICC 2014 to Focus on 'Communications: Centrepoint of the Digital Economy'

April 29, 2014 9:53 am | by Heather Ann Sweeney, IEEE Communications Society | News | Comments

New York, NY - The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014), the leading international venue dedicated to the advancement of wireless and wireline communications worldwide, will hold its next annual event from June 10 – 14 at the Hilton Sydney Hotel in Sydney, Australia surrounded by iconic natural wonders and world-renowned cultural attractions such as Darling Harbour, Royal National Park...

Nokia Eyes Turnaround with New CEO, Dividend

April 29, 2014 9:53 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia reported Tuesday another drop in sales in the troubled devices unit it sold to Microsoft, but its shares rallied as it named a new CEO, promised a special dividend, and prepared to focus on its remaining businesses...                           

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Microsoft Warns of Internet Explorer Security Gap

April 29, 2014 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a malicious link. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser...                    

Europe Warns Google, Samsung on Phone Patent Abuse

April 29, 2014 9:48 am | by TOBY STERLNG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Commission said Monday that Google's Motorola Mobility abused its market position in Europe by refusing to grant crucial technology licenses to rival Apple, then suing Apple for patent infringement when the company used them anyway...                        

Silicon Valley Phone Technology Battle Nears Close

April 29, 2014 9:44 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Silicon Valley court battle between Apple and Samsung is entering its final phase. Lawyers for both companies are expected to deliver closing arguments Tuesday before jurors are sent behind closed doors to determine a verdict in a closely watched trial over the ownership of smartphone technology...                

Meet the Board: Mario Bokatius – Freescale Semiconductor

April 29, 2014 9:42 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development (WDD) is honored to introduce Mario Bokatius, the RF Product Line Manager responsible for small signal and low power RF products at Freescale Semiconductor in Tempe, AZ. Mario has been with Freescale since 2000 and has held various positions in design and applications engineering...                     

Cars of the Future Aren’t Just Cars

April 29, 2014 9:33 am | by Ilya Gelfenbeyn, CEO, Speaktoit | Blogs | Comments

The future has always been a playground for imagining possible innovations for the motor vehicles that are ubiquitous to our lives. Recently, much of that focus has been directed at self-driving cars. As always, improvements to cars aim to make them safer, smoother, and more hassle-free...                        

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Bluetest and Spirent Deliver MIMO OTA Test Solution

April 29, 2014 9:32 am | by Steve Fiore, SS|PR | News | Comments

Spirent Communications (UK) has announced their collaboration with Bluetest (Sweden) to deliver an integrated test solution that provides unprecedented accuracy and reliability for MIMO Over-The-Air (OTA) throughput testing...

Circuit Board Mimics the Human Brain

April 28, 2014 4:27 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford University | Videos | Comments

Bioengineer Kwabena Boahen's Neurogrid can simulate one million neurons and billions of synaptic connections. Boahen is working with other Stanford scientists to develop prosthetic limbs that would be controlled by a Neurogrid-like chip...         

Stanford Scientists Create Circuit Board Modeled on the Human Brain

April 28, 2014 4:26 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford scientists have developed a new circuit board modeled on the human brain, possibly opening up new frontiers in robotics and computing...                         

The Best Computer Interface? Maybe ... Your Hands

April 28, 2014 1:51 pm | by James Patten, TED Talks | Videos | Comments

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way...            

Meaghan's Minute: Two Watt DC-DC converter

April 28, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Murata has announced the MGJ2 series of 2 Watt high isolation dual output DC-DC that are suitable for powering “high side” and “low side” gate drives in bridge circuits using insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and MOSFETs...                 

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Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits to Highlight Latest Developments in Microelectronics

April 28, 2014 10:43 am | by Chris Burke, 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits | News | Comments

Honolulu, HI – The latest advancements in microelectronics technology and circuits will be presented by the world’s leading experts as they gather for the 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, from June 9-12 (Technology) and from June 10-13 (Circuits) in Honolulu, Hawaii...

Diamond Teleporters Herald New Era of Quantum Routing

April 28, 2014 10:22 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

The prospect of a quantum Internet has excited physicists for two decades. A quantum Internet will allow the transmission of information around the world with perfect security and make cloud-based quantum computing a reality...          

Photos of the Day: NOAA's JPSS CERES Instrument Completes Testing

April 28, 2014 10:08 am | by Rob Gutro, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

CERES builds on the highly successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment scanners flown on legacy NOAA polar satellites and on NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) missions...                    

Quintron DICES VoIP Supports First ULA Mission

April 28, 2014 10:02 am | by Janet Roberts, Alan Herman & Associates | News | Comments

Santa Maria, CA - Quintron Systems, Inc., the recognized leader in advanced interoperable voice systems and physical access control/intrusion detection systems, announces successful support of the first launch operation for its DICES VoIP system for United Launch Alliance (ULA)...

ILS Technology and Jasper Collaborate to Help Mobile Operators Deliver Innovative IoT Applications

April 28, 2014 9:36 am | by Sara Brown, Telit | News | Comments

London, UK – ILS Technology, a Telit company, and Jasper today announced their expanded collaboration to help mobile operators deploy successful IoT initiatives on the Cloud-based Jasper Platform and the deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform (AEP) from ILS Technology...

Stanford Research Reveals New Ways to Study & Control Crystallization

April 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Sometimes engineers invent something before they fully comprehend why it works. To understand the "why," they must often create new tools and techniques in a virtuous cycle that improves the original invention while also advancing basic scientific knowledge...                              

Time-Lapse Studies of Crystallization

April 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Gaurav Giri, Stanford University | Videos | Comments

The process of crystallization normally occurs in the blink of an eye, and the researchers needed to understand it at the nanoscale. To do this they had to create a way to record and visualize molecules as they formed crystals in slow motion...                  

Discrimination Potential Seen in 'Big Data' Use

April 28, 2014 9:04 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their lives easier in many ways...                              

Supreme Court Takes on Privacy in Digital Age

April 28, 2014 9:03 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American's virtual home?                           

Closing Arguments Set in Apple-Samsung Trial

April 28, 2014 9:00 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The high-stakes battle between the world's largest smartphone makers is scheduled to wrap up this week after a month-long trial that has pulled the curtain back on just how very cutthroat the competition is between Apple and Samsung...                               

Google: Driverless Cars are Mastering City Streets

April 28, 2014 8:59 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.The tech giant's self-driving cars already can navigate freeways comfortably...                                             

LTE Innovation Summit: The Tremendous Trio

April 25, 2014 10:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In its fifth year, the LTE Innovation Summit brought together technology leaders, companies and engineers from across the mobile wireless ecosystem to focus on the key design and testing challenges facing the industry today – and well into the future...                          

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