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Software Analyzes Apps for Malicious Behavior

March 7, 2014 3:39 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Last year at the end of July the Russian software company "Doctor Web" detected several malicious apps in the app store "Google Play." Downloaded on a smartphone, the malware installed — without the permission of the user — additional programs which sent expensive text messages to premium services...

Squeezing Light into Metals

March 7, 2014 3:16 pm | by University of Utah | News | Comments

Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such microstructures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices, make wireless technology faster or print magnetic materials...

Colored Diamonds are a Superconductor’s Best Friend

March 7, 2014 3:04 pm | by UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields known today, allowing physicists to explore the minuscule magnetic fields in metals, exotic materials and even human tissue. Researchers have now shown that these diamond sensors can measure the tiny magnetic fields in high-temperature superconductors...

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CTS Adds New Sales Representative

March 7, 2014 2:08 pm | by CTS Corporation | News | Comments

CTS Corporation, through its subsidiary, CTS Electronic Components, a leading provider of electronic components used in communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer applications, announces Chinook Technical Sales will be representing and promoting...

Man Said to Create Bitcoin Denies It

March 7, 2014 9:36 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be...                       

5 Things to Know about Google's Mystery Barge

March 7, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A Google barge built with recycled shipping containers proved its seaworthiness Thursday as it cruised from the San Francisco Bay to Stockton. But many other details about the odd-looking vessel remain a mystery...                        

Up-Converted Radio

March 7, 2014 9:18 am | by Phillip F. Schewe, Joint Quantum Institute | News | Comments

Ever worry about losing your mobile-phone reception? The problem is a weak microwave signal. The same problem hampers cosmologists looking at the early universe, a glimpse embodied in the cosmic microwave background...                        

Solving Discrepancies between 3G and 4G

March 6, 2014 4:14 pm | by Anjan Ghosal, President and CEO, Diametriq | Articles | Comments

Today, most of the world still communicates wirelessly over 3G and 2G networks. That’s expected to change as more cellular traffic moves to 4G (for fourth generation) LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks. Meanwhile, the majority of cellular subscribers use pre-paid, rather than...                 

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TE Connectivity’s New Hybrid Fiber/Power Cable System

March 6, 2014 1:47 pm | by TE Connectivity | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced a new solution to speed and simplify the installation, powering, and communication with small cells and other network access devices. The powered fiber cable system from TE eliminates the complexity of small cell installation...

Delta Electronics Releases New MHF/U.FL Series Data Sheet

March 6, 2014 1:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new MHF/U.FL series data sheet from Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp details the company's latest ultra-miniature coaxial interconnect system that operates from: DC-6 GHz. This connector interface was developed for applications in small form factor wireless mobile electronic devices...

Collecting Digital User Data without Invading Privacy

March 6, 2014 12:31 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

The statistical evaluation of digital user data is of vital importance for analyzing trends. But it can also undermine the privacy. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have now developed a novel cryptographic method that makes it possible to collect data and protect the privacy of the user at the same time...

Increased Power Efficiency for Future Computer Processors

March 6, 2014 11:23 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it? That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in your device using electric current to power computer processing functions — and it is actually wasted energy. Now, a team led by researchers has made major improvements...

Silicon Valley Boom Eludes Many, Drives Income Gap

March 6, 2014 9:36 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore...

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Dubai Focuses on Technology in 'Smart City' Bid

March 5, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After years of chasing the biggest and the best, the fast-growing Mideast city of Dubai is turning to technology to help the little things in life run more smoothly. Government officials presented a wide range of projects that are aimed at turning Dubai into what they're calling a "smart city" ahead of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo...

First Step Towards 'Programmable Materials'

March 5, 2014 3:54 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | News | Comments

Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that could change the world of mechanics forever. The material of the future is not only able to damp vibrations completely; it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further...

Seeking Quantum-ness: D-Wave Chip Passes Rigorous Tests

March 5, 2014 3:47 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors...

Gowanda and TTE Join Forces to Grow Electronic Components Business

March 5, 2014 3:41 pm | by Gowanda Electronics | News | Comments

Gowanda Electronics is teaming up with its recently acquired sister company, TTE, Inc., also a US-based company, to provide a broader range of electronic components to the global design engineering community. TTE designs and manufactures RF and microwave filters for critical markets including defense and test & measurement...

Low-Cost Long-Range Radio Solution For M2M and Internet Of Things

March 5, 2014 3:30 pm | by Actility | News | Comments

Actility and Semtech Corporation have unveiled ThingPark Wireless, an innovative, low-cost long-range bidirectional radio solution allowing M2M sensor OEMs and application providers to significantly improve market adoption. ThingPark Wireless is based on Semtech’s ultra-long range, bidirectional LoRa radio transceivers...

Rapid, Network-Ready M2M Solution for Industrial Monitoring

March 5, 2014 3:25 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

B&B Electronics, a developer of mission-critical network connectivity solutions, announced it has entered into a joint service agreement with KORE, the world’s largest wireless network services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications...

Why is ZigBee Green?

March 5, 2014 3:04 pm | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder of GreenPeak, ZigBee Alliance Member | Blogs | Comments

One of the biggest challenges that consumers and service providers will have in the future is maintaining a wide range of sensor and control devices located throughout the Smart home. For ease of use and installation, it makes much more sense to have these powered by either batteries or by energy harvesting technologies...

Rough Surface Could Keep Small Electronic Parts from Sticking Together

March 5, 2014 1:10 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

When a piece of gift-wrapping tape sticks to itself, it's frustrating, but when small parts in a microgear or micromotor stick together, an electronic device may not work well, if at all. Scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that rough zinc oxide coatings can prevent tiny silicon parts from adhering to each other...

When Disaster Strikes: Safeguarding Networks

March 5, 2014 1:07 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Disasters both natural and human-caused can damage or destroy data and communications networks. Several presentations at the 2014 OFC Conference and Exposition, being held March 9-13 in San Francisco, Calif., USA will present new information on strategies that can mitigate the impacts of these disasters...

Copied from Nature: Detecting Software Errors via Genetic Algorithms

March 5, 2014 1:01 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

According to a current study from the University of Cambridge, software developers are spending about the half of their time on detecting errors and resolving them. Projected onto the global software industry, according to the study, this would amount to a bill of about 312 billion US dollars every year...

RFMD and TriQuint to Combine, Creating a New Leader in RF Solutions

March 5, 2014 11:30 am | by RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semiconductor | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semiconductor have announced a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. To reflect the nature of this transaction as a merger of equals, the new company (“NewCo”) will have a new name and shared leadership team...

Smart Grid for Electric Vehicle Fleet

March 5, 2014 10:44 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. The network of charging stations for electric vehicles is becoming more tightly meshed...

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