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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...

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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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Photos of the Day: Lasers Zap Dirt from Ancient Statues

May 9, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

They're some of Greece's most celebrated beauties. And after nearly 2,500 years, it's perhaps only fitting that they're getting a face-lift. The Caryatid statues, which until the late '70s propped up a section of the Erechtheion Temple on the Acropolis...

Acropolis' Famed Caryatids Get 'Cosmetic Surgery'

May 9, 2014 10:50 am | by Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press | News | Comments

They're some of Greece's most celebrated beauties. And after nearly 2,500 years, it's perhaps only fitting that they're getting a face-lift. The Caryatid statues, which until the late '70s propped up a section of the Erechtheion Temple on the Acropolis...

Nation's Data Capital Poised to Advance Leadership Position

May 9, 2014 10:14 am | by George Washington University | News | Comments

The Northern Virginia Technology Council, the George Washington University, and Attain, LLC, today released a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics highlighting the depth and breadth of big data experience, expertise and assets in Northern Virginia and the Potomac region...

California Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Bill Advances

May 9, 2014 10:03 am | by Don Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts. The legislation by Democratic Sen. Mark Leno requires...

This FIB Doesn't Lie

May 8, 2014 2:36 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

Microscopes don't exactly lie, but their limitations affect the truths they can tell. For example, scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) simply can't see materials that don't conduct electricity very well, and their high energies can actually damage some types of samples...

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Obama Taps Tech World for Cash Amid Privacy Debate

May 8, 2014 9:56 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama was to attend two high-dollar Democratic Party fundraisers Thursday hosted by Silicon Valley executives, drawing attention to the complicated relationship between the president and the high-tech industry in the aftermath of scandals over government snooping...

Mobile Internet Shakes Up Stodgy China Industries

May 8, 2014 9:50 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Alibaba, the e-commerce giant planning a blockbuster share sale in the U.S., shook up China's vast but sleepy retailing industry by popularizing online shopping. Now it and China's other Internet companies are mounting challenges in areas from banking to broadcasting...

Discovery Offers New Possibilities for Clean Energy Research

May 7, 2014 1:26 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

University of Houston physicists have discovered a new thermoelectric material offering high performance at temperatures ranging from room temperature up to 300 degrees Celsius, or about 573 degrees Fahrenheit. "This new material is better than the traditional material..."

Technology Not to Blame for Teen Woes

May 7, 2014 1:05 pm | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | News | Comments

Danah Boyd has made a name for herself at the research division of Microsoft for painstaking work examining social media, Big Data and the tension between public and private lives, but it's her teens'-eye view of the digital world that sets her apart...

Photos of the Day: Ka-band Represents the Future of Space Communications

May 7, 2014 11:16 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Imagine you're in a restaurant and it's nearly empty. You can talk to your companions, low-volume, easy and relaxed. But then more patrons start arriving and it gets more and more crowded. The noise level rises; you have to shout to be heard. There's no room to move...

Behind Alibaba IPO is Unlikely China Success Story

May 7, 2014 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The mammoth IPO planned by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group highlights founder Jack Ma's improbable rise to China's entrepreneur-in-chief. Ma, a former English teacher who flunked his college entrance exam twice, founded Alibaba in his apartment in 1999 with 17 friends and $60,000 they had raised...

Data Breaches: A New Source of Worry for CEOs

May 7, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Add hackers to the long list of things that give CEOs insomnia.Target's chief executive, Gregg Steinhafel, is the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a theft of customer data. His exit from the helm of the nation's third-largest retailer on Monday shows that...

Low-Cost EMI Reduction

May 6, 2014 5:53 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig now offers a new oscillator from the Euroquartz range of low-EMI oscillators that use spread-spectrum (dithered) techniques to reduce electromagnetic interference by up to 15 dB...               

Graphene for Real-World Devices

May 6, 2014 4:50 pm | by University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center | News | Comments

Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material — strong, light, nearly transparent, and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. But a number of practical challenges must be overcome before it can emerge as a replacement...

Bluetooth Innovation Series Advances Developer Knowledge

May 6, 2014 10:52 am | by Steve Hegenderfer | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has seen explosive growth over the last few years – a growth fueled by Bluetooth® Smart technology, which developers are integrating into millions of new devices and helping to bring connectivity to everyday objects...

FCI Joins Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

May 6, 2014 10:00 am | by Lim Choon Hong, Text100 Public Relations | News | Comments

Singapore - FCI Asia Pte Ltd, the global headquarters of a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, announces its formal acceptance by Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) as an applicant member... 

Photos of the Day: Miami is New Tech 'Hot Spot'

May 5, 2014 8:53 pm | by Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging its role as the gateway to Latin America and luring northern entrepreneurs with cheap living costs and lots of sun...

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