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World Record: Wireless Data Transmission at 100 Gbit/s

October 16, 2013 9:14 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Extension of cable-based telecommunication networks requires high investments in both conurbations and rural areas. Broadband data transmission via radio relay links might help to cross rivers, motorways or nature protection areas at strategic node points, and to make network extension economically feasible.

An Optical Switch Based on a Single Nano-Diamond

October 16, 2013 9:04 am | by Alina Hirschmann, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences | News | Comments

A recent study led by researchers of the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) demonstrates that a single nano-diamond can be operated as an ultra-fast single-emitter optical switch operating at room temperature. The scientific results of this study have been published in Nature Physics.

U.S. Research Team Wins $1M Prize in Israel

October 16, 2013 8:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An Israeli nonprofit group has awarded a $1 million prize to a U.S.-based research team that is developing technology that allows paralyzed people to move things with their thoughts.Israel Brain Technologies presented the award on Tuesday to BrainGate. The group is based at Brown University in Rhode Island and collaborates with Massachusetts General Hospital and other institutions.


Sony's $200 Smartwatch Works with Android Phones

October 16, 2013 8:55 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony says its new computerized wristwatch will sell for $200 in the U.S. and will work with a variety of Android phones. Sony's SmartWatch 2 hasn't gotten as much attention as Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Gear, but it's cheaper and compatible with a broader range of phones.

Twitter's IPO Bound for NYSE as Losses Mount

October 16, 2013 8:53 am | by KEN SWEET, Associated Press MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter will be coming off its biggest quarterly loss in the past three years when the online messaging service brings its IPO to the New York Stock Exchange later this fall. A regulatory filing Tuesday revealed that Twitter will list its shares on the NYSE instead of the traditionally tech-friendly Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

Review: Button Location Sets LG's G2 Apart

October 16, 2013 8:52 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The G2 and the G Pad 8.3, the flagship smartphone and tablet from LG Electronics, are great mobile devices that have fantastic screens, top-end cameras and ample processing power. But making an impressive device is not enough to stand apart from the crowd in the ultra-competitive mobile phone market.

Need Motivation? There's an App or Gadget for That

October 16, 2013 8:50 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A growing category of devices and software applications promises to measure the mundane details of our daily lives: calories burned, diaper changes, how much and how well we sleep, caffeine intake, kids' studying habits, household chores, even whether a baby is nursing more frequently on Mom's left breast versus her right.

Wireless Technology for Industrial Automated Demand Reduction and Energy Saving

October 15, 2013 3:23 pm | by Functional Devices, Inc., Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions | News | Comments

When a large manufacturing facility with 70 rooftop air conditioning units in Grand Terrace, California wanted to address the need for an automated demand reduction solution for the purposes of allowing their utility to unload portions of their load from the grid, a collaborative solution pairing wireless and wired, was the perfect solution.


Stanford Engineers Participate in ‘Accelerator on a Chip’ Project

October 15, 2013 9:09 am | by Matt Davenport, Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford engineers have helped create what may be the next big thing in particle accelerators – and it fits on a fingertip. This “accelerator on a chip” was reported September 27th in the journal Nature. The project included scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a linear accelerator two miles long.

Apple Taps Burberry CEO to Oversee Stores

October 15, 2013 8:53 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple said Tuesday that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, who used technology to drive a remarkable turnaround at her luxury fashion house, will take charge of the company's expansion plans and retail operation. Bailey, who will become Burberry CEO on Ahrendts' departure, live-streamed his catwalk shows to fans worldwide through online channels like Twitter.

Senators Closing in on Deal to Reopen Government

October 15, 2013 8:51 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky could seal an agreement on Tuesday, just two days before the Treasury Department says it will run out of borrowing capacity.

Telit to Start Shipping First Series of LTE Modules in Flagship xE910 Form Factor Family

October 14, 2013 4:46 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions announced the market roll-out of the LE910 LTE module series with initial variants for North America and Europe. The 3GPP Release 9 compliant products are positioned to expedite migration to 4G for new and existing designs including those already based on 2G or 3G members of the xE910 family.

Acquisition Expands Rotork’s Valve Adaptation Business

October 14, 2013 4:39 pm | by Rotork | News | Comments

The acquisition of Renfro Associates by Rotork Plc heralds the expansion of Renfro’s valve adaptation and accessories business to cover all of the USA. From its home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Renfro Associates has been designing and manufacturing valve automation packages...


