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U.S. Proposes Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards

April 25, 2014 9:27 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes...                              

Anritsu Names Alexander Vice President and General Manager of Americas Sales Region

April 24, 2014 4:20 pm | by Kim Collins, Director, Americas Marketing | News | Comments

Richardson, TX – Anritsu has announced the appointment of Pete Alexander, PhD, as Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company, the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation...                                                  

Improving Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 12:52 pm | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                     

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Astroparticle Physics Methodology Applied to Nuclear Facility Monitoring

April 24, 2014 12:13 pm | by Dr. Nils Haag, Technische Universität München | News | Comments

When monitoring nuclear reactors, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has to rely on input given by the operators. In the future, antineutrino detectors may provide an additional option for monitoring...                 

Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

April 24, 2014 11:53 am | by Julie Cohen | News | Comments

A fully functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics. Unlike conventional computers, the quantum version uses qubits (quantum bits), which make direct use of the multiple states of quantum phenomena...                    

WSU Innovation Improves Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 11:32 am | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | News | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                                                

Your T-shirt’s Ringing: Telecommunications in the Spaser Age

April 24, 2014 10:41 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A new version of “spaser” technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing...                            

Turning Smartphones into Microscopes with Droplet Lens

April 24, 2014 10:30 am | by ANU Media, Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smartphone into a high-resolution microscope...                          

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Russian Social Media CEO Quits, Flees Country

April 24, 2014 10:27 am | by LAURA MILLS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership...              

Memory Lane: Traveling Through Time on Google Maps

April 24, 2014 10:26 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that...                   

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

April 24, 2014 10:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection...                         

Russia's Putin Calls the Internet a 'CIA Project'

April 24, 2014 10:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online...                                  

Apple Increases Stock Buyback, Will Split Stock

April 24, 2014 10:17 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation...            

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FCC to Propose Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards

April 24, 2014 10:13 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech...         

Photo of the Day: Mobile Data Crunch

April 23, 2014 1:55 pm | by CommScope | News | Comments

CommScope outlines the “mobile data crunch” with this infographic...                                

Meet the Board: Janine R. Whitacre – Agilent Technologies

April 23, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is excited for its newest editorial advisory board. From Agilent Technologies, we are honored to introduce Janine R. Whitacre, LTE Mkt Program Manager, Electronic Measurement Group...           

Remote Surveillance May Increase Chance of Survival for ‘Uncontacted’ Tribes

April 23, 2014 10:02 am | by Jeff Sossamon, University of Missouri | News | Comments

Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact with the outside world. Studying these tribes, located deep within Amazonian rainforests, gives scientists a glimpse at what tribal cultures may have been like before the arrival of Europeans...         

Nanoreporters Tell ‘Sour’ Oil from ‘Sweet’

April 23, 2014 9:53 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they’re still in the ground...                                

Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan

April 23, 2014 9:38 am | by Jason Bardi, APL Materials | News | Comments

A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device, from 140 to 220 nanometers...                             

Attacks on Payment Systems Trail other Cybercrimes

April 23, 2014 9:34 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target customers last year drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches of retail payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks...                     

Internet TV Case: Justices Skeptical, Concerned

April 23, 2014 9:25 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet...                               

Michigan Man among 1st in U.S. to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 9:22 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a bionic eye...                            

Microsoft Expands Ad-Free Bing Search for Schools

April 23, 2014 9:16 am | by Associate Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade...

Meet the Board: Tom Donofrio – Central Semiconductor Corp.

April 22, 2014 10:08 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Tom Donofrio is responsible for Central’s worldwide marketing efforts including: marketing strategies, brand management, marcom, new product introductions, and trade shows. He has over 20 years of B2B technical marketing and product management experience and holds a BS degree from Dowling College in...

Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

April 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Spreadsheets may have been the original killer app for personal computers, but data tables don't play to the strengths of multi-touch devices such as tablets. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach that allows people to explore complex data with their fingers...          

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