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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...            

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...                                

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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...                     

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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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Progress Made in Developing Nanoscale Electronics

April 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule...            

AT&T Explores Expansion of Super-Fast Internet

April 22, 2014 9:32 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas...                              

Gates-Funded Student Data Group to Shut Down

April 22, 2014 9:30 am | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client — New York state...                

Apple Recycles All Old Products, for Free

April 22, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services...                  

Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 9:25 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico...                 

Photo of the Day: NASA's MMS Observatories Stacked for Testing

April 21, 2014 2:32 pm | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., accomplished another first. Using a large overhead crane, they mated two Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories -- also called mini-stacks -- at a time, to construct a full four-stack of observatories...                   

Anritsu Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer Compatible with Monics Satellite Carrier Monitoring System

April 21, 2014 2:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has announced that its MS2830A Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer is now compatible with the Monics satellite carrier monitoring system from SAT Corporation (SAT), a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions...                                     

Meet the Board: William H. “Bill” Conley III – Industrial Wireless Industry Pioneer

April 21, 2014 12:42 pm | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

William H. “Bill” Conley III is B&B Electronics’ M2M systems development engineering manager. As an electrical engineer (EE) with a career spanning almost 30 years, he is an industrial wireless industry pioneer...                                   

HotSpot Episode 59: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface...          

Flipping the Switch

April 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard University | News | Comments

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks...              

Big Data Poses Great Challenges and Opportunities for Databases

April 21, 2014 11:55 am | by CUI Bin, Science China Press | News | Comments

Advances in the technology frontier have resulted in major disruptions and transformations in the massive data processing infrastructures. For the past three decades, classical database management systems, data warehousing and data analysis technologies have been well recognized as effective tools for data management and analysis...

Birch Communications Buying Cbeyond for $323M

April 21, 2014 11:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million...                                       

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