Kickstarter of the Week: New Watch Tells You When You'll Die

October 14, 2013 4:35 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, brought to you by National Instruments, we are counting down the days until we die with Tikker, the death watch that wants you to think about life. Smart watches keep you connected to your email, but this death watch counts down your remaining years to the second that you will die.

Agilent Technologies Announces Availability of Courseware on Radar Operating Principles and Systems

October 14, 2013 4:33 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the availability of Radar Principles and Systems courseware from DreamCatcher, for educators at universities and technical training centers. The courseware provides students instant access to high-quality professional instruction and hands-on experience for the latest radar systems and operating principles.

IAR Systems is Tools Provider of Choice for New ADSP-CM40x Mixed-signal Control Processors

October 14, 2013 4:28 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

Industry-leading supplier of embedded development tools IAR Systems announced that IAR Embedded Workbench has been selected by Analog Devices as the recommended toolchain for development of the ADSP-CM40x series of mixed-signal control processors.

Techspray Introduces ForeverSolv Solvent Reclaim Program Nationwide

October 14, 2013 4:24 pm | by Techspray | News | Comments

Techspray’s new ForeverSolvTM solvent reclaim program makes it possible to recycle and reuse vapor-degreaser cleaning solvents. This eliminates the need for expensive waste disposal, and reduces the material cost 10-20% compared to original solvent prices.

Spirax Sarco Signs Partnership with J.M. Electrical Company

October 14, 2013 4:21 pm | by Spirax Sarco | News | Comments

Spirax Sarco announced their partnership with J.M. Electrical Company Inc., the premier professionals in advanced automated building systems. J.M. Electrical Company Inc. is now a Factory Authorized service supplier of Spirax Sarco and will now assist them in servicing and commissioning its commercial and industrial accounts throughout New England.

EnSilica and Kili Technology Collaboration Delivers FIPS-compliant Secure Processor IC

October 14, 2013 4:17 pm | by EnSilica | News | Comments

EnSilica has announced that it has successfully collaborated with Kili Technology Corporation of Canada on the development of the Kili 3.1 FIPS 140-2 Level 3 (Federal Information Processing Standard) compliant secure processor IC. The Kili 3.1 secure processor IC is designed to meet the stringent requirements of payment, authentication and identity applications...

IEEE ComSoc Introduces Fall 2013 Wireless Training Schedule

October 14, 2013 4:11 pm | by IEEE Communications Society | News | Comments

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) has introduced its Fall 2013 wireless training schedule specifically-designed to enhance the real-world skills and in-field knowledge of global industry professionals. The ongoing program, offering both online and in-person learning experiences, highlights the latest fundamental details and advanced applications in key growth areas...

Firm Produces Unmatched Cost-savings Through Unique, Holistic Test Management Approach

October 14, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Sente Group | News | Comments

Recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the North American Customer Value Enhancement Award winner in test asset management solutions for Aerospace & Defense, the Sente Group has produced significant results for customers by challenging companies’ common approaches to test capital equipment savings.

New Technology Can Prevent Cellular Overload, Dropped Calls

October 14, 2013 3:30 pm | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

When a natural disaster strikes and too many people take to their mobile phones at once, cellular networks easily overload. But a University of British Columbia graduate student has developed a solution to ensure that calls don’t get dropped and texts make it to their destination.

Sequans' New Single-mode LTE Module for Tablets and Mobile Computers

October 14, 2013 12:36 pm | by Sequans Communications S.A. | News | Comments

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. announced availability of the VZ20M and VZ21M modules, the newest members of its EZLinkLTE family of single-mode LTE modules. The VZ20M, recently certified by Verizon Wireless, is a complete M.2 connectivity solution for the design of tablets, notebooks, and laptop computers...

EAG Expands Microelectronic Test and Engineering Services

October 14, 2013 12:31 pm | by Evans Analytical Group | News | Comments

Evans Analytical Group announced that it has launched a comprehensive electronics system failure analysis service. Extending its proven microelectronic test and engineering services portfolio, EAG is now one of the only companies to focus on the entire system, from electronics to materials, all the way down to failure mechanisms occurring at the IC transistor level.

Agilent Technologies’ Bluetooth RF Conformance Test System Selected by AT4 Wireless

October 14, 2013 12:28 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced that AT4 wireless’ Bluetooth Qualification Test Facility in Malaga, Spain, has upgraded its laboratory with an Agilent T1111S Bluetooth RF Conformance Test System. This system will increase AT4 wireless’ capacity for Bluetooth RF qualification testing to better serve the global market.

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